Smash Your Favorite Potatoes On Avocado Toast For A Salty Boost

Avocado toast is a blank canvas for your favorite sweet and savory toppings. But while you can take avocado toast to the next level with salsa, or experiment with using cottage cheese as a creamy, cheesy addition, potatoes are the often-overlooked topping that will turn your toast into a deliciously savory breakfast. People tend to like their potatoes cooked differently, but luckily, they almost all have a place on top of avocados and bread.

If you like crispy, smashed spuds, placing a few on top of your mashed avocado will balance out the fruit's creamy texture perfectly. Hash browns and home fries also make ideal toast toppings (and serve as a tasty base for a poached egg), although you could also use oven-baked or air-fried gold or russet slices. Sweet potato fanatics will feel at home here too — you can layer roasted slices on top of the avocado, or mash them up and create an extra-creamy concoction. Even potato chips can work — just crumble a few over your dish, and they'll create a perfectly crunchy bite that contrasts with the smooth avocado consistency.

Adding potatoes makes for a hearty avocado toast

Avocados can show up as cubes, slices, or a mash on top of toast, but when serving as a potato base, you're almost always going to want to mash them first and spread them on your bread in an even layer. If you're using mashed sweet potato, however, you could apply that first and then follow it with chunks of avocado so you still get a textural difference, potentially with a little olive oil drizzled on top. Since we're making a really loaded snack here, make sure to get a sturdy type of bread for your avocado toast — sourdough or whole grain are ideal options.

Once you've got your mash and starch nailed down, try adding herbs or a veggie on top for freshness and earthiness. Arugula, radishes, sprouts, chickpeas, onion, mushrooms, and bell peppers would all be tasty options, or herbs like parsley, dill, basil, thyme, and cilantro. If you want to play up the saltiness of your toast, try topping the potatoes with a sprinkle of goat cheese, feta, or mozzarella, or a base layer of cream cheese. And to create a wholesome, breakfast-themed slice, get creative with ingredients like bacon bits, scrambled egg, or smoked salmon.

Don't forget to finish off with a touch of lemon juice, lime juice, Trader Joe's Everything But the Bagel Seasoning, or hot sauce to brighten up your rich potato-avocado combination.