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Eva Longoria Just Shared Her Recipe for Avocado Toast

See how the “Desperate Housewives” star makes this popular snack.

Eva Longoria is known for many things. As an actress with roles in Desperate Housewives, The Young and The Restless, and The Sentinel. She's a producer of Devious Maids and The Harvest. And she's also a foodie, owning the restaurant Beso, and writing cookbooks. This week, Longoria shared her recipe for the popular food avocado toast on her IGTV. Longoria says she eats avocado toast for breakfast, about "four times a week," so it's a favorite of hers, and she's an expert at making it. Read on—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!

"The key to avocado toast is good avocados and sourdough bread," she says. Longoria says that she usually gets a loaf of sourdough. "Sometimes if you get the pre-sliced ones the slices can get really dry." Longoria cuts the bread diagonally, "cause I'm fancy," she jokes, and then toasts it. 

For the avocados, Longoria says she learned from chefs to dice avocados in the shell, before mashing it. She recommends buying organic avocados that are a little on the softer side. She then adds Kosher salt before mashing it up. As an unexpected addition, Longoria also adds an egg that she fries with olive oil, crushed red pepper, and smoked paprika. 

According to Dr. Newton's Naturals, avocados have a lot of benefits for your body. "Avocados are very high in omega 3 fatty acids, the good kind of fat. Monounsaturated fats can help lower cholesterol and improve heart health. Avocados also have a higher percentage of protein — about 4 grams — than other fruits. Their sugar levels are comparatively low. Avocados also contain many essential vitamins and minerals including vitamin B5, vitamin K and fiber, which aids digestion and helps maintain regularity. Additionally, avocados are high in magnesium, phosphorus, iron and potassium, containing even more potassium per gram than bananas!"

Longoria's recipe with adding the fried egg can make avocado toast have even more protein. Says our sister site Eat This, Not That!: "Protein feeds the muscles you are trying to build from your workout routine, which in return creates a faster metabolism and helps you lose weight, according to a study published by the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. The amino acids in the egg can help provide your body with the protein it needs to build that muscle you desire!" To see how it works for Longoria, don't miss this brand new photo of Eva Longoria in a bathing suit.

Anna Bechtel
Anna Bechtel is a freelance writer currently based in Hamden, CT. Read more
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