12 Avocado Toasts Have Entered the Chat
Even though avocado toast was supposedly invented as early as 1993, millennials will be forever blamed for this breakfast craze that's far pricier than the sugary cereal, PopTarts, and frozen waffles that many millennials ate as children. Now that the oldest Gen Z-ers have grown up and started drawing the generational ire of Boomers (and let's face it, Gen X-ers as well), millennials may finally be free to eat their avocado toast in peace, possibly while listening to Stone Temple Pilots, Green Day, or Goo Goo Dolls on some obscure XM radio station and getting all the 90s nostalgic feels. For all the avocado-crazed millennials out there, these recipes will show you how to turn this heart-healthy, nutrient-packed breakfast into a true culinary masterpiece.
Fried Egg and Avocado Toasts
Sunny-side-up eggs, fresh sprouts, and salsa amp up avocado toast for a fast, no-fuss meal. It's a sure winner at breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Smashed Avocado on Toast
Smashed Avocado on Toast is a great snack before a run or workout. With the perfect combination of healthy fats and carbohydrates, this snack will keep your body energized without weighing you down.
Tuna, Egg, and Avocado Toast
Don't toss all that excess tuna oil—it contains a lot of the vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids from the fish. We use this nutrient-dense oil rather than mayo to dress the salad, then pile it on a smear of avocados, which are packed with monounsaturated fats that encourage blood flow and boost brain activity. We love this combination on whole-grain toast but you can also toss it over pasta, greens, or grains.
Garlic, Avocado, and Tomato Toast
Three words: garlic, avocado, and tomato. This toast is perfect for tapas or a great, heart-healthy snack.
Kris's Avocado Toast
Kris Yenbamroong, chef and owner of LA's two Night+Market restaurants, cooked for himself often as a kid while his parents were working at the family's L.A. restaurant, Talésai. He made avocado toast a lot, in different ways. "Sometimes I'd use that Taco Night cheese you get at the supermarket and put the whole thing in the toaster oven," he says. This one is a current favorite. It's simple, but the massive amount of avocado, generous sprinkle of salt, and the toasted chile powder make it outrageously good. Our suggested wine pairing: Ponzi 2015 Pinot Gris.
First came the egg-in-a-hole; second came a baked egg in avocado. Now, there's the avocado-egg-in-a-hole, a mishmash of both creations. When making an egg-in-a-hole sandwich, you would usually use a cookie cutter or a knife to punch a hole out of a really thick slice of white or whole wheat bread. Then, you'd crack an egg right into the hole. This time around, with an avocado boat included in the mix, the sunny egg is nestled in an avocado half that fills the hole at the center of your sliced bread. Boom. It's the same healthy baked egg avocado boat you dearly love—just with the best part of any breakfast sandwich.
Avocado Crostini Two Ways
Cookbook author Katie Workman adds salty, briny anchovies to her parsley pesto for adult guests. For kids, she leaves the avocado crostini plain.
This creative twist on traditional avocado toast in perfect for seafood lovers, and a great way to make a pound of this pricier (but delicious) shellfish stretch a little further. Mash avocado with lime zest, lime juice, and salt, then spoon onto store-bought tortilla chips. Top each tostada with a scallop that's been freshly sautéed to perfection.
If you think you're over avocado toast, this topper will change your mind. Make sure to give your tahini a good stir before drizzling. These make for a filling snack, plus they're loaded with protein to help you stay fuller for longer.
Smoky Avocado, Peppers, and Chorizo
There's no going back once you've tried this avocado toast—it might very well become a regular weekend brunch fixture, and for good reason. This avocado toast isn't just avocado and bread—it's topped with spicy sausage, too. Lucy Jessop, author of The Goodness of Avocado, revamps your classic avocado toast with a smoky, meaty spin. An entirely dairy-free breakfast, Jessop's version adds spice to the mashed avocado, rather than just the standard salt and pepper. The smoked paprika in the mashed avocado adds color and heat, and the chopped bell peppers give this toast recipe a crunchy, colorful bite. Once the avocado mash has been made, slice up the chorizo and sear it for a couple of minutes in a pan until it's entirely cooked through. Top golden slices of sourdough bread with the avocado, some spinach or arugula leaves, and the warm chorizo.
Prosciutto & Avocado Crostini
The saltiness of the prosciutto and the creaminess of the avocado make Prosciutto & Avocado Crostini downright irresistible.
Cream Cheese, Tomato, Red Onion, and Avocado Bagel
Try swapping a bagel for sliced bread for a fresh take on avocado toast. The red onion slices add a nice bite, while the tomato's acidity balances out the richness of the cream cheese and avocado.