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What’s better than ordering Avocado Toast at your favorite brunch spot??? Duh, hanging at home with your girls with a full Build Your Own Avocado Toast Board.
I mean… yoga pants + my girls + as many slices as avocado toast as your heart desires = my idea of heaven!
What to Put on Your Avocado Toast
This board is a super fun and interactive way to entertain. It’ll get everyone involved in a choose-your-own-adventure sort of way. Guests can customize their toasts with toppings to their taste preferences.
I like to start by thinking of some popular avocado toast combos and then buy ingredients based on that. In the below photo, we’ve got:
- A savory & sweet option with yummy figs (and chili flakes if you dare).
- A bagel & lox-inspired option with high protein lox, capers, dill and thinly sliced cumber ribbons.
- An elegant veggie option with watermelon radishes and cumber ribbons.
- A classic breakfast combo option with jammy eggs, bacon & chives.
The options are endless, so feel free to customize according to your preferences. Though I must say that the pomegranate seed, feta, and mint combo in the photo below is an absolute fave!
And if this amount of toppings is overwhelming, you can limit the options by focusing on two or three types of produce. I would start with one veggie and one fruit, plus a protein combo of choice (eggs and fixins, or lox and fixins).
Just be sure to remember seasonings and garnish. Have plenty of course salt, pepper, chili flakes, and Everything But The Bagel seasoning on hand to take your toasts to the next level.
Best Way to Serve the Avocado Mash
Halve, pit and scoop the avocado out into a bowl. Mash with a fork until chunky, then season with salt and pepper. Immediately add lemon to prevent browning.
Note that browning happens relatively quickly, so serve right away, or smash as you go so it’s fresh with every serving, especially because you’re likely to go back for more servings later! More tips on how to keep your avocados from browning in my Bagel Brunch Board.
Let’s Talk Watermelon Radishes
A very pretty and flavorful addition to any toast! Watermelon radishes are a bit more mild than regular white radishes. They have a beautiful color and add a nice peppery kick (and a crunch!) to each bite.
I get lots of questions about where to find watermelon radishes. Most grocery stores will have them. I get mine at Whole Foods. Peak season is spring and late fall, but you can find them in stores year-round usually. On the outside they look very unassuming and are easy to miss (they tend to be mostly white on the outside). Ask someone in the produce department to see if they’re in stock. Then, use a mandolin to cut very thin slices.
PRO TIP: From time to time, they also have these sliced in the Whole Foods salad bar, so try that first and save yourself the time prepping. Store the slices in water, in your fridge as they tend to dry out and curl up without moisture.
Let’s Get to the Toast
As for the actual pieces of bread/toast, you can lay them out on the board like I did here. But if you’re not serving right away, feel free to just devote the board to the toppings and place fresh bread in a covered basket.
For a smaller gathering, friends can even toast as they go. Again, it’s a great interactive entertaining idea where you build as you go.
I only showed a few slices on the board here, but rest assured there was more toast in the wings to top when ready.
What Board Did You Use?
Other Brunch Board Ideas
Show Me Your Toast Boards
I hope this post inspires you to create a delicious spread. Nothing makes me happier than seeing the beautiful boards you create from my tips. If you serve up something inspired by this post, please tag me at @ainttoooproudtomeg so I can see and share!
And, if you liked this board recipe, please rate and review.
Avocado Toast Board
- Toast of choice
- Jammy Eggs
- Crumbled Feta
- Avocado Smash I used Good Foods Avocado Mash in their individual containers, but you can also use fresh avocados, mashed up with salt and lemon.
- Pomegranate Seeds
- Cucumber Ribbons
- Radish slices
- Watermelon Radishes
- Red Onion
- Lemon Slices
- Seasonings (S&P, Chili Flakes, Everything But The Bagel)
Photos by Rosana Michaela.