Have you tried Avocado Toast, yet? Once you give it a try, you’ll see why it’s such a popular dish! It’s easy to make but there are interesting variations on the recipe. It’s is not just a quick home meal, anymore. Restaurants and cafes are serving it, too!

What is Avocado Toast?

Avocado toast is a delicious and healthy breakfast, lunch or snack that has become very popular in recent years. It’s made by mashing ripe avocados onto slices of toast and seasoning them with salt, pepper, and other toppings of your choice. The creaminess of the avocado and the crunchiness of the toast create a perfect combination of textures, and you can add different toppings to make it even more flavorful. Avocado toast is a great way to start your day, for a light lunch or to have as a quick and easy snack.

How to Make Avocado Toast Even Better

Avocado toast traditionally was made with mashed avocados and spread on the toast. Another option is to slice the avocado and place on the toast. Make your Avocado Toast extra tasty with additional toppings. Here are some delicious toppings to mix and match on your avocado toast: There are so many ways to eat Avocado Toast! What is your favorite way to eat Avocado Toast?

  • Sliced or diced tomatoes
  • Sliced or diced cucumber
  • Sautéed mushrooms
  • Roasted cherry tomatoes
  • Roasted peppers
  • Chopped sundried tomatoes
  • Sliced radishes
  • Sprouts
  • Vegan butter or Vegan Millet butter (spread on toast before avocado is placed)
  • Everything bagel seasoning
  • Hot sauce or chili flakes
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Nutritional yeast or Vegan Parmesan
  • Balsamic glaze or drizzle
  • Add a bit of fresh herbs, such as cilantro, parsley, or basil
  • Add grilled or roasted vegetables, such as zucchini or squash
  • Hummus
  • Tahini drizzled on top
  • Vegan cheese like Vegan Feta
  • Sliced red onion
  • Tofu Scramble with Veggies (Great way to have left overs)
  • Vegan bacon
  • Pickled onions or jalapeños
  • Sauerkraut
  • Vegan Carrot Lox
  • Lettuce, kale or arugula
  • Marinated Beets
  • Mashed sweet potatoes
  • Chopped nuts or sliced almonds
  • Pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, hemp seeds, sesame seeds sprinkled over adds a little extra protein.
  • Toasted Pumpkin Seeds or other toasted seeds

There are so many choices for toppings! Choose the toppings that you think you’ll like best and dietary preferences, and enjoy your delicious vegan avocado toast!

Tips

Here are some additional tips for making avocado toast:

  1. Use good quality bread: A hearty, whole grain bread works well for avocado toast. Avoid bread that is too soft or thin as it may become soggy or not hold up the toppings well.
  2. Choose ripe avocados: The key to making great avocado toast is to use ripe avocados that are soft to the touch. If the avocados are too hard, they will be difficult to mash and won’t spread easily on the bread.
  3. Customize your toppings: Avocado toast is versatile and can be customized to your liking. Experiment with different toppings such as sliced tomatoes, sprouts, hummus, or crumbled feta cheese, or a scrambled tofu.
  4. Use lemon juice: Squeeze a bit of fresh lemon juice over the mashed avocado to add brightness and prevent the avocado from browning too quickly.
  5. Add a pinch of salt and pepper: Avocado can be bland on its own, so be sure to season it with a pinch of salt and pepper to enhance the flavor.
  6. Toast the bread: Toasting the bread adds a nice crunch and texture to the toast. If you prefer a softer texture, skip toasting the bread.
  7. Mash the avocado: Mash the avocado with a fork or a potato masher until it’s smooth but still has some texture. This will help it spread easily on the bread.
  8. Don’t be afraid to get creative: Avocado toast is a canvas for your creativity, so don’t be afraid to experiment with different ingredients and flavor combinations.

Serving Suggestions:

  • Avocado toast can be served as a standalone breakfast or snack, or it can be paired with other dishes to make a more complete meal. Here are some ideas for what to serve with avocado toast:
  • Fresh fruit: Serve your avocado toast with a side of fresh fruit, such as berries, sliced melon, or a fruit salad. This adds some natural sweetness and a variety of nutrients to your meal.
  • Salad: A simple side salad is a great complement to avocado toast. Choose a mix of greens and add your favorite vegetables, such as cucumber, tomato, and bell pepper. You can also top the salad with some nuts or seeds for extra crunch.
  • Smoothie: Pair your avocado toast with a nutrient-packed smoothie for a filling and healthy meal. Blend together your favorite fruits and vegetables, such as spinach, banana, and almond milk, for a delicious and refreshing drink.
  • Soup: A warm bowl of soup is a comforting and satisfying addition to avocado toast. Try a vegetable soup or a bean-based soup for a protein boost.
  • Breakfast potatoes: Add some roasted or sautéed breakfast potatoes to your meal for some extra carbohydrates and texture.
  • Tofu Scramble with Veggies: Paired with avocado toast it makes an ideal breakfast or lunch. Add tofu scramble for a protein rich meal that is full of flavor.
  • Vegan sausages: Serve your avocado toast with some vegan sausages or tofu scramble for a complete vegan breakfast.

Choose the options that best suit your taste and dietary preferences.

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How to Make Avocado Toast

Avocado toast is a simple and delicious breakfast or snack that has become a popular food trend in recent years. It's a quick and easy vegan recipe. This recipe involves mashing or slicing ripe avocados onto slices of toast and seasoning them with salt, pepper, and other toppings of your choice.
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Avocado Toast with basil leaf garnish

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 2 slices of bread
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Toppings (optional) – See options in recipe post

Instructions

  • Cut the avocado in half and remove the pit.
  • Scoop out the avocado into a bowl and mash with a fork. Or if you prefer, the other option is cut the avocado into slices.
  • Toast the bread to your desired level of crispiness.
  • Place the slices or spread the mashed avocado onto the toast.
  • Sprinkle salt and pepper on top of the avocado.

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