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Smashed Avocado Recipe

by Adrianne

Smashed Avocado recipe with gooey egg is lifechanging!  How good are easy avocado recipes like our Simple Avocado Toast. The combo of avocado and egg on toast works to get you leaping out of bed!! 

Smashed Avocado on sourdough with small bowl of red sauce to the left

If you love a breakfast recipe with eggs, you will enjoy our Zucchini Slice Muffins, Zucchini Frittata and our Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole.For a freezer friendly breakfast that you can have either hot or cold try the Zucchini Slice or Zucchini and Bacon Slice.

This is an easy breakfast recipe that works for brunch or lunch. Healthy avocado breakfast ideas are THE BEST!!

If you are an avocado fan, you will also enjoy the Salmon Avocado Toast recipe! Hearty breakfast fans, try the Chipolatas with Baked Beans.

How long does smashed avocado last?

Smashed Avocado is  fragile recipe and is best made at the time of serving.

In my experience whilst the lemon juice does extend the life of the avocado and the old wives tail of squeezing more lemon juice onto our avo preserves it, I think it is best made and eaten on the same day. 

Guacamole is a little bit different as there are a few more ingredients in there. Not to worry though as when you make this, you won’t have any left over to keep in the fridge as it is so delicious!!

Avocado toast toppings

The egg is a delicious way to top your avocado toast with a little something extra. 

A few other toppings you can consider are:

  • bacon
  • tomatoes
  • haloumi
  • mushrooms
  • chilli
  • feta

It is up to you to decide if you want to stick to a vegetarian breakfast or go the full big breakfast with loads of sides that we all know and love!

Smashed Avocado recipe that uses easy ingredients!

We use simple, basic ingredients to make our egg on avocado toast. 

The aim is for an easy to follow recipe that takes avocado, eggs, sourdough and creates deliciousness on toast.

Smashing the avocado and getting some flavour in there from the lemon is the perfect way to have an ultra delicious breakfast. 

The crunchy toasted topping of the seeds provides texture and the eggs provide an ooey gooey delight.

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Avocado and Egg on toast recipe ingredients

The ingredients for our smashed avocado recipe are basic, tasty and healthy.

You can see each ingredient you will need in the photo below:

Smashed Avocado ingredients with text overlay

Ingredients needed are:

  • avocado
  • eggs
  • sourdough
  • lemon
  • sunflower seeds
  • sesame seeds
  • butter
  • sriarcha (optional – hot stuff baby!) 
  • salt
  • pepper

You can use any bread you like. My favourite is multigrain sourdough, what is yours?

How do you make Smashed Avocado

Making Smashed Avocado is EASY (it is also pretty fun)  Think healthy and nourishing. 

To begin with, we need to prepare our avocado.

Australians call Avocado ‘Avo’ generally! Similar to Australians being ‘Aussies!! We shorten everything.

The photo below shows you the 16 simple steps we take to make this recipe.

The steps are quick and easy, but I wanted to show you each of them so your Smashed Avocado can be the bomb diggity!

Here is how to make Smashed Avocado recipe steps:

  1. Cut your avos or avocado in halves (shown in photos1 )
  2. Cut your lemon into wedges (shown in photo 2) 
  3. Avocado into a mixing bowl and smash with a fork (shown in photos 3 and 4)
  4. Add salt, pepper and freshly squeezed lemon juice to your avo (shown in photos 5, 6 and 7)
  5. Smash your avo again to mix it all in (shown in photo 8) 
  6. Butter your bread (shown in photo 9) 
  7. Toast your bread (shown in photo 10) 
  8. Scoop smashed avocado onto toast (shown in photo 11)
  9. Spread smashed avocado onto toast (shown in photo 12)
  10. Sprinkle toasted seeds onto avocado toast (photo 13 and 14)
  11. Boil eggs and place on smashed avocado toast (shown in photo 15)
  12. Drizzle sriarcha on smashed avocado toast (shown in photo 16)

Smashed Avocado method with text overlay

Seriously guys, this is such simple and tasty recipe! Plus it takes less than 15 mins to make.

Before we move on, I just want to draw your attention to something I know you will be curious about in the photo above. Photo 10 is where to look. On the left is a piece of sourdough that I sprayed with cooking oil and on the right is a piece of sourdough that I spread butter on. I did this to show you the difference in using either of these 2 methods.

My favourite is the butter as I find it toasts the bread to a point of deliciousness that the spray oil doesn’t get to (albeit not as healthy, but is more buttery and crispy, ie more ‘YUM!’)

