The Best Avocado Toast Ever

The Best Avocado Toast Ever

Creamy, ripe avocados meet perfectly toasted artisanal bread, resulting in a harmonious blend of textures and flavors that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving more in this recipe from food blogger Orchids + Sweet Tea. The spicy-sweet maple drizzle is the finishing touch on this Instagrammable breakfast. 

What you need:

For the roasted chickpeas and tomatoes: 
1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved or whole
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 tablespoon dried parsley
2 tablespoons olive oil

For the toast: 
2 organic Hass avocados, pitted and mashed
1 teaspoon lemon juice
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 slices rustic bread, toasted 

For the spicy maple syrup:
½ cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper

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What you do:

1. For the roasted chickpeas and tomatoes, preheat oven to 400 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
2. In separate bowls, add tomatoes and chickpeas and divide salt, black pepper, garlic powder, smoked paprika, oregano, basil, and parsley evenly between bowls. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of olive oil into each bowl.
3. Onto prepared baking sheets, add tomatoes and chickpeas in a single layer and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until tomatoes are charred and tender and chickpeas are crispy. Remove and let cool slightly.
4. For the toast, in a bowl, add avocado, lemon juice, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper, mashing using a fork until combined. 
5. For the spicy maple syrup, in a bowl, mix all ingredients until combined.
6. On a plate, add toasted bread and top with spoonfuls of mashed avocado, spreading evenly. Top with a few spoonfuls of roasted chickpeas and tomatoes. Drizzle with spicy maple syrup. 

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