This? Just the most delicious Mediterranean breakfast avocado toast. You can make this healthy Mediterranean breakfast with eggs, avocado and vegetables in about 10 minutes…It’s a super healthy version of avocado egg toast and tastes so refreshing that you’ll probably want to have it every single day!
Mediterranean Breakfast Avocado Toast
Made with eggs, tomato, sweet pepper, basil and olives, you seriously can’t go wrong with this Mediterranean avocado toast. It’s tasty, it’s fresh, flavorful and super satiating. Plus it’s a great way to get some veggies in before 10 am.
I remember when I was a student I sometimes used to work as a waitress. I wasn’t very good at it and the job wasn’t well-paid, because we weren’t allowed to get tips…but there was something great about this job. And it was the fact that you could work and make friends with people from all over the world. One time our supervisor asked me: “So, what do you eat for breakfast in your country?”…Being from Bulgaria, I responded: “Nothing” and she, a German, was empört aka outraged. “Nichts?”
My Turkish friend overheard this highly interesting exchange and tried to “defend” me: “But, you do eat like us, right? Cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, olives, bread, cheese for breakfast…”
Blank expression. Even though we came from neighboring countries, I had never eaten cucumbers or tomatoes, or any type of vegetable for breakfast. We had banitsa or another type of fried or baked dough for breakfast. But in my particular case, I really never ate breakfast.
Needless to say, neither my friend, nor the supervisor found out what we actually ate for breakfast in my country. I’m pretty sure they both cried about it before going to sleep that night.
The brain is a weird thing, can’t figure out why this memory popped into my head when I was thinking about the words Mediterranean breakfast. Over the years, I traveled and met even more people believe it or not, I started actually enjoying breakfast more and more. This toast is a combination of my favorite things from the Mediterranean region – avocados, tomatoes, basil, olives…
What To Put On Your Mediterranean Avocado Toast
For a super healthy breakfast on the Mediterranean diet, you can choose whole grain toast and top it with whatever your heart desires. In this case my heart desired:
- bell peppers
- arugula or spinach
- scrambled eggs
And I know it’s breakfast time, but I even had some minced garlic mixed into the avocado. No regrets there, only pride and joy.
How To Make A Mediterranean Breakfast Avocado Toast
The first thing you want to do is cut vegetables, toast bread and prepare some eggs in a way you enjoy them. I like mine scrambled and well-cooked…I run away from runny egg yolks, but different people like different things.
After the toast is done, spread some avocado with a bit of minced garlic, so that it covers the bread evenly.
Layer with tomato slices, peppers, basil, olives, arugula, some scallions. Top off with the egg and sprinkle some black pepper all over (you could also sprinkle the pepper over the avocado).
Enjoy the rest of the vegetables on the side or on another toast with an egg or with some cheese.
Another Version Of Mediterranean Breakfast Toast
During one of my trips to Spain I discovered that instead of avocado, people actually spread fresh tomato sauce over their toasts. As in blended tomatoes with some herbs and olive oil. I love it and it’s SO good! Cannot stop eating it.
You can again, top the toast with cheese, eggs, olives, grilled zucchini, peppers or eggplant – whatever that heart desires.
I’m making this version of breakfast toast quite often now that tomatoes are in season. I add one big tomato, 4-5 basil leaves, 1 tbsp of olive oil and salt to a blender, then blend it until smooth and it’s the perfect way to enjoy tomatoes at breakfast. So good and if you’re feeling like it, add a little bit of garlic too. Life’s too short to skip garlic at breakfast.
This Mediterranean Avocado Toast Is Gluten And Dairy-Free
I used gluten-free bread, which I know is not very Mediterranean, but it was the option that I had. The recipe is also dairy-free, since I didn’t add any mozzarella or feta cheese.
More Healthy Breakfast Recipes:
- Healthy Apple Oatmeal Breakfast Cake
- Crustless Tuna Breakfast Quiche
- Easy Vegetarian Breakfast Burritos
- 1-2 eggs, scrambled
- 1 tomato, sliced (or 3-4 cherry tomatoes)
- 1/2 avocado
- 1 clove minced garlic
- handful basil leaves
- handful arugula/spinach
- 4-5 strips green peppers
- 3-4 olives, pitted, cut in halves
- 1-2 slices of your favorite bread
- black pepper
- Toast the bread, then let it cool off for a little bit.
- Prepare eggs your favorite way - poached, scrambled or fried. I like scrambled eggs.
- Put the avocado on the toasted bread, add the minced garlic. Mash the garlic and avocado over the toasted bread and spread evenly.
- Top with tomato slices, sweet peppers, olives, basil and arugula. Add some ground black pepper.
- Then top it all off with the egg. Have the leftover vegetables on the side and serve immediately!
You see 2 slices of bread because they were pretty small, but I usually just use 1 slice for 1 egg.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 618Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 186mgSodium: 506mgCarbohydrates: 87gFiber: 24gSugar: 29gProtein: 27g
This recipe was originally published in March 2019 and updated with new images and tips in July 2022.