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Avocado Toast with Lemon and Kale

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Avocado toast with lemon and kale is an easy, healthy breakfast or lunch that takes about 5 minutes to make!

Avocado toast with lemon and kale is an easy, healthy lunch that takes about 5 minutes to make!

Yes, I have an avocado toast obsession. Avocados are a staple in my home. I always buy a bunch of unripe avocados then leave a few in my fridge and some on my counter so they ripen at different times throughout the week. Plus they are so darn good for you, loaded with healthy fats, vitamins and nutrients and a great way to get more plant-based meals into your day.

Avocado toast with lemon and kale is an easy, healthy lunch that takes about 5 minutes to make!

This sandwich was inspired by my daughter, Karina who always orders this for lunch at Le Pain Quotidien in Manhattan when she’s at work. It’s so simple to make yourself, I made this for myself and my husband Tommy last week, and now he’s been asking me to make it again and again. Hope you enjoy!

Tips for saving leftover avocado:

  • To store unused ½ of avocado, wrap tightly with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator.  Leave the pit in and get the wrap as close to the surface of the fruit as possible.  If browning occurs, gently scrape the exposed flesh with a butter knife and voila, beautiful green avocado lies within!

More ways to make Avocado Toast:

If you’re like me and love avocado toast, I’d love to hear how you top yours!

avocado toast with lemon and kale

Avocado Toast with Lemon and Kale

4.88 from 8 votes
Avocado toast with lemon and kale is an easy, healthy lunch that takes about 5 minutes to make!
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Avocado toast with lemon and kale is an easy, healthy lunch that takes about 5 minutes to make!
Total: 15 mins
Yield: 2 servings
Serving Size: 2 toasts


  • 1 cup shredded kale no stems
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 4 slices multigrain bread 4 oz total
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • 4 ounces avocado 1 small haas
  • 1/8 teaspoon cumin
  • 4 thin slices radish
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds


  • In a bowl combine the kale, olive oil, juice of 1/4 lemon and 1/8 teaspoon salt.
  • Massage with your hands for about 1 minute, until the kale softens.
  • Slice the avocado in half, reserving 1/2 of one avocado for thin slices. Scoop the rest into a small bowl and mash gently with a fork. Season with 1/8 tsp kosher salt, black pepper and juice from 1/4 of a lemon.
  • Toast the slices of whole wheat bread.
  • Spread the avocado mash across the toasted bread, top with slices and sprinkle with cumin, salt and pepper (more lemon juice if desired).
  • Top each with the massaged kale, radish and chia, finish with pinch salt and black pepper to taste.

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Serving: 2 toasts, Calories: 298 kcal, Carbohydrates: 36 g, Protein: 11 g, Fat: 14 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Sodium: 241 mg, Fiber: 10 g, Sugar: 5 g


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52 comments on “Avocado Toast with Lemon and Kale”

  1. I had my doubts about this one, but BOY WAS I WRONG. This is in heavy rotation. My mouth literally waters when I think about making this. I’m not a fan of radish, so I leave that out but everything else…. *chef’s kiss* 

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    Caroline Karr

    Can’t wait to try this combo! I like to top mine with tomato, shallot, Himalayan salt, and a little arugula tossed with red wine vinegar. 

  3. Loved this! I left out the radishes because I didn’t have any. Instead, I added slices of tiny onions that came from my sister-in-law’s garden. It was amazing!

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    Jillian Silva

    Great recipe Gina, really liked the combination of lemon, kale, and avocado. I added a few red pepper flakes to the mashed avocado as well. Highly recommend! You never disappoint Gina!

  5. Hello Alexis,
    I had this avocado toast at Le Pain Quotidien also but in Brazil. Now I am doing at home! I love avocado.
    Have you heard of the red tea detox for weight loss?
    I have seen people getting great results.

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    Joannie Therrien

    i didn’t have bread or kale at home so i replaced it with rice cakes and spinach! very good 🙂 

  7. So two slices of this toast with all the avocado and?toppings are 8 smart points? Or is just one slice of toast 8 SP? 🙁

    I never know what to have for breakfast since I hate eggs in general. Lol so thanks for all the amazing recipes you create! <3 

  8. I made this for my mother-in-law for Mothers’ Day as well as your vegetable egg casserole. They were both a huge hit! Thanks for another fantastic recipe!