The classic smashed avo has certainly made its way into Aussie’s hearts.
The humble kitchen staples – avocado, bread, sea salt, olive oil – have been transformed into everyone’s favourite drool-worthy breakfast!
Enjoying a smashed avo at an over-priced hipster café after you’ve just taken the perfect Instagram shot is something we certainly admit to loving, but we can all agree there is nothing like enjoying the delicious dish in the comfort of your own home.
Even though we’re pretty sure we’ll never get sick of it, just eating standard smashed avo can get a little boring after a while.
If you’re thinking it might be time to shake things up, take a look at some of our favourite twists to the popular dish:
Simply add tomato, red onion, coriander and lime for a Mexican-style extravaganza in your mouth!
Grab some roasted tomatoes, basil and prosciutto to put an Italian twist on your dish – your tastebuds will thank you!
Greeks certainly know what they are doing when it comes to food! Try adding some Greek feta and oregano and you will certainly be delighted by this simple Mediterranean twist.
Who doesn’t love some smoked salmon? Try adding a few slices of smoked salmon, topped with dill to really mix up your usual brekkie!
We will always love a classic! The simple additions of a poached egg, sea salt and cracked pepper will forever be a favourite.
Smashed avos are not only delicious; they have many health benefits as well.
Avocados contain over 20 different vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin C, potassium and Vitamin E.
They are also loaded with heart-healthy fatty acids and fibre, making them both tasty and nutritious!
Have you ever thought about growing your own avocado plant? Avoid the crowded cafes and increasing costs and check out these tricks to growing your own!
How to Plant an Avocado Seed
- Once you’ve finished your avocado, wash and dry the pit.
- Fill a jar with water, almost to the brim.
- Locate the broad end of the pit. This is the end that will point down into the water.
- Press three toothpicks around the pit. These will suspend the pit from the rim of the jar. Place the toothpicks so about one inch of the avocado pit is in the water.
- Place the jar in a warm, sunny spot, but out of direct sunlight. A window sill is ideal.
- Replenish water as needed.
- Your pit should start to sprout roots and a stem in two to six weeks.
- If you don’t see any growth by eight weeks, start over with another pit.
- Once the stem reaches six to seven inches tall, cut it back by half.
- When the roots have grown thick and the stem has leaves again, plant in soil in a pot about ten inches in diameter, leaving half the seed still exposed above the soil.
Avocado Plant Care
- Keep your avocado plant in a warm, sunny location.
- Water frequently with an occasional deep soak. Keep plant moist but not overly saturated. As with most plants, make sure the soil drains well.
- Pinch the stem back every time your plant grows another six inches or so, in order to encourage a bushier appearance.
- If you live in a warm enough climate, plant your tree outside once it is big enough. In time (we’re talking many years), it might actually bear fruit.
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