Smashing avocado on top of toast has become somewhat of a phenomenon, hasn’t it? It’s like the plant-based version (all the healthy fats) of a fancied up burger oozing with funky ingredients. So beautiful to look at, so fun to eat and just so photogenic! I’ve already shared my classic avocado toast, but this smashed avocado toast recipe is a new combo I dreamt up!
Whenever I make avocado toast I typically try to be really hungry, or have someone around I can share with. I hate not being able to use a whole avocado because then you risk it turning brown and wasting all that beautiful fruit! Each toast takes about 1/4-1/2 of an avocado, depending on how large your bread is.
This version calls for black sesame seeds, my favorite spice as of late: Aleppo Pepper, a drizzle of oil, salt and pepper, and it’s finished off with a squeeze of lemon.
I finally got around to making some of Zoë François‘s bread from Gluten-Free Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day, so that’s what I used for this smashed avocado toast! I had been putting off trying one of her recipes, mainly because excuses. Like, oh I don’t have enough space to store that much flour mixture, or, I can’t make four loaves in one week. That was silly. The bread is delicious! And I can’t wait to make it again soon and do it even better next time.
Smashed Avocado Toast
- 4 pieces of bread
- 1 ripe avocado
- Salt and pepper
- Avocado or olive oil, for drizzling (optional)*
- Sesame seeds
- Aleppo pepper
- Small squeeze of lemon juice
- Toast the bread. Meanwhile, slice open the avocado and remove the pit. Make long cuts down the length of the inside of the avocado. Use a spoon to remove and set aside.
- Place ¼ of avocado slices on each piece of toast. Using a fork, mash it onto the toast.
- Season with salt and pepper, then avocado or olive oil (if using). Finish it off with the sesame seeds, Aleppo pepper and a small squeeze of lemon juice.
I love how versatile smashed avocado toast is. You can practically put whatever you want on it. So many flavor combos! And you can eat it at any time of day. Plus it keeps you full FOR–EV–ER.
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