This is my current food obsession – following a recommendation from a friend at work, I’ve recently discovered the GLORY that is avocado and Vegemite on toast.
The combination sounded a bit odd to me at first… but I was driven by scarcity because I’d run out of margarine and didn’t have anything else to butter up my morning Vegemite toast. After the first bite…. Avocado + Vegemite officially entered the Hall of Fame of inexplicably perfect food pairings – it now joins the ranks of Sour Cream + Sweet Chilli Sauce, French Fries + Soft Serve and Potato Crisps + White Bread. The creamy, nutty fattiness of the Avocado smoothing out the salty Vegemite on a crunchy piece of warm toast… I think I’ve found the perfect savoury snack.
I’ve eaten this almost every day since my revelation – which was early last week. Above is a photo of today’s office lunch. It is also good for breakfast, morning tea, afternoon tea, and supper. From one perspective it’s carbs,salt and butter but from another it’s a generous serving of vegetable, one of the world’s richest sources of Vitamin B and a good portion of energy for brain function – so I think it legitimately qualifies as a “health food” 🙂
I wouldn’t dare interrupt this intimate Avo/Vegemite love affair but if you MUST I imagine a squeeze of lemon juice, tomato slices or some soft cheese would also go well. If you’re un-Australian and aren’t a Vegemite fan… I suggest Avocado on toast with a bit of lemon juice and generous pink of salt and pepper – SO MUCH deliciousness for so little effort.