Avocado and Egg Toast
This past Friday I shared a picture of my breakfast on my Instagram account (find me here) and I got so many messages to share its recipe. There is no recipe really – it is an avocado, tomato and fried egg toast. However, since so many of you asked, I am happy to oblige. I was wondering what to call this recipe, played around with names like breakfast avocado toast; avocado and egg breakfast toast; etc. Then I quickly realized that I do not want to label this toast or sandwich as just a breakfast recipe. Do not get me wrong, this toast is excellent breakfast as it covers so many brain food groups – there are “good” fats from avocado, vitamin C from tomato, carbs from whole-wheat honey oat bread, and proteins from egg. But who said you cannot have it for lunch or for dinner. Eggs are my absolute favorites to quickly put together a balanced meal when I am not in mood to cook. I am sure all of us have been there at one time or the other.
Since it is such a simple toast/sandwich, the quality and freshness of the ingredients used becomes very important. So good quality bread (“How can a country be great of its bread tastes like tissue” – Julia Child), fresh and ripe avocados and tomatoes, and good (as fresh as you can get and preferably organic) eggs are the key.
So here is what it took to make one toast (add another slice of bread on top, slathered with more avocado to make it a sandwich):
Whole grain bread – 1 slice (or two)
Avocado – ½, small, thinly sliced or mashed
Tomato – ½, medium, sliced
Egg – 1
Butter – ½ tablespoon
Salt and freshly crushed black pepper – to taste
Everything but the bagel spice blend – for topping (optional)
Set a small non-stick skillet on medium low heat. Add butter and let it melt. Gently break the egg into the skillet, paying attention to the yolk. While the egg is cooking, slightly toast the slice of bread. Add salt and pepper to the egg. Flipping or not flipping the egg is your choice. However, if not flipping, make sure to tilt the pan and spoon some of the melted butter over the uncooked part of the egg that is closer to the yolk. Alternatively, you can lower the heat and cover the pan with a lid for 30 seconds to cook the egg. Spread avocado on the bread slice, add salt, layer sliced tomatoes, a pinch of salt and pepper and top with the fried egg. Sprinkle with everything but the bagel seasoning, if using. Poke the yolk with a fork to let that luscious goodness dress your toast. Enjoy!
Love – Vaishali.
Note: It’s important to slightly season every layer of this sandwich/toast to achieve great flavor..:).
Knife and chopping board
Luna SMay 15, 2019 at 3:09 pm
I need to get this seasoning, it looks so good!
VaishaliMay 16, 2019 at 3:18 pm
yes, it is great. Makes everything taste better.
Neil Alvin NicerioMay 15, 2019 at 6:28 pm
Yum! Your articles never failed to make my mouth water.
I’m excited to make one, as there are plenty of those ingredients here in the Philippines.
VaishaliMay 16, 2019 at 3:18 pm
Thanks Neil. Its good to know that you can get avocados in Philippines.
Michelle ChristieMay 16, 2019 at 10:02 am
Yum Yum! Two of my favorite things. Avocado and eggs! Definitely a must try out for my household.
VaishaliMay 16, 2019 at 3:17 pm
Yes, avocado and eggs are a great combination. I hope you and your family enjoy it.
aisasamiMay 16, 2019 at 11:20 am
Although I have an avocado allergy, this looks really yummy. I wish I could eat it!
kathleen betancourtMay 16, 2019 at 11:34 am
ok thank u SO much for sharing this recipe. Deff making this weekend!
VaishaliMay 16, 2019 at 3:09 pm
You are most welcome Kathleen. I hope you enjoy it.
Dallas newborn photographerMay 16, 2019 at 12:23 pm
This looks seriously delicious and combines my absolute favorite foods. Cannot wait to try it. In fact I think I’ll have it for lunch.
VaishaliMay 16, 2019 at 3:09 pm
Yayy…I’m all for a quick and nutritious lunch
HackytipsMay 16, 2019 at 1:31 pm
Avocado recipes are always best. This makes healthy and easy breakfast 🙂
VaishaliMay 16, 2019 at 3:08 pm
Thanks! I completely agree
MicheleMay 16, 2019 at 3:46 pm
Thats looks so good and I unfortunately cant have it. I am allergic to avocado. Makes me so made because everything with it looks amazing and tasty.
VaishaliMay 16, 2019 at 4:03 pm
That’s so strange Michele..you are the second person withing few hours today that had told me that they are allergic to avocado. I did not know that avocado allergy was common. I know it looks and tastes good but there are other great foods that you can enjoy..Thanks for reading…:)
Ashli FergusonMay 16, 2019 at 3:47 pm
OOOHHH that looks so tasty… any kind of overeasy egg I am all for! haha
VaishaliMay 16, 2019 at 4:02 pm
Thanks Ashli. My favorite way to eat eggs as well..:)
AnaghaMay 16, 2019 at 11:28 pm
Seasoning of this recipe is craving. I will use the same method.
ThuyMay 17, 2019 at 12:00 am
I’m a huge fan of both avocados and eggs!
MayszMay 17, 2019 at 3:10 am
Wow, Avocado and Egg toasts are a totally perfect combination and yummy I can’t wait to try this!
Debra RobertsMay 17, 2019 at 11:13 am
I can eat avacados with eggs every day of my life! It’s the perfect meal for any time of the day; especially with “drippy” eggs!
Jenn ➳ onehoppymommaMay 17, 2019 at 6:14 pm
What a wonderful twist on a great classic!
Ivan JoseMay 17, 2019 at 11:16 pm
I love avocadoes! I have tried adding it to my scrambled eggs. This is another great idea to incorporate avocado to my breakfast.
siennylovesdrawingMay 18, 2019 at 12:57 am
wowo!! Love this avocado egg toast recipe shared, seems so addictive delicious!! I am gonna try making it myself. cheers, siennylovesdrawing
Mehr AliMay 18, 2019 at 1:25 am
Vaishali you always cook yummy food
Samantha FloresMay 18, 2019 at 2:17 am
A simple, delicious, AND healthy meal! Would love to give this a try.
Kendall Delayne | Fueled By Caffeine and Cuss WordsMay 18, 2019 at 8:00 am
This looks delicious! I love that seasoning. It tastes amazing on almost everything!
Blake AncellMay 19, 2019 at 8:33 am
OMG I probably shouldn’t have read this when I was hungry! This looks amazing!
Elizabeth OMay 31, 2019 at 8:32 am
I have that in my kitchen and use it from time to time. Lately, I use it on my sauteed veggies
VaishaliJune 1, 2019 at 11:06 pm
It’s so good!