If you’ve never had the pleasure of trying avocado toast topped with a delicious poached egg, you’re about to believe the hype. This simple breakfast recipe consists of just a few high-quality ingredients, and it’s a perfect way to add some healthy fats to your diet.
In this post, we’ll walk you through all the steps for creating the best avocado toast ever. From picking your bread to plating and presentation, we’ve got everything you need to know right here.
Assembling Your Ingredients
We’ve worked long and hard to come up with the best combination of ingredients for the perfect avocado toast, and the results won’t disappoint.
Here’s what our avocado toast recipe calls for:
- 2 slices of country bread – some recipes recommend using sourdough bread instead, but we recommend French-style country bread for its flavor and texture.
- 1 avocado – Make sure to use only the best avocados when making avocado toast, and don’t use premade guacamole. It’ll taste best if you mash the avocado yourself. If the avocado isn’t quite ripe yet, try placing it in a brown paper bag to soften up for a day or two.
- ¼ pomegranate (seeds only)
- A handful of mint leaves
- ¼ lemon (juice only)
- 30 g feta cheese
We selected these ingredients based on the complex flavor profile that they create when combined. The sweetness of the pomegranate, the acidity of the lemon, the savory, creamy avocado, and the rest of the ingredients work together in perfect harmony to level up avocado toast from a simple snack to a gourmet breakfast like no other.
In addition to these ingredients, you can also get creative by subbing out your bread for a bagel or the feta for goat cheese or adding additional protein to your toast with a fried egg, smoked salmon, or bacon. Sprinkle more fresh herbs on top for the perfect presentation.
The Tools You’ll Need To Make Perfect Avocado Toast
Craving avocado toast? These are the tools that you’ll need handy to get the job done.
- A pan, toaster, or toaster oven. There are multiple ways to toast bread, including on the stovetop in a pan or the oven. However, we’re fans of giving your toast that crispy texture by using a pan. Add a little bit of oil to the bottom of the pan to make the exterior of each slice of bread extra crisp!
Alternatively, you can toast up bread in the toaster or toaster oven. This method is a bit quicker, but it’s not quite as precise as using a pan to get that golden brown color.
- A mixing bowl and a fork. Our recipe calls for a mixture of avocado, a sprinkle of flaky sea salt and some pepper, a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil, lemon juice, and chopped mint, which you’ll need to combine in a small bowl. This bowl doesn’t have to be the biggest vessel in your kitchen – just large enough to hold a whole avocado and a few extra ingredients.
- A sharp knife. One of the garnishes that sets this recipe apart from the rest is pomegranate seeds. To get the seeds out of a pomegranate, you’ll need to use a nice, sharp knife to cut the fruit in half. Then, you can collect the seeds from the inside by hand.
You can use the same knife to finely chop up mint leaves, which are another key ingredient in the recipe.
Choosing the Right Bread for Avocado Toast
When making avocado toast, the bread that you choose can make a big difference in the outcome – for better or for worse.
As always, we at JOW recommend choosing the highest-quality ingredients possible when making recipes – even simple recipes! Great bread can level up your avocado toast and vice versa.
Ideally, the bread that you make avocado toast on should be sliced into long, thin pieces. That way, you can spread your ingredients across a wider canvas with each piece of toast that you make.
Our recipe for avocado toast calls for country bread. This French-style loaf tastes incredible, and it’s known for its crusty texture and the abundance of holes in the dough. These tiny holes absorb the flavors from the avocado and other ingredients, making country bread the ideal vessel for each piece of delicious toast that you create.
Plating and Presenting Your Avocado Toast
When you’ve finished assembling your avocado toast, it’s time to make this delicious breakfast as presentable as possible!
Plating is everything when it comes to serving a meal – either for yourself or for others. Sloppy plating can make a delicious meal look unappetizing, which is the opposite of what you want. So, even if you’re just making avocado toast for yourself, take the extra time to make the meal look great.
Some key aspects of plating and presenting avocado toast are:
Spread Mashed Avocado Mixture Evenly on the Toast
If there are large chunks of unmashed avocado perched atop your slices of toast, your presentation game is definitely going to suffer. To avoid lumpy toast, make sure to use a fork or knife to spread the mashed avocado as evenly as possible.
Garnish With Care
In our recipe for avocado toast, pomegranate seeds, feta crumbles, mint leaves, and olive oil all act as garnishes, enhancing not just flavor but presentation, too. When it comes to adding garnishes to your meals, balance is what matters most. You don’t want to overdo it on these ingredients, but you don’t want to skimp, either.
If you want to add even more garnishes to your toast, the sweetness and acidity of tomato (especially sliced cherry tomatoes) is a perfect choice.
Other garnishes that are sometimes added to different avocado toast variations include cilantro, basil, parsley, dill, a balsamic glaze, red onion, red pepper flakes, minced clove garlic, everything bagel seasoning, and even sliced radishes.
If Desired, Cut Slices of Toast Into Sections
Creating small triangles of sliced toast is one of the best ways to enhance your presentation with this recipe. Slicing each piece of toast into two smaller pieces is a great way to put a little bit of extra effort into the overall aesthetic of the meal, and it can make it more of a pleasure to eat.
Avocado Toast’s Nutritional Profile
Avocado toast is more than just a delicious breakfast – it’s a nutritious one, too!
Our recipe for avocado toast provides you with a healthy serving of fat, thanks to avocados (of course) and feta cheese crumbles. In addition, you’ll get some complex carbohydrates from slices of high-quality bread, as well as fiber from pomegranate seeds.
Ready to Get Cooking?
If all this reading is making you hungry, you’re ready to try our out-of-this-world avocado toast recipe.
In addition to this killer breakfast recipe, we’ve also got plenty more resources for you on our cooking page. There, you’ll find recipes for every meal, as well as snacks and drinks to try. We’re all about helping you get creative in the kitchen, and you’re sure to find plenty of recipes that you love.