Let’s be real, you hardly need instructions on how to make avocado toast. This recipe is really all about our foundation—the homemade hummus—and the little touches, like seasonings and fried bread, that make this toast extra special. To make into a more robust meal, also try adding lettuce, microgreens, sprouts, fresh tomato, banana peppers, beets, etc.
Vegan Avocado Toast with Homemade Hummus Recipe
Ingredients (3 Toasts)
- 3 slices of bread, I used sourdough
- Vegan butter, I used Earth Balance
- 1 ripe avocado
- Salt & pepper
- Sriracha (optional)
- 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- ~1+ tbsp tahini
- Garlic powder (I recommend powder over fresh as raw garlic can be very overpowering, and this recipe makes enough for storing in the fridge, where raw garlic would become even more strong in flavor)
- Salt & pepper
- Olive oil
- ~1 tbsp lemon juice
- Filtered water
- 1 tbsp za’atar or sumac (optional)
- Smoked paprika (optional)
1. Make the hummus by combining chickpeas, garlic powder, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, za’atar/sumac, and water in a food processor. Season to taste. Start with about a tablespoon of each wet ingredient and add more to properly emulsify. Set aside.
2. Heat up a nonstick pan on med-high heat. Spread butter on one side of the bread, and when the pan is hot, place them butter-side down in the pan. Once the butter has browned nicely, flip them over to heat the other side of the bread for just a minute or two. Remove from pan.
3. Start to assemble the toasts. Spoon a generous spoonful or two of the hummus over the buttered toasts and sprinkle over some smoked paprika.
4. Carefully halve the avocado by rotating a large knife around the center of the avocado. Protecting one of your hands with a kitchen towel, use some force to de-pit the avocado by stabbing the pit with the knife and using the edge of a cutting board to safely get the pit off of your knife. With one of your hands still under a kitchen towel, use a paring knife to slice each avocado half into even slices while still in the avocado skin. Use a spoon to carefully carve out all of the slices and lay flat on your cutting board. Season with salt, pepper, and cumin (optional).
5. Layer the avocado slices onto your toasts, and drizzle with sriracha (optional). Enjoy!