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Avocado Toast (5 Ways!)

The best Avocado Toast recipes ever -- Five different ways to make this nutritious, filling, and tasty breakfast, snack, or lunch. After 5+ years of regularly enjoying Avo Toast, I've narrowed down my family's top favorites and am sharing them all here.
Course Appetizer, Bread, Breakfast, Brunch, lunch, Snack, Vegetarian
Cuisine American, Healthy, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword avocado toast, avocado toast recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 Toast
Calories 250kcal
Author Chelsea Lords
Cost $3.12

Ingredients

Base Avocado Toast

  • 1 slice sturdy whole-grain bread, toasted (Note 1)
  • 1/2 small-medium avocado (Note 2)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • Fine sea salt and cracked pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil, optional
  • Optional toppings: 1/8 tsp. garlic powder, Maldon sea salt flakes, red pepper flakes

Everything Bagel Toast

Breakfast Avocado Toast

  • 1 large egg
  • 2 slices bacon
  • Optional: thinly sliced fresh chives

Sweet Corn & Herb

  • 1 small ear fresh sweet corn
  • Crumbled goat cheese (or feta)
  • Fresh chives & basil (or just basil)

Caprese

Instructions

  • PREPARE "BASE" AVOCADO TOAST: Toast bread to light golden and firm. Cut avocado in half. Use a spoon to scoop the flesh out of one side and into a small bowl. Add 1/2 tsp. lemon juice, and 1/8 tsp. garlic powder (if using). Season with salt and pepper to taste (I add 1/8th up to 1/4th tsp. of each). Gently mash with the back of a fork to desired consistency. Top toasted bread with an even layer of mashed avocado mixture.
  • BASE AVOCADO TOAST FINISHING TOUCHES: Drizzle with 1/2 tsp. olive oil if desired. Sprinkle over any optional toppings if using (red pepper flakes or Maldon sea salt). Enjoy promptly!
  • EVERYTHING BAGEL TOAST: Follow the steps above for preparing the "base" avocado toast (Instruction #1). Drizzle with 1/2 tsp. olive oil if desired and sprinkle to taste with everything bagel seasoning. Enjoy promptly!
  • BREAKFAST AVOCADO TOAST: Start by cooking the bacon. Drain on a paper towel. Then prepare the egg. Cook to sunny-side up, over-easy, over-medium, scrambled, poached, etc. Season the egg lightly with salt/pepper. Follow the steps for preparing "base" avocado toast (Instruction #1). Top toast with bacon (you can crumble or just lay down strips), egg, and optional chives. Enjoy promptly!
  • SWEET CORN AND HERB: Start by preparing the corn. We like to char the corn on an electric stovetop or grill it (or don't cook it at all; raw corn kernels are also delicious!). Follow steps for preparing "base" avocado toast (Instruction #1). Add corn to taste (we add about 1/2 of a small ear per toast), goat cheese to taste, and top with lots of fresh herbs to taste. Drizzle 1/2 teaspoon olive oil, another small sprinkle of salt & pepper over everything, and enjoy promptly!
  • CAPRESE: Follow the steps for preparing "base" avocado toast (Instruction #1). Cut cherry tomatoes in half or quarters and, adding to preference, press in gently to the avocado layer. Add mozzarella peals to preference. Top with basil, to preference, if using. Drizzle 1/2 teaspoon olive oil, another small sprinkle of salt & pepper, and drizzle balsamic glaze over everything. Enjoy promptly!
  • STORAGE: Enjoy the toast promptly after making it -- Avocado Toast does not stand or store well. Toast gets soggy quickly, so don't spread on the mashed avocado until it's time to eat. Don't ever mash the avocado on the toast -- even if you are planning to eat it right away. You'll end up smashing the toast down which breaks down the structure of the bread-- making it get soggy much quicker. Additionally, you could poke holes or break the bread. 
  • LEFTOVER AVOCADO STORAGE: Drizzle some lemon juice or olive oil on the exposed side of the leftover avocado half. Put in a plastic bag, remove any air, and store in the fridge. The next day, use a sharp knife to very thinly slice off the very top of the halved avocado. Underneath should be gorgeously green and ready to enjoy!

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Notes

Note 1: Bread: Any crusty, sturdy, thick-sliced bread works -- preferably whole grain for the flavor and health benefits. A well-toasted, hearty slice of bread will keep the base sturdy and prevent sogginess with the avocado/toppings. But at the end of the day, whatever bread you like or have on hand will work great.
Note 2: Avocado: Preferably use a Hass avocado! A good, fully-ripe avocado is a game changer for avocado toast. It adds an incredible creamy texture and a superior flavor. You can tell an avocado is ripe by gently pressing it near the stem. If the avocado yields to that gentle pressure, it’s ripe and ready!
Avocado Toast calories will vary widely based on the actual size of the avocados being used, the bread being used, and whatever toppings you opt to add. Figuring out the calories is best done by weighing individual ingredients and adding that all together at the end. We've done our best to estimate general Avocado Toast calories, but please use it as a highly variable benchmark. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 27.5g | Protein: 5.2g | Fat: 14.3g | Sodium: 218.6mg | Fiber: 5.8g | Sugar: 2.7g