Mexican Avocado Toast for Hispanic Heritage

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Mexican Avocado Toast is inspired by the online food trend and the colors of the Mexican flag.

avocado mash, tomato, toast, jalapeno, cilantro and cactus on a table

This Mexican avocado toast is the perfect bite to start the day with a yummy breakfast or to enjoy for a quick lunch or after working out. The reason why it has become a food trend not only in the United States but everywhere else.

We made the toast with Hass avocados, toasted bread, a hard-boiled egg cut in slices, chopped red tomato, julienned jalapeño, cooked cactus nopalitos, and Tabasco Green Jalapeño Sauce. It is an explosion of flavor and has enough ingredients to satisfy and tame hunger.

a bowl with fresh avocado hass part of a food trend that started in 2016

The original food trend started a few years back and we decided to make a twist and add our own Mexican flavor and join the avocado toast craze.

This bite is inspired by the tasty avocado toast trend but merging my Mexican culture and its authentic flavors with the representation of my country’s flag.

For me, it is important to recognize Hispanic Heritage month as it is the perfect timing to educate my family about my Mexican culture and traditions. And there is no better way than to do it with delicious food.

Creating easy recipes like this Mexican Avocado Toast allows the opportunity to step outside of the box and make something creative. In this case the Mexican flag, a patriotic symbol that is very important for us Mexicans.

a plate with an opened faced sandwich which has become a food trend

Only yummy ingredients for this Mexican Avocado Toast!

The Mexican flag has three colors: Green, represented by the avocado mash, and jalapeño. White, made with slices of cooked egg whites. And red, using chopped red tomatoes.

And the symbol of the eagle eating a snake and perched on top of a cactus plant is represented by the hard-boiled egg, the nopalitos, and the cilantro.

This Mexican Avocado Toast is a good idea for entertaining at home too

A fun avocado toast inspired by the colors of the Mexican flag!

The flavors on this avocado toast go well together. And then adding avocado combined with Tabasco Green Jalapeño Sauce makes for a bright and delicious bite with a mild spicy note.

Main ingredients for the Mexican Avocado Toast

For the toast, Bimbo Bread is a must. I grew up with this brand in Mexico and it provides the authentic flavor of my favorite Mexican classics. I remember my mom preparing my lunch box using this bread for my school sandwich.

This Mexican Avocado Toast is a good idea for entertaining at home too!

There is no doubt that avocados are delicious and so versatile. Always there to help us celebrate our culture and traditions. In Mexican cuisine the use of avocados is diverse. We use it as the main ingredient, as a garnish, and for preparing guacamole and sauces.

Who doesn’t love a shrimp cocktail served inside an avocado? Or avocado fries to complement a meal? Avocado Hass is my favorite because it is firm and so creamy.

A Mexican Avocado Toast and a food trend to celebrate Hispanic Heritage is the perfect bite to start the day with a yummy breakfast or to enjoy for a quick lunch or after working out

When the avocado toast trend started?

Gwyneth Paltrow included an avocado-toast recipe in her 2013 cookbook and became an online fixation soon. Some say the avocado toast was created in Australia but others say it is a product of LA in California. What I know is that my ancestors loved avocados and eat avocado tacos before the conquistadors arrived in America.

With the introduction of wheat by the Spaniards, bread baking became popular, and with it the arrival of “tortas.” A Mexican sandwich that includes avocado mash as a spread. So I guess we Mexicans have been eating avocado toast in the form of tortas for a long time. I share Mexican culinary history in my latest cookbook “The Best of Mexican Cooking” you can find it available on Amazon.

A plate with the best avocado toast with poached eggs

Nutritionists embraced the avocado toast food trend by pairing the avocado with eggs and became a sensation among health nuts and the millennials. The avocado toast recipe per Google started trending until 2016 when the online searches starting increasing and since then everyone now enjoys the avocado toast. This bite is also part of the Millenial culture.

Restaurants have embraced the trend and have added this option to their menus and on Instagram, you still see different options and toppings added to the famous toast. We could not miss making our own and showing our creativity by making one with the Mexican flag colors.

Rica Tostada Tricolor con Aguacate para celebrar el mes de la Herencia Hispana

Mexican Avocado Toast

Chef Adriana Martin
The Mexican Avocado Toast is made with avoado,b toasted bread, hard-boiled egg cut in slices, one chopped red tomato, jalapeño juliennes, cooked cactus nopalitos and Green Tabasco sauce.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Sandwiches
Cuisine Mexican Cuisine
Servings 2 servings
Calories 280 kcal

Equipment

  • Mixing bowl
  • Masher
  • Cuttring board
  • Knife
  • Spreader
  • Spoons

Ingredients
  

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 teaspoon Green Jalapeño Sauce
  • 2 slices of bread toasted
  • 1 jalapeño cut in juliennes
  • 1 hard boiled egg peeled and cut in slices
  • 1 red tomato chopped
  • 1 tablespoon cactus nopalitos cooked
  • 2 cilantro leaves

Instructions
 

  • Cut the ripe avocado in halves and scoop the flesh of one into a plate. Mash using a fork. Add Tabasco® Green Jalapeño Sauce for a dash of spice.
  • Toast the bread slices and spread equal amounts of the avocado mash to each.
  • Start forming the Mexican flag colors by adding the jalapeño juliennes, then the hard-boiled egg whites, and finally the chopped tomato.
  • For the symbol add in the middle a slice of hard-boiled egg, garnish with cactus nopal strips and finish with a cilantro leaf.
  • Repeat the same process for the second toast and enjoy with your favorite family member or friend.

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Notes

This Mexican Avocado Toast is a good idea for entertaining at home too. You can place all ingredients on the table and let your family put together their own toast for a fun-filled dining experience.

Nutrition

Calories: 280kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 8gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 93mgSodium: 252mgPotassium: 627mgFiber: 8gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 519IUVitamin C: 23mgCalcium: 78mgIron: 2mg
Keyword avocado, guacamole, toast
Tried this recipe?Mention @adrianasbestrecipes or tag #abrecipes on Instagram

¡Viva México!

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Amy

What a fabulous twist on basic avocado toast! I love, love, love Mexican flavors and try to use them and keep them authentic since both my daughters are part hispanic and I want that background and culture to be a part of our family tradition since our family was built through adoption. What better way than through food and flavors to celebrate their heritage?!

Veena Azmanov

We often have avocado toast for dinner with a side salad. My kids love avocado!! I’m so happy that they are now coming back in season here.

Lauren

This looks delicious and very unique! My son is part Mexican and I feel like we need to explore more of the culture (and definitely the food)!

Pam

I love avocado toast. This is such a fun twist on it for hispanic heritage month.

Noel Lizotte

Such a delicious way to educate folks about the Mexican flag! This would be perfect for a school or work heritage day snack.

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