The Secret to Making the Best Avocado Toast Around Involves a Star Ingredient You’d Least Expect

published Jun 21, 2024
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Just when you thought avocado toast couldn’t get any better, you can bet social media will find a way to prove it can.

Self-proclaimed “dentist by day, foodie by night” @Dubaitastes gave his 1.1 million followers a simple add-in ingredient that not only makes this trendy toast more flavorful but also helps keep it fresh for longer: Light cream cheese. 

While typically known as just the morning BFF to bagels, cream cheese has taken plenty of different seats at the table (check out these Cream Cheese Breakfast Pastries). For this recipe, however, you’ll smash the green globe in with a quarter cup of light cream cheese per avocado. Just a few shakes of salt and a few twists of the peppermill and get ready to start snacking. 

He also gives us two more tips to take our love for avocado toast up another notch. For extra creaminess, lightly butter your bread before spreading on the avo/cream cheese mixture. He also notes that you can use ricotta cheese instead of cream cheese for a more subtle flavor. If dairy isn’t your thing though, there are plenty of vegan cream cheese options that fit the bill, so test out which work best for your tastebuds. @Dubaitastes also suggests using a sturdy slice of sourdough bread to stand up to the thick spread.

With avocado prices on the rise, this mixture is also great on the budget, stretching one avocado to enough avo toast for approximately six medium pieces. 

If you want your avocado toast to be even more substantial, try this Caprese Avocado Toast.

This post originally ran on The Kitchn. See it there: The Secret to Making the Best Avocado Toast Around Involves a Star Ingredient You’d Least Expect