Avocado Toast

By • February 17, 2014 • 47 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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9 days 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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2 months ago kschurms

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

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3 months ago Christina

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

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3 months ago evelyn

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

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3 months ago rebecca

Simple perfection

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5 months ago Plexia

I add honey for breakfast. Freakin delish!

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5 months 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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6 months 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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6 months 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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6 months ago Marian Bull

Marian is Food52's Associate Editor.

Nice!

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6 months 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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6 months 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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6 months ago Rebecca

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

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6 months 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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6 months 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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7 months ago Alex

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

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7 months 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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7 months 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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7 months ago Marian Bull

Marian is Food52's Associate Editor.

I need to go to Chile.

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7 months ago Oscar Barrera Marengo

Amen

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7 months 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!!

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7 months ago Lisa D

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

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7 months ago Robert

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

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7 months 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!

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7 months ago Marian Bull

Marian is Food52's Associate Editor.

I have to try this!

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7 months ago Ann

YUM! and pretty as well!

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7 months ago Kate

Add lemon!

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7 months ago Prklypr

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