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Simple Avocado Toast

by Adrianne

Simple Avocado Toast is what we all need to get us jumping out of bed and ready to face the day ahead. Calling all avocado lovers, simple or Smashed Avocado Toast? You are going to LOVE this quick and easy breakfast recipe.

Avocado spread on toast with a bite out of it on a white background
If vegetarian recipes are your thing, you might also like our Spinach Cob Loaf which is truly the bomb diggity of bread bowl dips. For something more meaty try our Easy Sausage Rolls. Or vegetarian for lunch our Cheese and Onion Sandwich will do the trick!
Grab some avocados, fresh bread with seeds, a lemon, some pepper and get into your kitchen with them!

Everyone loves a delicious breakfast. Especially on weekends, when you have a bit more time to think about and plan your meals.

This simple avocado toast recipe is one that doesn’t take much effort yet provides amazing results.

What is avocado toast

Avocado toast is the simple process of smearing ripe and buttery avocado on crispy toasted bread.

It tastes even better when you season the avocado with lemon and cracked pepper and top it with toasted seeds (it is SO good!)

This is an easy avocado recipe that is super quick and easy.

How to make simple avocado toast

To make Simple Avocado Toast we start with basic ingredients.

The photo below shows you what we need  for this recipe.

We have:

  • avocado
  • lemon
  • multigrain sourdough
  • sunflower seeds
  • sesame seeds
  • butter
  • pepper

If you want this vegetarian recipe to be vegan, there is only that one simple change to make for the recipe. You can switch out the butter for spray olive oil instead. I like using butter as it really does toast well and brings a nice colour to the bread.

These ingredients are all straight forward and easily accessible. You might even have most of them at home already!

Simple Avocado Toaast ingredients on a white background

For the bread, you can use any sort you like. My preference is for multigrain as it has both taste and texture. I also like the shape of it as it is nice and rounded. By all means use white, wholemeal, rye or whichever bread is your favourite.

Go for ripe avocados that soften slightly when you push them gently from the outside

Simple avocado toast method

Making avocado toast is simple and easy.

The photo below shows you the avocado in the beginning stages of the recipe

Start by slicing your avocados in 1/2 and removing the seed.

The image on the right shows you that the next step is to use the knife to make gently make cuts across both directions of the avocado. This makes it so much easier to scoop out the avocado so we can season it. Using a spoon is easiest. I find that a fork doesn’t ever really get ALL the avo out and I love avo so much I don’t want to waste any of it.

2 Avocados cut in half side by side one with the seed and one with the seed removed

How do you make simple avocado toast

The next steps for this recipe are to season our avocado. 

The photo below shows you how to do this.

There are 4 easy steps to follow

  • butter the bread (or use spray oil for a vegan option)
  • mash the avocado in a bowl with a fork
  • squeeze in some lemon juice
  • add pepper

Then all you have to do us use your fork to really mix the lemon and pepper into the avocado.

Simple avocado toast instructions with text labels

Avocado toast toppings

There are so many options that you can take when making avocado toast, keeping it simple is one of them.

You could also try adding additional toppings.

Delicious avocado toast toppings ideas:

  • bacon (hello, my friend bacon)
  • egg
  • chilli
  • mushrooms
  • tomatoes
  • smoked salmon

The key is to keep it simple. Some recipes, like this one are perfect because of their simplicity. When you deviate too much from the basic ingredients you loose the joy of a tasty, easy recipe.

Is avocado on toast healthy

One of the reasons I like this recipe is that it is so healthy.

It is also easy to make it healthier. The butter is optional as you can use spray oil if you prefer.

If in doubt at all, have a look at the nutritional information in the recipe card as that will give you insight into the exact breakdown of the ingredients.

What is good with avocado

I think avocado is amazing on its on. But like all ingredients, sometimes you want to make it even more amazing.

These are all ingredients that go well with avocado:

  • boiled eggs
  • sriracha sauce
  • haloumi
  • dukkah

You have so many options that you can try a new one each time you make this recipe!

Simple avocado toast questions answered:

About the recipe:

  • use ripe avocados
  • you can use bottled lemon juice if you need
  • to make the recipe vegan, omit the butter
  • you can add salt if you wish
  • use your favourite bread, mine is multigrain sourdough

Your quick questions answered:

  1. you can use a frypan or toaster for the bread
  2. the seeds take about 2-3 mins to toast
  3. this recipe is not suitable to freeze (bread, yes, avo, no)
  4. serve on its own or with an avocado topping suggested above
  5. This is an EASY recipe

Avocado on toast with toasted sesame and sunflower seeds

The textures of the smooth buttery avocado topped with the hard little seeds work so well together!

