Avocado Toast + Variations
Prep time: 3+ min., Cook time: 3+.
Avocado toast is one of my go to snacks, but it can also be filling enough for lunch or a light dinner.
The recipe is easy:
Avocado (sliced, chunked or mashed)
whatever your imagination can come up with (or whatever happens to be handy in your fridge)
My favorite variation is the simplest:
Sliced avocado + whole grain toast + sea salt + freshly ground red pepper
Suggested variations include the following. Just keep 2 things in mind:
1. Remember to add a nice sprinkle of sea salt if your topping isn't already salted. Salt really makes the flavor pop.
2. Most of the time, I think sliced avocado works better than mashed. I only used mashed or guacamole if my other toppings already have a lot of texture.
- Avocado toast meets Mexico (pictured here):
Chunky guacamole + toasted peasant bread + grilled Mexican street corn.
- Middle Eastern:
Sliced avocado + whole grain toast + Greek yogurt or drizzle of extra virgin oil + za'atar (Middle Eastern spice blend made of dried herbs, sesame seeds, dried sumac, salt and often other spices.)
- Pesto love:
Sliced avocado + sour dough toast + pesto (The type of pesto will change the flavor so get creative. Basil pesto is great, but sun dried tomato pesto, lemon/pistachio pesto & arugula pesto can make your avocado toast sing.)
- Garlic bread:
Mashed avocado + minced garlic/butter smeared onto multigrain bread & toasted
- Spicy Mexican:
Sliced avocado + whole grain toast + spicy salsa
- Grilled cheese:
Sliced avocado + extra sharp cheddar cheese melted onto sourdough toast + a thin smear of spicy mustard
- Italian peasant:
Chunked avocado + peasant bread toast + fresh ricotta (trust me, fresh ricotta is far more delicious than that white plastic tub & totally worth the extra expense) + lemon zest