Last Updated on June 3, 2023
There’s something about Asian flavors that are so addictive. It’s probably my favorite cuisine if I (Peter) had to choose and not because Akiko is Japanese either. It seems as if she is making more Korean food rather then Japanese food lately but who’s complaining? If you love avocado toast and Asian food, you instantly made your day so much better!!
Avocado toast by itself is magical but when you combine with spicy Korean flavors, scallions, toasted sesame oil, and cucumbers on warm toasted bread, it’s jaw dropping!
The key to make a great avocado toast (or any dishes) is to use good quality ingredients. We use County Wheat Bread from Zak The baker which is a local bread company here in Miami and probably our favorite. Luckily, some of their selections are available at a local Whole Foods Market. Now, for the spiciness, using Gochugaru (Korean chile pepper flakes) from Mother-in-Law’s makes a huge difference! The aroma of the gochugaru is very smoky and fruity, it also has a deep red color to it. The last of the tri-factor of flavor is the toasted sesame oil from Eden Foods. Don’t forget to add an extra nuttiness with toasted sesame seeds.
Cancel your plans, call out sick, and find some excuse to stay home, you really need to make this!!
Korean Style Avocado Toast
- 2 scallions minced
- 1/3 cup small diced English cucumber
- 1/2 tsp toasted sesame oil
- 1/2 tsp gochugaru
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 slices good artisan bread
- 1 Hass avocado halved (then sliced/mashed)
- Good coarse sea salt
- Lemon juice
- Basic Toasted Sesame Seeds
- Make the topping. In a small bowl, combine scallions, English cucumber, toasted sesame oil, gochugaru, and salt. Mix well and let it stand for 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile, toast bread.
- Assemble. Place avocado slices or mash it on the toast. Squeeze some lemon juice on top then sprinkle a pinch of coarse sea salt. Top it with the scallion and English cucumber mixture then finish with a sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds to serve.