I hate to brag, but my family has been eating avocado toast since before I was born. I think I was weaned on the stuff. Now it’s trendy, with recipes popping up everywhere. My family are such trendsetters! Really though, avocado toast is scrumptious. I’m so glad everyone is catching on to that fact!

The thing about avocado toast is, it should be made with stuff that you already have in your kitchen. It’s a quick, easy snack or meal and can be loaded with leftover meat, or chickpeas, or just plain tomato and garlic. Avocado toast should be simple, and that is what I’ve set out to show you.

Basic Avocado Toast:

Basic avocado toast involves some sort of bread (preferably rustic), rubbed with a clove of garlic before toasting, then piled with avocado and tomatoes. Olive oil and salt complete the recipe. How easy is that? I also love to top the basic avocado toast with fresh basil leaves.


Here are some more avocado toast ideas, just to spark your imagination. For the toasts that could use garlic, such as the black bean, the crab, and the asparagus, just lightly rub the bread with a cut garlic clove before toasting. Some toasts, like the prosciutto with blue cheese, taste better sans garlic. ENJOY!

Basic C

Crab and Habanero Aioli

Crab and Aioli C


Poached Egg with Smoked Maldon Salt (hey, don’t judge. do you know how many organic eggs I ruined to get this half-crappy shot? Drippy eggs are tougher to shoot than they appear!)

Egg C


Asparagus and Lemon

Asparagus C


Goat Cheese and Pomegranate

Pomegranate and goat cheese C


Prosciutto and Chili Flakes

Prosciutto C


Mashed Chickpeas, Olive Oil, and Zatar

Chickpeas and Zatar


Smoked Trout

Smoked Fish C


Fig Jam and Blue Cheese

Fig jam and blue cheese C


Black Beans with Red Onion, Jalapeño, and Cilantro

Mexican C


Tomatoes and Cheddar Cheese

Cheddar C