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Avocado Toast for One: Quick & Delicious

Discover the joy of the avocado toast tailored for a single serving. A recipe that stands out with its simplicity, versatility, and nutrition. This recipe offers a perfect balance of flavor and health, easily adaptable to your personal taste. Dive into this culinary delight that’s quick to prepare and endlessly customizable, making each bite a unique experience!

Delicious avocado toast with a poached egg with parsley on a blue vintage plate.

🌟 Recipe Tips

  • Choosing the Right Avocado: The key to a great avocado toast starts with the avocado itself. Look for avocados that are ripe but not overripe. They should yield to gentle pressure but not feel mushy. A perfectly ripe avocado will spread easily and have a creamy, rich texture.
  • Bread Selection Matters: Whether you opt for a bagel bun or a slice of toast bread, the choice can significantly alter the experience. A bagel bun offers a chewier, denser base, while toast bread is crispier and lighter. Go for whole-grain options for added nutritional value and a nuttier flavor.
  • Cooking the Perfect Egg: If you’re topping your toast with an egg, aim for perfection. Whether you like it poached, fried, or scrambled, ensure it’s cooked to your preference. A runny yolk can add a luxurious richness, while a well-cooked egg provides a firmer texture.
  • Seasoning is Key: Don’t forget to season your avocado. A pinch of salt, a dash of pepper, or even a sprinkle of chili flakes can dramatically enhance the flavor. Experiment with different seasonings to find your favorite combination.
  • The Magic of Seeds: The mix of sesame, flax, and sunflower seeds is not just for crunch; it’s a nutritional powerhouse. Toasting the seeds lightly before sprinkling them on top can release their oils and intensify their flavors.
  • Freshness of Cilantro: Fresh cilantro can add a bright, herby dimension to your toast. Make sure it’s fresh and finely chopped to distribute its flavor evenly.

🥘 Ingredients & Substitutes

Avocado, egg, coriander, and burger bun with seeds.
  • Bagel Bun or Toast Bread provides the sturdy base for our avocado toast. It’s the canvas where all other ingredients come together. Not a fan of bagel buns or bread? Try a crisp slice of sourdough for a tangy twist, or a gluten-free bread option for those with dietary restrictions. Both alternatives maintain the necessary structure while offering a different flavor profile.
  • Ripe Avocado is the star of the show, bringing creaminess and heart-healthy fats. Its smooth texture contrasts beautifully with the crisp bread. If avocados are out of reach, a spread of hummus or mashed peas can offer a similar creaminess with their own unique flavors.
  • Egg adds a protein punch and can be the centerpiece if you choose to make it a feature. It’s also a great texture play against the avocado. If eggs aren’t your thing, try a slice of feta cheese for a tangy kick, or a scoop of cottage cheese for a creamy protein alternative.
  • Cilantro brings a fresh, herby brightness, elevating the toast to a more complex flavor profile. Not a cilantro fan? Fresh basil or parsley can be excellent substitutes, each adding their unique fresh and aromatic touch.
  • Mix of Seeds (Sesame, Flax, Sunflower) not only adds a delightful crunch but also packs in nutrients. Each seed brings something special to the table. If you’re out of these, chia seeds or pumpkin seeds can be great substitutes, still providing crunch and nutritional benefits.

👩‍🍳 Directions

To start, we need to boil the egg. Wash it well and place it in a pot with enough water to cover it. Then, bring it to a boil over medium heat. Once the water starts boiling, let it cook for 3 minutes, then remove it and place it in cold water. This will give you a soft-boiled egg with a runny yolk and cooked whites.

While the egg is boiling, cut your chosen bun in half, or if you prefer, you can substitute it with a slice of your favorite bread. I recommend choosing whole grain sourdough bread, as it’s both healthier and tastier.

Lightly toast the bread to add some texture and to prevent it from getting soggy while eating.

Roasting 2 halves of buns with seeds in a frying pan on the stove.

Next, peel half an avocado and slice it thinly for easy layering on the bread. Arrange the avocado slices on the bread and season them with a little salt and pepper. Then drizzle with a few drops of your preferred flavored oil. I’ve chosen extra virgin olive oil.

Avocado slices over a slice of bread on a blue vintage plate.

Once the egg is boiled, carefully peel it, as it will be very delicate. Place the peeled egg on top of the avocado and carefully cut it open to let the yolk run over the bread and avocado. Garnish with a few sprigs of aromatic herbs to taste and serve immediately.

Delicious avocado toast with a poached egg with parsley on a blue vintage plate.

