Avocado Toast -- 4 Ways
I would be a happy camper if I could eat an avocado every single day. When avocado toast started to become a “thing,” I was the one jumping on the chair shouting hallelujah! It was about time for the avocado to be the star.
I always love changing up how I eat an avocado. Since I am always looking for quick lunch ideas, avocado toast is the perfect answer. It can literally be made in 3 minutes and that works for me. Avocado toast can be made for breakfast too! What a way to start your day.
The beauty of avocado toast is the versatility. It can be made with simple ingredients where avocado is the sole focus or you can top it with a wide variety of flavorful toppings.
There are four types of Avocado Toasts and they are all winners -- Caprese Avocado Toast, BAT Bacon Avocado Toast, Avocado Toast with Fried Egg, and Smashed Avocado Toast with Sea Salt and Chili Flakes.
Four Types of Avocado Toast:
Caprese Avocado Toast is made on toasted sourdough or French bread, topped with smashed avocado, sea salt, fresh mozzarella, juicy sliced tomatoes, and fresh basil.
BAT Bacon Avocado Toast is made on toasted sourdough, French, or whole grain bread, topped with smashed avocado, sea salt, crispy bacon, and juicy tomatoes. Forget the BLT, say hello to the BAT!
Avocado Toast with Fried Egg is made on sourdough, French, or whole grain bread, topped with smashed avocado, sea salt, and a perfectly fried egg.
Smashed Avocado Toast is made on sourdough, French, or whole grain bread, topped with smashed avocado, sea salt, and red chili flakes. Throw on some microgreens for extra health benefits.
How to make PERFECT Avocado Toast:
- Start with good toasted bread. This is going to come down to preference but you can choose a healthy seeded bread or a crunchy white sourdough. The key is to get it toasted so it provides a nice balance to the creamy avocado.
- Use a Ripe Avocado. There’s nothing better than a perfectly ripe, creamy avocado. To test whether or not an avocado is ready, gently squeeze it without applying too much pressure. If the avocado slightly yields to the pressure, it is ripe to eat. If it is still hard as a rock, wait a few days. I pick up avocados from my local Fry’s because they are high-quality, always creamy and delicious, and the price is right!
- Salt the Avocado. Salt works wonders in bringing out the natural flavors of the avocado. Lightly salt the avocado with salt and if the avocado will be exposed to the air for a long period of time, drizzle on some fresh lemon juice to stop the oxidation process.
- Bring on the toppings! It is so fun to change up the avocado toast with unique toppings. Top with crispy bacon, juicy vine-ripened tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil, a fried egg, or even keep it simple with sea salt and red chili flakes.
*You can find these perfect avocados at your local Fry’s store. They even lowered the price on them so they are so reasonable. During the summer, I love the convenience of ClickList. Have you tried it yet? Oh, how I love it!
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WOW! I made the caprese version and it was restaurant quality good! I added some balsamic glaze just because I had it on hand. Now I can't wait to try the other versions! Thanks for another great and simple recipe.
Aww amazing!!! I’ve loved following your blog – your amazing avocado toast recipes (many of which I’ve tried and loved!), beautiful photos and refreshing writing! I’m looking forward to your new cookbook – what an awesome work! Congratulations!
Hi Melissa- these avocado toats remind me of the avocado sandwich at the Goodearth restaurant. I think it was called the ’Calformian’ it had mayo, alfalfa sprouts, sliced tomato then 1/2 of an avocado flat side down with a slice of cheddar cheese melted on top. Fantastic good! I can’t wait to try some of your variations.....