This Avocado Toast with Balsamic Glaze is a great option to start your day! Loaded with creamy avocado, juicy and sweet cherry tomatoes, and sweet and tangy balsamic glaze will amaze your taste buds.
This avocado toast with balsamic glaze is bursting with flavors! I make this avocado toast a few times a month. It’s so filling, and the flavor combo is divine.
It’s also easily customizable per your preferences, so let’s dive in!
- Avocado: We need two avocados for this recipe. Please make sure that they are the perfect ripeness. Avocados are a great source of vitamins C, E, K, and B6. They are also rich in folate, magnesium, and potassium. They may help digestion, and they provide natural detoxification. If you’d like to learn more, read this article about avocado health benefits.
- Garlic: I love to add some fresh garlic to my avocado toast. I slice it very thin and mix it with mashed avocados.
- Lime juice: I always use fresh lime juice. Lime juice will help balance the richness of the avocado.
- Salt: We need just a little bit of salt.
- Pepper: A pinch of black pepper will be a great addition to this toast.
- Arugula leaves: Make sure that you use baby arugula leaves. Just a few leaves on each toast are enough.
- Cherry tomatoes: I love cherry tomatoes. They are sweet and juicy and balance the avocado flavor.
- Gorgonzola cheese: I added a little bit of gorgonzola to each toast piece. The combination of all the flavors is divine.
- Balsamic glaze: Balsamic glaze will take this avocado toast to the next level. A sweet and tangy flavor will work great with cherry tomatoes, and creamy avocado.
See recipe card for quantities.
- Rich in nutrients
- Easy to prepare
- Delicious and creamy
- Customizable based on your taste
How to Make Balsamic Glaze
You only need balsamic vinegar and brown sugar to make your balsamic glaze.
In a medium-size pot, add two cups of balsamic vinegar and half a cup of brown sugar and bring to a gentle boil. Reduce the heat and let simmer for 20 – 25 minutes until it thickens and reduces to about ½ cup to 1 cup of liquid/syrup.
Remove from the heat and let cool before using. Store in the jar in the fridge for up to a month.
How to Remove the Pit from an Avocado
- Cut avocado vertically until you reach the pit.
- Twist avocado halves and separate.
- Gently tap the knife to the pit, twist, and remove it.
- Discard the pit and scoop the avocado with the spoon.
For detailed instructions and measurements, please look at the recipe card. Here are the steps to make the best avocado toast:
- Mash the avocado and add salt, pepper, lime juice, and diced garlic cloves. Gently mix until combined.
- Toast the bread until golden.
- Cut the cherry tomatoes in half.
- Build the avocado toast: spread the mashed avocado on a toast and add arugula leaves on top. Add halved cherry tomatoes, drizzle balsamic glaze and sprinkle the gorgonzola cheese on top.
Recipe Tips and Tricks
- Pick good avocado: Make sure to pick excellent quality avocado. You want to choose the right ripened avocado (more about that under How to tell if the avocado is ripe in the FAQ section below).
- Pick the excellent bread: Please refer to The Best Bread for Avocado Toast section below for some great options.
- Mash the avocados using a potato masher: Instead of using the fork, it will be much easier and quicker to mash the avocado with the potato masher.
Substitutions and Variations
- Use different bread: You can use any bread you prefer. Make sure it’s not too thin, and it can hold the avocado mixture and other ingredients. You don’t want that bread to be soaked and falling apart once you pick it up from the plate.
- Spice it up: Sprinkle red pepper flakes on your avocado toast if you like spicy food.
- Use different cheese: Try using other cheese, like feta or blue cheese.
- Use different greens: Try spinach leaves or mixed greens.
- Add salmon: Add a slice or two of smoked salmon for some additional flavor.
The Best Bread for Avocado Toast
With this avocado toast, I suggest keeping it simple. You don’t want to choose the flavorful bread that will overpower avocado and other ingredients.
For the texture, you want the bread to have a nice crunch when toasted, which will provide the contrast with creamy avocado and juicy tomatoes.
Lastly, the bread needs to support the weight of all ingredients added on top of it. You don’t want to have a soggy bread with your avocado toast.
Some of the great bread options are:
- French Loaf
- Whole Grain
The amount of avocado will be enough for at least four avocado toasts. If you don’t want to use all the avocado mixture, you can store it for a day or two following the next steps.
Transfer the avocado mixture to a small plastic or glass container. Even out the surface as much as you can and gently pour the fresh cold water on top to cover the avocado mixture.
The water will prevent the avocado mixture from becoming brown.
Yes! Besides being delicious avocado toast offers many health benefits. Avocado is loaded with monounsaturated fats and is an excellent source of fiber. It has lots of vitamins minerals and antioxidants.
To check if the avocado is ripe gently press the skin of the avocado. If the skin is too hard, the avocado needs to ripen further. If it’s soft but still has some firmness it’s ripe. It is overripe if you press it and the avocado is too mushy.
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- Crustless Ham and Cheese Quiche
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Avocado Toast with Balsamic Glaze
- measuring cups and spoons
- 4 pieces of toast bread
- 2 avocados (mashed)
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- A pinch of black pepper
- 2 garlic cloves
- ½ tablespoon fresh lime juice
- ¾ cup cherry tomatoes
- ½ cup baby arugula leaves
- ¼ cup gorgonzola cheese crumbles
- Balsamic glaze (to drizzle on top)
- Remove the pit from the avocado and discard. Scoop out the avocado into a bowl and mash with a potato masher. Add lime juice, salt, and black pepper and mix to combine.
- Peel and slice the garlic cloves into tiny pieces. Add garlic to the mashed avocado and mix to combine.
- Toast the bread until golden.
- Slice the cherry tomatoes in half.
- Spread the avocado mixture over the bread. Add arugula leaves, cherry tomatoes, and gorgonzola cheese on top.
- Drizzle the balsamic glaze over the toast. A little bit goes a long way. Serve immediately; enjoy!