Okay, who was the guy that invented TOAST? Because he’s a genius. I hope he made millions on that grand idea. Toast is the perfect comfort food, basically a mini food canvas, available in minutes, and ready for just about anything you can spread, drop, drizzle or sprinkle on it. (Hence, the discovery of this little gem: Avocado Toast with Bacon and Grilled Peaches!)
I actually looked up the history of toast, and it looks like it’s been around for, well, ever! It’s highly possible that cave dwellers warmed their little flat breads on a rock near the fire. So it looks like toast is one of those foods that has literally stood the test of time. It’s definitely not some food fad that’s going out of style any time soon. Thank the heavens!
The other great thing about toast is its versatility throughout the day. Toast and eggs for breakfast? Quick cheese toast for lunch? Avocado Toast with bacon and grilled peaches for an easy, fast dinner? How about a midnight pb&j toast to curb the munchies? While we’re not necessarily advocating downing six pieces of toast throughout the day, toast is just one of those perfect quick and easy foods that hits the spot.
Avocado Toast with Bacon and Grilled Peaches was one of those stumbled-upon, near-perfect meals born from a busy, chaotic night where we were all running in a million different directions. No idea what to make for the starving faces in front of me, I opened the fridge to see what I could possibly find to throw together. Dave’s Killer Bread (which you should try immediately, if you haven’t already), ripe avocados, peppered bacon, and jewel of jewels…..fresh, juicy, farmer’s market peaches! And the piece de resistance? A little balsamic syrup drizzled on top. Mmmm. Dinner does not get any easier or better than this!
- 2 ripe avocados
- 1 lemon
- Salt and pepper
- 8 pieces bacon
- 3-4 fresh peaches
- olive oil
- 4-6 pieces favorite bread (We used thin-sliced Dave's Killer Bread)
- 1 cup balsamic vinegar
- 2 Tbsp. sugar
- Peal and mash avocados. Add lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste.
- Fry bacon until crisp.
- Peal peaches and drizzle with olive oil. Grill over medium-low heat for about 5 minutes, turning once.
- Toast bread.
- Put balsamic vinegar and sugar in a small saucepan. Bring barely to a boil and reduce heat. Simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until reduced by about half. It should be thick and the consistency of syrup.
- Assemble: Smear avocado on bread. Layer with bacon and slices of peaches. Drizzle with balsamic syrup.
*This balsamic reduction lasts for weeks in the fridge, and is incredible on virtually almost anything! Make a big batch and use on meats, veggies, fruit, salad, ice cream, cobblers...be creative!
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