Oh avocado toast... creamy, hearty, healthy, and more delicious than almost anything—at least that’s the way it feels that way when we’re eating it. It’s hard to imagine a better breakfast! With the perfect combination of carbs, healthy fats, and flavor, what’s not to love?
Yes, the classic recipe (avocado, lemon juice, olive oil, chili flakes, and grainy bread) is always a winner, but eating the same thing day in and day out can ruin even the most delectable items. And we’d hate for that to happen.
These nine avocado recipes bring unexpected ingredients to the table like Gorgonzola cheese, mango, chia seeds, and even relish. This way, you can eat avo toast every day, in every way.
We’ve always enjoyed mango guacamole but never thought to load it on our toast instead of chips. This buttery, sweet combo makes for a great breakfast, lunch, or pre-workout snack. And though the recipe calls for radicchio, we also love using red onion to bring on the bitter.
This recipe ditches the olive oil and lemon juice and uses cashew cream and lime instead. While not a huge departure from the original flavors, it’s always fun to experiment with fats, fruits, and spices. Tip: Add sprouts, cucumber, and tomato slices for an extra dose of veggies.
If we had to pick two favorite snacks, they’d probably be avocado and hummus. (We go through tons of both at Greatist HQ!) Here, the two power snacks are combined to create a protein-packed meal that’s both filling and healthy.
Just don’t forget the spice!
Just a spoonful of balsamic helps the avocado toast go down—not that we need help. Made with fresh basil, ripe tomatoes, and seeded bread, this recipe is reminiscent of bruschetta but skips the cheese—a plus for anyone who’s sensitive to dairy. Mix dried basil into the smashed avocado if you don’t have fresh herbs on hand.
Tuna melts are one of those super-easy, super-delicious staple meals. And while it tastes great (and is pretty darn healthy) on its own, a little added nutrition never hurt anyone. With avocado slices, various spices, and plenty of cheese, this recipe is sure to please.
6. Toasted Avocado Tartine With Cumin Salt and Chia SeedsThis recipe sticks to the basics but brings a little extra to the table (er, toast) with chia seeds, cumin, and lemon zest instead of juice. If you don’t have grey salt, feel free to use seal salt or ditch the sodium altogether. The spice and citrus do more than enough!
Whether making the autumn toast for you or serving to guests as afestive appetizer or lunch, this recipe hits the spot. Decorated with thinly sliced pear and crumbled Gorgonzola, and topped with honey and walnuts, it makes eaters feel extra fancy while sneakily being healthy too.
If breakfast burritos are a favorite, try this instead—it basically dumps the contents on to toast. With scrambled eggs, salsa, and guac, you won’t miss the tortilla at all. If you do find yourself missing the cheese, add a small handful of pepper jack to the top and toast until melted.
Avocado and pomegranate may not seem to be a likely pair, but mixed with feta, shallots, and pistachios, they quickly become toasted soul mates. The addition of cream cheese makes the avocado mash extra rich, and the nuts and seeds add a nice crunch. Avocado toast will never be the same.