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Avocado Tomato Toast (vegan + easy to make)

Avocado Tomato Toast

My avocado tomato toast is different than all other avocado toasts because it’s made with mashed seasoned avocado and vegan chipotle mayo. It has vegan refried beans and plump juicy tomatoes on it. It’s great for breakfast or lunch. It’s perfect for all of the avocado lovers of the world. ♥︎

While we’re enjoying a slice of avocado tomato toast, I have to tell you about CRABPOCOLYPSE 2015!

You read that right. Crabpocalypse. It is the name I have given to the mass exodus of crabs that happen to invade our neighborhood once a year.

I live on the east coast of South Florida. The St. Lucie river runs behind my neighborhood. We can easily access the river via a trail through the preserve area that surrounds our neighborhood. Living within a preserve area that’s located near a river brings a variety of little critters into our neighborhood and our yard. Gopher turtles, raccoons, opossums, armadillo and yes, even blue land crabs have made their appearance in our yard. During the month of August, hundreds if not thousands of blue land crabs invade our local roads and neighborhoods, all in an attempt to make it to the land of blue crab mating aka blue crab baby making.

For some reason, the little crabs love our yard. Often making their appearances during the early evening hours, they have been spotted climbing up our screen door, attempting to break into our house and trying to hitch rides to other towns. One little crab did manage to hitch a ride within the hood of my car from Stuart all the way to Palm Beach Gardens. 25 miles, way to go, little crabby.

I enjoy watching the little crabs but what I don’t enjoy is that they are often run over cars. It makes me sad and I do not like to witness this tragic event. If I’m able to catch a crab, I will pick it up and move it out of the road and into the grass. If I’m unable to catch it, I run after it, chasing it away into the grass. All while it’s little crab claws are trying to attack me. Silly little crabs.

One crab dug a little crab hole in the flower bed outside of my front porch. A friend of mine helped me name him – Christopher Crab. Christopher Crab was very social and enjoyed having parties. One time, there were 4 crabs hanging out in his little crab hole!

By the end of September, the crabs are gone…until the next year.

Avocado Tomato Toast

Avocado Tomato Toast

This avocado tomato toast may be enjoyed for breakfast or lunch. They’re as simple as toasting some bread, spreading a little vegan refried bean and mashed avocado, topping a little tomato and drizzling a little vegan mayo. Toast, spread, top, drizzle.

Avocado Tomato Toast (vegan + healthy fats)

Avocado Tomato Toast (vegan + healthy fats)

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 4 slices whole grain bread
  • 8 slices of tomato (about 2 medium tomatoes. Save ends for another use)
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1/4 tsp Smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp Hot sauce
  • 2 tbsp fresh Lime juice
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • Pinch Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 C vegan refried beans

for the chipotle mayo

  • 2 tbsp Veganaise
  • 1 Chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, chopped plus 2 tsp of the sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced


  1. Turn on your broiler. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Spray with cooking spray. Place tomato slices on the baking sheet. Drizzle with a little olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Broil for 3 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.
  2. Prepare the avocados. Mash in a mixing bowl. Mix in smoked paprika, hot sauce, lime juice, cilantro and salt and pepper.
  3. Prepare they mayo. Whisk together the veganaise, chipotle pepper, adobo sauce and garlic.
  4. Toast the bread in a toaster on the medium setting. The resulting toast should be crispy and firm.
  5. Assemble the toasts. Spread 2 tbsp of the refried beans on each toast. Divide the avocado mixture between each toast (about 2.5 tbsp each). Then top each toast with 2 tomatoes. Drizzle each toast with the chipotle mayo and garnish with cilantro.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 272 Total Fat: 18g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 349mg Carbohydrates: 31g Fiber: 7g Sugar: 5g Protein: 8g

Avocado Tomato Toast


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25 comments on “Avocado Tomato Toast (vegan + easy to make)”

  1. Dear Julie, you really kicked this up! I love the bold flavor…I haven’t had breakfast yet, but I could chow down on this morning, noon or night. Sounds so good! xo, Catherine

  2. This is packed with flavors, I love it!! And my garden is exploding with tomatoes, so the timing is perfect :)

  3. I love how you combined avocado and refried beans on toast! Such a great twist and I seriously can’t get enough tomatoes right now :)

  4. Love it. Love it. This is the perfect type of breakfast for me. Love the paprika addition!

  5. This is the best avocado toast I’ve ever seen! Love the chipotle mayo! And refried beans-just perfect! Pinned!

  6. LOVE these scrumptious toasty bites of avocado heaven, Julie! Your addition of chipotle mayonnaise AND refried beans have my heart going pitter-patter! Seriously these are perfect for ANYTIME of the day! I love your crab-a-palooza story! Too funny, but you are sooo kind for making them homes and making sure they don’t get run over (so.sad… who would do such a thing as to run over an innocent and delicious little crabby??) Anyways, this toast is totally calling my name for lunch today! Pinned! Cheers to you and all your little crab friends! <3

    • Aww thank you, Cheyanne! Hope you enjoy the toast!

      Sad to say, I have not seen any crabs since last week. I think they have moved on. Boo.

  7. YUM! These look so light and delicious! A perfect lunch idea. I wish I lived in South Florida!

  8. I love avocado toast, and this takes it to a whole new level! Yum! I want to eat this for lunch. PS I want to see the little crabs running away from you into the grass, hilarious :)

    • LOL! The little crabs are quite amusing! I think they are gone now as I haven’t seen any since last week. Boo. Maybe they will make another appearance before the season is over! :)

  9. Avocados + refried beans are one of my favorite food combos. So full of flavor and so satisfying!!

    • It’s a great combo, isn’t it?! Thank you so much for stopping by. Hope you are having a great weekend. :)

  10. Hey Hey Lady! I’ll be featuring this yummy recipe tonight on the Found & Foraged Linky party!

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  15. Looks Yummy! A very simple and cool recipe Julie. Thanks a lot for the recipe. Will definitely prepare this for my daughter. Let her enjoy the taste of tomato! :)