We love a good avocado toast at our house. Good bread sprinkled with some flaky salt and crushed red pepper flakes, that’s as good as it gets. Almost. Because elevating that simple staple is crazy easy. The addition of cucumbers, jalapeños (if you like them) and fresh herbs brings the whole thing to life. Add smoked salmon, and you have something beautiful that you will feel very civilized serving yourself for lunch.
When sprinkling the avocado with herbs, I like to use whole leaves. So leaves of mint and cilantro, sprigs of rosemary and dill – whatever is around and whatever sounds good. You could also choose to mince the herbs to get a more uniform taste in each bite. Either way I think you’ll be pleased.
4 slices seedy bread
1 small cucumber, sliced thin, slices quartered
½ jalapeño, sliced thin (optional)
Leaves of fresh herbs such as rosemary, thyme, mint, cilantro, dill
Freshly ground pepper
Optional: crushed red pepper flakes
4 slices smoked salmon
Toast the bread slices in a toaster, or, in a skillet over medium heat, toast the bread slices for about 3 minutes, then turn over and toast for another 3 minutes.
Roughly mash the avocado together with the lime, leaving some clumps of avocado for texture. Divide the avocado among the bread slices, and spread it onto the bread. Add the cucumber, jalapeño (if using), herbs, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. Top each avocado toast with a slice of smoked salmon, and sprinkle with a few more fresh herbs.