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A Typical Aussie Brekkie – Smashed Avo on Toast

Inspired by growing up in Australia


The English have the English breakfast, Americans have biscuits and pancakes, the Chinese have congee (rice porridge).

What are we talking about? Breakfast of course!

As an Australian, aside from vegemite on toast. The now trendy avocado on toast is probably our ubiquitous Aussie brekky (breakfast, we shorten everything..). For the record it’s Avo on toast to us. Avocado, it’s a bit of a long word you see…

Avocado on toast has gotten trendy, I’m seeing avocado roses, sliced zucchini and peas and toasted sesame seeds… and it’s breakin’ my heart!

A good avo on toast is simple. Why? Simple flavours get the star of the dish, the avocado to shine.


I no longer live in Australia but this version is what signifies a great avo on toast at home or in a cafe for breakfast or brunch for me. If it’s one thing Aussies do well, it’s our avo on toast. You’ll find some fancy flavours and trendy combo’s but this almost ‘standard’ Aussie avo on toast is always making the rounds.

I make one substitution, shallots instead of purple onion. While purple onion and shallots are both sweet, shallots are slightly milder and work well with the other flavours rather than overpowering them.

The red chilli flakes add a bit of zing with the zestiness of the fresh lemon. Top with a poached egg to add a bit of bulk to your dish.

Do me a favour, use a good bit of bread too. Ciabatta is perfect and you’ll impress anyone you make it for with the five star flavours!

I hope you enjoy – I’m imagining the great weather, beachside cafe and a good flat white back home while I eat it 😀

My office view where I enjoy a little taste of home

The perfect morning starter


Oh yeah, smash it. Smash it reaaaal good


A squeeze of fresh lemon and seasoning completes this perfect dish

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Course Breakfast, Brunch
Prep Time 20 minutes


Course Breakfast, Brunch
Prep Time 20 minutes




  1. Toast your bread
  2. While your bread is toasting, cut your avocados open and slice the shallots finely
  3. When the bread is toasted, mash about half an avocado per slice with a fork directly onto the toast. Add a few sliced shallots.
  4. Crumble a small handful of feta onto each slice.
  5. Season with salt, pepper and red chilli flakes.
  6. Finish with a good squeeze of fresh lemon.

* You can add additions like chopped corriander, sliced cherry tomato or a squeeze of lime instead of lemon. But, I suggest keeping it simple. This combination really makes the avo shine!

Some alternative avocado recommendations if you must:

  1. Recipe above + halved cherry tomatoes
  2. Recipe above + roughly chopped coriander
  3. Recipe above + roughly chopped mint
  4. Recipe above minus feta + freshly shaved parmesan
  5. Recipe above + fried egg + sriracha
  6. Recipe above + poached egg  
  7. Recipe above + a few slices of grilled asparagus on top
  8. Smashed avo + parma ham + grilled asparagus + freshly shaved parmesan + s&p
  9. Crazy: Vegemite + smashed avo + grated mozzarella + grilled = heaven (to an Aussie)
  10. Vegemite + Avo
  11. Avo + tuna + grated cheese (lunch worthy)
  12. Smashed Avo + Tomato Slices + Salt & Pepper
  13. Smashed Avo + poached egg + shaved parmesan + drizzle of EVOO and balsamic

Some articles about Avo on Toast culture in Australia:

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Victoria is the face behind She likes to eat breakfast for dinner and ice cream for breakfast. You'll often find her standing in line for a new restaurant or drinking a glass of red whilst creating magic in the kitchen. A fan of good food, give her some cheese, parma and a good dessert and she's a happy chappy.

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