Avocado Artichoke Toast with Poached Egg
Avocado Artichoke Toast with Poached Egg is my twist on the ever popular avocado toast. My version is a bit more restaurant-style and is taken to the next level by adding a few key ingredients that make for some delicious flavor combinations. Perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch or ‘breakfast for dinner’.
I’d like to start off by talking about the bread in this recipe. Where the choice of bread may not seem important, I believe it adds to the all-round flavor of the dish. Plain, white, sliced bread has no place here!
On any given day, there are so many amazing, freshly baked loaves of bread available in bakeries and grocery stores. When I formed this recipe for photographing, I used a fresh, delicious loaf of olive bread.
As alternatives, rosemary bread, sourdough and Italian ciabatta are all good options and I’ve used all these to great success in the past. So when it come so choosing the bread, choose a fresh, unsliced loaf that appeals to you.
For the avocado toast topping, I took inspiration from a brunch dish I had some years ago in Santa Barbara where they blended cooked artichoke hearts with the avocado.
To add my own take on flavor combinations, I added fresh basil leaves (which are perfect flavor pairings) and ground cumin along with fresh lime juice, which also helps to preserve the green color of the other ingredients.
I grilled the bread on my stove top grill because I just prefer how it grilled bread tastes, but toasting is also fine.
Once you have completed the artichoke avocado spread, the meal comes together very quickly and the final step is topping your slice with a perfectly poached egg.
If you’ve never poached an egg, don’t worry, it’s not that difficult. See my tutorial for How to Poach an Egg. For a finished look, I like to garnish with fresh arugula, but can leave it out if you like.
Take this dish to an even higher level by adding 2 slices of bacon before topping with the egg.
Another serving option is to turn the artichoke avocado topping into a delicious appetizer dip. The last option is to add a little red pepper flakes for a little spicy kick.
If you’ve tried this Avocado Artichoke Toast with Poached Egg or any other recipe on the blog then don’t forget to rate the recipe and let me know how it turned out in the comments section below. I love to hear from my readers!
19 Comments on “Avocado Artichoke Toast with Poached Egg”
What a delicious Sunday brunch treat. My toddler even loved it by dipping the toast in the ‘dippy egg’. Will make this again.
The yolk is my favorite part too with the crusty bread. I always love to get kid recipe approval 🙂
This is a delicious recipe I definitely would make for my family brunch. It’s a great summer recipe.
These would make a wonderful lunch for me and husband. We both love avocado and eggs fixed any way. Love this combination.
I love the recipe and the photographs! Loving the runny yolk which is my favorite egg part.
This looks like such a treat for breakfast or brunch, Janette! I love olive bread and topping like this sounds delicious. I’ve never combined artichokes and avocado before but I think it sounds wonderful.
I’m not an artichoke fan so I’ll leave it out, but I will certainly make it with the poached egg.
This does look wonderful, I’ve been having mashed avocado on toast a bit lately and not tried it with an egg!
I can’t wait to try this Janette!
This was a really inspired idea, Janette! I love the extra touches, too, like the basil and olive bread. Oh my goodness, now you’ve really made me want this for breakfast today! 🙂
Anything with avocado is a winner, love the addition of artichokes this would be pair perfect with the olive bread. Fantastic recipe for summer gatherings or BBQ!
OMG, looks perfect! Love the pictures !!! Need to make it for breakfast!
I have avocado toast nearly every morning for breakfast. I love it, but I could certainly use a little variation 😉 This looks absolutely wonderful – I love that you’ve added artichoke and fresh herbs. And that egg… my, my. perfection!
mmmm, you have 2 of my favorite foods together in this recipe! I love a good poached egg, and I could live on avocado alone! This looks awesome! And, I love that you added basil to this; so summery!
I love this. I have seen many people do this type of sandwich. I have got to give it a try.
What a wonderful idea for toast. This would be perfect on any brunch menu. Artichoke and basil is a very imaginative combination.
Thank you so much Rini 🙂
Oh my is this incredible!!! I love LOVE poached eggs! I think I may like photographing them more than eating them 🙂 And your toast is so perfectly grilled! What a lovely recipe for brunches!
Thank you Mila, I was very happy with the way it turned out.