The Last Avocado Toast Recipe You'll Ever Need


This is the easiest—and the last—avocado toast recipe you'll ever need to know. Memorize the recipe, then use it as a jumping off point for your favorite avocado toast riffs. Put an egg on it, top it with tuna salad or crown it with fluffy alfalfa sprouts for a healthy and satisfying meal. You can mix up the toppings too—we love Japanese furikake or everything bagel seasoning.

Active Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins

Avocado toast is pretty divisive: You either can't get enough of it, or you're totally sick of hearing about it. With a plethora of avocado toast recipes out there—some simple, others more complex—it's easy to wonder if we've reached peak avocado.

But before you write off this open-faced Instagrammable marvel, let's remember why we love avocado toast in the first place. Mashed avocado spread over crusty whole-wheat bread, finished with olive oil, red pepper flakes and flaky sea salt—does it get much better than that? It's full of healthy, unsaturated fats, packed with fiber and it's an effortless breakfast or snack.

So forget fancy-pants versions topped with lobster, truffles and gold flakes—or spinoffs like avocado art, avocado roses and avocado toast chocolate bars. You need a perfect avocado toast recipe that's 100% no-nonsense. Look no further.

Avocado Toast Recipe on a white plate
Jamie Vespa MS, RD


  • ½ small avocado

  • ½ teaspoon fresh lemon juice

  • teaspoon Kosher salt

  • teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 slice whole grain bread, toasted

  • ½ teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • Maldon sea salt flakes or red pepper flakes for garnish (optional)


  1. In a small bowl, combine avocado, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Gently mash with the back of a fork.

  2. Top toasted bread with mashed avocado mixture. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle over desired toppings.

    Avocado Toast Recipe on a white plate
    Jamie Vespa MS, RD


For perfect avocado toast, ingredient quality is key. Use fresh, crusty whole-wheat bread and the best extra-virgin olive oil you can find.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

200 Calories
13g Fat
18g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Serving Size 1 slice
Calories 200
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 5g 10%
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 370mg 16%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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