5 (delicious) ways to add more protein to your avocado on toast
If there’s one thing millennials know, it’s avocado on toast. Love it or hate it, the delightfully simple food trend of the 21st-century might just be the most perfect culinary creation of our time. Uncomplicated, well-balanced, and schmeared with healthy fat goodness, the OG avocado on toast is well and truly here to stay.
But why stop at perfection? The humble avocado on toast provides the perfect canvas to riff on. And why not take it to the next level with nutrients to boot? With the benefits of eating a protein-rich diet too good to pass up, we took our favourite fruit to the kitchen (lucky us) and whipped up a few ways to add more protein to our avocado on toast.
1. Smoked fish and avocado on toast
Or any fish for that matter. But there’s just something so Kiwi about picking up a smoked fish from your local fishmonger and deciding on the best way to enjoy it. Our tip? Whip it up with some lemon juice, olive oil, and wholegrain mustard and smother it atop of your classic avocado on toast for a culinary journey your taste buds will thank you for. One 100 g serve of smoked fish boasts roughly 18 g of protein. Add that to your 2 g of protein from half an avo and you’re onto a winner.
Looking for inspo? Check out our recipe for Smoked Kahawai, Avo & Sauerkraut on Toast.
2. Chickpea salad and avocado sandwich
Yessir, you heard us. We were kind of inspired when we saw Chris Morocco make a chickpea salad sandwich on Bon Appétit. Legumes are one of the best ways to increase your protein intake, and they also happen to make an epic plant-based alternative to tuna salad. Chickpeas are high in protein, with about 10 g of protein per serve. And with 10 g of fiber and relatively few calories, we can confirm this smashed chickpea avocado sandwich is just what you never realised you needed.
3. Eggs and avo on toast
We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again: eggs are made to be paired with avocados. Name a more perfect duet—we’ll wait. Touted as a breakfast and brunch staple, we can’t think of a better way to add more protein to your avocado on toast. With 6 g of protein per serve, eggs are a highly nutritious food, contributing to a healthy, well-balanced diet. And with Vitamins A, C, B-6, and D, we can’t get enough of them on our avocado sangas.
Need proof? Check out our Fresh To Death Avocado Sanga recipe.
4. Super Seed Medley
This one’s for our vegan friends. Pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, and hemp seeds are a great way to pack more protein onto your favourite breakfast treat, keeping you feeling full until lunchtime. Two tablespoons of pumpkin seeds contains 2 g of protein, while an equal amount of chia seeds contains 4 grams and hemp seeds an impressive 6 g. Drizzle your toast with omega-rich hemp seed oil and you’ve got yourself a breakfast of champions. We’re loving this Loaded Avocado Toast recipe to satisfy those plant-based protein needs.
5. Avocado on toast w/ salmon
Salmon is a great go-to protein boost. Rich in protein and omega-3 fatty acids, salmon provides the perfect all-rounder when it comes to upping your avocado on toast game. Nutrient-dense, with a kaleidoscope of vitamins, good fats, and phytonutrients, salmon is an excellent source of monounsaturated fats, as well as protein. A 100 g serving of salmon packs a whopping 20 g of protein, making it an ideal contestant for upping the protein on your avocado on toast.
We’re loving this recipe for Smoked Salmon Sweet Potato Crostini from our friends at Feel Fresh Nutrition.