There is something so beautiful about how simple and delicious avocado toast is. The mixing of textures from the mashed avocado with the buttery yet crispy toast is what makes this meal a classic morning staple in my home.
To elevate a classic avocado toast breakfast, we added shrimp. Slow-cooked in butter, garlic, and spices, this shrimp avocado toast recipe for an even more incredible taste. It can all be done simultaneously, not adding more time to your busy morning and getting you to work in no time.
If you’re uncomfortable cooking with shrimp, I always find that cooking it low and slow yields the best results. When the shrimp resembles a “c” shape, that’s when you know it’s cooked.
When choosing what bread to use, I find sourdough to be the best-tasting option. The richness of flavors matched with the mellowness of the avocados really makes you savor every bite. If you can’t find sourdough or prefer a different type of bread, then by all means, use that instead.
What You Need To Make Shrimp Avocado Toast
This shrimp avocado toast recipe only consists of about eight ingredients, all of which you should be able to find at your local grocery store. I would suggest grabbing the larger shrimp like tiger or white shrimp over the smaller shrimp. This will provide more flavor when cooking.
If you are lactose intolerant, try using olive oil instead of butter. And I added a bit of spice with chili flakes. If you don’t enjoy that, then feel free to substitute that with a mellower flavor like garlic or onion powder.
- Sourdough bread
- Chili flakes
- Salt and pepper
How To Make Shrimp Avocado Toast
Toast the bread: Heat a large nonstick skillet on medium heat. Add 2 tbsp butter and let cook until melted. Add the bread and move it around in the pan to absorb the butter. Let cook for 3-5 minutes until golden. Once crispy, flip, repeat, and set aside when ready.
Cook the shrimp: In the same pan, add the remaining butter followed by sliced garlic. Cook until lightly golden. Add the shrimp followed by chili flakes and salt and pepper.
Cook until tender and ready, about 8-10 minutes. Once ready, set aside in a bowl.
Mash the avocado: Begin assembling your avocado by mashing it onto your bread. Using a fork, press down on any chunks to evenly spread. The riper the avocado, the easier this process is. Season accordingly with chili flakes and salt and pepper.
Add the shrimp: Add your shrimp, followed by cilantro pieces to garnish.
How do I know when an avocado is ripe?
The way you can tell if an avocado is ripe is if you give it a gentle squeeze and it gives way. If you squeeze it and it feels like a bell pepper, it is not ripe enough yet. Another way is to check the button of the avocado. If you press the top piece and it goes into the avocado, then it is ripe.
Is avocado on toast healthy?
Avocados provide a host of excellent vitamins and minerals like magnesium, potassium, and vitamin C. It is especially known for its good fats, such as omega 3. Moreover, the shrimp in this recipe helps provide much-needed protein.
Shrimp Avocado Toast
- 1 ripe avocado
- 4 tbsp butter
- 2 sprigs cilantro stems removed
- 2 tbsp chili flakes
- 2 tbsp garlic sliced thinly
- 1 cup large shrimp about 8-10 pieces
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Heat a large nonstick skillet on medium heat. Add 2 tbsp butter and let cook until melted.
- Add the bread and move it around in the pan to absorb the butter. Let cook for 3-5 minutes until golden.
- Once crispy, flip, repeat and set aside when ready.
- In the same pan, add the remaining butter followed by sliced garlic. Cook until lightly golden.
- Add the shrimp, followed by chili flakes and salt and pepper.
- Cook until tender and ready, about 8-10 minutes. Once ready, set aside in a bowl.
- Begin assembling your avocado by mashing your avocado on your bread. Using a fork, press down on any chunks to evenly spread.
- Season accordingly with chili flakes and salt and pepper.
- Add your shrimp, followed by cilantro pieces to garnish.
Here are a few other recipes you might enjoy!
- Avocado Toast With Honey
- Turkey & Avocado Sandwich
- Avocado Omelette
- Shrimp Frittata
- Shrimp Omelette
- Pumpkin Toast
- Mascarpone French Toast
Matthew is a recipe developer and food photographer based in Canada. He enjoys all things food, drink and makes his best decisions with a mimosa in hand.