Arugula Avocado Toast

Arugula Avocado Toast, a tasty plant-based avocado toast recipe with lemon and oil-seasoned arugula. A simple (and green!) avo toast treat!

a white plate with avocado toast topped with fresh arugula with a half lemon

Love arugula? Love avocado toast? Put them together for this tasty leafy greens and avocado toast recipe that has only five main ingredients and comes together in only 10 minutes. Perfect for a plant-based breakfast or snack!

πŸ‘‰ Ready to learn how to make avocado toast with arugula? Let’s do it!


πŸŽ₯ Recipe video

Watch me make this fancy avocado toast with arugula!

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πŸ₯‘ Ingredients

  • Bread: any type of bread will do, but we like a whole wheat with seeds for crunch
  • Avocado: a ripe avocado is the base of this tasty toast
  • Arugula: a handful of fresh arugula
  • Olive oil: a drizzle of oil on both the toast and arugula
  • Lemon juice: a squeeze of fresh lemon juice for the arugula
  • Seasonings: garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes for flavor
  • Optional garnish: a sprinkle of seeds like sesame or hemp
  • Recommended tools: toaster or toaster oven, knife set
whole wheat bread, an avocado, a lemon, and bowls of arugula, oil, and seasonings on a white table for avocado toast
Ingredients: bread, avocado, arugula, lemon, oil, seasonings

πŸ₯£ How to make (step-by-step photos)

1️⃣ Step One: Toast and season bread

The first step to make avocado toast with arugula is to…make the toast!

To do this, simply place bread in a toaster or toaster oven until crispy, then remove to a plate.

Drizzle each piece of bread with 1 teaspoon olive oil and then sprinkle the bread with garlic powder and onion powder for a burst of flavor.

a white plate with two pieces of toast drizzled in olive oil and seasonings
Toast and season bread

2️⃣ Step Two: Season and toss arugula

Next it’s time to season the arugula. To do this, place arugula in a small bowl and drizzle with a bit of olive oil, lemon juice, and a pinch of salt and pepper.

Then use salad tongs (or even your hands!) to toss to completely coat arugula leaves. Then set the arugula aside.

arugula with olive oil, lemon juice, and seasoning in a metal mixing bowl
Toss arugula in oil, lemon juice, and seasonings

3️⃣ Step Three: Build the avocado and arugula toast

Finally it’s time to finish off the toast.

Place sliced avocado on top of the toasted and seasoned bread, then top with the arugula salad.

two pieces of bread with sliced avocado on a white plate
Add avocado

And finally garnish with a sprinkle of red pepper flakes and your choice of seeds (if desired). Then enjoy!

avocado toast with arugula on top on a white plate with a lemon
Top avocado toast with arugula

🧊 How to store

  1. Refrigerator storage: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two days. However, ideally you will make only what you will eat because both arugula and avocado wilt or turn brown quickly when used.
  2. Freezer storage: Not recommended, though the bread can be frozen for up to two months and then popped into the toaster when needed.
two pieces of lemon arugula avocado toast on a white plate

♻️ Sustainable kitchen tips

Take advantage of arugula season. While arugula (and avocados) are usually available year round, it is at peak season in the spring and summer months in most regions.

Compost old bread. Don’t get to eat all of your bread? It can be composted! Check out my guide on how to compost bread.

a white plate with arugula avocado toast and a lemon on a white table

🍞 More plant-based toast recipes

Want more tasty plant-based toast recipes? We’ve got you covered:

two pieces of lemon arugula avocado toast on a white plate

Arugula Avocado Toast

Kristina Todini, RDN
Arugula Avocado Toast, a tasty plant-based avocado toast recipe with lemon and oil-seasoned arugula. A simple (and green!) avo toast treat!
5 star (1 rating)
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Breakfast + Brunch
Cuisine Gluten Free, Vegan
Servings 2 servings
Calories 293 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pieces bread whole wheat, sourdough, etc.
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1 pinch garlic powder
  • 1 pinch onion powder
  • 1 cup arugula
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • Garnish: sesame seeds, hemp seeds, sunflower seeds optional

Instructions
 

  • Toast and season bread: Toast bread in a toaster or toaster oven until crispy, then remove to a plate. Drizzle each piece of bread with 1 teaspoon olive oil (save remaining olive oil for arugula). Then sprinkle the bread with garlic powder and onion powder.
    2 pieces bread, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 pinch garlic powder, 1 pinch onion powder
  • Season and toss arugula: Place arugula in a small bowl and add remaining olive oil, lemon juice, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Toss to completely coat arugula leaves.
    2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 cup arugula, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 pinch salt and pepper
  • Build toast: Place sliced avocado on top of the toasted and seasoned bread. Top with arugula salad, then garnish with red pepper flakes and your choice of seeds (if desired). Then enjoy!
    1 avocado, 1 pinch red pepper flakes, Garnish: sesame seeds, hemp seeds, sunflower seeds

Video

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Notes

  • Prep ahead: This recipe is best made right before eating, but if you’d like to reduce prep time simply make the arugula salad up to two hours ahead of time (making it too far in advance will mean wilted arugula).
  • Leftovers and storage: Store leftover toast in an airtight container in on the countertop or in the refrigerator for up to one day.
  • Nutrition notes: This recipe uses only plant-based ingredients, which makes it suitable for vegan diets. Use gluten free bread for a gluten free option. Nutrition information is an estimate and does not include optional seed garnishes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving (1 slice toast)Calories: 293kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 2gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 20gSodium: 26mgPotassium: 540mgFiber: 7gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 399IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 32mgIron: 1mg
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