This post was originally published here March 14, 2016. I’ve since updated the text and photographs. Avocado toast might be considered basic now, but I still love it on occasion. This is one of my favorite topping combinations for Spring and Summer!
Is avocado toast still cool?
When this food trend first hit the scene several years ago (maybe 10 years ago now?), I ate it A LOT. Just call me #basic. But then the past year or two, I kind of just stopped. I think it all become way too much. Yes, avocado toast is delicious, customizable and easy. But it was getting a tiny bit out of control. Did I really need to have avocado toast for every meal? Nope. Did I really need to pile on ALL those ridiculous toppings (remember unicorn avocado toast?)? Also, nope.
But I’ve been enjoying it again in recent months. For all the reasons that I mentioned above, it’s kind of been the perfect “quarantine food” for me. Also, making avocado toast doesn’t create a lot of dishes that need washing. Which is something I think we can all appreciate at this time.
This Avocado Toast with Asparagus and Strawberries is an old favorite. It’s a combination that I used to make all the time in the Spring and Summer months, when both strawberries and asparagus are starting to show up. And now I’m happy to say it’s back in my life. It’s a fun savory and sweet combination. And while parts of it do seem a little bit fancy, it’s also not so far over-the-top that it feels indulgent. It’s simple, but elevated.
You can use whatever kind of bread you like and/or have on hand for this avocado toast. But I’m going to urge you to try making it with cinnamon raisin bread. It adds another level of sweetness and complexity to this simple recipe and makes it extra yummy!
Avocado Toast with Asparagus and Strawberries
- 12-16 asparagus spears, trimmed to fit your bread
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/8 tsp. black pepper
- 1-2 avocados, depending on their size
- 4 slices of bread, toasted
- 6-8 strawberries, stemmed and sliced
- Fresh mint leaves
- Balsamic vinegar
- Flaky sea salt
- Pre-heat your oven to 425 degrees. Toss the asparagus with the olive oil, salt and black pepper and spread it out onto a rimmed baking sheet. Transfer to your pre-heated oven and roast for 10-12 minutes, or until the asparagus is crisp-tender. Set aside to cool slightly.
- Cut the avocado(s) in half and remove and discard the seed(s). Scoop out the flesh and place it in the center of the toasted bread slices, dividing it evenly between the slices. Then smash the avocado flesh down with the tines of a fork, spreading it over the surface of the bread. Top with the roasted asparagus, sliced strawberries and a few fresh mint leaves. Drizzle with some balsamic vinegar and sprinkle with a pinch of flaky sea salt. Serve immediately.
I’m a huge asparagus fan Liz, so I’m going to love this toast! It almost looks too pretty to eat though! Love all the flavors! Have a great week!
Thanks, Mary Ann! I can’t get over how pretty this is. I want to stare at it all day! And eat it too, of course!
Mmmmm (!!) I tried asparagus with avo and mint toast for the first time last year.. but OMGeee Liz.. adding straw and balsamic? You’ve persuaded me that I need to give this a go! Not only is this gorgeous, but so nourishing and filling. I’ll get on that avo asp toast train and ride it with ya! PS: I’m so glad you shared this and didn’t keep it all to yourself! 😀 xo
Thanks, Traci! I’m super obsessed with avocado toast and it’s so fun to play with different combinations!
I could never eat enough asparagus! I love it!! Eating with avocado toast and strawberries sounds like the only way to do it from now on. Love this recipe so much!!
Thank you so much for the sweet comment, Jen! XOXO!
Perfect and I love to look at pretty (and delicious!) things, so we’re a good pair 🙂
Like two peas in a pod! 🙂
I have never thought about pairing strawberries and asparagus together but it sounds like it would be an off the charts pairing.
I hope you try it out, Nicole!
Liz! I AM DYING OVER THIS. You are a toast master.
I like that title! 🙂
I have to confess I’ve never really had avocado on toast but it seems as if I’m missing out. I love pretty food and this toast is one beautiful lady!!
Oh you need to change that ASAP! It’s amazing and so fun to play with different combinations!
What a gorgeous way to snack, Liz! Yummmmm!
Gorgeous avo toast! Love those strawberries- this is screaming spring 🙂 Pinning!
Thank you, Medha! I can’t wait for Spring!
It’s such a weird combo, but I kind of love asparagus and strawberries together. They just scream spring!
It’s definitely a bit odd, but SO SO GOOD! I think you’ll love it!
Just found you on Finding Vegan! Asparagus and Brussels Sprouts have been on our weekly shopping list and they are so good right now! Love the idea of strawberries with asparagus. ?
Hi Michelle! Glad you found me! I hope you try out the toast. I think you’ll love it!
I can’t get over how pretty this is!!! It must so nice to see the town come alive each spring. I feel like I would like both the quiet and the busyness each season brings there! xo.
Totally. It can be overwhelming sometimes during tourist season and then I wish for it to be quiet again. But then in the dead of winter, I can’t wait to see all the people come back!
This is bbeeaauutiful! I am glad spring has sprung in your town! 🙂
Thanks, Erin! You should come visit me!
This sounds absolutely great; I have all of the yummy, spring-y ingredients… it’s on for tomorrow’s breakfast! I am of a mind to sprinkle a few pistachios or toasted sunflower seeds on top just for kicks!
Oh that sounds like the perfect addition to give it some crunch!
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Yes Liz. Avocado toast is still totally cool in my book! And I just love this flavor combo. I want to reach in through my screen and grab a piece, it looks so good!
Glad you think so, Mary Ann!