Mind-blowing Avocado Toast

July 18, 2022
Shanika | Orchids + Sweet Tea
The perfect breakfast option --- this Mind-blowing Avocado Toast to kickstart your day on any given day!

Mind-blowing Avocado Toast

This Mind-blowing Avocado Toast is by far one of my favorite ways to have toast lately. A great balance between spicy and savory from the deliciously roasted chickpeas and tomatoes and it's super easy to make! Spruce things up by adding additional toppings for a nice crunch or flavor! Gluten-free option available.

Plate with two pieces of Avocado Toast and silverware

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I've FINALLY gotten into avocado toast, ya'll. INSANE, I know. It's taken me the longest time to get into the mix because I wasn't too confident about whether I would like mashed avocados on toast as a meal in the mornings.

This Mind-blowing Avocado Toast is my take of avocado toast and it's certainly jam-packed with flavor. Eating this toast for breakfast, lunch, or dinner (if that's your thing) will be enjoyable----I promise.

Whether you're in a hurry in the mornings or you're looking for a laid-back ease as a way to start your day, this avocado toast is super easy to make, only uses a handful of ingredients, and goes with any cup of coffee or tea that your heart desires.

It only consists of three main components: the toasted bread, mashed avocados, and roasted chickpeas + tomatoes. So good!

What is Avocado Toast?

Basically, avocado toast is an open sandwich that consists of some sort of toasted bread that comes topped with mashed avocado and a few pinches of seasonings. Of course, in recent time, avocado toast has been re-invented and has included many other toppings in addition to mashed avocados, which has made it a true morning staple.


Here, I’ve curated a list of cooking + baking essentials that I use to achieve my favorite baked goods or cooked meals, especially with this avocado toast. Everything from my fave baking sheet, liners, pastry blender (for mashing too), mixing bowls, and more. SEE THEM HERE!

Ingredients for Avocado Toast including roasted tomatoes, chickpeas, and bread

Ingredients for Avocado Toast

For the best avocado toast, it’s all about the toppings! It’s about whether you want to load up your toast or keep it really simple. Either way, it’ll be a quick fix in the morning.

Here’s what you need for the toast:

  • Bread. I love using rustic bread such as sourdough, however, any type of bread works just fine!
  • Avocados. I like to use organic Hass avocados.
  • Maple syrup. A great natural sweetener.
  • Red pepper flakes.
  • Sea salt + black pepper.

Here’s what you need for the roasted chickpeas and tomatoes:

  • Tomatoes. You can add as many tomatoes as will fit on your baking sheet.
  • Chickpeas. I like to use organic canned chickpeas. Just drain + rinse.
  • Olive oil. Don’t skimp on the oil! It helps concentrate the tomato flavor and makes a nice jammy texture. You can use these roasted tomatoes like a dressing or sauce.
  • Dried herbs. I like a mixture of Italian herbs like oregano, basil and parsley. But you can mix up the seasonings with other fresh or dried herbs. Thyme, rosemary, marjoram and tarragon are all delicious with tomatoes.
  • Spices. Likewise, feel free to play with different spices in your roasted tomatoes. I like paprika, garlic powder and a pinch of red pepper flakes for a slight kick.

Bowl of mashed avocado with a spoon near a bowl of spices

How to Make Mind-blowing Avocado Toast

In just a few short steps, you’ll have the most delicious breakfast toast —- Mind-blowing Avocado Toast that’ll satisfy each morning craving possible. Here’s how to make everything:

First, roast the chickpeas and tomatoes by using two baking sheets, parchment paper, and a drizzle of olive oil and season with all herbs and seasonings.

Then in a bowl, add the avocados (by removing the flesh from their pits and skin) along with lemon juice, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper---mixing everything together until smooth and combined. Chunks are definitely OK!

Toast your bread and mix together the spicy maple syrup in the meantime.

Once everything is perfectly prepped, add dollops of mashed avocado to the tops of toast followed by roasted chickpeas and tomatoes and drizzle of spicy maple syrup.

Overhead shot of a plate with two pieces of Avocado Toast

Tips to Making the Perfect Avocado Toast

When it comes to making avocado toast, there are just a few small steps that you can take to ensure that it comes out perfectly every time.

Pick the Best Avocados from the Start

Picking the best avocados is by far the most important part of this entire toast. I love using Hass avocados, however, you can use other types. Always make sure that they are fully ripe but over-ripe (meaning it's extremely soft to the touch). For the best check---always look for avocados that have a good squeeze and isn't too hard or too mushy/soft.

Also, once open, if you find that there are brown bits or sections, be sure to cut those out and discard of them before you mash everything.

Your Bread Matters

Again, I mention the best types of bread when making avocado toast, however, understanding just how important it is to choose the right bread is a must! I always like using thin sliced bread that hold up well, which is why I often opt for rustic bread. You can read further down as I go more into this. In addition, be sure to always toast your bread for a nice crunch and a strong foundation to hold your toppings.

Mashed Avocado is Best

I know that avocado toast has it's many variations these days, however, I've come to conclude that mashed avocado on toast is a lot better (and easier to eat) than sliced avocado. Granted, you can always switch things up based on preference, but if I'm honest, I found that having my avocados mashed allowed for more real estate when adding additional toppings.

