Avocado, tomato, and fried eggplant toast with smoky mayo isn't your average avocado toast. This is vegetarian comfort food right here!
You could eat this for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Or brunch. A midnight snack. It's good anytime.
This toast is rich and delicious. The tomatoes and chives add freshness to the crispy-tender eggplant and creamy avocado. The smoky mayo perfectly complements the eggplant.
Eggplant is great. I want an eggplant farm.
Will you try this avocado, tomato, and fried eggplant toast with smoky mayo??
Avocado, Tomato, and Fried Eggplant Toast with Smoky Mayo
A fantastic vegetarian toast recipe with fried eggplant, avocado, tomatoes, chives, and a smoky mayo!
- 1 eggplant cut widthwise (into circles)
- Flour for dredging
- Olive oil for frying
- 1 to mato sliced
- 1 avocado sliced
- Fresh chives chopped, to taste (optional)
- 4 slices of bread (I used a light rye)
For the smoky mayo:
- 1/2 cup mayo
- 1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke (I used hickory flavor)
- 1/4 teaspoon red wine vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- Salt & pepper to taste
Cut eggplant into circles and put into a large bowl. Sprinkle slices with salt and let sit 15-30 minutes until the bitter juice is released. I don't bother rinsing the slices before frying them because then they're nicely seasoned.
Meanwhile, make the dressing by combining mayo, liquid smoke, red wine vinegar, garlic powder, and salt & pepper. Set aside.
Dredge eggplant slices in flour.
Place a skillet on medium-high heat and add olive oil. Once the oil is warm, add the eggplant. Don't crowd the pan. You'll probably end up doing two batches. Fry on each side for a few minutes until they're nicely browned and cooked through. You may need to add more oil as the eggplant tends to absorb it.
Meanwhile, prepare your tomato, avocado, and chives, and toast your bread.
When everything is ready, assemble your toast and sprinkle chives on top. Add extra salt & pepper if desired.