This is one of the best ways I know of to start the day. It is nutritious, delicious and you are going to LOVE it.

To serve your toast top it with the toasted seeds. These are a delicious texture and give you that next level to your avocado toast.

Avocado spread on toast with a small white bowl of seeds in the background

To serve your toast top it with the toasted seeds. These are a delicious texture and give you that crunchy delicious taste that works so well with toast.

Simple avocado toast is one of the easiest breakfast recipes you can make, why not try it for lunch or dinner too!

Breakfast ideas

If avocado is your thing and this simple avocado toast makes you want to have breakfast in bed every weekend, then check our these other great recipes to start the day with:

Or for Avocado lovers, check out this dip:

  • Avocado Dip (cause we all need more avos in our life!!)

Or you might want to start your day with a refreshing smoothie. If that is the case, these recipes will tick your boxes:

If you make this recipe, tag @sweetcaramelsunday on Instagram and use hashtag #sweetcaramelsunday Or you can upload a photo (I would love to see) via the pin on my recipes board >> Sweet Caramel Sunday Recipes board  >> Pinterest

Simple Avocado Toast with a bite out of it on a white background

Simple Avocado Toast

Simple Avocado Toast is what we all need to get us jumping out of bed and ready to face the day ahead. Calling all avocado lovers! You are going to LOVE this recipe. 

5 from 4 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Australian, International
Keyword: Avocado, avocado toast, simple avocado toast
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 378kcal
Author: Adrianne


  • Fry pan
  • Toaster


Simple Avocado Toast

  • 2 avocado
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tsp cracked pepper
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 40 grams butter spreadable
  • 1 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 4 slices multigrain sourdough


Simple Avocado Toast

  • Cut your avocado in 1/2, remove the seed and make cuts in both directions through to the skin. Use a spoon to scoop out the flesh and place in a bowl. Repeat with other avocado.
  • Season with lemon juice and cracked pepper. Use a fork to mix through to combine. Note 1
  • Butter one slice of bread on one side and repeat for the 3 remaining pieces of bread.
  • Place a medium fry pan on the stove at a medium heat. Cook for 4 mins one side, before using tongs to flip to the other side
  • Combine sunflower and sesame seeds into a non stick pan. Cook for approximately 2-3 mins or until the are light golden brown.
  • Scoop your seasoned avocado onto each slice of toasted bread. Top with toasted sesame seeds.



  • Note 1 serving suggestion is 1 piece of toast with avocado and toasted seeds
  • Note 2 if any lemon seeds fall onto the avocado when squeezing the lemon, simply remove and disguard. 


Calories: 378kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 336mg | Potassium: 615mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 147IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 3mg
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This simple avocado toast is one of my all time favourite recipes! There is something so delicious about the fresh, ripe avocado and using the lemon juice and pepper with it takes it to that next level.

If you haven’t made avocado toast before, I encourage you to give it a go. I think you will really enjoy it!  

Let me know if something doesn’t make sense or if you have questions, I am here and happy to help.

Adrianne xx

P.S. This simple avocado toast will make you want to eat it every morning, make sure you grab enough avos!

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Heidy L. McCallum August 23, 2019 - 1:37 pm

5 stars
I love avocados and right now I’m starving so this looks amazing and I need to go check my avocados in the fruit bowl and start working on this immediately!

Adrianne August 23, 2019 - 1:40 pm

Haha sounds great!! Thanks Heidy. How good are avos!

Paula Montenegro August 23, 2019 - 2:34 pm

5 stars
A beautiful twist on the much-loved avocado toast. And the photos are beautiful! Thanks for sharing this recipe idea!

Adrianne August 23, 2019 - 7:26 pm

No worries, cheers Paula, thanks for commenting!

Sonia August 23, 2019 - 3:45 pm

One of my favorite ways to eat avocado other then smoothie? looks yummy

Adrianne August 23, 2019 - 7:27 pm

Great to hear, thanks Sonia!

Kelly Anthony August 23, 2019 - 10:07 pm

5 stars
I know what I am having this weekend for breakfast. I love the addition of sunflower seeds too.

Adrianne August 24, 2019 - 2:04 am

Cheers Kelly, it is the best weekend breakfast ever!! Thanks

Anthea || The Salty Biscotti Blog August 31, 2019 - 2:44 am

I absolutely love avocados! This sandwich looks so so good!! 🙂

Adrianne November 19, 2019 - 12:45 am

Thanks Anthea!! Hope you have been well!


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