Smashed Avocado recipe with 2 essential steps

The photo with the 16 steps to make this recipe above is a summary from start to finish. Of those 16 steps there are 2 essential steps that are where the method makes the deliciousness of the dish.

I have highlighted these in the photo below.

Smashed Avocado instruction photos with text overlay

You can see on the left I am squeezing fresh lemon juice onto the avocado. This gives it a zesty freshness that works. On the right I am showing you our smashed avocado. Taking a fork and continually smashing or mashing the avocado changes the texture of it and it becomes smooth and buttery. Otherwise known as darn tasty too!

Whilst all of the steps are necessary, these are the 2 that I implore you focus on as that time well spent, delivers on the plate.

Instructions to make smashed avocado sourdough

As you can see we:

  • prepare our avocado and lemon
  • season the avocado
  • smash the avocado flesh
  • toast our sourdough
  • load our sourdough with smashed avocado
  • pop our egg onto our toast 
  • drizzle sriracha and toasted seeds on top

You will end up with smashed avocado toast that is better than you can buy at your local cafe.

Don’t be suprised if your every weekend ‘to-do list’ starts with 1. Make Smashed Avocado Toast after you try this recipe for the 1st time.

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FAQs to make your Smashed Avocado Toast 

  1. The sourdough is toasted
  2. The avocado is smashed in a separate bowl and spooned on top
  3. if any lemon seeds fall into the avocado, scoop them out
  4. Butter only one side of each bread slice

Smashed Avocado Toast quick info:

About the recipe:

  • this is a vegetarian recipe
  • the sriarcha is optional (it is a hot sauce)
  • toasting the seeds makes their flavour shine
  • you can add some herbs on top for colour and texture

Your quick questions answered:

  1. Smashed Avocado Toast has crispy bread and buttery avocado
  2. You can use spray oil if you prefer
  3. Fried eggs also work well
  4. This is an EASY recipe

Expert smashed avocado cooking tips:

These are my best tips for this recipe:

  • choose ripe avocados
  • use freshly squeezed lemons
  • runny egg yolk gets absorbed by the toasted bread
  • keep an eye on the seeds as they toast quickly

Smashed Avocado toast with runny egg yolk on a white background

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Breakfast recipes (to jump out of bed for) 

Not knowing for sure but if I was to take a guess, I would say that you love breakfast recipes seeing as you have come to this recipe.

For further ideas to make, bake and dream about, here is some inspiration.

These recipes are good for brunch or lunch also:

  1. Tater Tot Breakfast Frittata
  2. Pumpkin Frittata with ricotta cheese
  3. Broccoli, Bacon and Cream Cheese Frittata
  4. Broccoli Bacon Frittata
  5. Tomato and Feta Frittatas
  6. Mini Mushrooms Frittatas
  7. Salmon Avocado Toast
  8. Homemade Almond Butter

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Smashed Avocado Toast with egg and text overlay

Smashed Avocado on sourdough with small bowl of red sauce to the left

Smashed Avocado Recipe

Smashed Avocado recipe that will make your life complete.  How good are easy avocado recipes that you look forward to making!
5 from 12 votes
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Course: Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine: Australia, International
Keyword: Avocado
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 653kcal
Author: Adrianne


  • Fry pan


Smashed Avocado Recipe

  • 2 avocado Note 1
  • 1 lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tsbp sunflower seeds
  • 2 slices sourdough Note 2
  • 2 tbsp butter softened, Note 3


Smashed Avocado recipe

  • Cut avocado in half and spoon flesh into bowl and mash with a fork
  • Season with salt, pepper and lemon juice, continue to mash with fork to combine
  • Butter 1 side of each slice of bread
  • Toast bread buttered side down in a fry pan at a medium heat
  • Place toasted sourdough on plates, scoop smashed avocado on top
  • Bring a medium saucepan to the boil, use a spoon to create a whirlpool in the water, crack egg into water, allow to cook for 2- 3 mins, then remove with a slotted spoon.
  • Toast seeds in a flat saucepan for 2 - 3 mins or until lightly golden brown
  • Drizzle sriracha over top of eggs and top with toasted seeds



  • Note 1 if the avocado has the little nub at the top, push it back with your figure. Green means ripe and ready to go
  • Note 2 or your favourite bread. Texture through nuts and seeds taste good
  • Note 3 you won't need an exact tablespoon per slice of bread, you just need to spread it on one side, to the edges (I allowed for a little more it as I wanted you to be able to accurately get an idea of the calories)


Calories: 653kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 445mg | Potassium: 1152mg | Fiber: 17g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 648IU | Vitamin C: 49mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 4mg
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Published 2nd October 2019, updated 26th April 2020 with additional tips!

