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Goat Cheese & Avocado Toast

Goat Cheese & Avocado Toast from @loveandoliveoil

This recipe is so simple it almost doesn’t count as a recipe, but it was too good not to share, jazzing up a basic avocado toast with crumbled goat cheese, red pepper flakes, and my new favorite finishing salt, Hawaiian black lava.

Goat Cheese & Avocado Toast from @loveandoliveoil

We don’t eat avocados often, primarily because really good ones are rare here in Tennessee. I’ve had one too many watery, flavorless, or fishy-smelling (ew) avocados than I care to count. So when I happen to slice into one that’s perfectly ripe (is it just me or do avocados pretty much have a one-day window?) with a buttery flavor and unblemished green color, I do a little happy dance before generously spreading it on some toast.

Black Lava Salt for Goat Cheese & Avocado Toast from @loveandoliveoil

Black lava sea salt looks like microscopic lumps of coal (this one was a sample from SaltWorks, Inc). And that’s precisely what it is: sea salt with activated charcoal added in for a smoky flavor and stunning black color (and supposed good health benefits too, so eat up!)

And now, if you will, a toast: to toast, good avocados, and fancy salt. Cheers!

Goat Cheese & Avocado Toast

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  • 4 slices crusty bread
  • a ripe avocado
  • 1/4 cup goat cheese, crumbled
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • red pepper flakes
  • black lava or sea salt


Toast bread until light golden brown and crispy. Smash avocado with a fork and divide among bread slices. Top with crumbled goat cheese. Drizzle with olive oil, then sprinkle with pepper flakes and sea salt to taste.

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  1. This was very delicious. I needed a quick lunch and this hit the spot. As some avocado and goat cheese toast recipes add some sweet, I loved the spice on this one. I’ll definitely be making again. Thank you!

  2. Amazing-an avocado toast fan already but the addition of the goat cheese is brilliant-don’t skimp on the red pepper flakes 

  3. I am going to try this as soon as I can buy the ingredients. I’m going to use sourdough bread.
    I love goat cheese and I love, love, love avocados.
    Sounds like a winner

  4. Very nice! I added a some lemon juice because I had half a lemon left over from previously made guacamole

  5. Had these pinned for awhile and finally made them, oh god so good!!! Warning though, go easy on the red pepper flakes!! I was far too generous and it was hot hot hot. Also I just used what I had on hand: regular sea salt, spreadable goat cheese instead of crumbles, and a Persian lime EVOO that added great flavor. Wonderful snack that I will definitely be making again! 

  6. I love avocado on toast, and I love goat cheese…but never thought of putting the two together. Fabulous idea! Thanks.

  7. I absolutely love “sexy salts” I will be writing a blog on different kinds of salts and their uses. This recipe sounds delish. i can imagine the flavor coming together very well. Can’t wait to try this.

  8. Perfect for this very-healthy-moment of my life! I really have to try!

  9. This is a very healthy recipe. Goat cheese and avocado are very good for a healthy and nutritious diet.  

  10. Must find that salt and try it out; it just looks cool :D
    also, you’re right about avo: always 1 day. 

  11. I could eat this for breakfast lunch dinner or just about anytime!

  12. Goat cheese and avocado – what a great combination! I have to try this as soon as possible.

  13. Looks so good!

  14. Ok, that salt is SO cool!

  15. I have to try it.. goat cheese and avocado, yummy:)

  16. These look absolutely stunning. I’ve never even seen black lava before! What gorgeous photographs! :)

  17. My son would love this and it’s such a healthy snack for him to have after school, before he heads to work.

  18. I love the addition of goat cheese onto this creamy, crisp avocado toast!

  19. They sell black sea salt at my Whole Foods in the bulk section–and I’ve been meaning to buy some!  This looks so delicious.  I need to pick up some avocados this weekend.  Hopefully I can find some good ones! 

  20. You just combined the best things on bread. I bow down.

  21. The black lava salt looks so pretty! I’m sure it tastes even better on the avocado toast you’ve made. 

  22. I love avocado toast, and the addition of goat cheese and black lava salt sounds wonderful!

  23. I love avocado toast! Especially with goats cheese :)

  24. I loooooove avocado toast. It’s so addicting. I usually put a little squeeze of lime on mine, but I’m loving the goat cheese and lava salt on this! So luxurious. :)

  25. that black lava salt brings the perfect touch to this!!  and obviously I will shove anything with goat cheese rapid fire into my mouth :)

  26. I could each this for breakfast, lunch, snack or dinner! Pinning!

  27. Yum! I’ve never tried it with goat cheese. I usually add feta to my avo toast when I’m feeling a little indulgent. Must try this version!

  28. Oh I need to find lava sea salt, it looks fun. I only recently found smoked sea salt and I love it.

  29. I seriously eat avocados every day…well, most days. I get a bag every time I go to the grocery store. SO sad to hear that you have trouble finding good ones where you are! But alas, avocado and goat cheese on anything will make up for lack of avocados at other times. My favorite restaurant has a goat cheese guacamole that I’m obsessed with, so I’m sure I’ll love this recipe too!

  30. Cheers to that! Yum!

  31. This is my favorite breakfast! I even put smoked black sea salt on it too! My other favorite avocado toast has caramelized onions and tomatoes. YUM!

  32. Oh…this is a beautiful thing. I LOVE black lava sea salt.. I could totally make a meal out of these toasts..or eat them as an afternoon snack or in the evening when I’m watching tv. Lovely post.. :-)

  33. Best combination ever.  EVER :)

  34. Goat cheese and avocado happen to be two of my favorite foods. How have I not thought to combine them on some crusty bread?! Trying this ASAP :)

  35. Lovely! Makes me want a second breakfast :)

  36. I have been on an avocado on toast kick lately and was excited to see another recipe that included some of my favorite things – goat cheese (yum) and avocado! That black lava salt looks intriguing! Must try it soon. Thanks for sharing! Gorgeous pics.

  37. That black lava is SO COOL…I have never heard of it!
    I keep seeing avocado toast EVERYWHERE and I really need to try it. I love avocado, I love carbs and I LOVE goat cheese. These looks fantastic! Pinned!

  38. I have an avo toast recipe coming soon but there’s no black lava on mine. HOW COOL!!! love the way that looks! Pinned!

  39. Avocado toasts are one of my favourite things in the world! But I have never paired them with goat cheese! I will try that asap!

  40. Que buena pinta!

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