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Avocado Toast

A modern classic
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Avocado toast makes a great base for creative brunching, use this base recipe as a way to experiment with your own avocado toast.

Ready in
20 m
10 m
(prepare time)
10 m
(cook time)
Calories Per Serving


Want some easy ideas for creative avocado toast?

Supplement the egg with cherry tomatoes, either raw or blistered.

Top your avocado toast with poached lobster, smoked salmon, bacon or proscuitto to make it extra fancy.

Instead of sea salt and pepper, use everything bagel seasoning, which is a great topping for avocado toast!

Add fresh herbs. Basil or parsley work particularly well.

Add fresh goat cheese for extra saltiness and creaminess.



  • 4 pieces good-quality bread
  • 2 ripe avocadoes
  • Juice from 1/2 a lemon
  • 4 eggs
  • Flaky sea salt and freshly-ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 Pinch of red pepper flakes


Step 1: Toast 4 pieces of bread until your desired level of doneness. For the best results, use a delicious crusty bread, like sourdough or a whole grain loaf.

Step 2: Working carefully, cut 2 avocados in half and remove pit. Peel skin off avocadoes and cut into thin slices.

Step 3: Arrange your avocado slices on 4 pieces of toasted bread in an even layer.

Step 4: Squeeze the juice from 1/2 a lemon evenly on the avocado toasts. Season with salt and pepper.

Step 5: Cook 4 eggs in your desired method. We love a poached egg with a runny yolk, but fried eggs, scrambled eggs and even hard-boiled eggs can make a great avocado toast topping.

Step 6: Add 1 egg on top of each avocado toast pice.

Step 7: Add red peper flakes. Serve and enjoy!