The inspiration for honey prosciutto avocado toast came from a leftover charcuterie board. I found myself with scraps of leftover prosciutto, herbs, and honey, and decided to combine them on top of avocado toast. What I ended up with was a decadent combination of sweet and salty, fresh and rustic. This is a variation I find myself making when I want a snack and can’t decide between sweet or salty.
- 1 slice of bread
- 1/2 avocado*
- 1 tsp (5 mL) olive oil
- 1 tbsp honey
- 3 slices of prosciutto
- 3 basil leaves, thinly sliced
- Warm the bread in a pan on medium heat until the facedown side is slightly browned, about 3 minutes.
- While the bread is warming, mash the avocado with a fork until it’s chunky.
- Combine the avocado, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
- Flip the bread so the other side can brown. Remove the bread from the pan after about 2 minutes, and spread your avocado mixture over it.
- Top your bread with the prosciutto slices, and drizzle them with honey. Garnish with the sliced basil leaves, and enjoy!
* To check if an avocado is ripe, push gently on the stem. You can also squeeze the fruit gently in your hand. The less rigid it feels, the riper it is. Perfectly green avocados will have a medium-firm feeling.