Can we just have a moment for the holy grail of the culinary world that is avocado toast!? I mean... (as I typed that I automatically typed 'amen'... an accident? I think not!)
There is something magical about placing the (hollowed) avocado atop a piece of crisp bread; it is perfection in every sense of the word.
A few weeks ago I posted a 'pizza' recipe which has revolutionized my grain free life... Not to get all preachy on you... but it is as if the skies have parted and I am seeing the heavens for the first time. You bread eaters, you really have it going on! Seriously. I had forgotten what your world is like. It is magical, that is what it is like (don't you ever take it for granted, do you understand me!?)... Ok back to my point.
I made the crust for that pizza out of something known as Socca (a garbanzo bean/ chickpea flour flatbread), I won't lie, the first time I made it I was a bit underwhelmed... however, desperate times call for desperate measures. I was craving Avo Toast (aka heaven) something fierce and I realized that if I (maybe) toasted that bread like substance just a little longer (maybe) it would be (kind of) like toast.
Houston... we have (had) lift off!
What you will need to make the socca:
1 cup chickpea flour
1 cup water
1 tbsp coconut oil (melted) plus 1 tsp for cooking the bread
Italian herbs, paprika, garlic powder, and sea salt to taste (I use roughly a half tsp of each)
Combine all ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Whisk until smooth and place into the refrigerator. Chill for 20-30 minutes (if you don't have time, stick it in the freezer for 5-10 minutes). While the mixture is chilling, Set your broiler on HI or preheat the oven to 450.
Place 1 tsp coconut oil into a large (12 inch) cast iron skillet, place in the broiler (or oven) for 5 minutes to heat through evenly.
Remove the skillet and pour the batter into the hot oil (making sure the mixture covers the bottom of the pan in a thin layer). Place into the broiler for 5-7 minutes. Once the top starts to crisp take a spatula and flip the bread over, be mindful when doing this as some may be stuck to the pan, continue to bake for 3-5 minutes until that side is also slightly crisped.
Serve fresh out of the oven topped with mashed avocado. Sprinkle the avocado with sea salt and paprika and cue the music (as you drift on a cloud of absolute bliss).
I kid you not I could (and do) eat this every day; I am addicted and I don't care who knows it!
Happy Monday everyone, may this snack brighten the start of your (post holiday) week.