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Avocado toast is a simple yet delicious way to enjoy a quick and healthy meal. Whether you’re looking for a satisfying breakfast or a light lunch, this recipe hits the spot. All you need are a few basic ingredients, and in no time, you’ll have a tasty and nutritious dish that you can easily customize to your liking. This single serving recipe is perfect for when you want something fast, flavorful, and filling without a lot of fuss.

Looking for more quick and easy single serving breakfast recipes? Try our delicious Egg Wrap, hearty Breakfast Bowl, sweet Fruit Quesadilla, fluffy Blueberry Dutch Baby, and refreshing Green Smoothie.

Why You’ll Love This Avocado Toast Recipe

  1. Quick and Easy: You can have this on your plate in just a few minutes.
  2. Healthy and Nutritious: Packed with healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals.
  3. Customizable: Easily adapt it to your taste with various toppings.
  4. Minimal Ingredients: Uses ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen.
  5. Perfect for Any Meal: Great for breakfast, lunch, or a snack.

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This avocado toast recipe is designed for one person, making it perfect for when you’re dining alone or just want a quick meal without leftovers. It’s a great base that you can easily build on with your favorite toppings. The simplicity of the recipe lets the flavors of fresh avocado and toasted bread shine through, while giving you room to get creative.

Ingredients

If you have any ingredients leftover from this easy avocado toast recipe, check out our Leftover Ingredients Recipe Finder.

  • Bread: Whole grain or sourdough are great choices, but any bread will do.
  • Avocado: We use half an avocado for this recipe. Choose a ripe avocado that feels slightly soft when you press it. You can use the leftover avocado in a Breakfast Sandwich, Cowboy Caviar, or on a Cobb Salad.
  • Olive oil: I use extra virgin olive oil in this avocado toast recipe and in all my recipes that need olive oil. Extra virgin olive oil is the least processed and highest quality olive oil available. It keeps more of the true olive flavor and has more vitamins and minerals. It’s my favorite, but you can use lighter olive oil if you prefer.
  • Salt and pepper: Basic seasonings to enhance the flavor. Feel free to add other spices like paprika or chili flakes.
  • Optional toppings: sliced tomatoes, a fried egg, cooked bacon, smoked salmon

Recipe Variations

Avocado toast is delicious on its own, but here are a few ways to make it even better:

  • With a fried egg: Add a fried egg on top for extra protein and flavor.
  • Sliced tomatoes: Fresh tomatoes add a juicy burst of flavor.
  • Crumbled bacon and goat cheese: Add crispy bacon and creamy goat cheese for a rich, savory option.
  • Sliced hard-boiled egg: A classic addition that makes it more filling.
  • Pickled onions or jalapeños: Add some tang and a bit of heat.
  • Fresh spinach: Add a handful of fresh spinach for extra nutrients and a bit of crunch.
Avocado toast with a runny egg on top on a plate.

How To Choose The Best Avocados

Choosing the right avocado can make all the difference in your avocado toast. Here’s how to pick the best one:

  • Check the Color: Darker-skinned avocados are often riper than those with lighter skin. However, some varieties stay light green even when ripe.
  • Feel the Firmness: Gently squeeze the avocado. If it doesn’t yield to gentle pressure, it’s not ripe yet and will need a few more days.
  • Soft but Firm: Avocados that are slightly soft but still firm to the touch may need another day or so to fully ripen. They’re good to eat but might be harder to mash.
  • Ripe and Ready: If the avocado yields to gentle pressure and feels soft but not mushy, it’s ripe and ready to eat. These usually have a darker color.

Pro Tip: Speed up ripening by storing the avocado in a brown paper bag for a day or two.

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How To Make Avocado Toast

Mash the avocado in a small bowl using a fork until it’s smooth with a few chunks for texture. Add a pinch of salt and black pepper to the avocado and stir to combine. Spread the seasoned avocado evenly onto the toast. Drizzle a bit of extra virgin olive oil over the top, then finish with a sprinkle of kosher salt and a dash of pepper.

Expert Tips

  • Use Ripe Avocado: Make sure your avocado is ripe for the best texture and flavor. A ripe avocado will be slightly soft but not mushy.
  • Toast Your Bread Well: A well-toasted slice of bread provides a nice contrast to the creamy avocado.
  • Season Generously: Don’t skimp on the salt and pepper; they bring out the best in the avocado.
  • Add Protein: For a more filling meal, top your toast with a fried or hard-boiled egg.
  • Experiment with Toppings: Try different toppings like smoked salmon, roasted veggies, or different cheeses to keep things interesting.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make avocado toast in advance?

It’s best to make avocado toast fresh.

How do I store leftover avocado?

Store any leftover avocado in an airtight container with a bit of lemon juice to prevent browning.

Is avocado toast healthy?

Yes, avocado toast is a healthy option. It’s packed with healthy fats, fiber, and various vitamins and minerals, especially when made with whole grain bread and nutritious toppings.

Fork and knife slicing into avocado toast with a runny fried egg.

Ways To Use Leftover Ingredients

If you have any ingredients leftover from this recipe, check out our Leftover Ingredients Recipe Finder or you might like to consider using them in any of these single serving and small batch recipes:

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Avocado Toast For One

5 from 1 vote
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Breakfast couldn't be any easier with this delicious Avocado Toast recipe. A slice of toasted bread topped with mashed avocado, a drizzle of olive oil, salt and pepper. Easy to make and healthy too. Top with a tomato slices or an egg if desired.

Equipment

Ingredients 
 

  • 1 slice bread (use thick sliced, sturdy whole grain or sourdough bread)
  • ½ ripe avocado
  • teaspoon kosher salt -plus a pinch more for topping
  • teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper -plus a pinch more for topping
  • ½ teaspoon extra virgin olive oil

Optional toppings

  • sliced tomatoes, a fried egg, cooked bacon, smoked salmon
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Instructions 

  • Toast the bread until it's golden brown.
  • Scoop the avocado out with a spoon and put it in a small bowl. Mash it with a fork, then mix in some salt and pepper.
  • Spread the mashed avocado on the toast.
  • Drizzle with olive oil, and add a pinch of salt and pepper.

Notes

  • Use Ripe Avocado: Make sure your avocado is ripe for the best texture and flavor. A ripe avocado will be slightly soft but not mushy.
  • Toast Your Bread Well: A well-toasted slice of bread provides a nice contrast to the creamy avocado.
  • Season Generously: Don’t skimp on the salt and pepper; they bring out the best in the avocado.
  • Add Protein: For a more filling meal, top your toast with a fried or hard-boiled egg.
  • Experiment with Toppings: Try different toppings like smoked salmon, roasted veggies, or different cheeses to keep things interesting.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 243kcal, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Sodium: 436mg, Potassium: 51mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Calcium: 39mg, Iron: 1mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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2 Comments

  1. ALVa says:

    Creole shrimp recipe is superb. Can you use calamari instead?

    1. Joanie Zisk says:

      Thank you. I haven’t used calamari in this recipe, but if you try it please let me know how it works out for you.