Best Healthy Avocado Toast

August 23, 2021

The best avocado toast is made with crunchy toasted bread and smooth and creamy avocado with just a pinch or so of salt! The overall effect is satisfying, healthy, and super delicious!

When it comes to avocado recipes, easy avocado toast is definitely one of the most popular. After all, it’s simple, indulgent and the perfect combination for breakfast or any dinner!

And while this avocado toast recipe doesn’t include any fancy truffles, lobsters, or gold flakes, it more than makes up for them with its simplicity and crunchy creamy goodness.

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Taste Score: %93
Difficulty Easy
Servings 1 people
Preparation 3 mins
Cooking 2 mins
Total 5 mins

Tips

  • Avoid using over-ripe avocados for this avocado toast recipe. Instead, look for ripe avocados that are not mushy or stringy inside and yield just a little bit when gently squeezed.
  • If your avocado is brown or bruised in some places when you cut it open, don’t panic. Just scoop and discard those bits out and use the rest of the avocado as instructed.
  • It is necessary to buy good bread and toast it well for the best avocado toast. Sturdy, thick-sliced, whole grain bread works particularly well, but you can also use whole-wheat bread, white bread, or any other bread of your choice.
  • Do not try to mash slices of avocado on top of your toast. You’re likely to poke holes into the toast and ruin it. Instead, scoop the avocado flesh out and mash it in a separate bowl or on the side of the plate with a fork or spoon.
  • If you're mashing many avocados at once, use a potato masher or pastry cutter instead of a fork or spoon.
  • Don’t forget to add at least a pinch of salt for every avocado half you mash. It makes mashed avocado so much better.
  • For a gluten-free avocado toast, use the gluten-free bread of your choice.
  • Different types of bread take different times to toast in the toaster at the same heat settings. For example, brown bread needs less time than white bread due to its lower moisture content, while gluten-free bread needs more as it is thicker and denser than normal wheat-based bread. Keep this in mind when toasting your bread.
  • If you have a double-slotted toaster and struggle with one side ending up darker than the other when making toast for one, flip the toast front to back midway through the cycle to allow both sides to toast evenly.
  • To make toasted bread in the oven, heat your oven to 350°F and place the bread on the middle rack (either on a sheet pan or without). Toast for about 10 minutes, flipping the bread at the 5-minute mark for perfect golden brown toasts or longer for a darker toast.
  • You can also make toasted bread on the stove. To do this, add butter or oil to a heavy-bottomed pan over medium-high heat and toast the bread for a couple of minutes on each side until golden brown.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. The first step to making the best avocado toast is to get perfectly toasted bread. To do this, take a slice of whatever bread you're using (whether whole-grain or white) and toast in the toaster till both sides are nicely golden and firm.
  2. While your bread toasts, prepare your avocado spread. Take one half of an avocado and remove the pit before using a big spoon to scoop out the avocado flesh.
  3. Transfer all the avocado flesh into an appropriately sized bowl and mash with a spoon or fork till you reach your desired consistency.
  4. Add a pinch (about ⅛ teaspoon) of salt to this mashed avocado. Taste test and add more as per your preference.
  5. Spread this seasoned creamy avocado on top of your toast, going as thin or as thick as you like, and finish up with a sprinkle of flaky sea salt if available. Enjoy immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Avocado Toast
Serves 1
Amount Per Serving
Calories237
% Daily Value*
Protein 6.1 g12.2%
Total Fat 15.8 g20.3%
Sodium 413.4 mg18%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

What Is Avocado Toast?

Avocado toast is a popular type of open sandwich that consists of mashed avocado and salt on top of a slice of perfectly toasted bread. Other ingredients like olive oil, hummus, red pepper flakes, feta, dukkah, black pepper, citrus juice, and tomato are also added frequently to enhance flavor and texture.

The dish took the internet by storm and became increasingly popular in 2010, but avocado toast has been around since the early 1990s, with its first recorded sighting on a menu thought to have been when Sydney chef Bill Granger started serving it at his cafe in 1993.

Is Avocado Toast Healthy?

Avocado toast is the most delicious and healthy breakfast or brunch you can have since avocados contain a lot of healthy monounsaturated fatty acids and are rich in vitamins, folic acid, and fiber.

Combined with a nutrient-rich bread like whole-grain and topped with protein-rich toppings like chicken, egg, beef strips, or bacon makes avocado toast balanced and undeniably healthy as long as consumed in moderation.

What to Put on Avocado Toast?

Avocado toast is a particularly versatile dish, and there are many ways to dress it up. Some popular avocado toast toppings are fresh leafy herbs, pesto, spicy cilantro sauce, chimichurri, quick-pickled onions, radishes, jalapeños, hot sauce, sliced cherry tomatoes, green onions, balsamic vinegar or glaze, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, and flaky salt.

Other avocado toast ideas include avocado toast with poached eggs or fried eggs on top for extra protein and avocado toast with cheeses like Colby Jack cheese, goat cheese, and cream cheese.

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What to Serve with Avocado Toast?

This avocado toast recipe makes a filling enough breakfast on its own, but you might want to pair it up with something else if making it for dinner. Serve your avocado toast with smoked salmon, arugula, soft-boiled eggs, diced fruit, crunchy bacon, cucumber salad, chicken, and steak.

You can also enjoy avocado toast with green tea, lemonade, margarita, wheat beer, or wines like Sauvignon Blanc, Dry Riesling, Pinot Noir, or Rosé.

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