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Mind-blowing Avocado Toast

July 18, 2022
Shanika | Orchids + Sweet Tea

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Start your mornings right with the ultimate breakfast delight—Mind-blowing Avocado Toast! Not only is this dish delicious and incredibly satisfying, but its versatility + customizability also make it an absolute winner!

Mind-blowing Avocado Toast

You've never experienced toast quite like this---Mind-blowing Avocado Toast—it's truly in a league of its own. With its sensational blend of spicy roasted chickpeas + herb-infused tomatoes, it's a game-changer in flavor and texture. Plus, it's unbelievably easy to prepare! Spruce things up by adding additional toppings for a nice crunch or flavor! Completely Vegan. Gluten-free Option.

Plate with two pieces of Avocado Toast and silverware

After resisting for the longest time, I've finally jumped on the avocado toast bandwagon, folks. Can you believe it? It's been all about weekday overnight oats and chia seed puddings for me, but lately, I've been craving a more savory breakfast. And let me tell you about this Mind-blowing Avocado Toast—just as the name suggests, it's incredible. I enjoyed it so much that I had to make more avocado toast recipes like Jerk Salmon Avocado Toast and Vegan Pesto Egg Avocado Toast afterward.

This avocado toast is a flavor explosion, perfect for any meal—breakfast, lunch, or dinner. With just three main ingredients—toast, mashed avocado, and roasted chickpeas and tomatoes—it's simple yet delicious. Whether you're rushed in the mornings or taking it easy, it's quick to make and pairs perfectly with your favorite cup of coffee or tea.

If easy breakfasts are your jam, head straight to my Breakfast + Brunch recipes or dive into some of my personal favorites like Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Everything Breakfast Casserole, Veggie Breakfast Strata, and Healthy Banana Bread Pancakes.

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Why You Will LOVE This Mind-blowing Avocado Toast

  • A crowd-pleasing family favorite for all ages.
  • Oh-so-satisfying + flavorful
  • Completely plant-based + gluten-free option!
  • Easy to make breakfast meal or laidback lunch idea.
  • Healthy + nutritious with customizable Toppings
Ingredients for Avocado Toast including roasted tomatoes, chickpeas, and bread

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 times, 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.

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.

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. For a little spice (Optional)
  • Sea salt + black pepper.

Toppings

  • Tomatoes. You can add as many tomatoes as will fit on your baking sheet. See my herb-roasted tomatoes recipe.
  • 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. Feel free to use your favorite high-quality EVOO. My fave tried and trusted brand is California Olive Ranch.
  • 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.

SHOP MY FAVORITE TOOLS FOR COOKING, ESPECIALLY FOR AVOCADO TOAST!

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!

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 bread.

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
  • Brioche
  • Challah
  • Ciabatta
  • Semolina bread
  • Baguettes

What Goes on Avocado Toast

Topping your avocado toast is an important step to me. While you can enjoy this avocado toast in its 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, or pinto beans etc.)
  • Radish
  • Seafood (like salmon, shrimp, etc.)
  • Meat (like candied bacon, shredded chicken, etc.)
  • Lemon pepper seasoning or jerk seasoning
Closeup of a plate with two pieces bread with toppings.

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:

How To Best Store Leftover Avocado?

To best store leftover avocado, follow these steps:

Keep the pit --- If you've only used half of the avocado, leave the pit in the unused half. The pit helps slow down the oxidation process, which prevents the avocado from browning too quickly.

Wrap it well ---Wrap the leftover avocado tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil, ensuring that it's sealed properly to minimize exposure to air.

Use lemon juice --- If you're concerned about browning, you can brush the exposed flesh of the avocado with lemon juice before wrapping it. The acidity in the lemon juice helps slow down oxidation.

Store in an airtight container --- Place the wrapped avocado in an airtight container or resealable plastic bag to provide an extra layer of protection against air exposure.

Keep it cold --- Store the wrapped avocado in the refrigerator. The cool temperature helps slow down the ripening process and keeps the avocado fresh for longer.

Closeup of a plate with two pieces of bread with toppings.

Mind-blowing Avocado Toast Q + A's

Can I Make this Gluten-free?

Yes, definitely! To make this recipe gluten-free, simply substitute the bread with your favorite GF-friendly bread.

Can I make Mind-blowing Avocado Toast ahead of time?

While it's best enjoyed fresh, you can prepare the components separately and assemble the toast just before serving to maintain optimal texture and flavor.

Can I make this spicy?

Absolutely! You can add sliced jalapenos, hot sauce, or red pepper flakes to give your avocado toast a spicy kick according to your taste preferences.

Can I store leftover avocado toast?

It's best to consume avocado toast immediately after preparation to avoid the avocado from browning and the toast from becoming soggy. However, you can store any leftover components separately and assemble them later.

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Plate with two pieces of Avocado Toast

Mind-blowing Avocado Toast

July 18, 2022
5 from 7 votes
You've never experienced toast quite like this---Mind-blowing Avocado Toast—it's truly in a league of its own. With its sensational blend of spicy roasted chickpeas + herb-infused tomatoes, it's a game-changer in flavor and texture. Plus, it's unbelievably easy to prepare! Spruce things up by adding additional toppings for a nice crunch or flavor! Completely Vegan. Gluten-free Option.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 2 servings

Ingredients

TOAST:

  • 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

ROASTED CHICKPEAS + TOMATOES:

  • 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

SPICY MAPLE SYRUP:

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

Instructions

TO ROAST CHICKPEAS + TOMATOES:

  • 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.

MASH THE AVOCADOS:

  • 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.

MAKE THE SPICY MAPLE SYRUP:

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

ASSEMBLY:

  • 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.

Nutrition

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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  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!

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