Strawberry Basil Smashed Avocado Toast

Strawberry Basil Smashed Avocado Toast /

There are some food trends that I wish would end (sorry, oatmeal). There are others that I hope never end – like avocado toast. In my opinion, this one’s not going anywhere simply because avocados are awesome. And I’m totally fine with that.

A few months ago, I posted a fall/winter version of my favorite smushed green snack and now here’s my spring take on the classic (I think we can call agree that it can be called that by now, right?)

Strawberry Basil Smashed Avocado Toast /

I love the sweet/salty/creamy combination of avocado, coarse sea salt and strawberries. These are a delightful little appetizer bites (or, for me, lunch), that take 2 minutes to put together. Don’t forget the fresh basil!

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Strawberry Basil Smashed Avocado Toast
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Recipe type: snack, lunch, appetizer
Serves: scale accordingly
  • sliced strawberries
  • drizzle of balsamic vinegar
  • toasted bread (pictured: Udi's Gluten Free Millet Chia)
  • ripe avocado
  • fresh basil
  • lemon
  • hemp seeds
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  1. Place the strawberries in a small bowl and toss with a small drizzle of balsamic vinegar. Let sit for 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile toast the bread. Slice your avocado in half and then into cubes and add a squeeze of lemon and a pinch of salt right into the avocado. Scoop it out and use the back of a fork to smash it on toast.
  3. Top toasts with basil, strawberries, a sprinkle of hemp seeds and freshly ground black pepper. Add more salt to taste (only if necessary).



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  1. This is wild. I would never have thought to put strawberries with avocado. I’ve always been a great fan of salt with avocado and strawberries and toast but who knew they could be combined! I’m definitely trying this out over the weekend! Thanks for the post!

  2. Wow this sounds incredible! I’ve put strawberries in my guacamole before, but I never thought of doing it as avocado toast AND with the fresh basil. Genius!

  3. Synnøve from

    This looks divine! I love avocado and strawberries, and I see no reason why they won’t be amazing together.

  4. Here’s to hoping avocado toast NEVER goes out of style. And even if it does, you can trust that I will still be scarfing it down. LOVE the idea of adding strawberries and basil. 3 of the greatest foods on earth coming together? Heaven in a mouthful.

  5. I haven’t tried it yet, but I’m sure I will love this combination! One of my favorite avocado partners is sweet, ripe mango; basil or cilantro works well here. I always add them to salad…haven’t tried toast.

  6. nathan from

    This looks fantastic.
    My girlfriends has wheat intolerance, Can’t wait to try this tomorrow.
    We make our own bread as gluten free is so expensive.
    Thanks for sharing

  7. I love love love the combination of strawberries & basil and avocado & sea salt. Never tried them together, but I’m actually quite convinced they would be awesome 🙂

  8. Carole

    This is a delicious snack with a chilled glass of wine. Instead of fresh strawberries, I just made homemade jam and used what I had on hand. Perfect combination of sweet, sour, and salt!

  9. kayla from

    Just so you know, I’ve been making this every day since you posted it!

    • jeanine

      Ha, I’m so glad you like it 🙂

  10. Yanic from

    Just seems so fresh and tasty. Especially with our local strawberries being ready to pick!

  11. colleen

    this looks delicious!!

  12. Shannon

    I made this today for breakfast, and it was absolutely delicious. So, I bought your cookbook! Can’t wait to try more of your recipes.

  13. Julia from

    I was looking for such interesting appetizers for my bitrthday party. It looks so delicious! Basil, strawberry and avocado! I would hve never thought of it!

  14. Beata

    Hi! I’ ve made it today. It was really great! Thank You 😉

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