avocado toast

noun

plural avocado toasts
: toast topped with sliced or mashed avocado
Sometimes called an avocado toast (and in the United States often associated with California), it's comfort food for any time of the day. You smash half a ripe avocado onto a thick piece of multigrain toast, season it with salt, pepper and chile flakes, then give it a splash of olive oil and a squeeze of lemon. Anything else is a flourish: dukkah (an Egyptian spice mix), toasted pumpkin seeds, a poached egg.Oliver Strand
Brunch dishes include avocado toast with pickled onion, soft egg, and pecan for $12 …Lia Picard

Examples of avocado toast in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The cafe takes up a considerable amount of space with its large selection of drinks and food, including macchiato, matcha and avocado toast. Brianna Taylor, Sacramento Bee, 22 Mar. 2024 Testers woke up their eggs, salads, and avocado toasts with a scoop, which added spice, savoriness, and texture without overpowering the rest of the meal. Sara Coughlin, SELF, 13 Mar. 2024 Food and dessert — sandwiches, avocado toast, yogurt and ice cream — range from a $3.50 for a cup of lemonade or ice cream to a $9.50 plate of avocado toast with tomatoes and cucumbers. Brianna Taylor, Sacramento Bee, 22 Mar. 2024 Examples of food items on Latitude's current menu are the Mediterranean sandwich, the breakfast falafel and avocado toast. Cathy Kozlowicz, Journal Sentinel, 9 Feb. 2024 The menu is a mix of sophisticated and the-basics-done-right: think avocado toast, eggs Benedict, six different types of omelets and salmon towers that require a building permit. Laura Parker, Forbes, 16 Feb. 2024 Sitting in a coffee shop around the corner from St. Augustine’s Church, Lee doused an avocado toast in hot sauce and sipped a honey oat lavender latte. Benjamin Oreskes, Los Angeles Times, 12 Feb. 2024 Reframing avocado toast What Sampson finds, though, is that positive feelings also lead to virality. Aarushi Bhandari, The Conversation, 17 Jan. 2024 Food stands sell everything from quiche to avocado toast. Anna Haines, Forbes, 13 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of avocado toast was in 1928

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“Avocado toast.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/avocado%20toast. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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