This easy avocado tartine combines toasted bread with rich cream cheese, creamy avocado, everything bagel seasoning, and a squeeze of tart fresh lime juice. It's a fancy open-faced sandwich with some tasty additions that will wake up your regular avocado toast!
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Why You'll Love this Avocado Tartine Recipe
In California, particularly where I live, folks are pretty avocado obsessed. And why wouldn't they be? It's easy, healthy, and delicious!
This crispy bread topped with avocado, cream cheese, everything bagel seasoning, and fresh, bright lime juice takes the traditional avocado toast and turns it into something lively and special.
Plus, it's endlessly adaptable. Add some crumbled cheese to the top (goat cheese or feta are great), some extra protein with a soft-boiled egg or smoked salmon, or add a little green onion for added freshness.
You can eat it whenever - it's perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or as a snack. And it comes together quickly, so it's super easy to throw together last minute.
What You'll Need for Avocado Tartines
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- Bread Toasted sourdough bread is one of my greatest joys in life, but use whatever you like best.
- Cream Cheese This was tested with both whipped cream cheese and regular cream cheese. Both work great!
- Everything Bagel Seasoning If there's any part of this seasoning blend you don't like, swap it out for just a pinch of salt and a sprinkle of black pepper.
- Lime Juice Swap this for lemon juice if needed.
How to Make
Step One Toast your bread. You can do this in a traditional toaster, an air fryer, or you can toast your bread until crisp in a pan with a bit of olive oil.
Step Two Spread the toast with cream cheese.
Step Three Slice the avocado in half and remove the pit.
Step Four Using a kitchen knife or paring knife, create thin slices of avocado while it is still in its skin.
Step Five Scoop it out of the skin with a spoon.
Step Six Fan the avocado over the bread topped with cream cheese.
Step Seven Sprinkle with everything bagel seasoning and drizzle with fresh lime juice.
Step Eight Serve!
Variations and Substitutions
- Want to make this vegan? You can drizzle the avocado with a bit of olive oil instead of the cream cheese, or use a vegan cream cheese substitute.
- Try different types of bread to see what you like best. I made this on sourdough, and it was amazing, but feel free to try wheat bread, white bread, or whatever you like!
- You can add extra tanginess with a bit of goat cheese or some spicy pickled onions.
- For added protein, try two halves of a jammy egg or make a salmon avocado tartine with a bit of smoked salmon or gravlax.
- Want something a little more fresh? Add some sliced cherry tomatoes!
- If you're looking for something spicy, try adding some red pepper flakes or a dash of hot sauce.
How to Store Avocado Toast
Fridge I recommend only making this avocado tartine when you are ready to eat it.
After an avocado is sliced, it can turn brown fairly quickly. If you have leftover avocado, brush it with lime or lemon juice and store in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Freezer I do not recommend freezing this recipe.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
A tartine is simply a slice of bread, often toasted, with a sweet or savory topping.
There are many different ways to determine whether something is good for you, but avocado itself contains potassium, fiber, and healthy fats.
To read more, check out this article from Harvard University detailing the nutrition profile of avocados.
First, ensure your avocados are ripe before eating them and try them with a bit of lime juice and salt. If you find you still don’t like the flavor, you can try additional condiments, like hot sauce, fresh herbs, or spices.
But also… don’t force yourself to eat anything you don’t like. There’s no need. Just treat yourself well and eat what you actually enjoy!
How to Serve
This toast is fantastic for breakfast, lunch, brunch, or a snack.
It's also wonderful for an appetizer! Just cut the toast into smaller pieces and add them to a platter to share.
Here are some ideas for what to serve alongside:
For breakfast or brunch, you can create a spread with savory and sweet offerings, like these roasted cherry tomatoes on the vine, a leek and squash quiche, and these delicious air fryer bananas that are perfect with yogurt or waffles.
- If you're having difficulty getting clean avocado slices, don't worry about it. Add the cut avocado to a bowl, mash the avocado with a fork, and use the smashed avocado instead! It's equally delicious.
- For extra crispy, decadent toast, crisp it in a pan over medium heat with a bit of olive oil.
- To pick the best avocado, it should yield to firm but gentle pressure. Avocados that are still hard could use a little time before eating.
Other Tartines to Try
Easy Avocado Tartine Recipe with Lime
- 1 slice bread sourdough, white, wheat, or other
- 1 to 2 tablespoons cream cheese
- 1 avocado
- 1 teaspoon everything bagel seasoning
- lime juice to taste
- Toast your bread.
- Spread with the cream cheese.
- Slice the avocado in half lengthwise and remove the pit.
- Create thin slices of avocado while it is still in its skin.
- Scoop the avocado out gently with a spoon.
- Fan the avocado over the toast with cream cheese.
- Sprinkle with everything bagel seasoning, add a squeeze of fresh lime juice, and serve.
- Estimated calories are for tartine with 1 tablespoon of cream cheese.
- Try adding a soft-boiled egg or smoked salmon, some spicy pickled onions, crumbled goat cheese, or fresh sliced cherry tomatoes. You can also add fresh herbs like cilantro, basil, or chives.
- For extra crispy, decadent toast, add some olive oil to a pan over medium heat and toast each side of the bread.
- Fridge I recommend only making this avocado tartine when you are ready to eat it.
- After an avocado is sliced, it can turn brown fairly quickly. If you have leftover avocado, brush it with lime or lemon juice and store in the fridge for up to 3 days.
- Freezer I do not recommend freezing this recipe.