🍴 How to Double the Recipe:

Doubling the avocado toast for one recipe is straightforward and perfect when you’re catering to an additional person or simply want a larger portion for yourself. When it comes to cooking, you can cook both eggs simultaneously if your pan is large enough, or do them one after the other to ensure each one is cooked to perfection.

Assemble each toast separately, ensuring both get an even distribution of the creamy avocado, the egg, and the crunchy seeds. This way, each serving remains personalized and equally delicious.

🍽️ Servings

Light and Refreshing Brunch

  • Components: Pair the avocado toast with a side of mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, and thinly sliced cucumbers. Drizzle a light vinaigrette over the salad for an added zing.
  • Presentation: Place the avocado toast at the center of the plate, with the salad arranged on the side. The vibrant colors of the fresh vegetables will complement the creamy green of the avocado.
  • Occasion: This serving suggestion is perfect for a summer brunch or a light weekday lunch. The freshness of the salad balances the richness of the avocado toast, making it a wholesome, satisfying meal.

Cozy Weekend Breakfast

  • Components: Accompany your avocado toast with a warm cup of herbal tea or freshly brewed coffee. Add a small bowl of Greek yogurt topped with berries and a drizzle of honey.
  • Presentation: Serve the toast on a rustic plate alongside the yogurt and a comforting mug of your chosen hot beverage. The contrast of the hot drink with the cool yogurt creates a delightful sensory experience.
  • Occasion: Ideal for a lazy weekend morning. This combination provides a balanced start to the day, with the warmth of the beverage and the coolness of the yogurt offering a comforting and refreshing meal.

Elegant Dinner Starter

  • Components: Enhance the avocado toast with smoked salmon and a squeeze of lemon. Add a sprinkle of capers for a touch of briny sharpness.
  • Presentation: Layer the smoked salmon elegantly atop the avocado toast, with capers scattered over it. A lemon wedge on the side allows guests to add a citrusy brightness as they please.
  • Occasion: Perfect as a sophisticated starter for a dinner party. The addition of smoked salmon elevates the simple avocado toast into a gourmet dish, sure to impress your guests.

🍽️ Variations

Vegan Delight Avocado Toast

  • Ingredients: Replace the egg with grilled tofu or tempeh for protein. Add a sprinkle of nutritional yeast for a cheesy flavor.
  • Variation: Grill the tofu or tempeh until it’s crispy on the outside but still tender inside. Layer it on top of the mashed avocado, and finish with a sprinkle of nutritional yeast and a dash of hot sauce for an extra kick.

Mediterranean Twist

  • Ingredients: Top your avocado toast with diced tomatoes, sliced olives, and crumbled feta cheese. Drizzle with a bit of olive oil and balsamic reduction.
  • Variation: The addition of tomatoes and olives introduces a tangy and briny flavor, while the feta adds a creamy saltiness. The olive oil and balsamic reduction bring a Mediterranean flair, making this variation a flavorful delight.

Smoky Avocado Toast

  • Ingredients: Add a layer of smoked salmon or prosciutto, and top with a sprinkle of smoked paprika.
  • Variation: The smoky flavor of the salmon or prosciutto pairs perfectly with the creamy avocado. The smoked paprika not only adds depth to the dish but also a hint of warmth and spice.

Sweet and Savory

  • Ingredients: Top your avocado toast with thin slices of pear or apple, a drizzle of honey, and a sprinkle of goat cheese.
  • Variation: The sweetness of the fruit contrasts beautifully with the savory avocado, while the honey adds a touch of natural sweetness. The goat cheese introduces a tangy creaminess, creating a delightful sweet and savory balance.

Spicy Fiesta

  • Ingredients: Add a layer of black bean spread, top with corn kernels, and finish with a sprinkle of chili flakes and a squeeze of lime.
  • Variation: The black bean spread provides a hearty, protein-rich base, while the corn adds a sweet crunch. The chili flakes and lime juice bring heat and zesty brightness, giving this variation a lively, spicy kick.

