Salt Sampler Avocado Toast

Servings:  slices (original: 2)
Time after ingredient prep: 5 min
  • 2 slices bread
  • 1 large Hass avocado
  • less than 1 tsp olive oil
  • less than 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • less than 1/8 tsp each of 6 salts—see note 1 and note 2
  • Toaster or toaster oven
  • Ideally, small novelty measuring spoons
  1. Toast bread, allow to cool enough to be handled. Meanwhile, halve avocado, place seed into small bowl along with all scraped out avocado flesh (removing any discolored bits, if desired), mash with fork until spreadable, but not uniform. See picture.
  2. Spread avocado over toast on one side. Mentally divide each slice of toast into 6 sections (three across, two down). Sprinkle small amount—a few grains, and no more—of one salt into each region and repeat. Sprinkle pepper—10 turns on our pepper mill. Lightly drizzle olive oil over toast—it should not cover the whole slice. Enjoy immediately.
Note 1
I had a small container of various salts including:

  • Himalayan pink salt
  • Hawaiian red salt
  • Sel de Guerande
  • Smoked salt
  • Eurasian black salt
I also used kosher salt. Any combination should work so long as you a) use it sparingly, and b) ensure that the salt crystals/flakes are not too large as to be frustrating to eat.

Note 2

I used the smallest measuring spoon I had (smidgeon—supposedly 1/40 tsp) and tried to divide that into two equal parts between two slices. This amounts to a few grains of most salts, which is ideal. The point is to add flavor, but not to make things "salty."

Recipe last updated: April 8, 2020

The genesis here, as one might surmise, is that a) we had avocados and didn't want them to go to waste and b) we had one of those novelty salt samplers from a kitchen store (pictured) and weren't sure how we were ever going to use them meaningfully.

Turns out to be a lovely take (pictured) on the already lovely avocado toast.

If anyone cares, it's the HEB essential grains 12 grain bread and Colavita olive oil. This might come as a shock, but we're not sponsored by them. It's just good bread and good olive oil.