Inspiring Egg recipes

Avocado recipes are tasty and delicious, but they are not always in season. I find that I make heaps of avocado recipes when they are in season and then make more egg recipes for breakfast when they are not. Eggs are always available so it gives me reliable go to recipes. 

The best thing is you can mix it up. You can serve this smashed avocado recipe with egg, without egg or egg on the side.

Sometimes you might want to make it with sourdough and sometimes rye bread, go for it, whatever floats your boat at the time will work.

Avocado and scrambled egg is another popular option and one to use if this becomes your go to weekend breakfast, but you still want to spice it up a bit every now and then. You might like avocado toast with hard boiled egg instead of runny every once in a while. Changing the way the eggs are cooked will achieve that.

As always, give me a shout if you want me to expand on anything. I am here, in my kitchen and together, we have got this.

Adrianne xx

P.S. If you want to pop some crispy bacon on there too, go right ahead!


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Whitney October 2, 2019 - 10:45 am

5 stars
It looks so healthy and delicious!

Adrianne October 2, 2019 - 10:55 am

Great, thanks Whitney!

Michelle October 2, 2019 - 11:36 am

5 stars
Smashed avo on toast is one of my all-time favourite breakfasts. I’m always looking for ways to switch it up so will definitely be adding some toasted seeds next time, great idea!

Adrianne October 2, 2019 - 11:40 am

Thanks Michelle! Appreciate your feedback, cheers!!

Kushigalu October 2, 2019 - 11:43 am

5 stars
What a great way to use avocado. Love your recipe. So yummmy

Adrianne October 2, 2019 - 1:07 pm

Thanks Kushigalu! Appreciate your feedback!

Sylvie October 2, 2019 - 11:51 am

5 stars
Simply the most perfect brunch toast ever! Yours look so delicious – thanks for all the great tips and trick to make the best smashed avo!

Adrianne October 2, 2019 - 1:08 pm

No worries Sylvie, glad you approve. Hope your baking is going well x

Mahy October 2, 2019 - 12:18 pm

5 stars
Avocado and egg – it just doesn’t get any better than this! I mean, if I were to start every morning with a toast powered up with this combo, I would be feeling amazing every time! Delicious recipe!

Adrianne October 2, 2019 - 1:08 pm

Cheers Mahy!! Love your positive vibes. Appreciate your feedback.

Nathalie October 3, 2019 - 11:16 am

What an amazing idea for a healthy breakfast! I’ve bookmarked this, and will use it over the weekend. I love avocado! Especially with eggs. Mouthwatering!

Mimi October 3, 2019 - 12:35 pm

This is great. I love that you added the egg and all of the other goodies!

Adrianne October 3, 2019 - 4:57 pm

Thanks Mimi! Appreciate your feedback.

Kushigalu October 3, 2019 - 6:24 pm

5 stars
Totally love this recipe. Best way to use avocado. Great pics.

Adrianne November 7, 2019 - 8:16 pm

Cheers Kushigalu! Thanks for your feedback!!

Elaine October 3, 2019 - 6:51 pm

5 stars
I can’t imagine my life without avocados. Such a versatile product, too. And this toast with avocado and egg is definitely how I would love to start a day at least once per week. Delicious recipe!

Adrianne October 4, 2019 - 4:52 am

Thanks Elaine!! That is great feedback. Appreciate your input.

Deanne October 3, 2019 - 8:19 pm

5 stars
This is just screaming weekend brunch and I love that it’s healthy. Delish!!!

Adrianne November 7, 2019 - 8:14 pm

Thanks Deanne! That is great to know, cheers!

Krissy Allori October 3, 2019 - 9:23 pm

5 stars
I love smashed avocado on my toast with a nice runny fried egg to go with it!! So good!

Adrianne November 7, 2019 - 8:15 pm

It is a super delicious way of eating it Krissy, isn’t it, avo and egg every day!

Sapana October 3, 2019 - 10:17 pm

5 stars
Seriously my favorite — I love a delicious smashed avocado toast. Yum!

Adrianne March 13, 2020 - 10:43 am

Cheers Sapana!

Jamie October 6, 2019 - 11:38 am

5 stars
I could honestly eat this for breakfast everyday! So simple and delicious!

Adrianne March 13, 2020 - 10:43 am

No worries Jamie, thanks for your feedback, love the positive vibes, cheers!


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