I wish I lived in California solely for the purpose of being closer to the production of fresh avocados. Avocado toast made with fresh avocados is one of the easiest and tastiest breakfasts. I had my first avocado toast in NY at a place called The Kitchen Table. They make their toast with multi-grain, mashed avocados, sliced red onion, microgreens, red pepper flakes, and lemon juice. I could be forgetting an ingredient, but needless to say, it’s delicious and inspired me to make it at home.
The recipe below is my delicious and quick way of making avocado toast on a weekly basis.
We buy spicy hot honey from a local producer, but any spicy or regular honey is just as flavorful. I recently started adding pickled red onions which have additional health benefits, so I will add that as an option in the recipe as well. You can get as creative as you want and even add an egg!
Here are some additional ideas to get creative with your avocado toast:
- Classic Avocado Toast: Sliced avocado on toasted whole grain bread. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and a dash of red pepper flakes.
- Caprese Avocado Toast: Sliced avocado topped with cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and basil. Drizzle with balsamic glaze.
- Smoked Salmon Avocado Toast: Avocado slices on toast with smoked salmon. Add cream cheese, capers, and a sprinkle of dill.
- Sunny-Side-Up Egg Avocado Toast: Avocado slices on toast topped with a sunny-side-up egg. Season with salt, pepper, and optionally, red pepper flakes.
- Mexican-Inspired Avocado Toast: Mashed avocado on toast with diced tomatoes, cilantro, and a squeeze of lime. Optionally, add some crumbled queso fresco or feta.
- Spicy Avocado Toast: Avocado slices on toast with a drizzle of sriracha or hot sauce. Top with sliced radishes and cilantro.
- Greek Avocado Toast: Avocado slices on toast with diced cucumber, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese, and olives. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with oregano.
- Protein-Packed Avocado Toast: Spread hummus on toast, and top with avocado slices. Add a sprinkle of seeds like chia or sunflower seeds for extra crunch.
- Fruit and Nut Avocado Toast: Avocado slices on toast with sliced strawberries or pomegranate seeds. Sprinkle with chopped nuts like almonds or pistachios.
- 1 slice of sourdough bread, toasted as desired
- 1 /2 of an avocado, sliced, pit removed
- Fresh lemon
- Red pepper flakes
- Spicy hot or regular honey
- Kosher salt + fresh pepper
- Pickled red onion slices (optional, see recipe below)
- Toast sourdough or multi-grain bread as desired
- Mash avocado slices in a bowl or on a plate
- Sprinkle a small bit of kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.
- Squeeze juice from half of a lemon, less or more as desired.
- Spoon the avocado mash onto bread slice and spread evenly into a single layer
- Sprinkle red pepper flakes evenly across.
- Add optional pickled red onion slices.
- Drizzle honey in the desired amount.
Pickled Red Onions (prepped ahead of time):
Slice half a red onion into thin slices and place into a mason jar.
Add into the jar: 2-3 peeled garlic cloves, 1 tablespoon of whole peppercorns.
Bring 1 cup of distilled white vinegar to a simmer with 1 teaspoon of kosher salt.
Pour the vinegar mix into the jar over the red onion ingredients.
Let cool, then place in the fridge for 24 hours to pickle.
Can be used for up to 3 weeks.
*The nutrition information provided is a rough estimate that is calculated based on the measurements and ingredients suggested in the Ingredients List. Exact calories and measurements may vary.