The Creamy Ingredient To Level Up Avocado Toast

Simple enough to prepare at home yet elegant enough to order out, avocado toast is the new brunch staple across restaurants in the United States. You could say we have California to thank, seeing that this worldwide phenomenon is the state's most popular dish, but it all started in Mexico, via Only In Your State. Avocado trees were first grown in Mexico and introduced to Southern Californians dating back to 1871. Today, the world wouldn't be quite the same without the fruit. In fact, not only is it delicious to eat, but it's also good for you. According to Medical News Today, they benefit your heart, vision, and digestion and reduce the risk of osteoporosis, certain cancers, arthritis, chronic diseases, and even depression.

While this superfood is the perfect healthy fat spread on your toast, there are numerous ways to make this famous dish unique. Whether you like your avocado plain, seasoned with salt and pepper, or even mashed up with tangy lime juice and diced red onion, it's possible for this naturally creamy fruit to obtain an even creamier texture thanks to one ingredient: light cream cheese.

Light cream cheese

According to Kitchn, while cream cheese is typically the preferred topping for bagels, it's an ideal add-in to your avocado mash for toast. This tasty addition provides an extra creaminess to your mashed avocado, making for even easier spreading along with a boost of fattiness for more flavor. Avocados are pretty expensive, but adding a ¼ cup of cream cheese per avocado yields more of the mixture, meaning more toast to top and more mouths to feed. To take the flavor even further, try spreading butter on your toast before adding your avocado and cream cheese mixture. If you prefer a less intense flavor, ricotta cheese is an excellent alternative to cream cheese.

Two Peas & Their Pod creates a mash-up of an everything bagel with cream cheese and a slice of avocado toast. By doing this, they simply spread cream cheese onto a fresh piece of toasted bread, add mashed avocado, and sprinkle with everything bagel seasoning. Some other recommended toppings include eggs, sliced tomatoes, fresh herbs, smoked salmon, bacon, pickled red onions, and hot sauce.