The best avocado toast recipe has become one of the most popular breakfast and brunch dishes in recent years. It’s a simple yet delicious combination of avocado mashed on toast with one’s favorite seasoning. You can take this basic recipe and transform it into a gourmet meal.
What is avocado toast?
Avocado toast is an open-face sandwich made with toasted bread topped with smashed or sliced avocado with your favourite seasonings. That’s it! Your best and simple breakfast or brunch is ready with just three ingredients. This is one recipe that can be prepared by all.
How to pick perfect avocados?
When shopping for avocados, look for ones that are a dark green or black color with no brown spots. Avoid buying avocados that are too soft or squishy, as they are likely overripe. Gently squeeze the avocado to check its firmness. A good avocado should yield slightly to pressure but still feel firm.
When back home, leave the avocados on the counter at room temperature. Check on them daily. As they ripen, the skin will turn darker, and the flesh will soften. When an avocado yields to gentle pressure, and you can feel the large pit inside move slightly, it is ready to eat.
When the avocado is perfectly ripe, cut it in half lengthwise and twist the two halves to separate. Use a spoon to scoop out the flesh. Mash it up, spread it on toast, and enjoy the creamy, buttery fruit.
How to choose bread for avocado toast?
When making avocado toast, the choice of bread is key. Here are some tips for choosing the perfect bread:
Look for thick slices. You want bread with some heft since avocado toast needs something substantial to support the avocado. Thin slices will get soggy too quickly. Go for thick slices of rye bread, rustic bread, sourdough, or ciabatta. Today I chose marbled rye bread, which was perfect for this recipe.
What is marbled rye bread?
It is nothing but a bit of light rye dough and a bit of dark rye dough braided or rolled together to form a marbled effect.
Ingredients for this recipe
- marbled rye bread
- everything bagel seasoning
Step-by-step preparation of avocado toast recipe
Get ready with the ingredients.
Toast bread in a toaster or pan too. Toast it well until it is crunchy.
Well toasted bread.
Scoop ripen avocadoes in a bowl and mash with a fork. I like mashed avocadoes rather than slices. Spread the avocado mash as shown in the picture.
Sprinkle everything bagel seasoning according to your palate’s preference.
Your best avocado toast recipe is ready to serve as breakfast or brunch.
You can serve avocado toast with cold drinks or a hot cup of milk, coffee, or chai.
Variations for avocado toast recipe
There are umpteen variations on avocado toast toppings. I prefer to try whatever seasoning I have in my pantry. Let me share some of mine here. Once the avocado is on the toast, sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. For extra flavour, add a squeeze of fresh lemon or lime juice. You can also top it with red chilli flakes for a spicy kick.
My family’s favourites include poached or fried eggs, chopped tomatoes, sliced onions, cucumber, and microgreens. You can even top it with feta cheese or any cheese of your choice.
If you are a lover of garlic flavour, then lightly rub a cut garlic clove on the surface of the bread while it’s still warm. Then top it with avocado, ripe cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, cilantro, and olive oil. For a sweet and tangy contrast, drizzle on balsamic vinegar reduction.
I top leftover veggies and minced meat with a dash of lime or lemon juice and a sprinkle of freshly ground peppercorns.
I recommend using thick slices, which will stand up well to the avocado.
Yes, you can slice it as per your preference.
Mashing avocados helps the texture gets stickier and locks other ingredients on top. You can also add more flavour when mashed together.
It is due to oxidation. If you make a big batch of toast, squeeze lime or lemon juice into the avocado mash. It prevents discoloration and keeps it green.
Fresh avocados will not keep well for long hours, so I do not recommend making ahead.
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Best Avocado Toast Recipe
- 2 slice marbled rye bread
- 1 avocado
- everything bagel seasoning
- Get ready with the ingredients.
- Toast bread in a toaster or pan too. Toast it well until it is crunchy.
- Well toasted bread.
- Scoop ripen avocadoes in a bowl and mash with a fork. I like mashed avocadoes rather than slices. Spread the avocado mash as shown in the picture.
- Sprinkle everything bagel seasoning according to your palate’s preference.
- Your avocado toast is ready to serve as breakfast or brunch.