The Ultimate Smoked Salmon Avocado Toast

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5 from 7 votes

The best avocado toast is with smoked salmon, sliced cucumber, pickled onion and everything bagel seasoning. This avocado toast is the ultimate easy breakfast, brunch, lunch OR dinner!

There’s a ton of stereotypes about avocado toast out there: it’s boring and flavorless, it’s eaten by millennials and millennials only, it’s totally hipster, etc. This avocado toast is none of these things! It’s loaded with flavor and color, bringing avocado toast from blah to the ULTIMATE meal.

Take a piece of your favorite toast, smash avocado right on there, generously layer smoked salmon, thin sliced cukes, homemade pickled onion and everything bagel season (AKA heaven).

Squeeze on some fresh lemon or lime juice and serve with a big, simple Arugula Salad or Secret-Ingredient Strawberry Banana Smoothie (depending on the time of day!).  

How to Make the Best Avocado Toast

The best avocado toast is easy to make! FULL instructions are in the recipe card below (this is just an outline!).

  1. Pick just-ripe avocados.

    The best avocados for avocado toast are just-ripe, with a little give when squeezed but aren’t overly ripe and mushy!

  2. Pickle your onion.

    In a bowl, add water, vinegar and onion. Let onions pickle for at least 10 minutes.

  3. Mash your avocado.

    Scoop half an avocado onto each piece of toast. Use the back of a fork to mash your avocado to desired consistency.

  4. Layer your toast.

    After the smashed avocado is added to your toast, place a layer of smoked salmon and a layer of cucumber on top. Drain your pickled onions and pat them dry with paper towels. Sprinkle a small handful of pickled onion on top of your cucumber. Sprinkle toast with desired amount of everything bagel seasoning!

  5. Serve.

    Serve your avocado toast with lime or lemon wedges.
    Avocado toast with smoked salmon should be served with fresh lime or lemon wedges.

The Ingredients

  • Sliced bread – toast your favorite sliced bread. I like multigrain or sourdough toast the best!
  • Avocados – choose just-ripe avocados that aren’t super mushy but also aren’t hard.
  • Smoked salmon – I use cold-smoked salmon without any flavoring but you can use whatever looks the best in the grocery store!
  • Cucumber – I thinly slice half an English cucumber using a mandolin.
  • Red onion – I also thinly slice a small red onion using a mandolin.
  • Red wine vinegar – red wine vinegar is tangy and bright red in color, giving your red onion an extra burst of color while pickling them.
  • Cold water – cold water is mixed with red wine vinegar to dilute the vinegar and make it less pungent.
  • Everything bagel seasoning – everything bagel seasoning can typically be found right in the grocery store in the spice aisle. If you can’t find the blend, you can make your own! See the instructions listed in the FAQs.
  • Lime or lemon wedges – serve your avocado toast with lime or lemon wedges for a fresh pop of acid.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How to make everything bagel seasoning?

Everything bagel seasoning can typically be found pre-blended in the spice section of your grocery store! If you can’t find it, make your own by mixing together 1 tablespoon poppyseeds, 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, ½ tablespoon dried garlic, ½ tablespoon dried onion, and 1 teaspoon coarse salt.

How to ripen avocados?

If you can’t find ripe avocados in the grocery store but don’t have time to let them ripen normally, place your avocados in a brown paper bag at room temperature with a banana or apple. Seal the bag shut and your avocados should ripen in half the time (about 2 days).  

Is avocado toast healthy?

Avocado toast is so healthy! This version is especially healthy with fresh veggies and smoked salmon. See the nutrition facts in the recipe card below.
Avocado toast is a healthy breakfast or lunch, especially with smoked salmon and veggies!

What to Serve With Avocado Toast

Avocado toast is a delicious, complete meal on its own! You can also serve avocado toast with one of the following sides, depending on the time of day:

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The Ultimate Smoked Salmon Avocado Toast

The best avocado toast is with smoked salmon, sliced cucumber, pickled onion and everything bagel seasoning. This avocado toast is the ultimate easy breakfast, brunch, lunch OR dinner!
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: spring, summer
Servings: 4 toasts
Calories: 331kcal
Author: TastefullyGrace

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bread of choice toasted
  • 2 just-ripe avocados
  • 8 ounces smoked salmon
  • ½ English cucumber very thinly sliced
  • 1 small red onion very thinly sliced
  • ½ cup red wine vinegar
  • ½ cup cold water
  • 2 teaspoons everything bagel seasoning
  • Lime or lemon wedges to serve

Instructions

  • In a bowl, add water, vinegar and onion. Let onions pickle for at least 10 minutes.
  • Scoop half an avocado onto each piece of toast. Use the back of a fork to mash your avocado to desired consistency. You can also do this in a separate bowl with a potato masher!
  • After the smashed avocado is added to your toast, add a layer of smoked salmon on top of the avocado and then a layer of cucumber slices.
  • Drain your pickled onions and pat them dry with paper towels. Sprinkle a small handful of pickled onion on each avocado toast. Sprinkle toasts with desired amount of everything bagel seasoning.
  • Serve with lime or lemon wedges.

Video

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Notes

  • Using a mandolin is the fastest and best way to thinly slice cucumber and red onion!
  • Everything bagel seasoning can typically be found pre-blended in the spice section of your grocery store! If you can’t find it, make your own by mixing together 1 tablespoon poppyseeds, 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, ½ tablespoon dried garlic, ½ tablespoon dried onion, and 1 teaspoon coarse salt.

Nutrition

Serving: 1toast | Calories: 331kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 712mg | Potassium: 781mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 245IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 2mg
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