An avocado rose is a fun and unique way to decorate your toast and adds an impressive piece of art to any dish. Whether you are trying to impress guests or get a killer Instagram pic, a delicate rose shape will accomplish either. With a bit of practice and some patience, a perfect avocado rose can be whipped up in a matter of minutes.

Here is a quick step by step guide on how you can make them at home:

Before Getting Started

  • Don’t use avocados that are too ripe: Ripe and soft avocados are great for guacamole or smashed avocado toast ,but not for crafting roses. The avocado just doesn’t hold together cleanly when too ripe, and you’ll end up with a mess when you try to curl the avocado slices together. Be sure to pick a ripe avocado that’s still firm. This will make it easy to handle.
  • Sprinkle lime or lemon juice to keep avocado from changing color: Some avocados start developing black spots soon after you cut into them. Add some lime or lemon juice to slow down this process so the rose stays a vibrant green.
  • Use a good knife: You’ll want to have a sharp knife, but one that is light enough to let you cut through the avocado without it sticking to the sides. I’d recommend a standard chefs knife or a pairing knife to get the best results.

Instructions

  1. Cut avocado in half and either peel the skin, or use a spoon to take out the avocado in one piece. Lay one half cut side down, and slice the avocado very thin. You want the slices to be thin enough that it can spread out and be easier to shape. If you want a smaller rose, you’ll only need to use about half of the slices. The more slices collected, the larger you can make the flower.
  2. Fan out avocado slices so that they form a long line, with the slices remaining overlapped on each other. Starting from one end, curl avocado slices toward the center slowly. Continue curling all the way to the end to get your rose
  3. Sprinkle on your favorite spices, our current one is Trader Joes Everything But the Bagel Seasoning but see below for our other favorites. Serve avocado rose on toast, in a bowl, or just eat it plain.

Want to mix it up with a new seasoning? Checkout our ranking of the best toppings from Trader Joes.