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Easy Avocado Toast Recipe

Avocado Toast is so simple to make, and it’s perfect for breakfast, a snack, or a light meal. It is creamy and crispy and absolutely bursting with flavor!

3 slices of avocado toast on a cutting board

Avocado toast has become one of my favorite quick meals for any time of the day. Sometimes, I even add a second piece of bread and turn it into an avocado veggie sandwich. The variations are really endless. Let me show you how easy it is!

What’s the difference between avocado toast and guacamole?

While avocado toast and guacamole are both made by mashing fresh avocados, there is a difference between them.

Guacamole is usually made into a dip, and it is mixed in with ingredients like onion, tomatoes, garlic, lime juice, and salt. It can then be served with tortilla chips or dolloped on recipes like nachos and tacos.

In contrast, avocado toast is simply made by mashing up an avocado and smearing it onto toasted bread as is with a few optional toppings like the ones listed below.

Avocado toast with tomatoes on cutting board

Is avocado toast healthy?

Avocados are packed with a lot of nutrients including fiber, B vitamins, folate, vitamin k, and other antioxidants and phytonutrients. Pair them with healthy whole grain bread, and the fiber content goes up even more.

Avocado toast can certainly keep you feeling full due to the fiber content and healthy monounsaturated fats, however, if you go overboard and eat it very frequently, it can lead to weight gain. There are about 160 calories and 12 grams of fat in half an avocado, so you will want to make it an occasional treat.

Best bread for avocado toast

I think it’s best to choose a firm, thick bread for making avocado toast. Find one that offers an excellent sturdy base so that you won’t lose all those delicious toppings. Some of my favorites are listed below.

  • Sourdough
  • Whole grain
  • Sprouted Ezekiel Bread
  • Rye
  • Bagels

Ingredients needed

  • Avocado- Choose a ripe avocado that has a little give when pressed.
  • Bread- Some of my favorite bread options are sourdough, rye, and homemade bagels.
  • Herbs- My absolute favorite is cilantro but, if you aren’t a fan, try others like basil, parsley, or even dill.
  • Seasonings- Great optional seasonings include salt, Tajin, and lime juice.

How to make avocado toast

To begin, you’ll want to make sure that your avocados are nice and ripe by gently pressing the outside to see if there is any give. If it’s too firm to be pressed, the avocado isn’t ripe enough yet. It also needs to be bright green inside. Avocados that are stringy or have brown flesh inside are overly ripe and should not be used.

Toast your bread of choice until it’s nice and golden brown. Some of my favorite bread types to use are sourdough, sprouted Ezekiel Bread, rye, and homemade bagels.

Cut the avocado in half, scoop out the bright green flesh, and place half of it into a bowl. Mash it up to a chunky consistency similar to guacamole. Some people mash up the avocado right on their toast, but it can make a bit of a mess by poking holes in your toast.

If you’re making toast for more people, go ahead and use the whole avocado. If not, leave the pit in the other half and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. I have found that leaving the pit in the avocado and spritzing it with a little lime or lemon juice helps to keep it from turning brown as quickly. It will need to be used within a day or so though.

Add a pinch of salt and eat as is or some of my favorite toppings like chopped cilantro, sliced tomato, Tajin, and a spritz of lime juice.

Topping ideas

Avocado toast can be served with just mashed avocado, or you can add delicious toppings like these.

2 slices of avocado toast on white plate topped with chickpeas

Tips & variations

  • Add garlic- Either add a little minced garlic or even a pinch of garlic powder to the mashed avocado.
  • Add veggies- By adding vegetables like leafy greens, onions, tomatoes, and even grilled mushrooms, this recipe can be turned into a meal.
  • Spice it up- Add in a little diced jalapeño or red pepper flakes to add a kick.
  • Make a sandwich- By layering your avocado toast with lots of veggies and an extra piece of toast, this recipe becomes an awesome hearty sandwich.

Making avocados last longer

I’ve heard a number of people say that their avocados go bad before they can use them, so I want to share my experience for extending the time for keeping them fresh. They are too expensive to go to waste!

To save money, I tend to buy my avocados in those little green net bags at Aldi’s. You know the ones where you get about 5 avocados at a time. They are never fully ripe at that point, so I bring them home and leave them out on the counter for 3-5 days until they get a little softer. After that, just put them in the refrigerator drawer to keep for even a couple of weeks. It’s that easy!

What to serve with avocado toast

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3 slices of avocado toast on a cutting board

Avocado Toast

Yield: 1 piece toast
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Avocado Toast is so simple to make, and it's perfect for breakfast, snack, or light meal. It is creamy and crispy and absolutely bursting with flavor!

Instructions

  1. To begin, you’ll want to make sure that your avocados are nice and ripe by gently pressing the outside to see if there is any give. If it’s too firm to be pressed, the avocado isn’t ripe enough yet. It also needs to be bright green inside. Avocados that are stringy or have brown flesh inside are overly ripe and should not be used.
  2. Toast your bread of choice until it’s nice and golden brown. Some of my favorite bread types to use are sourdough, rye, and homemade bagels.
  3. Cut the avocado in half, scoop out the bright green flesh, and place half of it into a bowl. Mash it up to a chunky consistency similar to guacamole. Some people mash up the avocado right on their toast, but it can make a bit of a mess by poking holes in your toast.
  4. If you’re making toast for more people, go ahead and use the whole avocado. If not, leave the pit in the other half and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. I have found that leaving the pit in the avocado and spritzing it with a little lime or lemon juice helps to keep it from turning brown as quickly. It will need to be used within a day or so though. Some people mash up the avocado right on their toast, but it can make a bit of a mess by poking holes in your toast.
  5. Add a pinch of salt and eat as is or some of my favorite toppings like chopped cilantro, sliced tomato, Tajin, and a spritz of lime juice.

Notes

Topping Ideas:

Avocado toast can be served with just mashed avocado, or you can add delicious toppings like these.

  • Tomato slices
  • Cilantro
  • Purple onion
  • Chickpeas
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Mushrooms
  • Tajin Seasoning
  • Everything Bagel Seasoning
  • Jalapeño
  • Lime juice


Tips & Variations:

  • Add garlic- Either add a little minced garlic or even a pinch of garlic powder to the mashed avocado.
  • Add veggies- By adding vegetables like leafy greens, onions, tomatoes, and even grilled mushrooms, this recipe can be turned into a meal.
  • Spice it up- Add in a little diced jalapeño or red pepper flakes to add a kick.
  • Make a sandwich- By layering your avocado toast with lots of veggies and an extra piece of toast, this recipe becomes an awesome hearty sandwich.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1 slice toast
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 241Total Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 9gSugar: 2gProtein: 6g

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