My Favorite Avocado Toast

It feels odd writing a “recipe” for toast because, well…how complicated does it really get?

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Toast is really hard to mess up, and when avocado is involved you know it’s going to be delicious. I felt this post warranted because I wanted to share my own variation of this classic “food blogger” meal. AKA my every-morning breakfast as of late.

First things first: bread quality is key; if I am lucky I toast up some crusty whole wheat sourdough. It crisps nicely and is sturdy enough to handle toppings, but any whole grain loaf should stand up. I’ve been dreaming of a pumpernickel variation, so hopefully I can get my hands on some soon!

Nutritional yeast lends that cheesy umami flavor while packing a nice protein punch. It’s important to mash it in WITH the avocado. Just sprinkling it on top = lots of yeast stuck to the back of your teeth and a small gold dusting over your entire table with each bite. Ew.

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It’s best to mash the avo with nutritional yeast while your bread is toasting. That is of course the only real topping you need, but for a little more excitement I add a dab of tahini, a sprinkle of lemon juice, Old Bay seasoning, crushed red pepper, and Everything But the Bagel. Whew!

Have you tried “Everything but the Bagel” seasoning? It’s just what it sounds like: a spice mixture that is used on top of “everything” bagels. If you don’t live near a Trader Joe’s (I am so sorry if this is the case), feel free to create your own mixture that is 1 TBS each poppy seeds, toasted sesame seeds, dried garlic, dried onion, with about 2 tsp sea salt as well.

INGREDIENTS (serves one):

  • 2 slices bread of choice (I use whole wheat sourdough)
  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 2 TBS nutritional yeast
  • 1 TBS Everything but the Bagel Seasoning  (see notes above for DIY version)
  • Optional additions: tahini, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, and Old Bay

METHOD:

  1. Toast two slices of bread to your liking. While bread is toasting, mash avocado and nutritional yeast with a fork until a rough paste forms.
  2. Spread avocado mixture on top of toasted bread and sprinkle with Everything but the Bagel seasoning. If desired, add a drizzle of tahini, a few drops of fresh lemon juice, 2 tsp Old Bay, and 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes. Enjoy right away!

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