Best Spicy Avocado Toast – 4 Ingredient Recipe

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Recipe by Elise Austin

Updated January 15, 2024

Spicy Avocado Toast is delicious, healthy, and considered a breakfast staple in my family since the avocado toast trend started. We love it so much it’s replaced breakfast casserole on Christmas morning. With just four simple ingredients, ripe avocados, good quality bread, Cajun seasoning, and butter it takes about 10 minutes to put together. Top it off with a fried egg or two and enjoy it at dinner time.

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Why You’ll Love Spicy Avocado Toast

  • Quick and Easy to Make: It takes 10 minutes tops to make avocado toast. Toast the bread, smash the creamy avocado slices, and sprinkle spicy seasoning on top. 
  • Healthy: Avocados are loaded with healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals. Smear the avocado on a piece of whole-grain bread rich in healthy fiber and nutrients and you’ll feel full and satisfied longer.
  • Delicious Any Time: This dish is delicious for a filling breakfast, quick lunch, snack, or even a light dinner.
  • Easy to Customize: Top it with poached, fried, or scrambled eggs. Sliced tomatoes and diced red onion, feta cheese, black beans, or bacon would also be good.

What You’ll Need for Easy Avocado Toast

Creamy ripe avocado half scored in slices in the shell.

Avocados: Ripe and creamy avocados. The perfect avocado for this recipe is semi-soft when you gently squeeze it.

Bread: This recipe calls for good quality toasting bread like sourdough, whole wheat bread, crusty Italian, or hearty farmhouse bread. When I’m serving this for Christmas breakfast I use jalapeno-cheese bread from my local grocery store. 

Seasoning: I use spicy Cajun seasoning like Slap Ya Mama’s but use whatever is in your pantry. Red pepper flakes are also spicy and delicious.

Butter: Use butter that is easy to spread. Whipped real butter, room temperature stick butter, or creamy “low calorie” butter. 

How To Make the Best Spicy Avocado Toast

  • Step 1: Smear a slice of bread with room-temperature butter. Toast on a perforated baking sheet in the oven or toaster oven at 350o for about 10 minutes or until the toast turns golden brown on the edges.
  • Step 2: Cut the avocado in half, remove the seed, and score slices not cutting through the avocado skin. 
  • Step 3: Scoop 1/2 of the scored avocado half (1/4 of the whole avocado) on top of the piece of toast. Mash avocado slices with a fork until it covers the toasted bread. 
  • Step 4: Sprinkle mashed avocado with Cajun seasoning. Enjoy!
3 picture collage with bread, avocado and avocado toast with captions.

Recipe Options

  • Serve this spicy avocado toast with a fried egg. Use a large nonstick skillet coated with nonstick cooking spray or a teaspoon of butter. Crack an egg or two into the skillet. Fry until the egg whites are firm and the yellow egg yolk is firm and dark orange. 
  • Scoop the egg(s) out with a spatula onto the top of the avocado.
  • The eggs don’t have to be fried, scrambled, poached, hard-boiled, or even deviled eggs are delicious as well.
  • Instead of using Cajun seasoning, try a sprinkle of sea salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and a squeeze of lime juice on the mashed avocado. 
  • Make it gluten-free by replacing the bread with hash browns or a hash brown patty.
Fried egg on top of spicy avocado toast with a side of salsa on a blue and yellow plate with a knife on the side.

Additional Topping Options

2 avocado toasts on yellow and blue plates with forks and an orange and white cloth napkin.


Q. How do you know when an avocado is ripe?

A.  A ripe avocado should give a little when squeezed. If it feels hard, it’s likely underripe. If it feels very soft, it may be overripe. I usually don’t rely on color because they’re are so many avocado varieties but I tend to buy dark green to blackish avocados and medium size to large. ​

Q. Can you ripen avocados fast?

A. Yes! Here are two methods I use.

  • Paper Bag Method: The brown paper bag method is the best way to ripen an avocado but it’s not usually the fastest way. It may take a day or two.
  • Oven Method: Wrap the avocado in aluminum foil and place it in a preheated oven at around 200°F (93°C) for 10 minutes. Check for softness and repeat if needed.

​Q. What is the best bread for avocado toast?

A. The best bread for avocado toast is without a doubt sourdough bread. Thick hunky slice of rustic country sourdough bread, whole wheat bread, crusty Italian, a hearty farmhouse bread, or jalapeno-cheese bread! 

How to Store Left Over Avocado

To keep cut avocados from turning brown use a sprinkle of lemon juice, lime juice, or olive oil, then tightly wrap it in plastic wrap and refrigerate.

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2 spicy avocado toasts on plates with forks

Avocado Toast

Perfectly ripe avocado smeared on a wonderful piece of buttery toast!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course Breakfast, dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 2


  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 2 good bread
  • 1 tsp butter, soften optional
  • sprinkle of season salt


  • Heat oven up to 400°.
  • Spread soften butter on bread slices.
  • Toast bread in oven for 5-7 mins or desired crispiness.
  • Slice Avocado in skin, scoop out of skin onto toasted bread.
  • Sprinkle with Cajun Spice or seasoned salt and pepper.
  • Enjoy!
Keyword anytime meal, Bisquick, easy, healthy
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