Easy Avocado Toast with Egg

Easy avocado toast with egg! Thanks to a hard-boiled egg, flaky salt, lemon, and pepper, this avocado toast is healthy, protein-packed, delicious, and has significant sticking power!

Smashed Avocado Toast with Egg

⭐️Try our avocado and egg salad!

2 Secrets for the best avocado toast

  1. Use a sturdy slice of bread. I love sourdough, whole grain bread, or a country loaf.
  2. Look for ripe avocados. Ripe avocados will yield to gentle pressure, and the small stem at the top of the avocado should be dark and easily removable, revealing a bright green color underneath.

Our smashed avocado toast works brilliantly for breakfast, lunch, and even for dinner. I love adding an egg (hard-boiled or fried) for extra protein and sticking power.

Key ingredients

Choose a sturdy bread to easily smash the avocado onto the bread without tearing it. I love sourdough bread from my local bakery. A slice of sprouted bread from the freezer aisle is also an excellent choice. Whatever bread you choose, toast it before adding your avocado.

The best avocados for avocado toast are firm but ripe. Ripe avocados will yield to gentle pressure and have slightly bumpy skin. The small stem at the top of the avocado should be dark and easily removable, revealing a bright green color underneath.

I love to add egg to avocado toast. We show a hard-boiled egg in our photos, but you can cook your eggs however you like. Here are some recipes to help you out:

⭐️ Did you know you can store hard-boiled eggs for up to a week? By investing 15 minutes earlier in the week, we can have a batch of boiled eggs ready in the fridge, which means we can make this avocado toast in under 5 minutes.

For more flavor, we use some fresh lemon juice, which does an excellent job cutting through the richness of the egg and avocado. Plus, we season well with salt and pepper.

A slice of toast with avocado and hard boiled egg.

If you have a favorite spice blend, you can try it. Everything seasoning is popular, but I usually reach for hot sauce or Togarashi, a spicy blend of dried chili peppers, sesame seeds, orange peel, and other spices. We buy ours in the international section of our grocery store.

And that’s it, our house avocado toast recipe. We hope you love it. If you have suggestions for what else to add to avocado toast, share them in the comment section below.

More avocado recipes

We buy more avocados that I’d like to admit. If you have some leftover in your kitchen, consider making one of these easy recipes:

Smashed Avocado Toast with egg

Easy Avocado Toast with Egg

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I love this smashed avocado toast with egg! Thanks to a hard-boiled egg, flaky salt, lemon, and pepper, it is healthy, protein-packed, delicious, and has significant sticking power! You can store hard-boiled eggs up to a week. Think about making one larger batch, so you’re ready to make avocado toast. Swapping the hard-boiled egg for a fried or poached egg is also a great idea.

Makes 1 toast

You Will Need

1 slice of bread, toasted

1/2 ripe medium avocado

Small squeeze fresh lemon juice

1 hard-boiled egg, see our tutorial for how to cook hard-boiled eggs

Favorite pepper blend, we use Togarashi seasoning

Drizzle extra-virgin olive oil

Salt, to taste


    1Use a fork to smash the avocado down onto the toasted bread slice. Scatter a small squeeze of lemon juice over the avocado.

    2Slice the hard-boiled egg into coins, and then place them on top of the smashed avocado.

    3Finish by sprinkling a little pepper, salt, and a very light drizzle of olive oil on top of the egg.

Adam and Joanne's Tips

  • Storing leftover avocado: If you still have it, leave the pit in, and then cover the cut side tightly with plastic wrap. To be extra safe, add a little fresh lemon or lime juice to the flesh before covering with plastic. Keep it in the fridge up to a day (you might get lucky with two days).
  • Nutrition facts: The nutrition facts provided below are estimates. We have used the USDA database to calculate approximate values.
Nutrition Per Serving Serving Size 1 toast / Calories 309 / Total Fat 21.2g / Saturated Fat 4g / Cholesterol 186mg / Sodium 310.1mg / Carbohydrate 22.4g / Dietary Fiber 7.7g / Total Sugars 3.3g / Protein 7.7g
AUTHOR:  Adam and Joanne Gallagher
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9 comments… Leave a Review
  • Luigi November 2, 2022, 4:58 pm

    I loved these toasts. I smashed those avocados so hard I could really taste it.

  • Meredith March 30, 2022, 1:26 am

    For your avacado toast recipe with sliced boiled eggs on top, what about cheese. I think I would like some cheese on there too. How would you incorporate some cheese I to it, along with the avacado and boiled eggs on toast?

    • Joanne May 5, 2022, 12:54 pm

      Hi Meredith, Cheese is a great idea. I love feta!

  • Jennifer Cripe March 25, 2021, 1:28 pm

    This is my new favorite thing! My doctor told me I need protein with breakfast, so I’ve started to make this a couple of days per week. It’s so easy, yummy, healthy and filling. Thanks for sharing!

  • Silas November 22, 2020, 9:30 am

    Just discovered your channel, i am overboard with excitement to try your recipes

  • Clifford stewart January 16, 2019, 10:11 am

    Is there a peticular bread to use with avocado toast?

    • Joanne March 3, 2020, 7:24 pm

      You can use whatever bread you love. I particularly love a hearty bread (I usually get it from a local bakery).

      • Connie July 18, 2023, 10:42 am

        I usually use finely diced red onion in smashed avocado 1/2 top. and a slice of fresh tomato on top of avocado. Delish!!!

  • Mike Mitchell September 8, 2018, 10:08 am

    Wow!Simple and quick to make and pure delight to eat.Thank you.


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