The perfect way to enjoy avocado toast for dinner, elevating it with some simple pantry ingredients! Crispy pan fried capers, kalamata olives and a sprinkling of dukkah seasoning make this super flavorful. A light vegan meal that can be enjoyed with sourdough or any other fresh bread you have available.
I first published this avocado toast idea when it was avocado toast was a whole new concept (which will leave you no doubt of my status as an Elder Millennial).
Recently, I decided to reshoot the old photos which were, hmmm, really not good, and while revisiting the recipe I actually decided to mix it up a little with the addition of dukkah, a seasoning mix that has become my 2022 obsession. So let’s do this.
How to pan fry capers
We’re doing a small batch of pan fried capers for this recipe. If you’ve never tried fried capers before, you are in for a treat! They turn into crispy little flavor bombs that work well with the creamy base of the avocado. You do need to like capers. This isn’t a “try them this way if you don’t usually like them” situation because fried capers have a more concentrated flavor and are just extra capery for lack of a better description.
To fry capers, you want to pat them as dry as possible and then pan fry them for 5-6 minutes on a medium to high heat. They’ll shrink down and crisp up. Easy!
How to serve
This feels like an avocado toast for dinner kind of recipe. For me, it doesn’t feel very brunch-y with all the strong salty and briney flavors, but it would be a perfect light dinner with a glass of white wine.
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Avocado Toast with Pan Fried Capers, Olives & Dukkah
- 1-2 slices sourdough bread
- 0.5 large avocado, sliced
- 1 Tbsp capers
- 3-4 kalamata olives, sliced
- 1 tsp dukkah
- Salt, pepper and chili flakes, to taste
- extra virgin olive oil, for drizzling
- Take the capers out of the jar and place on a paper towel. Pat the capers as dry as you can.
- In a small frying pan or saucepan, heat a layer of olive oil. Add the capers and fry for about 5 minutes, until they have shrunk down and crisped up.
- Toast your bread.
- Once toasted, top your bread with avocado slices, or mash it over the bread with a fork.
- Top with the fried capers, olives, and a sprinkling of dukkah.
- Add salt, pepper and chili flakes to taste, and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil.