Avocado Toast

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The simple things in life are often the best, and Avocado Toast is a great example of that. But there’s one little cheffy trick to step up your avocado toast game that makes all the difference…..

I LOVE avocado season. When avocados are in their prime, when they’re so beautifully creamy and they’re so affordable.

I load up big time. I’d say I get an avocado fix every single day during avocado season.

And of all the ways with avocado, this simple Avocado Toast recipe is definitely my favourite. And it certainly helps that it takes mere minutes to make.

Avocado Toast with lemon and garlic

How do I make Avocado Toast?

You may well know how to make avocado toast – slice bread, toast, mush avocado on toast, sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Yes, it can be that simple. A drizzle of good extra virgin olive oil and a squeeze of lemon or lime will give it an extra edge. I even enjoy avocado toast with egg!

But if you want to really up your Avocado Toast game, rub the toast with garlic.

Garlic being spread on piece of toast

This is a a little cheffy trick that I picked up over the years from watching cooking shows.

It doesn’t make the toast garlicky, in fact, you can barely taste the garlic. It’s much like how your favourite Spaghetti Bolognese starts with sautéed onion and garlic. You can’t specifically taste it at the end, but if it’s not there, then the Bolognese just doesn’t taste as good.

It’s the same with Avocado Toast. It just gives it that extra little flavour edge and quite often, people can’t put their finger on it. They just know it’s better than the any Avocado Toast they’ve ever had! :-)

Is Avocado Toast good for you?

Another bonus is that Avocado Toast calories are healthy calories! Avocados provide healthy fats to help fill you up.  While sourdough is my favourite choice, you can serve Avocado Toast on grain bread, or any bread you prefer to make it even healthier.

Do you put butter on avocado toast? I don’t, and instead of butter, I keep my avocado toast healthy and rely on the healthy fats in the avocado and olive oil.

Other than my little special garlic trick, my only advice is to make sure you use ripe avocados. There’s no other flavours or seasonings to hide behind with Avocado Toast, it’s all about the avocado.

So reserve it for those times when you’ve got really great ones.


Hope you enjoy!

Avocado Toast with lemon and garlic on pan

Avocado Toast with lemon and garlic
5 from 34 votes
Review Recipe

Avocado Toast

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Author Nagi
One of life's greatest simple pleasures! I've included my favourite little trick in this Avocado Toast recipe - it gives it that extra little edge that you'll love!


  • 1 avocado ripe
  • 2 slices bread of choice sourdough is my favorite
  • 1 garlic clove cut in half (skin on)
  • Extra virgin olive oil good quality
  • Salt and pepper
  • lemon juice optional, from a fresh lemon is best
  • Finely chopped cilantro or parsley

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  • Cut avocado in half and remove seed.
  • Toast bread to your taste, using your method of choice.
  • While toast is still hot, lightly rub the surface with the cut side of the garlic clove.
  • Use a spoon to scoop avocado flesh out, then a fork to mush it onto the toast.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Squeeze over a bit of lemon juice, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with cilantro or parsley. Serve immediately!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition calculated with out olive oil.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 477, Carbohydrates: 45g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 31g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Sodium: 305mg, Potassium: 1076mg, Fiber: 15g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 295IU, Vitamin C: 21mg, Calcium: 101mg, Iron: 3.1mg

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

Keyword avocado toast
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American

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Nagi is the voice, cook and photographer behind RecipeTin Eats, [Australia’s top food blog]. She believes that anyone can make amazing food with everyday ingredients, even if you’re short on time and cost conscious.

Nagi walked away from a corporate career to follow her passion for food. She truly believes that great food brings family and friends together, and more smiles into your life. She also firmly believes that whoever invented cheese deserves a Nobel Prize.

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  1. Oops …forgot to rate the recipe when I sent you my original email. This recipe deserves a 5 plus star rating!!5 stars

  2. Mmmmm …. I just made this super easy and delicious AV toast recipe using fresh cilantro from my garden. The ease of preparation and the taste was totally yummy! Totally agree with others – it’s so worth it to rub the toast with the garlic. Thank you for sharing this recipe Nagy — it’s absolutely the best one out there.

  3. Just had this. Amazing. I’m gonna try it without rubbing the garlic for comparison, but you are completely correct. I couldn’t taste the garlic but knew the accents really drove the flavors home. Slight variations are endless. I’ve eaten avacado with raw egg yolk forever but the olive oil brings a similar quality and easier to prepare. Had one with goat cheese too.5 stars

  4. This is my favorite avocado toast recipe. Simple and healthy, and above all wonderful for flavor! Make sure you rub the fresh garlic clove while the toast is hot. I did not and would not change a thing in this recipe.5 stars

    1. Try laying a full slice of onion on top or near it. I’ve never tried it with mashed avocado, but I put a wedge of onion in a closed container when I have half an avocado and that seems to work well!

  5. This way a great recipe, I just tried it for myself and husband. We both liked it and it tasted good, I also had it will turmeric cup of tea. Thank you!5 stars

  6. I had never tried avocado toast, but I’ve been curious and had an avocado ripe and ready, so I turned to Google. I’m so glad your recipe turned up – it was delicious!! Rubbing the toast with garlic is what made it!! Thank you so much for the recommendation, thoroughly enjoyed it!5 stars

  7. Wow, so creamy, so good. I’ve only used plain mashed avocado on regular toasted bread before. Your recipe with the added additions of using garlic, lemon juice, olive oil & cilantro is exactly what plain avocado toast needs! SUPERB! I was so inspired I used some Kings Hawaiian rolls I had on hand (split in half) for toast instead of bread. Toasted them with tad of garlic powder (didn’t have any fresh on hand) & Smart Balance then followed rest of your recipe (using chopped fresh cilantro). OMG SO GOOD! Really great way to fancy up some Kings Hawaiian sweet rolls into a fancy side dish! Thank You!5 stars

  8. I wasn’t expecting to be impressed… but this was incredible. A hear or two ago, I had tried simply slicing avocado onto toast, and wasnt a fan. Decided to give it another shot, found this recipe, and I am so glad I did. Thank you!5 stars

  9. I don’t keep avocados on hand, I get the individual mashed avocado containers that come Spicey or regular, so it is handy whenever I want it . Sometimes add salsa to it . So toast, mashed avocado and then sliced boiled egg with salt and pepper. We kept a little boy that ate it too and liked it !

  10. When i first heard of AT, i never thot that it would be anything special, so what, guacamole on a toast – bfd! But now that ive tried it for the first time – EXCELLENT!!! So simple n tasty, who knew?! … thanx!!5 stars

    1. Well I’m so happy to hear that you loved it so much! We just enjoyed this over the holidays ourselves!

  11. This recipe is amazing !!! I love garlic kick in every thing. It’s was a hit in my house ; it has changed the way how I will think of breakfast ; it is also a chick potluck choice ; I plan to send this card to my son’s school for faculty appreciation breakfast .5 stars

  12. Love this recipe!! It really was the last one I’d ever need. I was a bit skeptical about putting lemon on it, but it compliments it beautifully. I recommend using black pepper! I normally don’t write reviews but this absolutely deserved it. Top notch!! 5 stars

  13. Really liked this recipe.  Was looking for an Avocado Toast recipe that was simple, and this fit the bill.  Came out excellent.5 stars

  14. There’s nothing quite as delicious as Avocado Toast; it never fails! I’ll have to try rubbing some garlic on the bread–that sounds so good!