6 Ways to Jazz Up Your Avocado Toast
Savory, creamy, and versatile, avocado toast has become the bedrock of American brunching. And with only two key ingredients (er…avocado and toast), it’s one of the easiest healthy breakfast dishes you can make — and incredibly versatile. Here are a few of our favorite ways to fancy up avocado toast so you never get bored.
Is Avocado Toast Healthy?
Well, we know it’s delicious. But is avocado toast actually as healthy as everyone claims? It definitely can be, says nutritionist Chelsey Amer, MS, RDN, CDN: “The great thing about avocado toast is that it’s customizable and can be a part of a healthy and balanced meal or snack. By using 100% whole grain bread with mashed avocado on top, you’re eating a combination of filling healthy fats and fiber.”
Pay attention to ingredients and how they’re prepared, and you can make one deliciously satiating (and healthy!) avocado toast. Just be sure to keep an eye on how much avocado you add: An average-sized California avocado contains 227 calories, and an average-sized Florida avocado contains 365 calories. The recommended serving size is ⅓ of an avocado.
6 Ways to Make Avocado Toast
Wondering how to make avocado toast that’s got a little more pizazz? Jazz up those avocado toast toppings with these deliciously healthy recipes.
Avocado Toast with Egg
“For a more balanced meal, I suggest adding a good source of protein, like poached eggs,” says Amer. This avocado toast recipe gives you the option to fry or poach your eggs (whichever you prefer) and includes some chili flakes for added heat.
Get the recipe at The Last Food Blog.
Cajun Shrimp Avocado Toast
If you’re looking for a great lunch or dinner avocado toast, try this marinated cajun shrimp avocado toast with salsa verde. It’s a filling, tasty, and balanced meal idea.
Get the recipe at The Flavor Bender.
Kale Avocado Toast
Amer loves adding veggies to her avocado toast for an easy nutritional boost. While you can really top your toast with any vegetable you’re craving, this recipe incorporates kale and a yummy pickled cabbage slaw for a bit of a tangy veggie avocado toast experience.
Get the recipe from The Organic Kitchen.
Heirloom Tomato and Peach Avocado Toast
Add a bit of healthy sweetness to your avocado toast with this summer fruit and veggie toast. Simple, fresh, and easy to make, this avo toast includes heirloom tomatoes, peach, pepitas, and drizzled balsamic vinegar. Yum!
Get the recipe at Fresh Direct.
Spicy Avocado Cauliflower Toast
This avocado toast recipe layers jalapeño-roasted cauliflower atop smashed avocado for a meal that’s crispy, creamy, zesty, and spicy all at once. Then it’s sprinkled with radishes, onion, cilantro, and hot sauce to pack an extra punch (and crunch!).
Get the recipe from Toaster Oven Love.
Golden Beet Avocado Toast
A great way to add variety to your avocado toast is by experimenting with dressings. This unique and tasty recipe includes golden beets for a mellow flavor and pea shoots for added crispiness, and it’s drizzled with lemon-dill dressing.
Get the recipe at Caroline’s Cooking.