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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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  • 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.

Avocado Toast with different types of toppings on each one

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

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  • 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.

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.

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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