The Spicy Addition Prue Leith Uses To Punch Up Avocado Toast

Avocado toast, an unofficial icon of the millennial generation, is a brunch time staple. According to Healthline, a slice of whole wheat toast with half an avocado provides 5 grams of protein, 8 grams of fiber, and 425 milligrams of potassium, making it a great way to kick off your day — or jumpstart your afternoon.

When Prue Leith isn't judging contestants on "The Great British Bake Off," she spends her time coming up with new recipes for her cookbooks, according to The New Yorker. She found her culinary passion while studying at The Sorbonne in France and had dreams of someday opening her own restaurant. She has authored eight cookbooks, as well as a memoir. Her most recent book, "Bliss on Toast," focuses primarily on recipes using toast, with a few sandwiches sprinkled in. And when it comes to avocado toast, Leith has her own spin on the food.

Prue Leith likes a little spice on her toast

Though the base of the recipe is simple — toasted bread topped with sliced or smashed avocado — the customization options for avocado toast are almost endless. Some of the most popular toppings include fried eggs, bacon, and even salsa.

To spice up her meal, Prue Leith adds wasabi paste to her avocado toast (via USA Today). She notes that while wasabi can be occasionally be purchased in a tube already in paste form, she often purchases it in a powder, which is then mixed with water into a paste. She mixes the wasabi in with cream cheese, making it easier to spread onto the bread.

Dairy products, including cream cheese, contain casein, which can help alleviate some of the burning sensation caused by spicy foods, according to Houston Methodist. The combination of cream cheese and wasabi make the perfect combination to kick your morning off with some spice, without being too overwhelming.