Avocado Toast

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Author Notes: This is the best food, ever. I like to use thick slices of bread and smash on a fat layer of avocado, so you get contrast between the crunch of toast, the soft innards of the bread, and the creamy avocado. Flaky salt is key; express yourself with extra toppings.Marian Bull

Serves 1

  • 1 slice of good bread (your choice: whole wheat, sourdough, and rye are all A+ options)
  • 1/3 to 1/2 ripe avocado
  • Flaky salt
  • Drizzle of olive oil (optional)
  • Black pepper, red pepper flakes. paprika, or ground cumin (optional)
  1. Toast your bread on both sides. Smash on avocado with a fork. Top with flaky salt -- don't be stingy -- and any other toppings that fit your fancy.
  2. Repeat as necessary.
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3 months ago Assonta Wagner

My new favorite afternoon meal...I add roasted chicken slices to it. It's just so decadent.

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3 months ago Stephanie Susnjara

A favorite rendition: multi-grain bread topped with avocado mash, a sprinkling of salty cotija cheese and a big splash of tomatillo salsa.

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4 months ago Shortrib

In Durban, South Africa, the busiest stall at a local craft fair was pumping out thick slices of fresh bread topped with a schmeared avocado half. SaIt, pepper & chili sauce on the side table. The start of a new addiction! ALWAYS stand in line for the busy stalls!

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11 months ago Penny Cuff McNulty

For anyone thinking avo on toast is trendy; not true. My family has grown avocados for three generations and have been eating this throughout. Best if you can get a Fuerte avocado, though they are hard to come by these days.

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about 1 year ago kschurms

I top with truffle salt and cracked pepper. That is all.

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about 1 year ago Christina

One of my favorite breakfasts. I like to sprinkle nutritional yeast on top.

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about 1 year ago evelyn

I add a little onion powder. Wonderful staple, no work.

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about 1 year ago rebecca

Simple perfection

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about 1 year ago Plexia

I add honey for breakfast. Freakin delish!

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about 1 year ago Laura

Summertime...fresh tomato from the garden...a nice, thick slice atop good bread + creamy avocado & fresh cracked salt & pepper...*HEAVEN*!!!

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over 1 year ago Magdalene Ong

I love toast with vegemite and avocado! The savouriness of the vegemite + cool creamy avocado on warm crunchy toast is AMAZING

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over 1 year ago carswell

When I feel like the avocado isn't decadent enough on its own I add some crispy bacon slices.

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over 1 year ago Marian Bull

Nice!

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over 1 year ago lindapindakaas

The best combination for this that I've come up with up to date is avocado toast + roast red pepper & eggplant spread + smoked cheese, and then put in the microwave for half a minute or so for the cheese to melt... so amazing.

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over 1 year ago Karena Dixon

One of my favorite things to eat for breakfast. If I'm feeling extra healthy, I top it with pea sprouts and a little lemon juice.

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over 1 year ago Rebecca

freakin delicious and filling and this makes me soooo happy....

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over 1 year ago luvcookbooks

Meg is a trusted home cook.

We make this all the time from a Deborah Madison recipe (more of a suggestion than a recipe). It's a sandwich with smashed avocado, cilantro, lime, salt and pepper, if I remember correctly. Now it's just an automatic Saturday lunch, or pack an avocado, sliced lime, salt and pepper and bread packed lunch. The Container Store sells tiny salt and pepper containers.

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over 1 year ago Colleen Phelan

My idea of heaven is when you add some hot sauce like cholula or tapatio on top. MMMMMM.

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over 1 year ago Alex

Simple and absolutely delicious! I could eat this for every meal of the day.

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over 1 year ago Stacie Standifer

It's even better with a little light spread of Veganaise on the toasted bread under the avocado!

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over 1 year ago Robert Sharman

Here in Chile avocado on toast is a staple of most mid afternoon snacks or when people have you over for tea, there's so many variations you can make, virtually to satisfy anyone's taste, well except for those who don't like avocados :D

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over 1 year ago Marian Bull

I need to go to Chile.

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over 1 year ago Oscar Barrera Marengo

Amen