It's brunch time! I love Avocado Toast with Tomatoes and Bacon and of the best things is that it's very customizable. With just a few small tweaks, you can have an entirely different brunch. My Avocado Toast with Tomatoes and Bacon recipe is below, as well as a few ideas for further variations!
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Ingredients you'll need
- Ripe avocado: even if your avocado is a little bit overripe, this is a great way to use it up!
- Tomato: I like to use smaller tomatoes, like tomato on the vine or Roma tomatoes, as they fit on a piece of toast better.
- Lemon juice: this helps give a bit of tang, but also keeps the avocado from turning brown.
- Crusty bread: I like to use sourdough, but you could use any kind of bread here!
- Bacon: use as much or as little as you like!
- Basil: a little goes a long way, but adds such a nice flavor.
- You'll also need a little flaky sea salt (I like to use Maldon Salt), black pepper and red pepper flakes.
Smashing the avocado
I like to smash the avocado directly on the piece of toast, using the back of a fork. If you prefer, you can smash the avocado in a bowl or on a plate, and then transfer it to the toast.
Also, smash as much as you like! If you like to have some chunks left, or if you prefer a completely smooth spread, the world is your oyster!
A note on the tomatoes
I like to use something like a Roma tomato as they're perfect for slicing, and you can typically put two or three slices on your avocado toast. You can also use a larger tomato (Beefsteak, anyone?), or go the other route and use cherry tomatoes! For cherry tomatoes, cut them in half and create a layer on top of the avocado.
No matter what type you choose, tomatoes are a great addition to avocado toast!
Variations you can try
You can make so many delicious variations of avocado toast, but below are a few of my favorites:
- Fried Egg Avocado Toast: add a fried egg (or scrambled, if you prefer!)
- Champagne and Dill Avocado Toast: Smash the avocado, and instead of lemon juice, give it a splash of champagne! It sounds crazy, but it's delicious. Garnish with a bit of fresh dill, flaky sea salt and pepper. Red pepper flakes optional!
- Everything Bagel Avocado Toast: Smash the avocado, drizzle with lemon juice, sprinkle with Everything Bagel Seasoning, flaky sea salt and pepper.
- Prosciutto Avocado Toast: instead of bacon, try prosciutto!
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need the lemon juice?
I do recommend it. It adds a nice tangy flavor, and also keeps the avocado from turning brown.
Are there other substitutions I can make?
Yes! There are tons of variations you can make with this recipe. Check out the section above with a few of my favorites.
Can you store avocado toast?
This is something that needs to be eaten fresh and isn't great to prep too long beforehand (or keep afterwards). You want to eat it while everything is crisp and crunchy! If it sits too long, the toast will get soggy, and you'll lose some of the snap of the tomatoes and bacon.
Below is my recipe for Avocado Toast with Tomatoes and Bacon. I hope you love it! Leave a comment and let me know what you think!
Avocado Toast with Tomatoes and Bacon
- 3 slices bacon
- 4 slices crusty bread toasted
- 1 avocado ripe
- 1 small tomato sliced
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- flaky sea salt & black pepper to taste
- Basil chopped, for garnish
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Line two baking sheets with aluminum foil and evenly bacon on each sheet. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until desired crispness. Drain on a plate lined with paper towels.
- Quarter and peel your avocado, placing each quarter on a piece of toast. Use the back of a fork to break and smash the avocado directly on the toast. Smash as much or as little as you like! Drizzle with lemon juice and crumble your bacon on top.
- Place tomato slices on top of avocado. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. Garnish with chopped basil.