Bacon Topped Avocado on Toast

Avocado on toast

Avocado is one of the more interesting fruits out there; it has three distinct parts – the “stone”, flesh and skin – none of which seem to be particularly well attached to one another. The flesh is particularly fascinating and is, to the best of my knowledge, somewhat unique in the world of fruit in that it is rich in fats and protein. Indeed, it wouldn’t be unfair to label it the meatiest of all fruits, which as a result of its substantial texture and almost savoury flavour works well in all manner of dishes that other fruits might not. They say bacon goes with anything and everything – this isn’t true… but it does pair well with avocado.

We’re often a little unfair to avocado in the sense that we see it as something of a one trick pony. If someone mentions avocado, it’s likely that your next thought is going to be on the topic of guacamole. Indeed, it’s it features in only one other recipe on frugal feeding – a travesty perhaps, but understandable nonetheless. However, avocado is a delicious fruit and can be used in so many ways. So, if you have any fabulous suggestions about what I can do with future avocados I’d be more than pleased to add them to my repertoire. See what you can come up with!

Avocado on toast

By the way, I’m sorry that I haven’t been blogging delightful new recipes as often as I should – life is a little manic and tiring at the moment!

Bacon Topped Avocado on Toast

Serves 2

Ingredients:

• 1 ripe avocado

• 2 rashers of good quality bacon

• A handful of basil

• Two slices of bread, toasted

• 10g butter

• Oil

Method:

1. Heat your butter and a little oil in a heavy based frying pan until searing hot. Add the bacon and cook on both sides until crispy.

Avocado on toast

2. Slice your avocado and layer it on two slices of toast. Top with the bacon and scatter a few leaves of basil over the top.

Avocado on toast

Cost: Avocados are more or less in season between the months of spring and autumn. As such, they can be had at a reasonable price most of the year – do a little shopping round you may even get 2 for £1. Consequently, this fantastic lunch for two can be had for little more than £1.70.

 

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88 comments on “Bacon Topped Avocado on Toast

  1. cookinginsens
    May 26, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    You have totally outdone yourself! The beautiful blend of bacon slice with avocado, the photos! What can I say? I want it now!

  2. Sofia
    May 26, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    Hi, that looks like a yummy (and easy!) idea :)

  3. Limeandbarley
    May 26, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    That’s the most perfect avocado I’ve ever seen (assuming hass variety?)
    You’re right about avocados being pushed into one-trick-pony territory, I pretty much only ever use them in guacamole or chopped into salads. A friend once told me they’re amazing baked and take on a whole new character (avocado pizza, I’m thinking could be an interesting experiment!) but I’ve yet to try. I just love them so much in their naked state! That’s my challenge to you then, baked avocado!

    • frugalfeeding
      May 27, 2013 at 5:33 pm

      I’ll let the avocado know – it was delicious. Yes, ’twas a Haas. I wonder what a whole baked avocado would be like…

  4. Laurie
    May 26, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    Great shot. What perfect slices of avocado!

  5. hkollef
    May 26, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    YUM . I have half of these things here, I am totally going to make it!

  6. pattyabr
    May 26, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    lovely pics

  7. customshouse
    May 26, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    What type of avocado did you use?? Was it Haas? They ripen while others are less successful.
    Delicious.

    • frugalfeeding
      May 27, 2013 at 5:32 pm

      Yes, I believe it was a Haas – it was wonderful.

  8. Misky
    May 26, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Great concept. I make something similar but never thought to add bacon! Thanks. :)

  9. fionaward
    May 26, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Killer combination!

  10. sfcommunitycoop
    May 26, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    For me, avocado is perfect with S&P, garlic, and a little olive oil.