❄️ Storage

Avocado toast is best enjoyed fresh, but if you need to store it, here are some guidelines:

  • Refrigerating the Components Separately: It’s advisable to store the components of your avocado toast separately to maintain their quality. Avocado, once cut, can be kept in the fridge for up to 24 hours. To minimize browning, keep the pit in the unused half and brush the surface with lemon juice or olive oil, wrapping it tightly in plastic wrap.
  • Bread Storage: Store any unused bread or bagel buns at room temperature in a bread box or wrapped in a paper bag for up to 2-3 days. If you want to keep it longer, freezing is a better option.
  • Egg Storage: Cooked eggs can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week. Keep them in an airtight container to prevent them from absorbing odors from other foods.
  • Freezing: Freezing avocado toast isn’t recommended as it can significantly alter the texture of the avocado and bread. However, bread or bagel buns can be frozen for up to 3 months. Wrap them tightly in aluminum foil or plastic freezer wrap, or place them in a heavy-duty freezer bag.
  • Thawing and Reheating Bread: Thaw frozen bread at room temperature. You can also toast it directly from the freezer if you prefer a crispier texture.
  • Assembling After Storage: For the best experience, assemble your avocado toast just before eating. Spread the avocado on the thawed or fresh bread, add your egg (reheated gently if stored in the fridge), and sprinkle with seeds and cilantro.

🤔 FAQs

Can I Make Avocado Toast Ahead of Time?

Preparing avocado toast ahead of time can be tricky due to the avocado’s tendency to brown. However, you can prep components separately. Store the mashed avocado with lemon juice to prevent browning and keep it in an airtight container in the fridge. Cook your egg and store it separately, and assemble everything when you’re ready to eat.

What Can I Do with Leftover Avocado?

Leftover avocados can be used in various ways. Store it with the pit in and brush the exposed surface with lemon juice to prevent browning. You can use it in salads, as a topping for other dishes, or make a quick guacamole.

How to Store the Extra Bagel Bun or Bread Slice?

Store the extra bread or bagel bun in a bread box or a sealed bag at room temperature for up to 2-3 days. For longer storage, freeze it in a freezer-safe bag for up to 3 months.

Can I Add Other Toppings to My Avocado Toast?

Absolutely! Avocado toast is incredibly versatile. Feel free to add toppings like sliced tomatoes, smoked salmon, radishes, or any other favorite ingredients. The recipe is a base that you can customize to your liking.

📔 Recipe Card:

Delicious avocado toast with a poached egg with parsley on a blue vintage plate.

Avocado Toast for One: Quick & Delicious

Elevate your breakfast with a single-serving avocado toast. Tips for perfecting your toast. Customize your way for a unique taste experience.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 426 kcal



  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Sandwich bun
  • ½ Avocado
  • 1 teaspoons Olive Oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • Cilantro for decoration
  • Seeds Mix for decoration


  • Boil the Egg: Wash the egg and place it in a pot with enough water to cover it. Boil over medium heat. Once boiling, cook for 3 minutes, then transfer to cold water.
    1 Egg
  • Prepare the Bread: Cut the bun in half or use a slice of bread. Toast lightly.
    1 Sandwich bun
  • Prep the Avocado: Peel and thinly slice half an avocado. Place the slices on the toasted bread. Season with salt and pepper, and drizzle with flavored oil.
    ½ Avocado, 1 teaspoons Olive Oil, Salt, Pepper
  • Assemble: Carefully peel the boiled egg. Place it on the avocado toast. Cut the egg open. Garnish with herbs.
    1 Egg, Cilantro, Seeds Mix
  • Serve: Enjoy immediately for best taste.


  • Spice it Up: If you enjoy a bit of heat, consider adding a dash of hot sauce or a sprinkle of red pepper flakes on top of your avocado toast. This can add a nice zing and elevate the flavors.
  • Toasting the Bread: For an extra crunch, toast the bread or bagel bun until it’s golden brown. This will add a delightful texture contrast with the creamy avocado.
  • Avocado Ripeness: The ripeness of your avocado can greatly affect the taste and texture of your toast. A slightly underripe avocado will have a firmer texture, while a fully ripe avocado will be creamier.
  • Seasonal Toppings: Feel free to experiment with seasonal toppings. In the summer, fresh sliced tomato or cucumber can add freshness. In the cooler months, roasted pumpkin or sautéed mushrooms can offer a warmer, heartier feel.
  • Citrus Twist: A squeeze of lemon or lime not only helps prevent the avocado from browning but also adds a refreshing citrus note to the dish.
  • Egg Alternatives: If you’re not in the mood for eggs, try a layer of ricotta cheese or a smear of goat cheese for a protein-rich and equally delicious alternative.
  • Nutrition Boost: For an extra nutrition boost, consider adding a handful of baby spinach or arugula beneath the avocado. This not only adds vitamins and minerals but also an additional layer of flavor and texture.


Calories: 426kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 13gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 164mgSodium: 380mgPotassium: 610mgFiber: 8gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 384IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 91mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Avocado, Bread, Eggs
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