Overhead shot of a plate with two pieces of Avocado Toast

The Best Bread for Avocado Toast

A crusty rustic bread is perfect bread for this avocado toast. They are naturally thin, so the slices end up being perfectly sized. They are light and airy, so the toast is not too dense upon biting. Because of the large air pockets in the bread, they make for a lovely mouthfeel. Lastly, they have a heavy crust which helps to hold up toppings as well. Here’s the best breads:

  • sourdough
  • challah
  • ciabatta
  • semolina bread
  • baguettes

Closeup of a plate with two pieces of Avocado Toast

What Goes on Avocado Toast

Topping your avocado toast is an important step to me. While you can enjoy this avocado toast in it's classic form without additional toppings, I just love adding more flavor to everything, especially my toast.

On avocado toast, you can add any of the following toppings which include protein, herbs, etc:

  • Egg (fried or scrambled)
  • Leafy greens (like kale, spinach, etc.)
  • Fresh Herbs (like basil, cilantro, parsley, thyme, oregano, etc.)
  • Jalapeños or chopped onions
  • Roasted veggies (like tomatoes, garlic, bell peppers, etc.)
  • Beans (like chickpeas, black beans, etc.)
  • Radish
  • Seafood (like salmon, shrimp, etc.)
  • Meat (like bacon, shredded chicken, etc.)

Ways to Best Serve Avocado Toast

Again, enjoying your avocado toast in the mornings, for lunch or dinner is an easy task. Once you've made the perfect avocado toast topped with your favorite ingredients, here are drinks that you can serve it with depending on the time of day:

  • Dirty Chai Maple Iced Latte. Start your morning off on the right note with this delicious Dirty Chai Maple Iced Latte that's whipped together in just 15 minutes.
  • Caramel Coffee Ice Cubes Latte. These Caramel Coffee Ice Cubes are a great meal prep option for your coffee days each week without the hassle of having to make everything from scratch each morning!
  • Iced Chai Tea Latte. This is a delicious and easy recipe for an Iced Chai Tea Latte with brewed black tea, warming chai spices, and almond milk for a healthy vegan spin.
  • Southern Peach Iced Tea. This Southern Peach Iced Tea is a refreshing home-brewed sweet iced tea made from black tea, infused with peaches and easy mint ice cubes.
  • Cranberry Lemon Spritzer with Lemonade. Make a fresh and tart alcohol-free Cranberry Lemon Spritzer with Lemonade Ice Cubes to sip all summer long with the traditional fizz.
  • Dairy-Free Espresso Martini. This Dairy-Free Espresso Martini with No Kahlua is a delicious coffee mocktail that comes rich in flavor and entirely smooth. Unlike the traditional version, this recipe is entirely dairy-free, has no Kahlua (instead a nice substitute), and is the perfect balance between sweet, mild, and absolutely toasty in aroma.

Can I Make this Avocado Toast Gluten-Free?

Of course! To make this recipe gluten-free, simply substitute bread with a GF-friendly bread.

Closeup of a plate with two pieces of Avocado Toast

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Plate with two pieces of Avocado Toast

Mind-blowing Avocado Toast

July 18, 2022
5 from 6 votes
The perfect breakfast option --- this Mind-blowing Avocado Toast to kickstart your day on any given day!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 2 servings



  • 2 slices rustic bread, toasted (I like to use sourdough bread)
  • 2 organic Hass avocados, pitted + mashed
  • 1 teaspoon freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  • Pinch of sea salt + black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • 2 Tbsps Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 (15 oz.) can chickpeas, drained + rinsed
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved or whole
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt + black pepper, each
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley


  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Pinch of sea salt + black pepper



  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare TWO baking sheets by lining it with parchment paper.
  • In separate bowls, add the tomatoes and chickpeas followed by an equal amount of each seasoning: salt, black pepper, garlic powder, smoked paprika, oregano, basil, and parsley. Drizzle both tomatoes and chickpeas with 1 tablespoon of olive oil (each).
  • Add the tomatoes and chickpeas unto their own baking sheets (in a single layer) and bake for 15-20 minutes or until tomatoes are charred, wilted, and tender and the chickpeas are crispy. Remove and let cool slightly.


  • In a bowl, add the flesh of each avocado (by removing the flesh from their pits and skin) along with lemon juice, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper, mashing everything together using a fork until combined and smooth. NOTE: chunks are OK to have if desired.


  • In a bowl, mix together the maple syrup, red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper until combined.


  • On a plate, add your toasted bread followed by spoonfuls of mashed avocado atop, spreading it evenly. Top with 1-2 Tbsps of roasted chickpeas and tomatoes. Drizzle with spicy maple syrup. Repeat until all servings are made.
  • Bon Appetit!

Tips & Tricks

GLUTEN-FREE OPTION: To make this recipe gluten-free, simply substitute bread with a GF-friendly bread.
SERVINGS: For additional servings, simply DOUBLE or TRIPLE the ingredients.


Calories: 870kcal | Carbohydrates: 112g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 30g | Sodium: 1597mg | Potassium: 1530mg | Fiber: 18g | Sugar: 55g | Vitamin A: 1848IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 200mg | Iron: 6mg


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Mind-blowing Avocado Toast.

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Love this Recipe?

  1. I had this avocado toast for breakfast this morning and oh my goodness was it delicious! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!

  2. Now that's how you do avocado toast. I love how piled high it is with so much healthy ingredients. I can't wait to make this.

  3. Mind blowing indeed! I love making avocado toast at home. I never get it at restaurants because wow, talk about a $14 disappointment, lol. They never get it right! Avocado toasts need to be made with love and creativity, and this right here is a prime example. Chef's kiss!

  4. Yum. We love all these ingredients separately but hadn't put them together on toast. So good. Thanks for the tip!