The keto diet and avocado toast are two trends that have taken the world by storm. But can they cohesively exist together? Of course they can. Avocados are one of the most keto-friendly foods, considering they're low in carbohydrates, a good source of protein and high in fat. And making the "toast" part keto-friendly takes just a little ingenuity.
We've created eight versions of this dish, including three at-home recipes for keto "toasts," that are so easy to make, you may never order avocado toast at a restaurant again. So get that camera ready for your next Instagram moment, and then get your body ready for some satisfying breakfasts, snacks, lunches and dinners that will keep you in ketosis.
1. Spinach and Feta Avocado Toast on Keto Bread
Eat your greens "times two" with a serving of avocado and spinach. Start with some toasted keto-friendly bread — widely available in stores and online. Then mash up half an avocado and top with a handful of baby spinach and some crumbled feta cheese for a flavorful punch.
Spinach is one of the most nutrient-dense foods around. One cup of spinach contains more than your daily requirement of vitamins K and A and is also an excellent source of dietary fiber, calcium and protein. And you can feel good knowing that feta has zero carbohydrates.
Recipe and Nutritional Info: Spinach and Feta Avocado Toast on Keto Bread
2. Caprese Avocado Toast on Keto Bread
This meal is as pretty as it is delicious. Mash half an avocado and spread it on toasted keto bread, then layer an assortment of grape tomatoes, mozzarella balls and fresh basil. Add a drizzle of high-quality extra-virgin olive oil and a sprinkle of flaky sea salt and cracked black pepper and you've got a lunch that is 100 percent keto-friendly.
According to extensive research, tomatoes are packed with antioxidants, dietary fiber and vitamins, making them one of nature's true superfoods. They are also rich in lycopene, which may reduce the risk of prostate cancer, as well as a good source of dietary fiber, which can assist in weight loss. And the vitamin C in tomatoes can optimize one's immune system and overall health.
Recipe and Nutritional Info: Caprese Avocado Toast on Keto Bread
3. BLT Avocado Toast on Cauliflower “Bread”
While the standard BLT is a lunch classic, this version is made keto-friendly by swapping the regular toast out in exchange for some homemade cauliflower "bread." If you haven't tried making cauliflower bread, now is the time with our clever how-to. In addition to being naturally gluten-free, cauliflower is a "white food" that you can actually feel good about. Nutritional Data reports that cauliflower contains important vitamins, minerals and plant nutrients that University Health News reports can help neutralize damaging toxins.
For more nutritional upgrades, swap iceberg lettuce for a handful of nutrient-rich baby spinach. To serve, simply top your cauliflower bread with half a mashed avocado, then layer on the baby spinach, two strips of bacon (cooked and drained) and some chopped grape tomatoes. This keto-friendly BLT might be better than the original.
Recipe and Nutritional Info: BLT Avocado Toast on Cauliflower "Bread"
4. Prosciutto Mozzarella Avocado Toast on Cauliflower “Bread”
Cauliflower bread, which you're about to become a pro at making, is an easy way to get in a serving of vegetables (in addition to those critical keto ratios). The easy-to-make "bread" is also a tasty base for the classic Italian combination of prosciutto and mozzarella.
To serve, simply top your cauliflower bread with half a sliced avocado and layer a few slices of prosciutto, sliced fresh mozzarella and fresh basil sprigs on top. Drizzle with good extra-virgin olive oil, a natural anti-inflammatory that can also reduce the risk of heart disease, and finish with flaky sea salt.
Recipe and Nutritional Info: Prosciutto Mozzarella Avocado Toast on Cauliflower "Bread"
5. Salmon and Dill Avocado Toast on Cloud Bread
Cloud bread took the internet by storm a while back, and with good reason. To make this gluten-free, keto-friendly bread, you just need a few ingredients (eggs, cream of tartar and cream cheese) and no special equipment. And because of its mild flavor, its the perfect base for everything, including — you guessed it — avocado toast.
But don't stop there. Add a few slices of smoked salmon and up to half an avocado — the two are a natural combination. Among the most heart-healthy foods around, salmon contains omega-3 fatty acids, which promote healthy joints and skin along with reducing the risk of heart disease. It's also a good source of protein as well as vitamins B-6 and B-12. Finish with a few capers and sprigs of dill.
Recipe and Nutritional Info: Salmon Caper Dill Avocado Toast on Cloud Bread
6. Everything Spice Avocado Toast With Fried Egg
A fried egg is not only delicious on avocado toast, it's also an important source of protein, along with vitamins A, D and E, according to reports. Ramp up the flavor of this dish with a sprinkling of "everything" spice. You can find this favorite bagel topping in some grocery stores and online, but it's so easy to make your own. The measurements and ingredients are infinitely adaptable, but an easy-to-remember recipe is: Combine one tablespoon each of garlic flakes, onion flakes, sesame seeds and poppy seeds. Add two teaspoons of kosher salt and mix it all together.
Recipe and Nutritional Info: "Everything" Spice Avocado Toast With Fried Egg on Cloud Bread
7. Mixed Berry Avocado Toast on Almond Bread
Avocado toast can have a sweet side too. Fresh, colorful mixed berries are naturally sweet and add a dynamic flavor to the usually mild avocado. They are also an excellent source of antioxidants and fiber. And according to reports, berries are full of important vitamins like A, B complex, C and E.
Served on keto-friendly almond bread that you can cook in the microwave, you can make a single serving in any mug, bowl or ramekin you have lying around. And because almond flour has the same nutrient profile as almonds, you can enjoy all of the benefits of this nutritious tree nut, such as protein, calcium and vitamin E.
Recipe and Nutritional Info: Mixed Berry Avocado Toast on Almond Bread
8. Walnut Ricotta Avocado Toast on Almond Bread
This keto-approved snack will cure those midmorning and afternoon cravings in a jiffy. Toast almond-flour bread and top with half of a sliced avocado. Add a scoop of fresh ricotta cheese, some chopped walnuts (a keto favorite) and a sprinkle of flaky sea salt for a delicious, satisfying treat any time of day.
Recipe and Nutritional Info: Walnut Ricotta Avocado Toast on Almond Bread