If you haven't tried avocado on toast, then you are missing out. A quick and simple nutritious breakfast and our Smashed Avocado on Toast 5 Ways will show you five delicious topping ideas that are for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
A thick slice of toasted bread, spread with perfectly seasoned smashed up avocado and then topped with a whole selection of amazing toppings. Sweet, salty, spicy, we have it all. Avocado on toast isn't just for hipsters - it should be your go-to option for a quick and nutritious meal.
Why you will love them
- Quick and easy - All of these recipes take less than 10 minutes to make.
- A great breakfast or lunch option - You can eat this at any time of day, or even as a snack!
- So many ways to enjoy avocado on toast - Why have just avocado on toast, when you can load it with toppings. We have given you 5 different ways to change it up.
How to pick the perfect avocado
The key is to pick a ripe but not over-ripe avocados. We like Hass avocados. Try to look for avocados that give a bit to a gentle squeeze. But you don't want one that it too soft, as it will be over ripe.
Don't worry if when you cut in to it there are some bruised or brown bits, as you can scoop those out and discard before smashing the rest up.
What bread to use
The bread is what holds everything together, so you want to choose the best quality possible. We love thick slices of sourdough, but some seeded bread or tiger loaf is good too. Basically, something thick and sturdy. This recipe is a great way to use your favourite bread.
Why not try our Air Fried Toast?
The smashed avocado really is the star of this easy to adapt recipe, so you want to get it right. Once you have chosen the perfect avocado, cut it open, scoop out the flesh and then smash it up in a bowl.
You could just leave it like this, but we 100% recommend seasoning it. A generous pinch of crushed sea salt and black pepper really brings the avocado to life, and we life a squeeze of lime juice too.
Avocado on toast toppings
Bacon and Fried Egg
Bacon and eggs is such a classic breakfast combo and it goes SO WELL on top of avocado toast. The slight hint of saltiness from the bacon mixed with the creaminess of the avocado just hits the stop. Then it gets even better with a crisp fried egg with a runny yolk.
Simply fry or grill the bacon until your liking and then fry the egg to however runny or cooked you like your egg. Pile the bacon and egg on top of your avocado toast.
You wouldn't usually think to add this Italian salad option onto avocado toast, but it just works. Slices of creamy mozzarella and sweet, juicy fresh tomatoes layered on top with a drizzle of balsamic glaze. It makes a lovely and light lunch option.
Halloumi and Honey
The combination of sweet and salty here is amazing. Grilled (or dry fried) slices of halloumi piled on top and then drizzled with a generous amount of honey. So. Good. The honey really brings out the saltiness of the halloumi, in the best possible way.
This might be one of my favourite topping options, as it is just so light and fresh, but full of flavour. Grill up some corn (or you can use leftover grilled corn from a BBQ) and use a knife to slice the corn off. Mix it with some halves of cherry tomato, feta (or Cotija if you want to keep it traditionally Mexican), lime juice and coriander and then pile it all on top.
Perfect Poached Egg
This has to be the classic avocado on toast topping, so we couldn't leave it out. So simple, but it is breakfast perfection. Check out our post with all our tips on How To Make The Perfect Poached Egg.
Frequently asked questions
As long as you use gluten free bread, make sure the toppings are gluten free and there is no cross contamination, then this can be gluten free.
The basic recipe is vegan and then the Mexican topping can be vegan if you use vegan feta alternative.
Avocado is full of healthy fats, and it is very nutritious. Load the toast with some vegetables and a protein packed egg and you have yourself a healthy and filling breakfast.
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Smashed Avocado on Toast 5 Ways
- 1 slice Sourdough bread
- 0.5 Avocado
- 0.5 Lime - juice only
- 1 pinch Sea salt and black pepper
- Toast the bread
- Smash the avocado in a bowl and add the lime juice, salt and pepper and stir.
- Spread on the toast
- Top with toppings of choice
- To store unused halves of avocado, wrap it tightly with plastic wrap and place in fridge - it will be good until the next day. Don't worry if it goes a little brown, as you can just scrape that bit off and you will be left with bright green avocado.
- If you don't like your avocado mashed up, or you just can't be bothered, you could slice it instead.
- Add a kick of heat to all of these with a sprinkle of red chilli flakes.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and is calculated using online tools. Information can vary depending on various factors, but we have endeavoured to be as accurate as possible.