This avocado toast recipe is both easy and delicious! The simple things in life are often the best, and this breakfast is simply perfect.

Full of flavor and healthy fats for all-day fuel, you can eat a different version of avocado toast every day.

Find our fave tips and toppers below plus a little cheffy trick to step up your avocado toast game.

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A Healthy & Hearty Breakfast!

  • Why not skip the morning drive-thru and make your own avocado toast, it’s both faster and healthier!
  • Healthy fats plus fiber for breakfast equals all-day energy! Add a fried egg and a few feta crumbles for an Instagram-worthy creation.
  • Perfect any time of day, especially post work out or even as a light dessert replacement, avocado toast is a superfood anytime!
  • Make open-faced avocado toasts and dress them up with other simple toppings that add color, flavor, and texture. Or make mini toasts with homemade crostini.
eggs and bacon on Avocado Toast

Ingredients

AVOCADOS: Choose soft and ripe avocados with intact skin. Mash or arrange slices as desired. To switch up the flavors, add in a DIY seasoning, like everything bagel seasoning or even homemade lemon pepper seasoning.

BREAD: Any bread from whole wheat to a slice of sourdough is perfect for avocado toast! Or make homemade garlic toast or plain white bread.

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How to Make Avocado Toast

The Basics: Most of us know how to make simple avocado toasts – slice bread, toast until golden brown,remove the pit and mush avocado on toast, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Level Up: But if you want to really up your Avocado Toast game, rub the toast with garlic before adding the mashed avocado. This little trick was picked up over the years and adds a little something extra that people can’t put their finger on it. They just know it’s the best Avocado Toast they’ve ever had! :-)

Get Creative: Advocado toast is great when it’s simple with just a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil, some flaky sea salt & ground black pepper, and a squeeze of lemon but try any of the variations below.

toppings on Avocado Toast

More Avocado Toast Variations

Swap up the bread and try whole wheat bread for extra fiber or sourdough bread if you’d like!

  • Lox: Slices of smoked salmon (lox), capers, minced red onions
  • Bacon & Egg: crumbled bacon, fried egg, salt & pepper
  • Caprese: chopped cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella (or feta), fresh basil leaves (or arugula), drizzled with balsamic vinegar
  • Spicy Sweet: sriracha or red pepper flakes & honey,
  • Fresh & Herby: finely diced cucumber, dill, sliced radishes, and other fresh herbs topped with a pinch of salt

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Avocado Toast

Enjoy this easy recipe for breakfast, lunch, or a post-workout snack! With healthy fats & lots of flavors, Avocado toast is simply delicious.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 pieces
Author Nagi

Equipment

Ingredients  

  • 1 avocado ripe
  • 2 slices bread any kind, sourdough is my favorite
  • 1 clove garlic cut in half (skin on)
  • salt and pepper
  • lemon juice optional, from a fresh lemon is best
  • extra virgin olive oil good quality
  • cilantro or parsley finely chopped

Instructions 

  • Cut avocado in half and remove the pit.
  • Toast bread to your liking. While toast is still hot, lightly rub the surface with the cut side of the fresh garlic clove.
  • Use a spoon to scoop avocado flesh out, then a fork to mush it onto the toast.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Top per the notes or squeeze over a bit of lemon juice, drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with cilantro or parsley. 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 consumed 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 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
  • strawberries, basil, balsamic
Nutrition calculated without olive oil.
 
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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. 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!