• Jeremy Scheck

Avocado Toast: A Non-Recipe

Updated: Jun 23, 2019

This is a total non-recipe, but following a few guidelines like the ratio of avocado-to-lemon will make this delicious breakfast (or anytime snack) a cinch to make.

Ingredients for one serving:

  • Your favorite slice of bread (could be gluten-free)

  • Half a ripe avocado

  • Half a lemon

  • Kosher salt, to taste

  • Ground cumin, to taste (optional but really brings out the flavor of everything)

  • Red pepper flakes, to taste

  • Extra-virgin olive oil, to taste

  • Cracked black pepper, to taste


  1. Toast your bread to your liking. I go pretty dark.

  2. In a small bowl, use a fork to mash half an avocado with the juice of a lemon to your desired consistency. Add salt and cumin to taste.

  3. Use the fork to smear the avocado over the toast, sprinkle with red pepper flakes, olive oil, and black pepper to taste.

Jeremy Scheck is the founder and editor-in-chief of Collegetown Kitchen and After School Bakery. He is a student at Cornell University in the class of 2022 studying Spanish, Italian, and nutrition. Aproveche, buon appetito and bon appétit!