Try it once and we think you'll agree: Topping avocado toast with an egg is a near-perfect breakfast.
Avocado Toast Tips
Start with Good Bread
Good avocado toast starts with good bread. Multigrain or whole-wheat bread adds another layer of flavor (and additional fiber) to your avocado toast. Sandwich bread, as well as crusty artisan bread, are both great options. Just make sure the bread is sliced thick enough to hold up to the toppings.
Find the Perfect Avocado
Soft, ripe avocados are perfect for mashing and perfect for your best avocado toast. A perfectly ripe avocado will give to slight pressure, but not feel mushy. You can always cut into your avocado if you are unsure. Some small blemishes in the flesh are ok, just remove them before mashing. If your avocado is very brown, or very soft, it may be past its prime. Conversely, an avocado that is under ripe will be hard to mash and leave you with a lumpy result.
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Give Some TLC to Your Avocado Mash
Simply adding a pinch of salt and pepper can enhance the flavor of your avocado mash, but it doesn't have to stop there. You can jazz it up with chopped fresh herbs, dried spices like garlic powder or chili powder or lime juice for a little tang.
What to Put on Avocado Toast
We top this avocado toast with a fried egg, but the sky is the limit on what you can use to top your toast. Eggs work well for breakfast, as do thinly sliced tomatoes or smoked salmon as a different spin on a cream cheese and lox bagel. Try adding veggies like cucumber, sprouts or salad greens to give your avocado toast a more lunch-like vibe. And of course, you can add a flavorful drizzle like Sriracha, balsamic glaze or salsa to finish it off.
Is Avocado Toast Healthy?
Avocado toast fits perfectly into a healthy diet. Avocados deliver fiber and a dose of healthy fats that help keep your heart healthy and you feeling full for longer periods of time. Pair that with even more fiber-boosting foods like whole-wheat or multigrain toast and the benefits only increase. Diets high in fiber are associated with the prevention of heart disease, diabetes and certain types of cancer.
Additional reporting by Hilary Meyer