Making avocado toast is so simple, I was almost unsure if I should even include this as a recipe, especially if some of you are going to forego owning a home to eat it. For anti-early birds like me, this is one of the quickest breakfasts you can make, besides maybe, a granola bar or a pop tart, AND, it’s healthy!
While it may be considered simple, there are so many ways to dress it up. I’ve included four of my personal favorite flavor combos, but feel free to go wild and choose some of your favorite ingredients to make it your own.
All of these combinations will start with halving, pitting, and slicing the avocado. You can slice your avocado with a knife, or with one of these handy avocado slicing tools. Next, scoop the avocado into a bowl and mash it with a fork until it is the consistency that you desire. I like mine smooth, but just a little bit chunky. Then, toast the bread of your choosing.
1. My Daily Bread
While the toasted bread is still warm, spread with goat cheese. (The spreadable type of goat cheese you find in the grocery store is already pretty easy to spread, but with warm toast, it will spread like BUTTER.)
Top the toast with a thick layer of the mashed avocado. Sprinkle generously with red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Drizzle with honey, as much as you’d like.
That’s it. You’re done. So simple, but this combination is INCREDIBLY tasty.
2. Lox Inspired Avocado Toast
Spread toast with cream cheese, then add a thick layer of mashed avocado. Top with thinly sliced smoked salmon, capers, and season with salt and pepper.
3. Classic Avocado Breakfast Toast
Cook one to two pieces of bacon and chop or crumble into small pieces. Spread toast with mashed avocado. Top with a fried egg (I prefer an over easy egg for this particular combination), and crumbled bacon. Season with salt, pepper, and a drizzle of Sriracha.
4. Caprese Inspired Avocado Toast
Thinly slice a Roma tomato. Take some unflavored dental floss or a piece of thread, and thinly slice fresh mozzarella. (This step is a bit extra, I’ll agree. Slicing mozzarella with a knife is doable if the knife is extra sharp, or you can use pre-sliced mozzarella if you so desire.)
Spread the mashed avocado on the toast. In alternating layers, add the tomato and mozzarella. Top with balsamic vinegar or balsamic drizzle, salt, and pepper.