11 Easy Ways to Fancy Up Your Avocado Toast

11 Easy Ways to Fancy Up Your Avocado Toast

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Faith Durand
May 7, 2015
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I feel nostalgic for the good old days when avocado toast was something novel, a little breakfast secret to share with friends. Avocado toast these days, well, it's gone mainstream. But that doesn't mean we should take it for granted. Avocados are a water-hungry crop, and with drought conditions being what they are, this wonderful fruit could get rarer and more expensive in the days ahead. So make that avocado toast count — every slice should be extra special!

Here are 11 delicious ways to upgrade your toast into a breakfast treat that is worthy of the avocado itself. And all you need are two ingredients to make any one of these fancied-up avocado toasts.

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The Everything Bagel Avocado Toast

Let's get down to business with my favorite, shall we? Smear your toasted bread with cream cheese, add avocado, then a dense sprinkle of everything bagel blend.

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Smoky Almond Avocado Toast

Talk about healthy fats! Top your avocado toast with chopped almonds and a drizzle of smoked olive oil. Or flip it by using smoked almonds with extra virgin olive oil.

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Bacon Goat Cheese Avocado Toast

Bacon had to show up somewhere, right? Top your avocado toast with crumbles of cooked bacon and a handful of goat cheese.

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Za'atar Avocado Toast

This invokes the flavors of Lebanon, Greece, and the Mediterranean. Smear a big dollop of whole-milk yogurt on your toast and top with za'atar, the fragrant herb blend.

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Chips & Salsa Avocado Toast

Chips and salsa go together everywhere — even on avocado toast. This is a great use for those last few crumbs in the tortilla chip bag. Drizzle a bit of spicy salsa over your avocado toast, then top with crushed tortilla chips.

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Indian Egg Avocado Toast

An egg is essential in this lineup, no? Smash a soft-boiled or poached egg on your avocado toast and sprinkle with garam masala or another Indian spice blend, such as curry powder or a rasam mix. (Here's the recipe I use for garam masala.)

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Caprese Avocado Toast

As soon as tomatoes come into season, you better believe they're going on toast! This is so simple — chop up cherry tomatoes and put them on avocado toast with shreds of fresh basil. Black pepper optional.

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Hot & Sour Avocado Toast

Sometimes you just need some spice in the morning. Top avocado toast with hot sauce, Sriracha, or sambal olek, and squeeze a slice of lemon over it all.

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Strawberry Season Avocado Toast

The toast for when strawberries are in hand. Top your toast with sliced strawberries and a drizzle of aged balsamic vinegar.

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The Feta-Lover's Avocado Toast

Avocado toast for those of you who can't get enough feta. Crumble feta on top and add sliced scallions, which just enhance the taste of feta.

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Esquites Avocado Toast

Top your toast with plain corn kernels or leftover corn salad and a squeeze of lime for a vibrant start to the day.

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What are your own favorite ways to top avocado toast?

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