Variations on Lemony Avocado Toast

We’re in between holidays and most of us are a little hurried.  Have you had too much fancy food? Too many calories?  Today let’s talk about a simple breakfast, snack, or lunch – avocado toast. Avocado toast is not rocket science. It pretty much is the name – toast and avocado but it can also be much more.  What type of bread do you use? Do you just slice the avocado and or do you mash it?  Personally I have tried it many different ways. I’ve sliced avocado and also mashed the ripe avocado before spreading it on toast.



Lemony Avocado Toast



Let’s first start with an upgrade to the mashed avocado.  Today we’ll upgrade the toast with a pinch of cayenne pepper, fresh cilantro, lemon juice and zest, and a few seeds.  I’m using chia seeds with all their nutritional benefit.  You could also use poppy or sesame seeds. If you aren’t a fan of cilantro or have trouble finding it, you can substitute parsley or mint fresh herbs. Now think of your favorite breakfast foods:  eggs, bacon, smoked salmon.  How about a handful of baby spinach on your sandwich? Slice of tomato?  Then consider additions like pickled onion, sriracha sauce, or any of your favorite taste enhancers.  Like a sprinkle of feta or goat cheese? You can make all kinds of variations with any of these additions. Feel free to add or delete ingredients to meet your needs for a superb taste!



Lemony Avocado Toast With Fried Eggs & Feta




Lemony Avocado Toast, Egg, and Pickled Onion



Lemony Avocado Toast

Use organic when available, makes 2 servings



Lemony Avocado Toast

Lemony Avocado Toast can be adapted so many ways. Eat is alone or with an egg, pickled oions, or your favorite condiment.
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword avocado, avocado toast
Servings 2


  • 2 slices whole grain bread
  • 1/2 Haas avocado
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro ( or other fresh herbs)
  • 1 ltsp fresh squeezed lemon juice or to taste
  • 1//4 tsp fresh grated lemon zest
  • 1 pimch cayenne pepper
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/4 tsp chia seeds
  • Optional ingredients like egg, baby spinach, pickled onion, sriracha sauce, feta or goat cheese, smoked salmon, etc.


  •  Toast bread slices
  • Mash avocado in bowl with fork
  • Add chopped cilantro, lemon juice & zest, cayenne pepper, and salt
  • Mix well
  • Spread avocado mash on toast
  • Sprinkle seeds on top
  • Optional add egg
  • Optional add pickled onion
  • Optional add sriracha sauce
  • Optional add smoked Atlantic salmon
  • Optional add honey
  • Optional add goat cheese
  • Optional add bacon




Lemony Avocado Toast with Smoked Atlantic Salmon





Lemony Avocado Toast With Bacon, Goat Cheese & Honey





Experiment and find the perfect  combination or try an ever-changing variety!








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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

23 thoughts to “Variations on Lemony Avocado Toast”

  1. Hello,

    Yummy avocado recipes. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your day and week ahead. Thanks for visiting my blog this past year! Happy New Year, I wish you all the best in 2020!

  2. Your photos look very yummy and I always enjoy healthy recipes. Wishing you a very Happy New Year and thanks so much for your visits and comments. As a new blogger, it is very encouraging. All my best.

    1. Avocado by itself can be blah. Mash and add what you like. I love avocado with lemon, garlic powder, and tomatoes. I invented avocado BLT a couple of years ago and it’s additive.

  3. I love avo toast and the variations that you shared. I practically drooled. Thanks for sharing and have an absolutely blessed and bountiful 2020.

  4. Oh my days Carol! I am in heaven right now! I love avocado and these variations sound amazing. I have my avocado sliced on toast with scrambled egg and finely chopped spring onions (scallions).

  5. Thanks for sharing with us at Farm Fresh Tuesdays! Your Avocado Toast will be one of my features at this week’s hop. Be sure and stop by to see your feature and say Hi!
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