Have you seen Avocado Toast popping up on restaurant menus? It’s no surprise that people love eating Avocado Toast. Avocados are a nutritious fruit, providing nearly 20 vitamins and minerals. Eat is solid or smash it for a creamy texture. Avocados’ versatility makes them an ideal recipe ingredient. This healthy food is delicious for both kids and adults, including as a first food for infants.
Many restaurants charge $10-$15 for Avocado Toast. However, there’s no need to pay a ton of money. This is a very easy dish to make at home. The basic ingredients are avocado and toast. The magic comes when you jazz it up with spices, oils, and other fresh ingredients.
The infographic below provides inspiration for some non-traditional recipes. It also provides tips to determine the ripeness of avocados, as well as how to cut them. Check out the information located below the infographic to read more details about each recipe. Don’t feel bound by these 10 recipes, though. The beauty is in the versatility of the dish. Use ingredients you already have at home to create new versions.
10 Avocado Toast Recipes to Try
1. Eggs Benedict
For a hip take on a traditional American brunch, make Eggs Benedict avocado toast. Toppings call for Canadian bacon (or your favorite kind), poached egg, and hollandaise sauce. Make it even more authentic by using toasted English muffins for the base.
If you’ve never poached an egg before, don’t worry. It’s actually pretty easy! Start with a pot of water. About two to three inches should do the trick. Add a splash of lemon juice or vinegar to boost the acidity; this will help the eggs stay intact. Heat the water to a rolling boil, then bring it back down to a simmer. Add the eggs with a metal measuring cup or ladle. After five minutes, scoop them out and serve.
2. Goat Cheese + Chives
If you love the creaminess of avocado, you’ll adore the richness of goat cheese. To combine the two, add chunks of goat cheese to avocado toast. You can also swirl softened goat cheese with mashed avocado for a mouthwatering marbled effect. Complement the dish with a pinch of chives. The best part? Goat cheese is more tolerable than most cheese for people with lactose intolerance. Plus, it is still jam-packed with calcium.
3. Tomato + Mozzarella + Basil
Fans of classic Italian food will adore this refreshing combination. To make it, simply add tomato slices and fresh mozzarella to avocado toast. Small cherry tomatoes work best. Top it off with fresh basil and a drizzle of olive oil. Enhance the Italian vibe by using thin slices of ciabatta bread for the toast.
4. Goat Cheese + Pomegranate Seeds
Goat cheese is an amazing complement for sweet flavors. On avocado toast, its rich, tangy taste can really take things up a notch. It can be added in chunks or swirled into mashed avocado (brie would also work amazingly here). Finish it off with a handful of vibrant pomegranate seeds; your taste buds will love it.
5. Salsa + Corn + Cheese
Turn your love for Mexican food into a fancy avocado toast. Start with a layer of your favorite salsa – any kind will do. You can even use mango or peach salsa for a fun summer twist. Add a spoonful of corn followed by a layer of grated cheese. Cheddar works best, but use what you love or have on hand. If you would like, add a dash of taco seasoning and lime juice. The result is one big tasty nacho.
6. Quail Eggs + Tomato + Parsley + Sunflower Seeds
Nothing says “gourmet” quite like quail eggs. These delicate and delicious eggs are a little more difficult to source, but will be worth it for the taste. Of course, if sourcing quail eggs is too tricky or bothersome, regular hen eggs will work just fine here. Eggs and tomato pair perfectly in many breakfast combinations, but the magic here is in the texture of the sunflower seeds and the sharp freshness of the flat-leaf parsley (fresh, not dried!). If you don’t have access to quail eggs, try regular chicken eggs instead.
7. Cream Cheese + Manzanilla Olives + Tomato + Herbs
This combination will give avocado toast a delicious Mediterranean spin. Marinated olives and tomatoes are a must, especially if you want to bulk it up. For easy serving, chop up olives, into small cubes. For added flavor, finish it off with oregano, dill, or mint. Toasted pita bread or flat bread can be used as the base.
8. Blueberries + Spinach + Lime + Sea Salt
If you’re looking to get the best nutritional bang for your buck in an avocado toast combination, look no further than this. Blueberries. Spinach. Avocado. Need we say more? The added bonus is that this vitamin-packed combo tastes great. The acidity of the lime juice will cut through and complement the creamy avocado, while the spinach and blueberries will provide texture and added flavor. Yum!
9. Mango + Red Cabbage + Lemon
Mango and lemon can add a summery touch to any meal, and avocado toast is no exception. This idea calls for mango slices, chopped red cabbage and fresh lemon (plus the zest, if you’re feeling particularly, well, zesty). Complementary spices include ground black pepper, basil, and cilantro. You can also prepare a mango relish ahead of time. It is a deliciously easy way to up your daily fruit intake, and the colors are spectacular!
10. Crab Meat + Corn + Chipotle Powder
Inspired by the notes of Caribbean cuisine, this arrangement is full of personality. Imitation crab meat is perfectly fine if you don’t have access to fresh crab. It’s easy to find and budget-friendly. To make this version, mix chunks of crab meat with corn and chipotle powder. Cayenne pepper, mint, and cilantro are also excellent choices.