  11. Kim Bultman
    May 26, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    My favorite way to eat an avocado is to peel it, pit it, slice it, drizzle it with a squeeze of fresh lime juice, and liberally sprinkle it with sea salt and coarsely cracked pepper. It’s also fabulous atop scrambled eggs with fresh pico de gallo or sandwiched in a warmed tortilla between grilled beef or chicken. Or anything with bacon. :)

  12. Viviane
    May 27, 2013 at 2:05 am

    In Lebanon we make fruit smoothies (that we call fruit cocktails) with it. The avocado cocktail is a base of milk, honey, banana and avocado. It can be drunk as is or as my favorite way, a base for a plethora of fruits, pine nuts or unsalted pistachios with Ashta ( a special type of cream similar to clotted cream).
    Another way I like to eat it is in salads or as a spread on a chicken sandwich or sliced on a turkey burger. :)

  13. traceinthekitchen
    May 27, 2013 at 3:25 am

    I love this, now I’m hungry! Your pictures are stunning. I’m an avocado fanatic and have actually just made avocado lime ice cream that was surprisingly delish, who knew?

    • frugalfeeding
      May 27, 2013 at 5:31 pm

      Oooooh, now that sounds delicious! Worth a try perhaps.

  14. Corina
    May 27, 2013 at 5:56 am

    It looks beautiful. I love avocados and am happy to eat them plain, just scooping out the flesh from the skin with a spoon.

  15. baconbiscuit212
    May 27, 2013 at 6:11 am

    You know I can’t resist anything topped with bacon :-)

  16. TheDorsetFinca
    May 27, 2013 at 7:16 am

    This looks completely amazing. I love the way that the colours of the bacon and avocado work together!

  17. Carolyn Chan
    May 27, 2013 at 7:17 am

    You had a pretty perfect looking avocado there ! I love avocados and I have slices of them with scrambled eggs and toast.

    • frugalfeeding
      May 27, 2013 at 5:15 pm

      Thank you – it was rather good. That sounds delicious.

  18. carosparro
    May 27, 2013 at 7:45 am

    So simple but so delicious! Going to make this right now.

  19. diandralinnemann
    May 27, 2013 at 9:14 am

    I like to use avocado in my mashed potatoes. Funny color, but healthy and delicious (and great for vegans, instead of butter). There are also some baking recipes out there (avocado chocolate cake and such), but I have not tried them yet. And the chocolate avocado mousse so many people are excited about – yeah, I did not like it very much.

  20. awesomeashild
    May 27, 2013 at 10:03 am

    Loving the perfect avocado!

  21. Economies of Kale
    May 27, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Yum, two of my favourite things :) I will have to try them together.

  22. morristownmemos by Ronnie Hammer
    May 27, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    I have a friend from the Philippines who tells me that in her country people use avocado in fruit salads.

    • frugalfeeding
      May 27, 2013 at 5:14 pm

      Interesting. An avocado and strawberry salad…

  23. Karista
    May 27, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    I would eat this every day for lunch! Bacon and avocado… Two of my favorite foods. And I just bought British bacon at the farmers market. Love British bacon!

    • frugalfeeding
      May 27, 2013 at 5:14 pm

      Me too – such good food! British bacon is awfully good!

  24. Anne Bonney
    May 27, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Bacon! Yum! I am also a serious avocado fan – try some slices with a dollop of chicken salad; one of my favorite salads is avocado slices with peeled grapefruit sections over baby spinach leaves with a french dressing.

  25. soffiagudrun
    May 27, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    The basil is an interesting twist.

  26. pjcim1960P.J.
    May 27, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    Oh my word, this looks so good & healthy.

  27. FarAway Peach Garden (世外桃源)
    May 28, 2013 at 6:39 am

    Lovely color combination and beautiful photos as always!

  28. thegirlexplorer
    May 28, 2013 at 11:00 am

    love your blog, the concept, the pictures. i’ll be relying on it more very soon, when both my husband and i will have moved to a new city, jobless!

  29. Michael Pirovano
    May 28, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Those are the kind of pictures that kids sneak into their cabins at fat camp.

  30. thelittleloaf
    May 28, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Um, yes please! Avocado toast is my favourite thing in the world. Although I have fairly veggie tendencies when it comes to red meat, I wouldn’t say no to a bit of bacon :-)

    • frugalfeeding
      May 29, 2013 at 9:00 am

      Avocado on toast is amazing! Glad you agree. No one says no to bacon! I am surprised though, I adore red meat 😀

  31. Candida
    May 28, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Avocado is the best! I use it on sandwiches (including tuna no mayo, adds a nice creaminess), and with poached eggs. I first had it with poached eggs at a brunch spot in NY, and haven’t stopped doing it at home since. There’s a sandwich I’ve had with sardines, avocados and lemon juice that is 100% better than it sounds.

