Avocado Cream Cheese Toast

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If you’ve never added cream cheese to your avocado toast then you haven’t quite lived!

It’s actually only recently that I started incorporating cream cheese with avocado toast. It adds a gentle tangy flavour and really enhances the natural creaminess of the avocado. Plus, you’ll find that cream cheese takes on a lot of similar flavours that avocado does. Anywho, let’s dissect how to make the perfect avocado toast in the most over the top fashion shall we?

overhead shot of cream cheese avocado toast on chopping board surrounded by garnish

The Bread

The bread is important – don’t overlook this. It’s the edible plate on which your toppings rest. The foundation if you will.

What kind of bread to use?

You want a sturdy loaf, something like a sourdough. Just to counteract the soft avocado and cream cheese. You’ll want medium slices. Too thick and it distracts from the toppings, too thin and it won’t be sturdy enough. You also want an oval-shaped loaf, just so the avocado fits neatly on top. Sliced avocado never looks quite right on square slices of bread.

Toasting the bread

I typically toast the bread in a pan, but you can toast under the grill if you’d prefer. Either way, I recommend using extra virgin olive oil for an extra layer of flavour.

Process shots: slice bread (photo 1), drizzle with oil (photo 2), add oil side down in pan (photo 3), drizzle with oil (photo 4), toast both sides (photo 5).

5 step by step photos showing how to toast bread

The Avocado

For the avocado, you’re looking for it to be perfectly ripe. Just give it a press before buying. It should give a little, but not so much the skin begins to crack.

Smash or Slice?

For this recipe, I recommend slicing the avocado. I find it gives you another layer of texture instead of mashing it, where it blends right in with the cream cheese.

Process shots: halve avocado (photo 1), pit and peel (photo 2), finely slice (photo 3), gently spread out the slices (photo 4).

4 step by step photos showing how to slice avocado

Cream Cheese Avocado Toast

Alright, let’s get stacking. Here’s what you’ll need for the whole sha’bang:

  • Toast – As discussed.
  • Cream Cheese – Full fat, of course!
  • Chives – Fresh and finely diced. These pair nicely with cream cheese & avocado and offer an extra layer of flavour.
  • Avocado – As discussed.
  • Salt – I recommend flaky sea salt as it offers a little bit of texture, as opposed to fine table salt.
  • Pepper – Cracked black pepper, preferably not the powdery stuff.
  • Lemon Juice – Adds a touch of acidity to cut through the richness of the cheese/avocado and also helps prevent the avocado from browning.
  • Chilli Flakes – A gentle kick of heat to round things off.

Process shots: spread toast with cream cheese and top with chives (photos 1&2), add avocado (photo 3), add seasoning and lemon juice (photo 4).

4 step by step photos showing how to make avocado cream cheese toast

Cream Cheese Avocado Toast Additions/Variations

Now, this toast is truly delicious as it is, but if you want to switch things up you could consider the following:

  • Use everything bagel seasoning instead of chilli, salt & pepper.
  • Add a fried or poached egg.
  • Add smoked salmon.
  • Add sliced tomatoes or roasted cherry tomatoes.
  • Add crispy prosciutto or bacon.

close up shot of avocado cream cheese toast on chopping board surrounded by garnish

Serving Avocado Cream Cheese Toast

I typically serve this for Brunch or Lunch. I usually serve it up as it is, but you could always add some Hash Browns or Breakfast Potatoes if you’re feeling extra peckish!

Alrighty, let’s tuck into the full recipe for this epic avo toast shall we?!

close up shot of half a slice of cream cheese avocado on toast

How to make Avocado Cream Cheese Toast (Full Recipe & Video)

close up shot of avocado cream cheese toast on chopping board surrounded by garnish

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Avocado Cream Cheese Toast

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If you’ve never added cream cheese to your avocado toast then you haven’t quite lived!
Course Brunch, Lunch
Cuisine Western
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 417kcal
Cost £2 / $2.50

Equipment

  • Frying Pan & Tongs
  • Sharp Knife & Chopping Board

Ingredients

  • 4 medium/large slices of Sourdough (see notes)
  • 2 medium/large Avocados, peeled, pitted & finely sliced
  • 4oz / 120g full fat Cream Cheese, or as needed
  • 4 heaped tsp finely diced Fresh Chives, or as needed
  • 1/2 Lemon, or as needed
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil, for toasting bread (approx 4 tbsp)
  • Chilli Flakes, to preference
  • Flaky Sea Salt, to preference
  • Cracked Black Pepper, to preference

Instructions

  • Drizzle one side of each of your slices of bread with extra virgin olive oil. Place in a pan oil-side-down over medium-high heat.
  • Drizzle the other sides with more oil, then toast both sides until crisp and lightly charred. You may need to do this in batches depending on the size of your pan.
  • Spread toast with cream cheese then sprinkle with chives. Add sliced avocado then top with a squeeze of lemon juice and chilli flakes, salt and black pepper to taste. Enjoy!

Video

Notes

a) Bread – You want something fairly firm that crisps up well, like Sourdough. Just to counteract the soft topping. Soft and thin sandwich bread isn’t suitable for this recipe. Plus you preferably want it in the shape of the avocado!

b) Toasting the bread – You can also toast the bread under the grill if you’d prefer. I recommend using extra virgin olive oil over regular olive oil because it’s got more flavour.

c) Variations/Additions:

  • Everything bagel seasoning instead of chilli, salt & pepper.
  • Add a fried or poached egg.
  • Add smoked salmon.
  • Add sliced tomatoes or roasted cherry tomatoes.

d) Calories – no seasoning or lemon juice (as they’re to taste), just bread, 1 tsp chives, 1 tbsp oil, avocado and 1oz/30g cream cheese per slice.

Nutrition

Calories: 417kcal | Carbohydrates: 19.49g | Protein: 5.83g | Fat: 37.01g | Saturated Fat: 9.25g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.862g | Monounsaturated Fat: 22.107g | Trans Fat: 0.012g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 229mg | Potassium: 547mg | Fiber: 7.3g | Sugar: 2.81g | Vitamin A: 483IU | Vitamin C: 10.6mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 1.69mg

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