Easy avocado on toast recipes
The best avocado recipes always involve toast. Take yours to the next level with our unique twists, from Moroccan spices to posh crab toasts or crumpet style
Check out these super simple avocado on toast recipes. We've come up with five quick and easy avocado on toast recipes including marmite on toast and Californian avocado toast. Read on for avocado on toast recipes and top tips about how to make your avocado on toast as brilliant as possible. Then, try our avocado recipes and healthy breakfast ideas.
First up, Watch our 20-second video for the easiest way to stone an avocado...
Best avocado on toast recipes
Crumpet avocado toast melt
Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a pan, then cook 1 tbsp ’nduja or finely chopped cooking chorizo until it melts into the oil. Stir in 1 tbsp sherry vinegar and 6 diced cherry tomatoes. Toast 2 Warburtons giant crumpets (or try our cheesy crumpets here), then add a slice of emmental to each and grill until melted. Add ½ a mashed avocado, then drizzle with ½ the ’nduja or chorizo mixture. Add a poached egg, then spoon over more of the mixture and some chopped parsley. Repeat with the other crumpet.
Moroccan avocado toast
Drain a small can of chickpeas, then put ½ in a pan with 2 tbsp olive oil, 1 crushed clove of garlic, a splash of water and cook until warmed through. Season and squish to a rough paste, then mix in the rest of the chickpeas and 2 tbsp natural yogurt. Take 2 slices of ciabatta and brush with vegetable oil mixed with ½ tsp paprika. Bake until crisp, then spoon over the chickpeas. Top with ½ a sliced avocado, quarters of small soft-boiled eggs and more paprika.
Avocado marmite dippers
Toast 2 pieces of seeded wholemeal toast, then spread liberally with butter and marmite. Mash ½ an avocado with sea salt and divide between the slices of toast. Cut into fingers and serve with soft-boiled eggs for dipping. Do you love marmite? Try our marmite recipes here.
California avocado toast
Peel a carrot into ribbons and put in a bowl with a ¼ finely sliced red onion. Mix 1 tbsp white wine vinegar and 1 tbsp caster sugar and stir until the sugar dissolves. Add to the carrot/onion mixture and toss, then leave for 10 minutes. Mix 2 tbsp crème fraîche with ½ crushed clove of garlic, season and spread over 2 pieces of toasted sourdough. Layer over 1 thinly sliced avocado, some drained carrot and onion and a sprinkling of zaʼatar.
Spicy crab and avocado toast slice
Toast 2 thick slices of farmhouse white loaf. Mix 50g white crab meat with the juice of ½ a lime, ½ a chopped red chilli, a handful of coriander and some seasoning. Mash ½ an avocado with more lime juice and some salt. Spread on the slices of toast then top with the crab mix. If you have any leftover crab, make one of our favourite crab recipes.
How to make your avocado on toast even better
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.
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 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.
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.
Choose which 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.
Make sure you stone the avocado properly (watch our video here)
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. More low-calorie breakfast ideas here.
This delicious healthy breakfast, lunch or snack couldn’t be easier to put together. Ripe tomatoes, avocado and salad leaves on toast are a great vegetarian combination.
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.
Avocado and prawn cocktail toasts
It's your classic prawn cocktail with a twist. Pass them around your Christmas do and watch as everyone tucks in with glee.
Watch our video to learn how to make this super brunch recipe:
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