Breakfasts for most people, myself included, are often repetitions of the same old thing. For me that's a cup of tea and toast. For others it might be breakfast cereal, and for some, my husband included, it might be no breakfast at all.
It's funny to think that most of us would turn up our nose at the exact same thing for dinner or lunch everyday, and yet we don't seem to blink an eye when we eat the same thing for breakfast day after day, after day.
In an effort to spice up my own breakfasts, and to hopefully encourage you to do the same, I've taken on a challenge from Australian Avocado's to come up with 5 delicious breakfast recipes using avocado's, and first up I'm sharing my favourite with you - slow roasted tomatoes with avocado and feta on toasted sourdough.
It's delicious, easy and healthy, and so amazingly flavourful for so few ingredients. In fact it's so good that often I will end up eating it for lunch too.
It all starts with toast. Whatever bread you have is fine, but a base of toasted sourdough is especially good. Buttery avocado is then slathered on top and topped with slow roasted tomatoes, that sweeten and turn into little flavour bombs once roasted. The final touch is sprinkling of crumbled feta. Smooth and creamy Danish style feta is my preference, but go with whatever you prefer. Goats cheese or ricotta would also work well too if you don't have feta on hand.
The tomatoes can be roasted in advance, in a large batch, for a quick breakfast getaway before work, but I do think they taste best slightly warm. So I'd suggest reheating them gently in the microwave or popping them under the grill for a few minutes, while the bread toasts.
So tell me, are you on the repetitive breakfast cycle or are you a bit more adventurous with your breakfasts?
Slow roasted tomatoes with avocado & feta
- 4 roma tomatoes
- 2 cloves of garlic skin on
- 4 sprigs of thyme
- 2 tsp olive oil
- pinch of sea salt
- 4 slices of sourdough bread
- 1-2 ripe avocados depending on size, halved and thinly sliced
- ⅓ cup Danish feta crumbled
- extra virgin olive oil to finish
- Preheat the oven to 120 celsius (250 Fahrenheit) and line a roasting tray with baking paper.
- Halve the tomatoes and place in a bowl with the olive oil, garlic, thyme and salt and toss to combine. Place in the roasting tray, cut side facing up, and roast for 1 and a half hours, or until shrivelled and juicy.
- Toast the bread and squeeze the garlic out of the skins and spread on the warm toast. Top with the avocado slices, tomatoes and feta. Finish with a drizzle of olive oil.
This post was sponsored by Australian Avocados. As always, all opinions are my own.
My Kitchen Stories says
This is one of my favourite types of breakfast. Nice and clean and delicious
This is possibly one of my favourite dishes in the world. Ever. There's barely a 24 hour period goes by when I don't have some sort of avocado on toast 🙂
Looks delicious, I love toasting bread, smearing with goats cheese topped with tomato and basil. Next time I will add some avocado.
Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
I love roasted tomatoes, such a treat!
Definitely need this to start my day. It looks so good. I love avocados and slow roasted tomatoes.....yum!
I hope you enjoy it Lara 🙂
Mouthwatering and well-presented! That is such a great combination.
Jasmine Ann says
Delicious. I love smashed avo on toast with scrambled eggs. Toss your feta through the eggs or the avo, I don't really mind!
Here's to different breakfasts.
Sounds delicious Jas 🙂
Maureen | Orgasmic Chef says
We're big on breakfast since John's father arrived. He loves to be spoiled with a big, hearty breakfast of fruit, stewed prunes, fresh orange juice and then it's pancakes or waffles, or smoked salmon or bacon and eggs or fresh muffins or breakfast potatoes topped with eggs. Must be different every day and I thank you for tomorrow's breakfast idea!
I hope you all enjoy it Maureen 🙂