Topped with a salad and a fried egg, this is the avocado toast of all avocado toasts. You will want to eat this one every day. It is a great go-to because it’s quick to make and uses fresh, tasty ingredients. This avocado toast is the only recipe you’ll need for a scrumptious breakfast, easy snack, or light dinner.
Why this Recipe Works
When avocado is sliced or mashed, it works as a soft spread over a harder texture like toast. It’s creamy and has a neutral flavor that pairs well with many different toppings.
The avocado has a light, fresh, almost buttery flavor that works perfectly with a tangy dressing like my simple balsamic dressing.
The sweet bite of tomato is a natural partner for the creamy avocado, and the fried egg seasoned with salt and pepper deepens the savory goodness.
Ingredients & Substitutions
bread - I almost always use sliced, sourdough bread. But you can use any sliced bread that you like.
dressing - I provide instructions to make this with a balsamic vinaigrette, but you can use any vinaigrette you like.
butter - Butter adds a flavor that I love in this dish both on the toast and to fry the eggs. It gives the eggs a creamy finish. However, you can substitute with olive oil and even toast the bread in a toaster, instead..
How to Make this Recipe
Start by prepping your ingredients: mixing the ingredients for the dressing and dressing the lettuce, slicing the tomato, and slicing the avocado.
You can watch me make this whole recipe in this Avocado & Egg Toast video story.
Butter a non-stick pan over medium heat. Toast the bread slices on both sides until golden brown.
Add a little more butter to the pan. Fry the eggs to your preference. I like them over-medium for this recipe.
Time to layer: On the toast goes the avocado, then the tomato, fried egg, dressed salad, and a sprinkle of salt and pepper.
Avocado Toast FAQs
Lettuce, fresh herbs, pesto, chimichurri, egg, furikake, and it's even delicious with a simple sprinkle of salt and pepper.
Save it in a sealed container with the pit still in it.
More Easy Breakfasts
Breakfast is enjoyed in our house for lunches and dinners, too. Check out all the breakfasts on Proportional Plate here. Following are some of my favorite eggy breakfasts:
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Avocado & Egg Toast
- 2 slices artisan bread make your own with this recipe
- 2 eggs fried
- 1 avocados sliced
- 1 tomato sliced
- lettuce or arugula
- salt and pepper to taste
- butter for frying, or oil
Simple Balsamic Dressing:
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinaigrette
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 2 tsp pickled mustard seeds
- salt and pepper to taste
- Mix the ingredients for the dressing. Dress the lettuce. Set aside.
- Butter a non-stick pan over medium heat. Toast the bread slices on both sides until golden brown.
- Add a little more butter to the pan. Fry the eggs to your preference. I like them over-medium for this recipe.
- Time to layer: On the toast goes the avocado, then the tomato, fried egg, dressed salad, and a sprinkle of salt and pepper.
This post was originally published in May of 2017 but was republished with new photos, step by step instructions, FAQs, and tips in January of 2021.