Avocado Toast

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Avocado toast with poached egg, bacon, and dukkah spices.

Who doesn’t love avocado toast. With a million variations and counting, there’s no real hard and fast recipe, just general notions and ideas of what can be done.

The main thing I always stress is: buy good avocados, good bacon, and great bread. The last thing you want is mealy avocado, a gritty egg, and thin stringy bacon on soggy white bread that collapses under it. So choose your bread wisely. I’m always a fan of sourdough for avocado toast. As I mentioned, don’t skimp on the bacon! You want juicy thick cut bacon, vs the paper thin flavorless crispy strips. While you’re splurging – buy the good spices. Let’s face it, you’re not eating avocado toast because you’re on a tight budget, so you may as well do it right.

I really like Dukkah spice and cumin on my avocado toast! It adds a spicy and savory zing to the richness of the avocado. Also, it’s best to not over mash the avocado. Texture is a good thing when it comes to avocado. It stops it from tasting like greasy mush and keeps it feeling a bit more firm and substantial.

Like everyone else, I’ve had more variations of this dish than I can recall, but my favorites are always the ones topped with egg. It adds a layer of complexity to the flavor and is a hearty treat that carries you into midday. That said, you could easily swap for a gluten free bread or drop the egg for a vegan option.

Whether you’re making this for yourself or serving it for brunch, consider pairing it with a fizzy adraki nimboo pani to make it all around tasty and better than any cafe serving a poor version of both for nearly triple the $$$.

Avocado Toast

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Course: BreakfastCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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  • 4 strips thick sliced bacon

  • 1 tsp cumin seeds

  • 4 eggs, poached

  • 4 slices of bread

  • 2 avocados

  • Salt, to taste

  • Black pepper to taste

  • 2 tbsp dukkah spice


  • Cook:
  • Cook bacon and set aside.
  • Place cumin in a dry pan and roast over medium heat till it turns a deep brown. Set aside to cool.
  • Set eggs to poach.
  • Toast bread.
  • Mash:
  • Simultaneous to eggs poaching and bread toasting, mash avocado coarsely.
  • Grind cumin.
  • Salt, pepper, 1/4 tsp cumin, and add 1 tsp of dukkah spice and set aside.
  • Assemble:
  • Spread a generous layer of avocado mix on the toast.
  • Top with bacon and poached egg.
  • Serve:
  • Sprinkle additional dukkah spice and serve immediately.


  • To make vegan – do not use egg or bacon
  • To make gluten free – use gluten free bread

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Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories364
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 30.4g 47%
    • Saturated Fat 7.6g 38%
  • Cholesterol 179mg 60%
  • Sodium 420mg 18%
  • Potassium 565mg 17%
  • Total Carbohydrate 13.8g 5%
    • Dietary Fiber 7g 29%
    • Sugars 1.2g
  • Protein 12.2g 25%

  • Calcium 4%
  • Iron 12%
  • Vitamin D 77%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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