Dish of the Day: Smashed Avocado On Toast
Not too long ago Smashed Avocado on Toast made headlines and became trending on Twitter when an Australian Millionaire made a bold statement saying that having smashed avocado on toast is the reason why millennials could not afford to own a house.
It’s a funny statement at avocadoes and house prices are a weird comparison to make. But what we know for sure is that smashed avocado on toast is a great way to start our mornings and we will never stop eating it even if it means we might have to stay in a rental a little longer.
The History of Avocado on Toast
While avocado on toast is seen as a millennial’s famous dish, it wasn’t invented by millennials. It was a dish that existed way before the word ‘millennial’ was ever created. Avocados in dishes date back 10,000 years ago in Puebla, Mexico.
The toast, however, was only created in 1893 so it’s safe to say that Avocado on Toast was invented in the late 1890s and early 1900s. According to Chef Rico Torres, the Mexicans probably had Avocado on toasted tortillas before bread came into the picture which comes to no surprise as avocadoes have always been synonymous with North American cuisine.
During the Spanish colonisation, they even dubbed avocado “the butter for the poor” so it is no surprise that when bread was introduced, the avocado became its perfect pairing.
However, it was Bill Granger of Bills Restaurant in Sydney who claimed to have introduced smashed avocado on toast to the world. According to Bill, it was the Australian café culture that put avocado on toast as a popular breakfast menu option worldwide.
Another chef, Chef Chloe Osborne, also claimed that she first tried smashed avocado on toast in Australia in the 1970s and brought back the recipe to the US. She added the dish to her Manhattan’s restaurant menu, and that in return helped the recipe spread across America.
No one knows who exactly introduced smashed avocado on toast to the world, but as avocadoes grow abundantly in Mexico, it is not that weird that it eventually made its way to the United States. In one of the articles that appeared in the LA Times, the author even wrote about witnessing a lady enjoying her avocado and toast back in the 1930s.
Health Benefits of Smashed Avocado on Toast
Health freaks would swear by smashed avocado on toast as a pre-workout meal and a healthy breakfast option.
This is because avocado contains healthy fats that are needed for your body to function that can help with your kilos. In other words, avocados support a healthy cholesterol level.
It also contains a decent amount of Vitamin C, E, B, K and potassium. It is also a good source of protein which is probably why health enthusiasts are crazy about it. Paired with a healthier toast like whole grain, the sky is the limit with where avocado on toast can take you with your health journey.
Where to Get the Best Smashed Avocado on Toast in KL
If you are feeling like a healthy breakfast or you love avocado in every of your meal, head on over to Plan B located in KLCC and Midvalley Megamall for their famous Smashed Avocado with Poached Eggs on Toast. Visit foodpanda to learn more about western dishes around you!
Article Written By Anna
Anna is an absolute foodie, and lives by the motto that food is happiness. She is a writer by day and a gamer by night. She believes that good food comes from all over and is constantly amazed by the passion and dedication it takes to make food that warms the soul.