The Ultimate Avocado Toast

avocado toasts on a plate

The Spruce / Cara Cormack

Prep: 2 mins
Cook: 2 mins
Total: 4 mins
Servings: 2 servings
Yield: 2 toasts
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
419 Calories
33g Fat
30g Carbs
8g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2
Amount per serving
Calories 419
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33g 42%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 420mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 15g 55%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 21mg 103%
Calcium 57mg 4%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 1064mg 23%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Avocado toast may have started as a super trendy food, but the breakfast item looks like it's here to stay. It's not hard to see why: crispy whole grain bread and mashed avocado pair incredibly well together, creating the perfect crunchy, creamy bite. The possibilities for toppings are also endless! This basic recipe was inspired by the original avocado toast from New York City's Cafe Gitane, but we've included several variations here to help take your toast to the next level.

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A hearty multigrain bread works best for avocado toast because it holds up underneath the thick mash and has tons of great flavor to add to the mix. But if you don't have any multigrain, feel free to use whatever loaf you have on hand. Lemon juice is an essential ingredient—not just to keep the avocado from prematurely browning, but also because the citrus boosts the overall deliciousness.

Ingredients

  • 2 thick slices multigrain toast

  • 1 avocado

  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, flaky if possible

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    ingredients for avocado toast

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  2. Toast the bread slices to your desired level of crunchiness. 

    toasted sourdough bread

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  3. Cut, pit, and remove the avocado from its peel.

    avocado peeled and seeded on cutting board resting in a bowl

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  4. Mash avocado with a fork in a small bowl until you have desired level of texture. Mix in the lemon juice as you mash. A fork works best but you can also use a mortar and pestle if you wish. 

    avocado mashed in bowl with a fork

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  5. Divide the avocado mixture between the two slices of toast. Drizzle olive oil over the top of each slice. Add a sprinkle of the red pepper flakes and salt to each piece and serve immediately.

    avocado mash spread onto toast with garnish of salt and red pepper flakes

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Recipe Variations

  • Greek Avocado Toast: Lemon juice, crumbled feta, and sliced cherry tomatoes combine to make a salty, tangy garnish that pops with a hint of sweetness. 
  • Mexican Queso Fresco Toast: Queso fresco is another irresistible crumbly and salty cheese that pairs perfectly with mashed avocado. Add a sprinkle of chili powder and a dash of lime juice to give your toast a little Mexican flavor.
  • Poached Egg: Everything's better when you put an egg on it, including avocado toast! A squeeze of hot sauce and sea salt make this everything you want out of breakfast.
  • Creamy Sriracha, Radish, and Scallion: For extra crunch and a spicy kick, add sliced scallions, radishes, and a drizzle of Sriracha mayo.
  • Everything Bagel: Sprinkle a little Everything Bagel Seasoning on top before serving.
  • Tomato Basil Balsamic: Transport yourself to the Italian coast with some beautiful sliced red tomatoes, a drizzle of balsamic vinegar, and shredded basil leaves.
  • Garlic: Rub your multigrain toast with a cut garlic clove before topping with the mashed avocado. 
  • Guacamole: Top your avocado toast with guacamole instead of your basic avocado mash.