This Avocado Toast recipe is a go-to for busy mornings.

Creamy avocados are mashed over toast for a filling and hearty breakfast. Add a variety of savory toppings to change it up.

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You’ll Be Making Avocado Toast On Repeat Because..

  • Ready in minutes, avocado toast is wholesome goodness.
  • It’s delicious, creamy, and savory – and SO easy.
  • Great for a quick breakfast, a quick snack, or a post-workout snack.
  • Can be made to order! Get creative with the toppings.
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Ingredients for Avocado Toast

Avocado: Choose ripe avocados that have black skin and feel just slightly soft when squeezed. Once your avocado is ripe, it can be stored in the fridge for a couple of days before cutting to stop it from becoming overripe.

Bread: Avocado toast is great on almost any kind of bread. I like either sourdough or artisan bread, but using whole-wheat or sandwich bread will work, too.

Garlic: Garlic is optional, but rubbing the hot toast with a clove of whole garlic adds great flavor.

Toppings: Sprinkle with salt and pepper, or add your favorite toppings. I’ve included a list for inspiration below.

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How to Make Avocado Toast

  1. In a small bowl, prepare avocado filling (recipe below).
  2. Toast bread and rub one side with a fresh garlic clove (optional).
  3. Top with the avocado and season.

Dress up this basic avocado toast recipe with your favorite toppings.

Avocado Toast Topping Ideas

Make an avocado toast brunch bar and let everyone make their own variations. Put out a variety of sliced bread, fresh herbs, hot sauce, and toppings like a hard-boiled egg or thinly sliced veggies.

  • Smoked salmon (lox), capers, and minced red onions.
  • Crumbled bacon, fried egg (or poached egg), salt & pepper.
  • Diced tomatoes, bocconcini (mozzarella balls), and basil drizzled with balsamic vinegar
  • Thin slices of cucumber and radish topped with fresh herbs like chives, parsley, or cilantro.
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Avocado Toast

This avocado toast is easy to make and a hearty satisfying meal for busy mornings.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 pieces
Author Nagi

Equipment

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Ingredients  

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 2 slices sourdough bread or any variety of bread
  • 1 clove garlic cut in half (skin on)
  • flaky sea salt and black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice optional, from a fresh lemon is best
  • drizzle extra virgin olive oil good quality

Instructions 

  • Cut the avocado in half and remove the pit.
  • Scoop out the avocado flesh with a spoon and add it to a medium bowl. Use a fork to mash, leaving some small chunks.
  • Toast the bread to your liking.
  • While the toast is still hot, lightly rub the surface with the cut side of the fresh garlic clove (optional).
  • Divide the mashed avocado over the toast and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
  • If desired, drizzle with fresh lemon juice and olive oil. Serve immediately.

Notes

The avocado can be mashed as smooth or as chunky as you’d like it. Avocado oxidizes (turns brown) quickly, so mashed avocado should be eaten right away.
If using only half of the avocado, leave the pit in the half that will be refrigerated for later use. This will help keep it fresh a bit longer.
Optional Avocado Toast Toppings:
  • everything bagel seasoning
  • fried egg and crispy bacon bits
  • lox, capers, minced onion
  • tomato, bocconcini, basil, balsamic glaze
  • sriracha and honey
Nutrition calculated without olive oil.
 
5 from 91 votes

Nutrition Information

Calories: 240 | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 140mg | Potassium: 533mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 147IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Breakfast, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine American
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  1. We love avocado toast although we make it somewhat differently. We take 2 small avocados, mash, add 1 Tbsp of mayo, 1 Tbsp sour cream, 4 Tbsp Pico de Gallo (salsa) with lime juice to taste, S&P. On toast.

  2. when I was young my mother use to give use avocado with a slice of itlian bread so your recipes came in handy thank you I’ll try then thank you, have a great holiday.5 stars

    1. My favorite way to add extra flavor as well as veggies is to saute chopped zucchini, onion and chopped kale and clove of sliced garlic.. I add veggies to 1/2 mashed avocado sprinkle with salt and dash of cummin. Toast dense bread (or brown in frying pan with olive oil and clove of garlic) spread mixture and top with over med. fried egg. My husband loves it!!

  3. My favorite topping is a dusting of Tajin, a Mexican spice blend of chili, salt and dehydrated lime juice.

  4. just love avocado toast, I will sometimes make your egg salad to top off the avocado toast , so good!5 stars

  5. A quick and easy breakfast that tastes good.
    Brown toast with mayo, mashed avocado with sunnyside up egg and salt & pepper – Yum!

  6. I love rye bread toast with butter or peanut butter, I absolutely love avocados, I’m asking for a recipe for a good avocado to spread on my toast. Please send one or a few avocado spreads to use on my rye bread toast. And maybe a avocado pasta salad. Something good for me as I’m trying to lose . I’m shooting for losing 50 pounds. Thank you so much in advance.

  7. So yummy and easy. I left out the lemon juice because I didn’t have any. Have made this for breakfast and it’s so easy! Thanks!5 stars