Lunch is a pain in the butt. It totally interrupts the day. Just about the time the breakfast dishes are put away, it’s time to start thinking about lunch. And when lunch is all wrapped up, dinner seems to be lurking around the corner. This is especially true when camping! I’d skip lunch if I could. But have you seen me “hangry?” Trust me, you don’t want to. Therefore, I eat lunch. Let’s raise a glass to my new favorite easy camping lunch – Avocado Toast with tomatoes! Problem solved.
What exactly do I love about this avocado toast? Um… everything! It’s super easy, super tasty, and takes almost no time to make. Plus it’s healthy and there’s basically zero clean up. Yep, sounds like the perfect camping lunch to me. There is one catch, however. As with all things avocado, you need to make sure to use perfectly ripe avocados. So when you’re deciding which day of your trip you will delight in this delectable camping lunch, make sure to plan the ripening of your avocado accordingly. (I make that sounds so easy, don’t I? Lol!)
Now, you could get all fancy with the bread you plan to use for your avocado toast (a sourdough baguette perhaps?), but I tend to use a hearty loaf of bread that I will also use for another purpose during the trip (sandwiches or toast with breakfast, for example) so none of the loaf goes to waste. My fave is a nice, nutty, whole grain type of bread. You can toast it on your grill, in a pan on the cooktop, over a campfire, or in a good old fashioned toaster if you have one. And if you don’t have any of the above, try one of these cool camping toasters! Just make sure your bread is well toasted so it can hold up all that awesome yumminess piled on top!
Here’s How to Make Avocado Toast Right at Your Campsite
I like to add fresh, ripe, juicy cherry or grape tomatoes to the rich, creamy, satisfying avocado. And that’s about it! This is seriously probably the easiest thing you’ll ever make while camping (well, unless you opt for PopTarts every once in awhile like we do!) Here’s how to make delicious avocado toast: Toast your hearty bread , smash up a couple ripe avocados with some salt and pepper, put a nice big schmear on your toast, top with sliced cherry or grape tomatoes, and drizzle with a bit of olive oil. That’s it! You’re done! How easy is that??
I know… I know…. I need to change my attitude about lunch. I’m well aware there are a lot of people out there who absolutely love breaking up the day with a relaxing bite to eat. Well, this avocado toast has put me well on my way to an attitude adjustment. Who knows?? Maybe lunch will become my favorite meal (don’t hold your breath for that one). But one thing is for sure – it’s pretty hard not to love lunch when this avocado toast is what’s on the menu!
And if you’re looking for another no-cook camping lunch, try this Chicken Salad Pita!