Avocado toast is the two-ingredient breakfast (and lunch) that’s taken over the world. We’ve been seeing avocado toast pop up on breakfast and brunch menus in cafes everywhere for years, and swarming Instagram like burgers and American BBQ once did.
Read on for avocado on toast recipes and top tips about how to make your avocado on toast as brilliant as possible.
- Use hass or other ripe avocados on your choice of rye bread and more
We love avo toast so much that we’ve found five new ways to make it even fancier. These super simple recipes are perfect for a quick and easy breakfast or midmorning snack.
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)
Avocado toast recipes
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.
The olive team's favourite avocado on toast ideas to make at home
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fried egg and guacamole on toast
Blend chopped red onion, a handful coriander, seeded and chopped red chilli, avocado and a squeeze lime. Spread over wholewheat toast, and top with a runny poached or fried egg . Scatter with more coriander to serve.
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.
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.
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 avocado, sea salt flakes and black pepper.
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.
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.
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:
Love toast toppers? Try five more exciting ideas by clicking on the image below:
...And if you want to eat more avocado,here are some more inspirational recipes for this amazing and versatile giant berry: