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California Avocado Toast with Pickled Red Onions, Egg and Esplette Pepper

Total time:

7 min

Prep time:

5 min

Cook time:

2 min

Nutritional Highlights (Per serving) See Full
560 Calories
25 g Fat
8 g Fiber
1500 mg Sodium
60 g Carbs
California Avocado Toast with Pickled Red Onions, Egg and Esplette Pepper


Sweet pickled onions and a luscious poached egg make for a perfect breakfast.


Serves: 1

1 slice 1/4”-thick country bread
1/2 tsp. Extra virgin olive oil
Kosher salt, to taste
1/2 ripe, Fresh California Avocados, seeded, peeled and thinly sliced
1 Tbsp. pickled red onions (see make-ahead recipe below)
1 egg, softly poached
Espelette pepper, to taste
Pickled Red Onions
Yields: 1 cup
1/2 cup champagne vinegar
1/2 cup water
1 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1 Bay leaf
1 chili de arbol
1 red onion, thinly sliced

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting.
Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados.


  1. Drizzle sliced bread with virgin olive oil. Toast on a flat top, non-stick frying pan or griddle until golden brown.
  2. Sprinkle toasted bread very lightly with kosher salt.
  3. Place the avocado slices on top of toasted bread and sprinkle lightly with another light pinch of kosher salt.
  4. Top with pickled red onions and one softly poached egg.
  5. Sprinkle the egg with Espelette pepper.

Pickled Red Onions Instructions

  1. Bring to a boil the champagne vinegar, water, sugar, kosher salt, bay leaf and chili de arbol.
  2. Pour the hot liquid over the onion slices. Let sit for an hour before serving.
  3. The onions can be stored for up to one week.
Nutrition information per serving

Calories 560
Total Fat 25 g (Sat 4 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 4 g, Mono 15 g)
Cholesterol 185 mg
Sodium 1500 mg
Potassium 620 mg
Total Carbohydrates 60 g
Dietary Fiber 8 g
Total Sugar 22 g
Protein 13 g

Vitamin A 491 IU; Vitamin C 15 mg; Calcium 125 mg; Iron 4.3 mg; Vitamin D 41 IU; Folate 159 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.2 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 10%; Vitamin C 25%; Calcium 10%; Iron 25%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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