Avocado Toast Recipe 5 Ways

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You know when something gets so popular that it even gets made fun of? Lattes, grandmas TikToking, robotic vacuums, etc. But now add avocado toast to that list.

When did it become a thing? Australia claims to be its birthplace, as the first menu that listed this magical dish was 1993 by the Sydney chef Bill Granger. Next, in a 1999 column for The Guardian newspaper, the British chef Nigel Slater wrote about a smashed avocado on toast recipe.

But it wasn’t until the celebrity Gwyneth Paltrow listed the recipe in her 2013 cookbook It’s All Good did it truly take off. Refreshingly, she admitted that “it’s not even a recipe” because of how simple and delicious it is. (She just used Vegenaise, avocado and sea salt.)

If you haven’t tried avocado toast yet, what are you waiting for? If you have and maybe are even a little bored by it, time to try these five variations on the avocado toast theme. You won’t be sorry!

3 Critical Ingredients

No. 1, of course, is the nutrition-packed avocado. This fruit (yep, it’s not a veggie) is one of the world’s healthiest superfoods and fits into almost every diet plan, including low-carb, Paleo and gluten-free while being an absolute star ingredient for vegans, vegetarians and keto dieters.

In addition to being naturally delicious and easy to enjoy, avocados also contain a hearty dose of important nutrients, such as fiber, healthy fats, potassium and vitamin K. There are also several avocado benefits, with research suggesting that avocados could help enhance heart health, boost weight loss and keep your digestive tract running smoothly.

One raw, California avocado without the skin and seed contains approximately 227 calories, 12 grams of carbs, 3 grams of protein, 21 grams of fats and 9 grams of fiber.

Next is that toast, as you want to have a slice of hearty bread to really enjoy this avocado toast recipe. Sourdough, whole wheat or a gluten-free bread is most recommended. Because it’s fermented, sourdough bread is easier to digest, plus it provides you with more absorbable nutrients

The third most important ingredient is sea salt, which offers just the right saltiness to the avocado toast. Rather than use heavily processed table salt that’s stripped of all of its natural nutrients, go with mineral-rich varieties like sea salt, such as pink Himalayan salt. You can even try Maldon flaky sea salt — a specialty salt that’s crystallized to give a nice crunch on dishes like avocado toast — or black salt, which features prominently in vegan dishes.

Avocado toast ingredients

How to Make Avocado Toast 5 Ways

First, toast bread until golden and crisp. Some prefer it softer, but if it’s too soft, it won’t hold the weight of that mighty avocado.

Next cut the avocado in half and remove the pit.  With a spoon, scoop out the flesh and place in a small bowl. Mash the avocado with a fork until it’s smooth. Add in ⅛ teaspoon of salt.

Spread avocado on top of the slice of toast. Enjoy in its classic form, or choose to make any of the variations listed below.

Variations

  1. The Classic: Smashed avocado with flaky sea salt
  2. The Spicy: Avocado, turkey bacon, and fried egg with hot sauce
  3. The Lox: Avocado, cream cheese (vegan or regular), smoked salmon, red onion, Everything But the Bagel Seasoning
  4. The Veg: Avocado, radish, “Jammy” soft-boiled egg (or hard boiled egg), Maldon flaky sea salt
  5. The Caprese: Avocado, whipped feta* (regular, goat or vegan), tomato, basil, optional balsamic vinegar

* To make the whipped feta: Place 8 ounces of feta into a food processor. Add in 3 tablespoons olive oil and process until smooth and creamy.

Avocado toast variations

Having friends or family over for brunch? Wow them all and make all five variations.

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Avocado toast recipe

Avocado Toast 5 Ways


  • Author: Holly Darnell, RD
  • Total Time: 10 min
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

If you haven’t tried avocado toast yet, what are you waiting for? If you have and maybe are even a little bored by it, time to try these five variations on the avocado toast theme. You won’t be sorry!


Ingredients

Scale

The Classic

  • 1 slice hearty bread (sourdough, gluten-free or whole wheat is recommended)
  • ½ ripe avocado
  • ⅛ teaspoon sea salt

The Spicy

  • classic ingredients (above)
  • 12 slices of turkey bacon
  • hot sauce
  • one fried egg

The Lox

  • classic ingredients (above)
  • cream cheese (goat, regular or vegan)
  • smoked salmon (wild)
  • ¼ red onion, thinly sliced
  • Everything But the Bagel Seasoning

The Veg

  • classic ingredients (above)
  • radish, thinly sliced
  • “Jammy” soft-boiled egg (or hard-boiled egg)
  • Maldon flaky sea salt

The Caprese

  • classic ingredients (above)
  • whipped feta (goat, regular or vegan)
  • ¼ tomato, sliced
  • several leaves fresh basil
  • optional balsamic vinegar

Instructions

  1. Toast bread until golden and crisp.
  2. Cut the avocado in half and remove the pit.  With a spoon, scoop out the flesh and place in a small bowl. Mash the avocado with a fork until it’s smooth. Add in ⅛ teaspoon of salt.
  3. Spread avocado on top of the slice of toast. Enjoy in its classic form, or choose to make any of the variations — or all of them!
  4. For “The Spicy,” use a griddle to fry one egg and 1–2 slices of turkey bacon. Add on top of avocado toast, then drizzle some hot sauce on top.
  5. For “The Lox,” spread cream cheese on top of the avocado, followed by smoked salmon, sliced red onion and the bagel seasoning.
  6. For “The Veg,” first make the soft-boiled or hard-boiled egg. Add sliced radish, sliced egg and Maldon flaky sea salt on top.
  7. For “The Caprese,” first make the whipped feta. Place the feta into a food processor. Add in 3 Tablespoons olive oil and process until smooth and creamy. Spread the whipped feta over the avocado, followed by sliced tomato, fresh basil and drizzle some balsamic vinegar on top.
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Category: Breakfasts, Lunches
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 339
  • Sugar: 4.6g
  • Sodium: 656
  • Fat: 16.9g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.7g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 13g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 41g
  • Fiber: 9.4g
  • Protein: 9.2g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

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