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’.

A perfectly poached egg with the yolk running out onto avocado artichoke toast

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.

4 slices of grilled bread

Best Bread for Avocado Toast

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.

3 slices of toast topped with avocado and artichoke spread

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.

A very runny poached egg on top of avocado artichoke toast

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.

Avocado Toast Serving Tip

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!

Yield: 4

Avocado Artichoke Toast with Poached Egg

Avocado artichoke toast with a poach egg and runny yolk.

Avocado and artichokes are blended with lime juice, salt and pepper then topped onto grilled bread and served with a poached egg.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes


  • 1 1/4 cups (300 grams) cooked artichoke hearts, drained
  • 1 ripe avocado, pitted
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 5 fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 slices olive or crusty bread
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • Arugula leaves


  1. Add the artichokes, avocado, lime juice, cumin, basil and salt and pepper to a food processor. Blend until smooth, set aside.
  2. Toast the bread slices.
  3. Spread an even layer of the artichoke, avocado purée onto each slice.
  4. Bring a pan 1/3 full of water to a simmer, add a dash of white vinegar. Add each egg to small bowls. Swirl the water and pour in 1 egg to the center. Do not let the water boil, poach for 4 minutes. Drain the egg using a slotted spoon onto a paper towel.
  5. Top each of the toast slices with an egg and garnish with arugula, serve immediately.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size

1 piece

Amount Per Serving Calories 253Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 186mgSodium 409mgCarbohydrates 10gFiber 4gSugar 1gProtein 8g

This nutrition calculation is provided by Nutronix that is only a guideline and not intended for any particular diet.