Five-Ingredient Fridays: Avocado Hummus Toast

This avocado and hummus toast is perfect for days when you want a quick savory bite for breakfast. Plus, it’s ready in 5 minutes!

Avocado Hummus Toast |

I’m listening to Michael Pollan’s “Cooked” on audio right now (because let’s face it, that’s the only way I’ll be able to finish any book). Fun fact, he narrates the entire thing!

Right now, he’s talking about the wonders of baking a fresh loaf of bread at home, and I can’t agree with him more. Although I’ve only baked a total of 3 loaves of bread, the aroma that floats around my apartment is the best. I’m ready to dig in even before the bread is out the oven!

Avocado Hummus Toast |

The most difficult thing for me to replicate in my bread-making adventures is the crackle. You know that sound you hear when you squeeze a nice baguette or a freshly baked loaf of bread? That crackling sound that lets you know that the bread has reached the peak of textural greatness. That same crackle I try to replicate by lightly toasting day-old bread. Yum. Picking out a loaf of bread is like picking out a good peach or an avocado—it’s got to have a little bit of give, but not too much.

I’m that person at the supermarket who pinches several loaves of bread to make sure that I’ve got the one with the perfect crunch. Does anyone else do that? I swear that I’ve picked up that habit from my mother.

Avocado Hummus Toast |

The mashed avocado and hummus provide an excellent textural contrast to the toast. It’s perfect for those mornings when I’m craving something savory in the morning. Again, it’s a very simple thing to throw together in the morning, and I can’t believe I don’t do it more often!

Avocado Hummus Toast

Serves 1

5 minPrep Time

5 minTotal Time

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  • 2 slices of bread
  • 1/2 medium avocado
  • 1/2 roma tomato, chopped
  • 2 TBS hummus
  • pinch of za'atar (or any other spice)


  1. Toast the bread. While the bread is toasting, mash the avocado in a small bowl, and mix in the tomatoes.
  2. Spread a tablespoon of hummus on each slice of bread. Then, top it with the avocado and tomato mixture. Sprinkle some za'atar for additional spice.
  3. Enjoy!
Recipe Type: breakfast, snack, vegan



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24 thoughts on “Five-Ingredient Fridays: Avocado Hummus Toast

    1. Lisa Post author
      Thanks, Erin! I don't know if you've watched the Pixar movie Ratatouille before, but I always think of it when I squeeze crackling baguettes!
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  3. Michelle @ Vitamin Sunshine
    I love your 5 ingredient posts. I always wonder what to do with my simple recipes that aren't quite a recipe-- and this is a perfect way to get them out there! Yes-- there is nothing better than the smell of homemade bread. That crackle I am pretty sure is from a professional bread oven that does the whole steam thing-- pretty hard to replicate at home :)
    1. Lisa Post author
      Absolutely, Nonii! You can replace it with red peppers or just chop whatever vegetable you like. Hope you enjoy it!
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  6. Becky
    Sounds great! Just wondering if you recommend any types of bread and do you use shop brought hummus....I always find it is packed full of sugar!!
    1. Lisa Post author
      Hi Becky! I always eat whole grain or whole wheat bread because they tend to have less sugar in them. I usually make my own hummus, but I would grab a tub of original hummus if I'm in a pinch. Hope this helps!
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  11. terri brown
    Okay, this is absolutely delish! I can eat this for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! I have shared this awesome yumminess with everyone that will listen. It's so easy and quick. I use garlic powder instead though.
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