Cheesy tomato and avocado toasts

Cheesy tomato and avocado toasts - like cheese on toast, but infinitely better

Why yes, I really am writing a blog post about cheese on toast. They don’t call this site ‘simple vegetarian recipes’ for nothing (and by ‘they’, I mean me).

Have you ever had cheese on toast? My trusty Wikipedia informs me that it’s mostly a British thing. If you’ve never had it before, I probably don’t need to do much explaining – we’re quite fond of our ‘does what it says on the tin’ kind of recipes over here. Cheese on toast – literally, cheese, put on some toast (however toad in the hole is another, altogether less literal, matter).

Cheesy tomato and avocado toasts - like cheese on toast, but infinitely better

Wikipedia also informs me that ‘recipe books and internet articles tend to elaborate on the basics, adding ingredients and specifying accompaniments to make more interesting reading’ – and since (say it with me now) everything is better with avocado, I thought I’d avocado-ify my usual lunchtime snack. In fact, avocado toast (bread + avocado + salt and pepper) is one of my favourite breakfasts, so really this is an amalgamation of two of my favourite simple meals.

This recipe really couldn’t be easier. Bread + tomato + avocado + cheese. It’s not rocket science, nor brain surgery, but if you’re unlucky enough to live in a country where cheese on toast isn’t a thing, you might not have thought of it yourself.

In my opinion, the best thing about cheese on toast is those little crispy bits of burnt cheese you get around the edge, and on the baking tray. In fact I’m usually deliberately messy when adding the cheese, getting it all over the tray, because you end up with more crispy bits that way. Gather them up and heap them on top of your cheese on toast, and you get the best of both worlds – crispy cheese and melty cheese in one. Utter heaven!

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Cheesy tomato and avocado toasts
 
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Recipe type: Light lunch
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 2 thick slices of good quality bread
  • 1 large tomato, sliced
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 50g cheddar cheese, grated
Instructions
  1. Lightly toast the bread on both sides.
  2. Place a couple of slices of tomato on each slice, and then the slices of avocado. Top with the grated cheese, and place under the grill / broiler for a few minutes, until the cheese is golden brown. Serve immediately.

Cheesy tomato and avocado toasts - like cheese on toast, but infinitely better

Want another quick lunch recipe? Try my Italian-style roasted vegetable tostadas:

Italian-style roasted vegetable tostadas

Comments

  1. Kim @ The Cookie Puzzle says

    Ok….I live in a part of the country that cheese on toast is not a “thing”, but I think I will have to change that, at least in MY house! I firmly believe that avocados should be eaten everyday, and cheese just makes everything better. Thank you for sharing this wonderful creation……I needed this in my life!
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  2. Lydia says

    Avocado with everything should be the law in my opinion! I cannot believe I have never thought of this before – it’s genius! That’s lunch sorted for the rest of the week :) Thank you!

  3. Laura @ Raise Your Garden says

    Easy peasy, you nailed it, this looks incredibly easy.

    And a great way to use avocado! My newest addition to my diet. Not gonna eat 2 pounds of nuts everyday anymore, will get my healthy fats from avocado instead. yay. Like the addition of the tomato.

  4. Eileen says

    YES. This is exactly the kind of thing I make when I need to eat lunch immediately. So good! The best part is that it takes only a few minutes in the toaster oven, which then doesn’t have a chance to heat up the house. Can you tell it’s hot here? :)
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  5. Helene @Croque-Maman says

    Good morning Becca! I have just discovered your blog and I just LOVE your blog name. One you cannot forget! This recipe sounds quick, easy and delicious, just what you want for lunch! There is another country that is massive on open sandwiches it is Belgium. I have discovered this the first time I went to Le Pain Quotidien… one slice of bread… and countless variations, an open door to creativity!!!
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  6. Meagan says

    That sounds remarkably like a grilled cheese sandwich without the top piece of bread and the butter that we usually slather on the bread before toasting!

    I’ll have to try this recipe, though, because who needs that second piece of bread anyway?

  7. Urvashi says

    I’m with Sally here . I could go with this and a little mozzarella. I do love avocados. As Ren says a staple in our house too. Lovely to find your blog.

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