5 Ways To Make Avocado Toast

Jul 05, 2021by Olivia - F&F

Thick, crusty, well-toasted bread, and soft, ripe avocado — it’s a match made in heaven! Avocado toast, or smashed avo, has exploded in popularity recently. It’s become a crowd favourite for brunch-goers all around Australia, and every cafe has its own unique twist on the delicious dish.

If you’re finding that your homemade avo toast is a bit blah, then look no further! We’ve put together five interesting ways to spruce up your avo toast — whether it’s for breakfast, brunch — or, really any time of the day!

How To Make The Perfect Avocado Toast!How To Make The Perfect Avocado Toast!

How To Make The Perfect Avocado Toast!

First, we need to nail the base. 

  1. Pick an avocado that’s soft, but not super squishy. If it’s unripe, it won’t spread properly — if it’s too ripe, it’ll be mushy and brown on the inside. The perfect avocado will be able to handle a gentle squeeze!
  2. Slice your avocado down the centre and cut around the pit. Remove the pit and scoop out the avocado flesh into a small, separate bowl. 
  3. Mash it up with a fork, and if you want — you can add a splash of lemon juice (to slow down the browning process), and a pinch of salt and pepper. 
  4. Choose your favourite bread and toast to perfection. We suggest using thick-sliced, sturdy bread like sourdough or whole wheat to provide a solid base for the avocado. 
  5. Spread your mashed avo (or sliced avo) onto your bread — and that’s it!
Avocado Toast With Tomato & Balsamic VinegarAvocado Toast With Tomato & Balsamic Vinegar

Avocado Toast With Tomato & Balsamic Vinegar

Adding cherry tomatoes to avocado toast is a no-brainer. It’s simple, delicious, and super quick to prepare. In this recipe, the sweetness of the cherry tomatoes and the sharpness of the balsamic vinegar help to cut through the richness of the avocado. 

Simply chop up a small handful of ripe cherry tomatoes and a couple sprigs of parsley, then drizzle with balsamic vinegar (or glaze) and serve!

For any left over tomatoes, pop them in Cuisena's Reusable Fresh Keeper Silicone Pod. This will help to keep them fresher for longer. 

Avocado Toast With Roasted ChickpeasAvocado Toast With Roasted Chickpeas

Avocado Toast With Roasted Chickpeas

This is another super simple recipe to get your creative juices flowing! Crunchy, roasted chickpeas are absolutely delicious on top of soft avocado. 

  • Take a can of chickpeas, then strain, rinse, and pat dry. 
  • Mix with olive oil, salt, paprika and chuck onto a lined baking tray. 
  • Bake for 20-30 minutes at 230°C, or until golden and crispy!

The best part about roasting chickpeas is that you can add anything you want to them. For a spicy twist, add chilli powder! You could even do a mild variation using garlic and onion powder.

Avocado Toast With Cucumber & Micro GreensAvocado Toast With Cucumber & Micro Greens

Avocado Toast With Cucumber & Micro Greens

Feeling like something fresh and crunchy? This recipe is healthy and delicious, especially with the spicy chilli flakes and nutty hemp seeds!

  • Simply slice some cucumber and pop it on top of your avocado. 
  • Then, add a small handful of microgreens, and sprinkle with chilli flakes and hemp seeds. 

If you’d like to grow your own microgreens (for your daily smashed avo), check out the Urban Greens Microgreens Windowsill Kit!

Avocado Toast With Mushroom & Pine NutsAvocado Toast With Mushroom & Pine Nuts

Avocado Toast With Mushroom & Pine Nuts

Mushrooms are such a hearty addition to any meal, and avocado toast is no exception! Paired with toasty, golden pine nuts — this variation is filled with melt-in-your-mouth goodness. 

  • Add in a small amount of chopped garlic and basil to your base avocado mash. 
  • Wash and chop mushrooms, and then cook in olive oil until tender and delicious.
  • Toast some pine nuts in a dry pan until golden — don’t let them burn!

Mushrooms are packed with cancer-fighting and immune-boosting properties, so it’s no wonder mushrooms have exploded in popularity. Read more about The Shroom Boom here!

Avocado Toast With ‘Everything’ SeasoningAvocado Toast With ‘Everything’ Seasoning

Avocado Toast With ‘Everything’ Seasoning

‘Everything’ bagels are super popular, but you can mimic the same flavours on your avocado toast! To make a quick DIY ‘everything’ seasoning — mix together black/white sesame seeds, poppy seeds, dried onion and garlic, and salt. Easy as that!

  • Peel fresh carrots into ribbons to mimic the look of salmon.
  • Add a small amount of diced red onion, capers and chives.
  • Lastly, add a generous sprinkle of your DIY everything seasoning!

This variation has the perfect balance of flavours and textures, and ‘everything’ seasoning is practically amazing on anything!

Do you love avocado toast as much as we do? Have a crack at these delicious variations — we’d love to hear what you think!

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