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Honey Avocado Fig & Coppa Toasts

September 17, 2020

This post is sponsored by Local Hive Honey.

Avocado toasts are the perfect foundation for seasonal ingredients and can easily be made sweet or savory! They make an extremely flavorful and healthy meal or snack for any time of the year.

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Avocado toasts are all my favorite ingredients stacked onto a piece of toasted bread and working from home has definitely allowed me to test out various toppings. However, as much as the seasonal ingredients may change, what stays the same is the avocado and the honey.

Honey is one of my favorite ingredients to have in my pantry. It’s the perfect topping for so many recipes and never spoils! It’s a great excuse for having more varietals in your pantry than you need.

I always like knowing where my ingredients are coming from, and Local Hive™ Raw & Unfiltered Honey is one of my favorite brands of honey. They sell raw and unfiltered honey made exclusively by American bees and beekeepers that are bottled from various regions across the US. There are so many varietals to choose from, each with its own flavor profile. 

It’s been so great to be able to try the Nor Cal varietal, which is where I’m currently located, as well as the Texas varietal, which is where I’m from! However, my favorite is the Wildflower varietal because I’m a sucker for floral flavors! 

Avocado Toast Components

These are the component categories of my avocado toasts. I usually try to pick an ingredient from each category to create the best flavor balance.

  • Toast: I prefer using bakery-style bread as they are usually denser and sturdier, but any slice of bread will work. Toast them until the edges are browning and the center is golden but still chewy. Don’t toast them until they are like crunchy croutons!
  • Avocado: I like buying my avocados on the raw side and letting them ripen at home so they aren’t all bruised up…however this usually means I end up eating a bunch of avocados at once. The easiest way to slice avocados cleanly is by peeling them first and then slicing each half on a cutting board. Avocados are easily peeled by hand after you half them — no need for a vegetable peeler! However, for times I’m in a rush, I’ll carefully slice them inside the peel, scoop the insides out with a spoon, and mash the avocado directly onto the toast.
  • Fruits: I love using any fruit that’s currently in season. Currently, I can’t get enough of figs and apples on my avocado toasts! My general rule of thumb is the harder or crunchier the fruit, the thinner you’ll want to slice your pieces so they are easy to bite through on a toast.
  • Proteins: When I’m craving a savory toast, I use a variety of dried cured meats, tofu, beans, or eggs. Any type of egg works, my favorite is definitely a poached egg that still has that perfectly runny yolk.
  • Nuts or seeds: Using chopped nuts or seeds are great for adding a bit of crunch and extra protein to your toasts. Great options are sliced almonds, crushed hazelnuts, pine nuts, sesame seeds, hemp seeds, chia seeds, etc.
  • Cheeses: Literally any cheese works on avocado toast so I will use whatever I have in my fridge. Spreadable, soft, creamy, hard, shredded, or crumbled cheeses all work! For softer cheeses, I spread it on the toast before layering on the avocado.
  • Flaky sea salt: I highly recommend this as it really helps to enhance all the flavors. It has to be flaky sea salt, not normal table salt!
  • Honey: My favorite way to use honey is on toast since you get to experience the pure taste of honey. I recommend Local Hive™ Raw & Unfiltered Honey as the flavor profiles are all unique and enhance both sweet and savory toasts. You can find the local varietal specific to where you live at your local Whole Foods store or by going online to find a store near you.

Honey Avocado Fig & Coppa Toasts

 


Tiffany AngelaAuthorTiffany AngelaCategoryAmericanDifficultyBeginner


Avocado toasts are the perfect foundation for seasonal ingredients and can easily be made sweet or savory! They make an extremely flavorful and healthy meal or snack for any time of the year.

Yields2 Servings
Prep Time15 minsTotal Time15 mins


Ingredients
 2 slices toast, lightly toasted
 1 large ripe avocado
 2 figs, sliced or quartered
 2 tbsp feta cheese, crumbled
 4 thinly sliced dried cured meat (i.e. prosciutto, coppa, salami)
 flaky sea salt (for garnish), optional

Directions
1

Half the avocado, then remove and discard the pit. Gently peel the skin from the avocado, keeping the interior in tact. Lay the avocado halves with the opening side down on a cutting board and thinly slice the avocado.

2

To assemble the toasts, place a sliced avocado half on each piece of toast and spread it out so it covers the entire surface.

3

For the fig toast, tuck a few sliced figs in between the avocado slices and place the rest on top.

For the prosciutto toast, fold your choice of sliced dried cured meat into quarters and tuck in between the avocado slices as well.

4

Sprinkle crumbled feta and flaky sea salt, then drizzle the honey over both toasts. Serve immediately!

Ingredients

Ingredients
 2 slices toast, lightly toasted
 1 large ripe avocado
 2 figs, sliced or quartered
 2 tbsp feta cheese, crumbled
 4 thinly sliced dried cured meat (i.e. prosciutto, coppa, salami)
 flaky sea salt (for garnish), optional

Directions

Directions
1

Half the avocado, then remove and discard the pit. Gently peel the skin from the avocado, keeping the interior in tact. Lay the avocado halves with the opening side down on a cutting board and thinly slice the avocado.

2

To assemble the toasts, place a sliced avocado half on each piece of toast and spread it out so it covers the entire surface.

3

For the fig toast, tuck a few sliced figs in between the avocado slices and place the rest on top.

For the prosciutto toast, fold your choice of sliced dried cured meat into quarters and tuck in between the avocado slices as well.

4

Sprinkle crumbled feta and flaky sea salt, then drizzle the honey over both toasts. Serve immediately!

Honey Avocado Fig & Coppa Toasts

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