Avocado toast has taken over the world, and it’s easy to understand why: It’s simple, quick, versatile, and so deliciously healthy. And who can say no to a buttery bite of avocado? (Here’s how to pick a ripe avocado for the best toast.)
How you top your #avotoast is limited only to your imagination. Want to keep things simple? It could be as easy as a pinch of salt and pepper. If you’re not sure how to spruce up your toast, look no further than Instagram to get ideas.
Here are six ingredients that Instagrammers love sprinkling on their avocado toast.
Roasted chickpeas. Nuts are a popular way to add an extra crunch to your toast, but roasted chickpeas are lower in fat and offer more fiber. Plus, you can buy or make roasted chickpeas in a variety of flavors, adding even more pizzazz to your bite.
Sautéed mushrooms. This “meaty” topping is one of the best food sources of vitamin D, which supports bone health and a healthy immune system, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Fruit. Many people take the savory route for their avo toast, but a touch of sweet can switch things up and add vitamins and minerals. Pomegranate arils are a common choice, but any fruit can work. (Here’s how to deseed a pomegranate quickly.)
Fish and seafood. Lox and prawns are easy additions to toast, and they add lean protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Researchers have found this healthy fat can reduce your risk of heart disease and can support brain health as you age. Find out more top food sources of omega-3s.
Beet hummus. Technically, any hummus works with avocado toast, but none add as vibrant of flavor as the beet variety. Plus, the beets add vitamin C and potassium to the protein-packed hummus. (Here are the best food sources of vitamin C and the foods with more potassium than a banana.)
Eggs. Each egg adds about 6 grams of protein, and you can poach, hard boil, scramble, or fry it.
Still not sure where to start? Here’s how wellness coach Charles Chen makes avocado toast with a secret hidden ingredient.