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Classic Avocado Toast with Citrus Cumin Salt

This classic avocado toast with lemon and red pepper flakes has an added topping for some fancy flavored flair. Citrus cumin sea salt is inspired by a topping at Le Pain Quotidien.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Servings: 1 toast
Author: Kathy Patalsky


  • 1 slice of rustic bakery bread, long slice
  • 1 medium avocado
  • 1 lemon
  • red pepper flakes
  • cumin
  • coarse sea salt
  • black pepper
  • EVOO for drizzling


  • Citrus Cumin Salt: Zest the entire lemon. Place the lemon zest in a small bowl. Add about 1 tsp coarse sea salt to the bowl. Then add in about 1/4 tsp cumin. Add more cumin to taste if you want a bolder flavor. Add a few pinches of black pepper. Using your finger, swirl the citrus cumin salt around in the bowl to combine. It's ok if it clumps up a bit - that is what it is supposed to do. You can actually taste a tiny bit of the salt to check the flavor. It should be sharp, bright and bold! Add more cumin to taste, if desired. Set aside.
  • Mash 3/4 of the avocado in a small bowl along with 2 Tbsp of fresh lemon juice. Mash until mostly silky, but still slightly chunky. Set the other 1/4 of the avocado aside.
  • Toast bread.
  • Spread the avocado over top the bread. smooth out with a fork.
  • Slice the last 1/4 of avocado into four slices. Place the slices on top of the avocado toast, on top of the mash. Then top with a sprinkle of red pepper flakes, the citrus cumin salt and a squeeze of lemon juice. (Add all the toppings to taste.)
  • Slice into four pieces and serve.
  • Optional: A drizzle of extra virgin olive oil is a nice touch too!

Nutrition Estimate

Calories: 447kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 228mg | Potassium: 1124mg | Fiber: 17g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 317IU | Vitamin C: 77mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 2mg