What fruit improves your skin, has more potassium than a banana, and helps you feel fuller longer? That’s right, the lovely avocado, princess of the produce aisle. We’ve collected 5 of our favorite avocado toast recipes that go beyond mashed green on bread. Healthy, savory breakfast sandwiches and quick lunches to keep you going through the day. Emphasis on the flavor!
Smashed Mexican Beans Avocado Toast
Did you know? Just one teaspoon of ground cumin contains 1.4 mg of iron. Be generous with your spices! This hearty avocado toast recipe is full of fiber-rich ingredients. Be sure to toast gluten-free bread for the best flavor in this vegan open sandwich. Also, we love the addition of fiber-rich tomatillos. I got my first try with tomatillos with one of Blue Apron’s meal kit recipes. High in Vitamin C and Vitamin K and very tasty! Combine all ingredients in a food processor to liven up those pinto beans.
Mexican Style Pinto Beans
Chili Pepper or Red Jalapeños (they do exist!). But don’t worry, you can use green ones. No problemo!
Olive oil to drizzle!
Go to Cotter Crunch for the full recipe and instructions. Lindsay does a nice job walking you through the smashed bean process step-by-step with images.
Avocado Grilled Cheese
The best vegetarian sandwiches are usually a variation of the grilled cheese. The combo of goat cheese and mozzarella make this avocado toast recipe gooey and savory. Rub the toast with garlic first and add a handful of baby spinach to up the iron content. This one gets pretty addictive and is so healthy!
4 cups baby spinach
4 ounces crumbled goat cheese
2 avocados, halved, seeded and peeled
2 cloves garlic
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/4 cup olive oil
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
8 slices eureka!® Seeds the Day® Organic Bread
Avocado Toast With Smoked Salmon
What is it about smoked salmon that makes toast and crackers feel like an indulgence? Just under 300 calories, this avocado toast recipe is perfect for breakfast or brunch. It is a good one to make when you’ve got a little time on your hands to focus on the details. (Our suggestion is to make enough dressing to have this a few days a week.) It is wonderful on rye bread which is super low-glycemic. One slice boasts only one little gram of sugar, so this is the best choice for anyone on a high-protein diet.
fat-free yogurt 2 tbsp
lemon ½, juiced
rye bread 2 slices, toasted
cayenne pepper a pinch
smoked salmon 75g
cucumber 1/4, ribboned with a veg peeler
salad cress a handful
red chilli ½, seeded and finely diced
mint finely chopped to make 1 tbsp
lemon ½, zested and juiced
tomato 1, finely diced
white wine vinegar 1 tsp
Visit Olive Magazine for the full recipe and instructions. Step up your toast game and treat yourself!
Guacamole Bruschetta Bar
If you’ve got company coming, consider offering a bruschetta bar. Take your basic avocado toast recipe and top it with fresh or exotic ingredients. You can make it even easier on yourself by using a ready-made guacamole. We like to make our own guac easy by mashing a few avocados and adding a favorite salsa. Meat lovers will enjoy topping their toast with ingredients such as salami or grilled shrimp. Offer vegetarians of the group hearty veggies like sauteed mushrooms or sliced radish. Is your mouth watering already?
minced red onion
mini mozzarella balls
roasted sweet corn
crumbled Mexican cotija cheese
sliced green onions
diced mango with chili
Visit Sue’s blog, The View From Great Island, for full recipe and instructions.The key to a successful bruschetta bar (besides the yummy toppings) is the presentation. Place each topping in it’s own container. Also, check out our Spring tablescapes or Bohemian eclectic table settings articles for easy decor inspiration. Hostess with the mostess!
Toasted Bagel With Dill Cream Cheese + Avocado
Bagels count too! Use this avocado toast recipe to create the perfect deli-style sandwich you can take to work. Simply cut in half and wrap in parchment for a delectable afternoon meal. We love the use of fresh dill with this sandwich. It’s a highly underrated herb that is high in calcium and antioxidants. It is also helpful as an energy boost, so feel free to pair with your favorite pickle!
2 plain or sesame seed bagels
2 tbsp cream cheese
1 tbsp chopped fresh dill
1 medium ripe avocado, sliced
Salt and pepper to taste
Visit Sarah’s vegetarian food blog, Don’t Feed After Midnight for full recipe and instructions. The combo of avocado and cream cheese gives a sesame seed bagel rich and creamy flavor. Good luck waiting until noon for this guy!
If you’re trying to keep your weight down, keep a handful of avocados in the kitchen. Avocado toast is a high fiber combo that will balance high-protein diets nicely. Some nutrients require fat in order to be used in the body. Good fats, like the ones contained in avocados, help your body to absorb those nutrients. Adding avocados to a meal increases your body’s absorption of antioxidants 15 times! Get the most out of the good food you are eating with this tasty green health giant. Trying to eat healthier? Go to our easy skillet recipes article and add some extra iron in your diet with every meal.