An Overripe Avocado Idea

The ladies in the shop where I buy avocados are charming and caring. They are always attentive about the quality of the fruit they sell me, especially regarding how ripe the avocados may be. And though I have never had any avocado complaints from their shop, buying avocados in Spain – such as with mangoes and papayas too – can sometimes be a tricky affair.

So even when I receive their attention to ensure I always have perfect avocados, I don’t know what I do that somehow 75% of the times I end up with overripe avocados more than one week later. Here is an easy way to use them. Plus, it also makes a nice breakfast!

Overripe Avocado Toast Recipe

Ingredients (makes 2 large toasts)

1 overripe avocado, 2 slices bread, coarse sea salt, black pepper

Simply cut the avocado in half. The pulp of the fruit is already a soft buttery texture. Spread it on the bread. Sprinkle some coarse sea salt and black pepper on top.

20 Comments

  1. pianolearner 2013-06-27 at 20:57

    you need to eat them as soon as you get them then! 🙂 Why is it so hard to buy avocado, mango & papaya in Spain?

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    1. Sofia 2013-06-27 at 21:02

      I suppose because they don’t grow them here… Sometimes you buy them and they look and feel alright from the outside, then on the inside they’re dry and fibery. As from now I’ll also smell them, that must be the trick!

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      1. pianolearner 2013-06-27 at 21:06

        Oh yes I hate it when they are like that! Did you want me to email you the sheets for Limbo?

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          1. pianolearner 2013-06-28 at 23:31

            it might be a week or so i need to scan it.

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            1. Sofia 2013-06-28 at 23:44

              No problem 🙂

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    1. Sofia 2013-06-29 at 17:19

      Thanks, it IS very simple!

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  2. Purely.. Kay 2013-06-28 at 18:11

    I am such an avocado lover, that i was just so excited to see this recipe. Delish and simply wonderful

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    1. Sofia 2013-06-29 at 17:24

      I’d delighted to know you likes seeing this dish! xx

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  3. fateuser 2013-06-29 at 00:39

    Looks so tasty!! I will try it for sure 🙂

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    1. Sofia 2013-06-29 at 17:24

      Hola Pau! I hope you do try it.

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      1. fateuser 2013-06-29 at 17:27

        I definitely will! I’m sort of an avocado addict 😀

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        1. Sofia 2013-06-29 at 17:33

          Great! I’m finding out there are quite a few of us out there

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          1. fateuser 2013-06-29 at 17:35

            Yeah haha 🙂 and thanks for subscribing to my blog 🙂

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  4. gotasté 2013-06-30 at 07:43

    I’ve got 2 in my fridge now and proofing my bread dough to send into the oven in a while. Just right for your simple and nice recipe. I love the idea of sprinkling coarse salt on top. I have. Thank you for sharing this Sofia. 🙂

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    1. Sofia 2013-06-30 at 22:10

      You can do it with the bread you bake! Yum 🙂

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