Friday, March 27, 2015

Copycat Avocado Toast

If you've ever been to the Park Cafe in downtown Charleston, then you've most likely fallen madly in love with their avocado toast.  If you haven't tried it yet, then get your buns down there immediately and order it! 

It's a slap your mama, dance on the tables, shout it from the rooftops kind of good.

I've made avocado toast plenty of times before, but it never even comes close to the amazing goodness of the Park Cafe's.  Last time I was there, I had a meeting with my taste buds and the cutie foodie, Christina, and we decided that the key ingredients are lemon juice and quality olive oil.  If anyone has any further insight, please share!

  This is my copycat version when I can't make it downtown to savor the amazing original.

Copycat Park Cafe Avocado Toast

1 Avocado, halved and pitted
Olive Oil (my favorite is California Olive Ranch)
1/2 Lemon
Sea salt
Red pepper flakes
2 Slices of toasted bread

Scoop out avocado flesh into a bowl and mash until smooth.  Squeeze juice of 1/2 lemon and pour in 1-2 Tbsp of olive oil.  Whisk until whipped and slightly fluffy.  You can add more olive oil and lemon juice until desired consistency and flavor is achieved.  Add sea salt to taste.  

Spread on 2 pieces of toasted bread.  Drizzle a little more olive oil and add a few red pepper flakes (be careful, they're hot!).  Enjoy!

p.s.  Why do I drink Baby Mama Juice?  Because we're going to be proud new puppy owners in 8 days!  I'm so excited and crazy nervous.  I know he will be so precious and have amazing puppy breath, but good heavens what have we done?!


  1. I need more toast!!!! I have the exact same olive oil. I might have to make it for dinner. :)

  2. Yesssss my favorite food in CHS! Seriously. I like to add a little cayenne pepper to mine, too :) Happy weekend!

    Annie Reeves

  3. Oh yum!! Park Cafe is one of my absolute Charleston favorites, but I still haven't tried their avocado toast. This recipe looks fantastic :) Happy Friday!

  4. I keep hearing how awesome their toast is! So glad you posted a copy cat recipe so now I can try it at home!
    Ally - Life as I know it

  5. YUMM! they have the best toast! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  6. That looks soooo good! Isn't puppy breath seriously the best? Oh and their paws!

  7. Avocado toast is my jam! I make mine almost exactly the same way, but with himalya sea salt. I load mine up with red pepper flakes too.

  8. I have avocado toast almost every morning but this recipe sounds a maze ing

  9. I love avocado toast! Never thought of adding a little lemon...yum!

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  11. Stalking your blog for news of the puppy and all the details! Spill it, lady! :-)

  12. I love avocado toast too. The puppy thing? .... I just dried my 78 lb. 1 year old Golden, it's raining here in Chicago. Best of luck!!!!!! Lots of Luck!!!! exclamation, exclamation (kidding, it'll be fun too)


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