    • Candida
      May 28, 2013 at 3:22 pm

      Also – that avocado is stunning!

    • frugalfeeding
      May 29, 2013 at 9:01 am

      Indeed! I have plenty of food for thought when it comes to avocado now – I can’t wait to try some more stuff with it!

  32. Sho'Nuff
    May 28, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    Nom Nom! I brine my own bacon… and if I could find the *right* avocado, I would eat this in a New York Minute. Add to it a slice of the heirloom rainbow tomato? It might go especially nice with my Fresh Greens and Mint Vinaigrette Salad.

    As always, you inspire me!

    • frugalfeeding
      May 29, 2013 at 9:00 am

      That sounds amazing – so cool that you brine your own bacon!

  33. Rachel @cookeryaddiction
    May 28, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    Mashed avocado on rye toast with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar is a PERFECT lunch :)

  34. Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe
    May 28, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    Smashing an avocado on toast with a little sea salt and black pepper is one of my favorite snacks/meals. The addition of bacon makes it sound even more delicious!

    • frugalfeeding
      May 29, 2013 at 8:58 am

      That sounds great, a future blog post perhaps :D.

  35. fotogfoodie
    May 28, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Such a delicious combination!

  36. Jess
    May 28, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    Avocado and bacon are the new pb and j… they go wonderfully together! Yum!

    • frugalfeeding
      May 29, 2013 at 9:01 am

      Indeed – though pb and j has never appealed to me!

  37. Krystle
    May 28, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    That looks delish!!! Yummm!!!

  38. Lipstick and Chaos
    May 28, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Bacon is a great dish in itself and then pair it with Avocado and a nice toast …. delish! thanks for sharing!

    • frugalfeeding
      May 29, 2013 at 8:58 am

      I’m not sure bacon alone is a dish, but it is amazing. Thanks!

      • Lipstick and Chaos
        May 29, 2013 at 12:08 pm

        oh you need to try a pile of bacon with a steaming cup of Joe!!! yummy protein 😉

        • frugalfeeding
          May 29, 2013 at 1:06 pm

          Surely it comes with bread, or toast or an egg though?!

          • Lipstick and Chaos
            May 29, 2013 at 1:11 pm

            No, LOL – PURE P.R.O.T.E.I.N!!! :) but I do love your posts on food … thank you!!!

  39. Celia @ Fig Jam and Lime Cordial
    May 28, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    I think this looks like the perfect breakfast! Hope the busy-ness is all good, Nick! :)

    • frugalfeeding
      May 29, 2013 at 8:58 am

      We had it for lunch, but I agree! Oh yes, it’s all good – I just got a busy job 😀

  40. Sasha
    May 29, 2013 at 4:12 am

    Avocado toast is indeed a great way to enjoy this fruit. I also adore this quinoa salad of mine, check it out :)

  41. plainjanesplainspeaking
    May 29, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    that looks lovely!

  42. tyrmi
    May 29, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    I’ll try this!

  43. Karen
    May 30, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    I love the soft buttery taste of avocados. Adding salty and crispy bacon to your toast with the avocado sounds terrific.

  44. shewolfinthekitchen
    May 30, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Mmmmmm fab!

  45. Shrey Srivastava
    May 31, 2013 at 1:23 am

    Would love to try these real soon

  46. grainnep
    May 31, 2013 at 9:01 am

    mmm perfect combination

  47. dedy oktavianus pardede
    May 31, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    Drizzle a lil bit of black truffle oil…
    i’m in heaven!

  48. sexycuisine
    June 1, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    I nominated you for the versatile blogger award , check it out:
    http://sexycuisine.wordpress.com/2013/06/01/thank-you-rileysrandomreview/

  49. trixpin
    June 2, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Beautiful! I usually just cook the bacon in a pan with tomato, then stir through chunks of avocado. Yours looks far more elegant!

  50. lambyknits01
    June 5, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    Yum! This is one of my favorite ingredient combos :)

  51. bitsandbreadcrumbs
    June 6, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Harissa on toast or pita topped with avocado sliced or mashed is delicious! Of course, bacon isn’t bad either!

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