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13 Best ever avocado on toast recipes

The best avocado recipes always involve toast. We've got 13 brilliant avocado on toast recipes and expert advice on how to make your avocado on toast the best it can be. And remember not to worry about the calories in avocado… it's all healthy fats!

Avocado + toast is the two-ingredient breakfast that’s taken oven the world. We’re seeing it pop up on breakfast and brunch menus in cafes everywhere, and swarming Instagram like burgers and American BBQ once did.

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Read on for top tips about how to make your avocado on toast as brilliant as possible, and for lots of great recipe ideas.

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How to make your avocado on toast even better

1. Make sure you use ripe avocados

We learnt this trick (to check the colour under the stem) from The Kitchn and it’s a great way to tell when an avocado is perfectly ripe. But you should be able to gently squeeze your thumb into the avocado and feel it give a little… then it’s bound to spread easily on toast.


2. Properly toast your bread

It might sound like an obvious statement, but toasting your bread properly makes for perfect avocado on toast. Rye bread often takes quite a while to toast, as it’s usually made with whole grain, so I generally put it down for two toast cycles. We love the Schneider Brot Volkornbrot Sliced Rye Bread as it lasts for ages and is really thin, so you don’t feel like you’ve had a carb overload. Plus it’s pre-sliced, so is much easier to make.

If you’re using sourdough, a slight char on the bread works really well. Heat a griddle pan, brush your sourdough with a little oil and char on both sides until marked.


3. Choose your toppings to work with the toast

If you’re mixing avocado with tomato, chilli and coriander, a strong tasting bread such as sourdough or rye works really well. If you’re topping it with smoked salmon, think seeded bagels. For bacon or chorizo, try wholemeal, walnut or even cornbread.


4. Choose what type of avocado

There are quite a few different types of avocado. Hass is the most popular and what you tend to get at the supermarket. They vary in size, length and colour, from a light green skin to a deep purple and black. They all work perfectly for avocado on toast, so look for ripeness rather than shape or size.

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5. Make sure you stone the avocado properly (watch our video here)

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RECIPES

1. Classic avocado on toast

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Classic avocado on toast

Smashed avocado on charred sourdough with sea salt. It’s a thing of pure joy. Great as breakfast, brunch or a snack. This has to be our favourite weekend breakfast. It literally takes five minutes to prepare, and is a super healthy way to start the day. Avocado is rich in heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids, vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin E, fibre and potassium; plus, some say eating avocado can lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

We put our mashed avocado on sourdough, but it would be equally good on rye bread. You could also add a little lemon juice, to prevent the avocado from browning.


2. Avocado on toast with smoked salmon

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Avocado on toast with smoked salmon

Smoked salmon works really well with avocado. And it works even better when you add a mint, chilli, lemon and tomato dressing. Snip over some chives and a crack of black pepper, and you’ve got yourself the breakfast of kings.


3. Avocado on toast with chorizo and pepperdew

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Avocado on toast with chorizo and pepperdew

Mash avocado with a pinch of smoked paprika and salt. Top with crisp fried chorizo bits and sliced sweet pepperdew peppers.


4. Sumac, feta and mint avocado toast

Mash ripe avocado over slices of toasted seeded bloomer. Crumble over some feta, tear over a few mint leaves, add a pinch sumac and a good drizzle of olive oil.


5. Cayenne pepper, cherry tomatoes and coriander avocado toast

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Cayenne pepper, cherry tomatoes and coriander avocado toast

Toss halved cherry tomatoes with olive oil, a handful chopped coriander, a pinch cayenne and a squeeze lemon juice. Mash avocado onto toasted rye or sourdough, and tip over the cherry tomatoes.


6. Fried egg and guacamole on toast

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Fried egg and guacamole on toast

Blend chopped red onion, a handful coriander, seeded and chopped red chilliavocado and a squeeze lime. Spread over wholewheat toast, and top with a runny poached or fried egg . Scatter with more coriander to serve.


7. Chorizo jam, red pepper salsa, fried egg and avocado on toast

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Chorizo jam, red pepper salsa, fried egg and avocado on toast

Buy chorizo jam (or make it using this recipe from Tredwells) for a salty, sweet, smoky, savoury hit that is so good, you’ll be eating it straight from the jar. Spread generously over toasted crusty white bread and add smashed avocado. Top with a salsa made from finely chopped roasted red pepper, chopped parsley and a drizzle of garlic oil. Finish with a fried egg and a pinch of paprika if you like.


8. Roast tomatoes and avocado on toast

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Roast tomatoes and avocado on toast

9. Burnt (ends) avocado toast

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Burnt (ends) avocado toast

Top toasted sourdough slices with smashed avocado, leftover burnt ends (or chilli con carne works just as well), a grating of cheddar, a dollop of natural yogurt and a drizzle of sriracha.


10. Hole in one avocado toast

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Hole in one avocado toast

Top toasted plain bagel slices with Emmental. Dry fry slices of smoked bacon and cherry tomatoes, and add to the toast with slices of avocadosea salt flakes and black pepper.


11. Smoke smashed avocado toast

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Smoke smashed avocado toast

Toast cheesy bread and rub with ½ clove garlic and drizzle with smoked rapeseed oil. Mash an avocado with a squeeze of lemon juice and smoked sea salt, add to the toast and splatter with sriracha.


12. Put-an-egg-on-it avocado toast

Top toasted seeded bagel halves with a drizzle of chilli oil, smashed avocado mixed with lime juice and salt, pan-fried smoked bacon, poached eggs, and lots of Tabasco.

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Put-an-egg-on-it avocado toast

13. Egg-in-a-hole with avocado

If you like avocado toast you’ll LOVE this egg-in-a-hole with avocado sandwich. It’s the ultimate brunch recipe and looks impressive, too.

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Egg-in-a-hole with avocado