Avocado toast: it’s so much more than a trend! It’s a heart-healthy option that invites other healthy goodies along for a well-rounded nutritious (and beautiful) meal.

Are you rolling your eyes at the mention of avocado toast four ways?

I hate when trends ruin a good thing.

Like beards! Whether you’re a beefy lumberjack, a science teacher, or a just someone who wants to sport a beard, you should be able to do so without being referred to as an autoharp-playing coffee house hipster.

Same goes for brunch, and more specifically, avocado toast. Y’all. I will defend avocado toast to the end because it is so much more than a photo op. (But obviously still a photo op.) Aside from being incredibly Instagram worthy, avo toast offers itself as an awesome heart-healthy option by inviting so many other healthy goodies along, and this is why we need to embrace it as the toast with the most.

Avocados are packed with GOOD FATS. (There’s something wildly satisfying in saying the words “good” and “fat” in the same sentence.) Good fats, also known as monounsaturated fats, lower cholesterol and reduce the risk for heart disease. Avocados also have anti-inflammatory effects which prevent chronic inflammation—and they’re high in fiber!

So so so many good things.

Aside from the healthy tidbits, avocado plays well with numerous add-ons including other awesomely healthy things: like salmon, eggs, tomatoes, beans, greens…

Avocado Toast Four Ways.

Here are a few of my favorite ways to turn toast into a colorful and wholesome avocado-smeared masterpiece.

Avocado Toast With Smoked Salmon, Cucumber, Soy Sauce, and Sesame Seeds.

This one is my absolute favorite—no questions about it. It’s hearty, healthy, and the flavors are crave-worthy. You get a creamy richness from the avocado, a refreshing crispness from the cucumbers, a hint of sweet smokiness from the salmon, and a punch of salty umami from the soy sauce. So many flavors I love from the sushi bar get a nod in this one.

Avocado Toast With Arugula, Sea Salt, and Lemon.

When my sister-in-law visited back in June, most of our conversations revolved around blogging and food. She couldn’t stop gushing over her latest obsession: arugula salad drizzled with fresh lemon juice. So for breakfast one morning, I whipped us up avocado toasts with just that—and it was a total hit. A fresh spritz of lemon goes perfectly with the peppery-ness of arugula and a pinch of sea (or kosher) salt.

Avocado Toast With Soft-Boiled Egg, Tomatoes, Chili, and Lime.

This avocado toast will fill you up and make you feel good. You can improvise with the cook of the egg—a poached egg works really well! The tomatoes add some welcomed freshness, and the chili and lime bring on big flavors.

Avocado Toast With Radishes, Honey, and Cracked Black Pepper.

I’m all about adding honey to savory bites lately. Earlier this summer, I indulged in a pizza that came with a honey drizzle and holy moly, was it ever delicious. It’s pretty evident that I used watermelon radishes here, but any radishes will work. Just slice them up thin, top them with avocado slices, drizzle some honey over top, and finish things off with a few cracks of black pepper.

As you can see, the avocado toast train isn’t a bad things to be on. This breakfast option does have a purpose and is so much more than just an Instagram moment.

But I mean, I do encourage you to ‘gram your avocado toasts. They’re gorgeous by default.

If you make this dish, snap a photo and tag me on the Insta @killing__thyme! I love seeing your creations, and you could be featured in my monthly newsletter <3

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Avocado Toast Four Ways

Have your Avocado Toast Four Ways: Smoked salmon, cucumber, soy sauce, and sesame seeds; arugula, sea salt, and lemon; soft-boiled egg, tomatoes, chili, and lime; radishes, honey, and cracked pepper.
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Ingredients

Avocado Toast With Smoked Salmon, Cucumber, Soy Sauce, and Sesame Seeds.

  • 1 slice of whole grain bread, toasted
  • 1/2 of an avocado, sliced or mashed
  • 2 oz smoked salmon
  • Cucumber slices
  • 1 tsp low sodium soy sauce
  • Sesame seeds, for garnish

Avocado Toast With Arugula, Sea Salt, and Lemon.

  • 1 slice of whole grain bread, toasted
  • 1/2 of an avocado, sliced or mashed
  • Pinch of sea (or kosher) salt
  • 1 handful of arugula
  • Spritz of fresh lemon juice

Avocado Toast With Soft-Boiled Egg, Tomatoes, Chili, and Lime.

  • 1 slice of whole grain bread, toasted
  • 1/2 of an avocado, sliced or mashed
  • 1 soft-boiled egg, feel free to cook you egg differently; a poached or fried egg works just as well.
  • A few cherry tomatoes, sliced in half or quartered
  • A pinch of chili powder
  • A pinch of chili flakes
  • Spritz of fresh lime juice

Avocado Toast With Radishes, Honey, and Cracked Black Pepper.

  • 1 slice of whole grain bread, toasted
  • 1/2 of an avocado, sliced or mashed
  • A few very thin radish slices, enough to cover the toast
  • 1 TBSP raw liquid honey
  • A few cracks of black pepper

Instructions 

Avocado Toast With Smoked Salmon, Cucumber, Soy Sauce, and Sesame Seeds.

  • Toast the bread to your preference. Layer it with avocado, sliced cucumbers, and smoked salmon. Drizzle a bit of soy sauce over top and garnish with sesame seeds.

Avocado Toast With Arugula, Sea Salt, and Lemon.

  • Toast the bread to your preference. Layer it with avocado, then add a pinch of salt. Drop a nice handful of arugula over the toast and finish it off with a spritz of lemon juice.

Avocado Toast With Soft-Boiled Egg, Tomatoes, Chili, and Lime.

  • Place an egg in a small saucepan and add enough water to just cover the egg. Place over moderate heat and bring the water to a simmer. Once the water is simmering, set a timer for 4-5 minutes. When done, drain the egg and run cool water over it to stop the cooking process. Carefully peel the egg, slice it into several slices, and set it aside.
    Toast the bread to your preference. Layer it with avocado, tomatoes, and egg slices. Sprinkle chili powder and chili flakes over top, and finish it off with a spritz of lime juice.

Avocado Toast With Radishes, Honey, and Cracked Black Pepper.

  • Toast the bread to your preference. Layer it with radishes and avocado slices in whichever order you prefer. Drizzle honey over top, and finish it off with a few cracks of black pepper.