Avocado Toast


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Avocado, the green goddess of my food supply that never disappoints, unless you get them from Trader Joe’s (sorry TJ but every avocado that I have every purchased is a no bueno). I’ve been “test kitchining” (is that a word?) avocado toast for some time now and I have finally mastered a perfect quick and easy version that compliments my lazy mornings when I want breakfast in five minutes. It only requires a couple of ingredients but to totally throw in a curve ball, one of the them comes from 6,463 miles away - Red Hell. 

I discovered Red Hell from Mamma Agata’s Cooking School (here) (to purchase here) and my life has been so much better. Red Hell is a combination of sweet peppers, garlic, celery, chili peppers and sunflower oil. The moment it hit my lips, I was all in and needed it on everything I ate. So, I was beyond excited when my two jars showed up on my doorstep after being on the waiting list for about 3 months - yes there’s a list - yes it’s worth the wait. 

red hell avocado toast

serves 1



2 thick cut slice of artisan bread

1 ripe avocado

1 tbsp of Red Hell

Pinch of chia seeds



  1. Lightly toast the bread

  2. Slice the avocado in half - scoop each half on bread. Mash the halves on the bread. I leave some pieces whole while smashing other pieces - it creates great texture

  3. Sprinkle a pinch of chia seeds

  4. Top off with Red Hell* - add salt if needed

*Substitute for Red Hell - crushed red pepper flakes w\olive oil

Nourish, FoodAngela Mayhoe