Avocado Toast Recipe (Plus Tips & Variations)

Avocado toast is the perfect quick and easy recipe – few ingredients, minimal prep, and it can serve as a snack or a full meal.  But don’t let that fool you into thinking avocado toast is boring!  Here are some tips to get the perfect avocado toast every time, along with some recipe variations that will take your avo toast to the next level.

Tips for Getting the Best Avocado Toast

  • Choose your avocados wisely

You want ripe avocados, but not overripe.  Choose ones that have a little bit of give when you squeeze them gently.  Avoid avocados with mushy or stringy insides.  Discard any brown or bruised bits of the flesh.

  • Mash avocado separately

It may be tempting to mash the avocado directly on your toast, but doing so can squish or tear your bread.  Mashing the avocado in a separate bowl allows you to mash it evenly (giving a smoother and creamier texture) and keep the toasted texture of your bread.

  • Splurge on bread

While you can absolutely use any bread you have on hand, certain types of bread will give you a more luxurious toast.  A sturdy and thick-sliced whole or multigrain bread will give you a stronger base.  Be sure to toast it well to not only increase the sturdiness, but to give a sharp contrast to the creamy avocado.


  • 2 pieces of thick-sliced bread
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Cut avocado in half. Remove the pit and scoop the insides out into a small bowl.  Mash with a fork until it reaches desired consistency.  Add a pinch of salt to taste.
  2. Toast bread slices until golden brown and firm.
  3. Spread the avocado mixture evenly over the toast.

Avocado Toast Variations:

  • Gluten Free

Those with celiac disease or gluten intolerance don’t have to miss out on this tasty trend!  Swap out regular bread for a gluten free option.

  • Everything Bagel

Sprinkle some Everything Bagel seasoning over the avocado spread.  You can find this seasoning mix at most grocery stores and even on Amazon.  You can also whip up a batch of your own.  Everything Bagel seasoning does tend to be salty, so you may want to cut back on the amount of salt you add to your avocado spread.

  • Fried Egg

Top your toast with a fried egg to add some extra protein and energy to your day.  This makes an excellent breakfast to-go option.

  • Tomato Basil with Balsamic Drizzle

Layer torn basil leaves and fresh tomato slices over your toast, then drizzle with a balsamic glaze or thick balsamic vinegar.  If you want an extra kick of salty flavor, sprinkle with crumbled feta cheese.