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Smoked Salmon + Avocado Toast

April 20, 2021 (Last updated July 2, 2023) · Nicole Triebe

Treat mom to the ultimate breakfast toast this Mother’s Day! A perfectly poached egg, smoked salmon and sliced avocado makes this avocado toast one any mom would love!

Breakfast and brunch season is in full swing, and we’re approaching the ultimate brunch of them all: Mother’s Day brunch! So I’m here to tell you about how delicious, and absolutely necessary smoked salmon and avocado breakfast toasts are for every mom in your life.

sourdough loaf on cutting board with two slices cut

Mornings since becoming a mom have become much more chaotic. Especially since baby dinner fairy turned one. He is on the run the second he wakes up, so that means breakfast has to be quick! All I want for Mother’s Day breakfast is French press coffee, a little quiet time, and some smoked salmon and avocado breakfast toast!

If you’re planning breakfast for your mom on this special day, she needs this ultimate avocado toast!

How to make a great avocado toast

  • Pick a good avocado: When selecting an avocado for your avocado toast, the darker the color, the riper the avocado. Choose one with a medium to a dark green tone. The naval should come off easily. If an avocado isn’t ripe, you can speed up the ripening process by placing the avocado in a paper bag with a banana until it’s ripe! It’s up to you whether you want to mash your avocado or slice it before putting it on the toast. I personally like mine sliced, but if you’re mashing, mashing it in a bowl before! If you mash it on the toast, you’ll risk poking holes in your toast. or smashing it completely.
  • Good quality bread: I personally like to use nice crusty bread like sourdough for my avocado toast. A close second (but slightly less sturdy) is three cheese semolina toast. When toasted to a beautiful golden brown, it provides a sturdy base for your avocado toast toppings!
  • Season your toast: Don’t forget to finish your toast off with some sea salt and freshly grown black pepper.
  • Put an egg on it: to truly make it the ultimate toast, top it with an egg! Poached, fried or scrambled, your breakfast toast won’t be complete without it!
avocado halves in a vertical line

How do you poach an egg?

If you’re intimidated by making poached eggs, don’t fret! It’s easier than it looks. Just follow my step-by-step tutorial below!

What should I serve with avocado toast?

If you’re planning a brunch spread for mom, include these other delicious dishes in the spread:

Yeast Belgian Waffles

Asparagus and Goat Cheese Tart

Eggs Benedict with Citrus Hollandaise

Crepe breakfast platter

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Smoked Salmon + Avocado Toast

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  • Author: Nicole Triebe
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Poach
  • Cuisine: American



1 piece thick cut bread (sourdough or other)

3 pieces thinly sliced smoked salmon

56 slices of cucumber

1/2 large ripe avocado

12 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 poached egg

Salmon roe, optional

Microgreens for garnish


Poach egg and set aside.

Toast the piece of bread until the bread is just golden brown, about 2-3 minutes depending on the thickness of the bread.

Remove the pit from the avocado and discard.  To properly slice and remove an avocado pit, use a chef’s knife to cut lengthwise around the avocado.  Once sliced, strike down on the pit with a steady hit of the knife, rotate and remove.  Use a dish towel to protect your hand if necessary.  

If you’re mashing the avocado, remove the avocado from the skin and place the avocado flesh into a medium bowl and mash it with a fork and a squeeze of the fresh lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper as needed.  If you’re slicing, slice the avocado in the skin and remove with a large spoon.  Place on the toast.

Place or spread the avocado on the toast.  Top with sliced cucumber, smoked salmon, poached eggs and microgreens (and salmon roe if desired).

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