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Lemony Avocado Toast with Arugula
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins

A smear of creamy avocado mash on multi grain toast topped off with peppery arugula makes this avocado toast a quick and satisfying breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Course: Breakfast/Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: avocado toast
Servings: 2 Servings
Calories: 399 kcal
Lemon Vinaigrette
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Avocado Mash
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
Make the Avocado Toast
  • 2 slices multi-grain bread, toasted
  • a couple handfuls of arugula
Lemon Vinaigrette
  1. Whisk together all ingredients until emulsified.

Avocado Mash
  1. Cut avocado in half and remove the pit. Score the avocado halves and then scoop the avocado into a small bowl.

  2. Add the zest, lemon juice, salt, red pepper flakes, and olive oil and mash together with a fork.

Make the Avocado Toast
  1. Spread the avocado mash on the toast.
  2. Toss arugula with the dressing and place on top of the avocado mash. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes
  • Always choose a ripe avocado for the mash. You can check if it is ripe by pressing on it gently. If it yields to the pressure but doesn't stay indented, it's good to go. Some grocery stores even put a "Ripe" sticker on them when they're ready.
  • Don't use an avocado that is mushy (overripe) or hard (unripe).
  • To ripen avocados place them in a brown paper bag with another fruit such as an apple or banana for a couple days.
  • Avocados will oxidize when exposed to the the air and turn brown. Mixing the avocado with an acid such as lemon or lime juice will slow down the oxidation process.
Nutrition Facts
Lemony Avocado Toast with Arugula
Amount Per Serving
Calories 399 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Sodium 1286mg56%
Potassium 556mg16%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 220IU4%
Vitamin C 18.5mg22%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.