Avocado Toast

By • February 17, 2014 • 40 Comments

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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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20 days ago Magdalene Ong

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


24 days ago carswell

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


19 days ago Marian Bull

Marian is an editor at Food52.



27 days 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.


about 1 month 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.


about 1 month ago Rebecca

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


about 1 month 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.


about 1 month ago Colleen Phelan

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


about 1 month ago Alex

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


about 1 month ago Stacie Standifer

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


about 1 month 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


about 1 month ago Marian Bull

Marian is an editor at Food52.

I need to go to Chile.


about 1 month ago Oscar Barrera Marengo



about 1 month ago Robert

Here in El Salvador, guacamole is made with avocado, hard boiled egg, and a little lemon juice. I have been known to just lather that chunky mixture on toast. All previous suggestions sound wonderfully tasty! Thanks!!


about 1 month ago Lisa D

For breakfast i cut a hardboiled egg in half,remove the yolk and spoon in avocado. It's the best!!


about 1 month ago Robert

I think I would flip that! Take out the avocado seed and replace it with a hard boiled egg


about 1 month ago Bri

Robert! I was just in El Salvador and I was served the typical guacamole. At first when I noticed the hard boiled eggs I was shocked. But it was delicious!


about 1 month ago Marian Bull

Marian is an editor at Food52.

I have to try this!


about 1 month ago Ann

YUM! and pretty as well!


about 1 month ago Kate

Add lemon!


about 1 month ago Prklypr

completely addicted to this. Just polished off an entire avocado this way...fleur de sel a must


about 1 month ago Dana Krals

How funny to see this here! I eat this all the time. Truffle salt is good on top too...


about 1 month ago Nick Gidjunis

YES...truffle salt is fantastic with this...even better with a hard boiled egg mashed along with the avocado


about 1 month ago love2cook

This is one of my favorites for lunch--a whole avocado smashed with the juice of a lime but no olive oil and definitely the salt on top--especially during this unending winter it makes me think of summer!


about 1 month ago Sipa

I make this all the time but after toasting I rub the bread well with a large raw garlic clove and then drizzle a full-flavored olive oil over the top before sprinkling with my favorite French fleur de sel. My husband had never tasted avocado before we married and now it's a favorite of his too.


about 1 month ago Jennifer Skytt

This is a favorite of mine! I add thinly slice french breakfast radishes. Yum!


about 1 month ago Wilma Diaz-Cruz

This simple, yet delicious and so satisfying. I do add a fried egg (a bit of coconut oil to fry) on top. A drizzle of olive oil...Heaven!!!


about 1 month ago je mange

Really is one of the best and simplest meals ever. I had avocado toast for breakfast today! I just can't wait till summer when I can add a homegrown tomato with a bit of sea salt to the mix.


about 1 month ago Ham

Being a Californian, I feel a burning obligation to comment on our most beloved berry. I would highly recommend a squeeze of fresh lemon at the end and (mostly because, when is it ever a bad choice?) the addition of a single fried egg. The optional spices are also, I think, best considered mandatory. Enjoy :)


about 1 month ago AlohaHoya

Lime juice fits the avos we grow here in Hawaii. Great paired with a banana!!!!