Take avocado toast to the next level by adding sweet plantains and feta cheese on top! Easy, delicious and perfect for any time of day.
What’s “maduros” you ask? That’s Spanish for “ripe” and they’re DELICIOUS!
Lots of ripening action going on in this post, huh?
You gotta use ripe plantains and ripe avocados. If not, well, try again next week.
Cuz it ain’t gonna happen.
Hass avocados really are the best for avocado toast, in my opinion.
Of course, if you have ANY avocado, it will still work. But there’s just something about Hass avocados that I just love. Hass avocados give you this lusciously creamy texture and a more concentrated flavor. I always feel like the regular avocado (Florida avocado, I think they’re called?) is just a lot more watery.
And you don’t want watery!
Imagine guacamole with watery avocado?! Just can’t happen. Meaning, you also CAN’T have mushy avocado on avocado toast!
It’s…it’s just not gonna work.
“It’s not you, it’s me.”
Break up with the other guys, man. Hass avocados are where it’s at!
My parents have an avocado tree in their backyard (pretty sure, I’ve mentioned this before) and well, they have Florida avocados. Is there such thing as a Hass avocado tree?! I want it! You hear that, Santa?!
Every time my mom gives me an avocado from their tree, I usually use it for salads. Just chop it up, add vinegar, salt, and sliced tomatoes. Boom. Avocado salad.
Why? Cuz you CAN’T mash this kind of avocado. You just can’t. It’s weird, and watery, and looks sad. Geez, I didn’t know I was so passionate about this… hashtag embarrassed.
Let’s move to more important things like this avocado toast, shall we?
This avocado toast with sweet plantains and feta cheese was inspired by a local bakery here in Miami called Zak the Baker. They make fresh bread everyday. It’s delicious! The smell. OMG, the smell of freshly baked bread. Ugh, I can’t.
Some time ago, they made avocado toast with their deliciously thick cut bread and added maduros (sweet plantains) and feta cheese on top. I was hooked! I knew I had to recreate it. Plus it’s so easy to make, guys. Just make sure you use a super ripe (like black) plantain to make the maduros.
The combination of the sweet from the plantains on top of the smooth, creamy, buttery-like smashed avocado is just out of this world. And, by the way, any bread will work as long as it’s toasted!
Just remember the two main ingredients are ripe avocados and ripe plantains. CHECK and CHECK.
What are your favorite topping on avocado toast?
Hope you make this and you LOVE it!
- 1 large ripe plantain Make sure the plantain skin is very dark.
- 2/3 cup canola oil
- 1 Hass avocado peeled and seeded
- 2 slices thick cut bread (toasted) I used whole grain
- 1/3 cup feta cheese crumbled
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- red pepper flakes optional
Peel and diagonal cut plantain into 1-inch thick slices. Heat the oil until medium hot.
Fry the pieces for 2 minutes per side. Reduce heat to low and continue cooking, turning occasionally until they are brown. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate to drain. Set aside.
On thick cut toasted bread, add mashed avocado first then 1 teaspoon olive oil, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes (if desired).
Top with 2-3 sweet plantains and crumbled feta cheese. Repeat with the second toast. Serve.