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Get the Recipe: Our Hospitality Team’s Avocado Toast

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By The Streetsense Collective

In our recent symposium — Greasing the Wheels on Office to Residential Conversions — guests enjoyed more than just a thoughtful panel discussion; they also experienced a locally driven breakfast spread thanks to the Streetsense hospitality consulting team. Offerings included coffee from D.C.-based Compass Coffee, a parfait station, pastries from D.C.’s Saku Saku, and a crowd favorite: avocado toast on rustic sourdough bread from Bread Furst. Due to popular demand, we’re sharing the recipe here to try at home.




For the Smashed Avocado Mix

-3 ripe avocados, cut into 1/4-inch pieces (about 2 ½ -3 cups)

-1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped

-1 teaspoon chili crunch oil

-1 small jalapeño, minced (about 1 tablespoon)

-¼ red onion, minced (about 1 tablespoon)

-Juice of 2 limes (or 1 tablespoon bottled lime juice)

-4 cloves soft-cooked roasted garlic, mashed into a paste

-Kosher salt, to taste


For the Toast and Garnishes

-4 large slices sourdough bread (3/4-inch cut, toasted)

-2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO)

-2 small breakfast radish, thinly sliced (about 12 slices)

-2 tablespoons pickled red onions*

-4 leaves torn basil

-Zest of 1 lemon

-2 tablespoon pumpkin seeds, toasted

-Salt and pepper, to taste




1. Prepare the Smashed Avocado Mix: 

-In a bowl, mash the avocado pieces.


-Add the cilantro, chili crunch oil, jalapeño, red onion, lime juice, and roasted garlic cloves.


-Season with kosher salt to taste. Mix until well combined.


2. Prepare the Toast:

-Toast the sourdough bread slices until golden brown.


-Drizzle each slice with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle with kosher salt to taste.


3. Assemble: 

-Spread the smashed avocado mix evenly over the toasted sourdough slices.


-Top with thinly sliced breakfast radish and pickled red onions.


-Garnish with torn basil leaves, lemon zest, and toasted pumpkin seeds.


-Sprinkle with salt and pepper.


4. Enjoy:

-Serve immediately while the toast is still warm. Enjoy your delicious avocado toast with a perfect blend of flavors and textures!


*Pickled Red Onions Recipe


1. Prepare the Pickling Liquid: 

-In a large pot, combine the red wine vinegar, white sugar, water, salt, red chili flakes, and dried bay leaves.


-Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring until the sugar and salt are fully dissolved.


2. Pickle the Onions:

-Place the thinly sliced red onions in a large, heatproof container.


-Pour the boiling pickling liquid over the onions, ensuring they are fully submerged.


-Let the mixture cool to room temperature.


-Once cooled, cover/seal the container and place it in the refrigerator.


3. Enjoy: 

-Use the pickled red onions as a tangy, flavorful topping for various dishes, such as the smashed avocado toast.





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