Nori & Sesame Avocado Toast

June  5, 2018
4 Ratings
Photo by James Ransom
  • Prep time 5 minutes
  • Serves 2, in theory; in practice, 1
Author Notes

Before it broke the internet, avocado toast was the one thing my big brother Kevin made for us all the time. This was in the late '90s, before he moved to California and restaurants would, years later, use it as a crutch on their menus like beet salad with goat cheese. I remember the way an avocado half would make me full; even fuller when I'd smash roasted seaweed snack, sesame oil, and salt into it with a fork. Flecked onto a slice of white plastic bread, it was the most delicious way to satisfy those after-school hunger pangs. —Eric Kim

Test Kitchen Notes

Featured in: My Nori Avocado Toast Can Move Mountains. —The Editors

What You'll Need
  • 2 slices sourdough bread, toasted
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 pack roasted seaweed snack, crushed by hand
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Black sesame seeds, for garnish, very optional
  1. While the bread is toasting, mash the avocado with the roasted seaweed snack and sesame oil in a small bowl or mug. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Spread the nori-flecked avocado "butter" onto the warm toast, garnish with the black sesame seeds, and eat over the sink.

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Eric Kim was the Table for One columnist at Food52. He is currently working on his first cookbook, KOREAN AMERICAN, to be published by Clarkson Potter in 2022. His favorite writers are William Faulkner, John Steinbeck, and Ernest Hemingway, but his hero is Nigella Lawson. You can find his bylines at The New York Times, where he works now as a writer. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @ericjoonho.

8 Reviews

Frankie September 7, 2018
You did it again with another favourite recipe! I am now sending packages of salted nori to my 15 year old son during his exchange year in Germany. He prepared this for host family and now they are making it!

It’s so simple and easy to make and you should seriously look at doing cooking videos for aspiring chefs & novices.
Theresa H. July 20, 2018
Love this especially the "eat over the sink" part :)
Catherine R. July 9, 2018
My Mom used to make me avocado toast when I was a kid too...neither of us ever expected that it would blow up to be the brunch icon it is now. I never thought to put sesame oil and nori on it though, will have to try this at home with some red pepper chili flakes too! ...and maybe a fried egg to go with it. Yum!
johnbegood June 7, 2018
Ttrockwood June 5, 2018
Finally an accurate portion size with a recipe! :))
Eric K. June 17, 2018
At least I'd like to think it is! (I can eat 4 in one sitting.)
FrugalCat June 5, 2018
I am addicted to those seaweed snacks.
Eric K. June 17, 2018
The first step is admitting it, right?