Easy enough to make any day of the week, this avocado cream cheese toast has the creamiest, softest texture with just a tiny bit of crunch. It tastes almost too good to be true!
A toasty slice of bread is covered in whipped cream cheese and slices of soft avocado and topped with just a few black sesame seeds. It’s an absolutely delicious and filling meal to start the day.
With layers of cream cheese and avocado, this toast can be a meal all on its own. But if you want a few sides, try slices of cantaloupe tossed in a pinch of sugar and lime juice, or a simple green salad. I like lighter flavors in my drinks for this meal to really make sure the toast’s flavors shine through, so I’d pair a white tea or a lightly sweetened glass of iced tea.
I recommend letting your cream cheese come to room temperature before using it. You’ll be making whipped cream cheese, which is extremely simple to make, and is even easier if the cream cheese is softer first.
If you’re short on time, you can always buy a cream cheese that has already been whipped. This recipe will make more than you need for these servings, so I recommend storing it in a sealed container in the fridge for quick bagel breakfasts later in the week.
What You Need To Make Avocado Cream Cheese Toast
To make this avocado cream cheese toast, you need ripe avocados, cream cheese, salt, pepper, lime, bread, honey, and black sesame seeds.
You want to use ripe avocados that have some give when you squeeze them. Hard avocados will be crunchy and unappealing to eat, so place them in a brown paper bag on the countertop for a few days to speed up the process if they are too hard.
You can substitute the black sesame seeds for white sesame seeds, pepitas, or even sunflower seeds. I also like to use a more rustic, seedy bread for this dish, but you can use whatever bread you prefer or have on hand.
- Cream cheese
- Black sesame seeds
To make this avocado cream cheese toast, you will need a cutting board, bowl, whisk, knife, and toaster. If you don’t have a toaster, you can also use the broil setting of your oven to toast the bread. I also like to use a large spoon to help remove the avocado from the skin.
How To Make Avocado Cream Cheese Toast
Slice and toast the bread: Slice the bread into 1-inch thick slices. Place in the toaster or under the broiler until lightly browned. If using the broiler, toast on the lowest heat setting and watch it closely to avoid burning it. Toast each side for 1-2 minutes.
Whip the cream cheese: Allow the cream cheese to come up to room temperature. Place the cream cheese in the bowl. Add honey and lime zest and whisk until smooth and airy.
Prepare the avocado: Slice the avocado in half and remove the pit. Without cutting all the way through to the avocado skin, slice long strips ½ inch in width. Remove the strips of avocado with a spoon and spritz with lime juice.
Assemble the toast: Spread a thick layer of cream cheese on each slice of toast. Top with strips of avocado and a sprinkling of seeds. Season with salt and pepper.
Can I make this ahead of time?
You can whip the cream cheese up to several days in advance. For the best texture, give it a little whip before you use it. The full toast is best assembled right before you plan to eat it.
Can I omit the honey and lime?
If you prefer, you do not have to use honey and lime. These flavors subtly add sweetness to the tangy cream cheese and help the avocados from browning. For those reasons, I would try the recipe as-is first before nixing those ingredients.
What kind of honey should I use?
Whatever you have on hand! I’m a big proponent of using the ingredients you have. If you have a choice, go for the lightest, neutral-flavored honey you can find. You aren’t adding much to the taste but a bright hint of sweetness.
I am having a hard time whipping the cream cheese. What can I do?
If your cream cheese is at room temperature but it is still hard to whip, try adding a tablespoon of milk or half and half. It should loosen up with that extra bit of liquid.
Avocado Cream Cheese Toast
- 2 avocados
- 1 tbsp of light honey
- 1 lime
- 4 slices of crusty bread
- 8 oz of cream cheese
- 1-2 tbsp black sesame seeds
- Take out the cream cheese and allow it to come to room temperature
- Place the cream cheese in a bowl. Add 1 teaspoon of lime zest and 1 tablespoon of honey.
- Whip with a whisk until light and fluffy.
- Slice 2 avocados in half and then into thin strips.
- Slice 4 slices of bread
- Toast in a toaster or broiler until lightly toasted.
- Spread 1-2 tablespoons of cream cheese on the bread.
- Top with ½ an avocado.
- Sprinkle with a squeeze of lime juice.
- Top with black sesame seeds.
- Repeat with the remaining slices of bread.
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- Chili Cheese Toast
- Blueberry Toast
Arielle is a food and drink photographer based in Washington, D.C. She was previously a social science researcher before she fell in love with photography.