Avocado Toast

My avocado toast is a quick and healthy anytime breakfast. 

avocado toast

While breakfasting last week, I realized that I haven’t yet shared one of my all-time favorite meal ideas with you – avocado toast!

The first time I ever had avocado toast was at a brunch in NYC a few years ago. I was looking over the menu and the only thing on there that was fully vegan was this toast. I figured it was basically just toast with avocados on it – which sounded okay – so I figured I’d try it. Plus the real reason I wanted brunch anyway was to have a mimosa (or 2) so if I didn’t like the toast, it didn’t matter too much to me. Well turns out, the toast was just as good as my mimosa and I fell in love right there!

 

avocado toast

Avocado toast is so easy to make – just toast bread, smash avocado, and add toppings.

My normal toppings are some kind of nut/seed, nutritional yeast, red pepper flakes, a squeeze of lemon, and a pinch of sea salt…but really, the toppings are endless. I’ve also used sliced veggies, sprouts, vegan cheese shreds, my vegan parm, tomatoes, salsa – you name it.

 

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This tasty toast is not only for breakfast. Anytime I need a quick and satisfying snack, I break out the bread, avocado, and fixings. I can make some toast and take it with me when I’m in a rush – like the last time I was running to the airport and knew I needed something to hold me over for the flight.

 

avocado toast

 

This green toast does not only taste good, it also packs a nutritional punch. Although avocados are high in fat, it’s monounsaturated fat. These are good fats that can help reduce the LDL (“bad” cholesterol) levels in blood which in turn can lower your risk of heart disease and stroke.

Avocados are also a great source of dietary fiber, potassium, vitamin C and many of the B vitamins.

When having an avocado or making avocado toast, I usually use a full avocado but only eat half. That way I get a good serving of healthy fats without going overboard. Plus I refrigerate the leftover mash and it’s all ready for me the next morning for breakfast!

 

avocado toast

 

Avocado Toast
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Ingredients

  • 2 slices of bread*
  • 1 Avocado*
  • Juice half a lemon
  • Tsp nutritional yeast (optional)
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp hot pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 Tb hemp seeds

Instructions

  1. Toast 2 pieces of bread.
  2. Slice and scoop out avocado. Place in bowl and mash with a fork.
  3. Add lemon juice and nutritional yeast to mashed avocado and mix.
  4. Spread on toast (I usually only use about half of the mixture and save the other part for breakfast the next day).
  5. Add toppings like sea salt, hot pepper flakes, and hemp seeds.
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29 thoughts on “Avocado Toast

  1. Yes indeed. I love avocado toast, especially when I have a lightly toasted whole wheat croissant on hand. Quite often, I smear a little homemade nut butter on the toast first, then top with avo and slices of a fresh heirloom tomato, seasoned simply with a little sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. One of my all-time favorite lunches! I’ll admit, we eat versions of avo toast here for breakfast and dinner too. As soon as our stores start getting local avocados, I expect to have a feast, and I’ll definitely try your toppings. Hadn’t thought of red pepper flakes or nutritional yeast. Thanks!

  2. I love avocado toast and miss it so much since finding out that I am allergic to avocado 🙁 Looks ah-mazing! Thanks so much for linking up and sharing!

  3. I love avocado, but never have it on toast. I wonder why not? I like your topping ideas, so I shall have to give it a go.

  4. Looove avocado toast, especially with balsamic roasted fruit like grapes or strawberries! Will have to try it with nutritional yeast and hemp hearts, just looking at your pictures is making me think #GetInMyBelly 🙂

  5. Simply delicious! I often find that I overlook posting my simple favorites because I think they are too simple. I love how avocado toast can go sweet or savory when paired with veggies or fruits. Another combo that is a little odd to some is avocado and peanut butter, one of my favs! Thank you for linking up with us for Meatless Monday!

    1. I totally agree! I always forget to post my basic favorites. I have been trying to remember because even though it’s a simple treat for me, it might not be for everyone. I’ll have to try the avocado and peanut butter I bet that is awesome!

  6. Avocado toast is the best! It’s also my 3 year old son’s favourite breakfast too 😀 he loves it with Vegemite (I don’t know if you’ve tried that…it’s an Aussie thing…I actually can’t stand it haha) but I love topping mine with sprouts, tomato, seeds etc 🙂
    By the way – your blog is looking sooo good Mary! Loving your photography <3

    1. Aw, that’s so much for noticing Kyra! I did a revamp of the site and am trying to pay more attention to my pictures.
      I think I tried Vegemite when I visited Australia a long time ago. I don’t think I liked it then but have been wanting to try it again since I feel like my tastes have changed since then. I’ll have to try to get my hands on some!

  7. I’m not sure I’ve ever had this! I’m such a guacamole lover that I tend to reserve my avocados solely for that. But this sounds really good! I like the sound of this breakfast =)

  8. It’s such a pleasure to read and share your healthy and delectable Avocado Toast recipe. Thank you for partying with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I’m pinning and sharing this!

  9. These photos of your Avocado Toast looks good enough to eat so I was immediately attracted to your healthy and delectable dish. Who can resist this yummy combination? Thank you for sharing it with us at the Plant-based Potluck Party. I’m pinning and sharing.

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