Grapefruit and Avocado Toast

in Breakfast, Snacks

Grapefruit and Avocado Toast

If Avocado Toast were a person they’d totally be celebrity that wouldn’t be able to leave their house without a swarm of security. Avocado toast is internet famous–it’s been blogged about, Instagramed about like a million times. And for good reason. It might be my most favorite, simplest snack/lunch in the entire world. Sometimes the simplest things make us happy.

This is a new take on the cult classic, involving grapefruit and hazelnuts (but pictured – because I can’t write a proper grocery list – pistachios, which work equally well). Grapefruit and avocado salads have been around for quite some time now, so I figured I’d put it all on a piece of toast, top it with toasted hazelnuts, some olive oil and a little salt, and call it a day.

Like other renditions of avocado toast, this too proves to be an awesome little snack that takes about 10 minutes to make. It’s a perfect lil’ breakfast or lunch situation, and fuels my obsession with things on toast even further.


This may seem like a crazy weird combination and it sort of is–but it’s so awesome. I promise. I made a hazelnut and grapefruit tart back in March and it was incredible. These things do work together! I shot a few other renditions of avocado toast too, with LeafTV. Those will be up soon – I’ll be sure to share them. The world needs more avocado toast, I thinks.

Grapefruit and Avocado Toast

Grapefruit and Avocado Toast


    Note: this isn't a real recipe. A blueprint of sorts.
  • Small handful of hazelnuts or pistachios
  • 1 grapefruit
  • 1 avocado
  • Bread of choice
  • Olive oil
  • Sea Salt


  1. Note: If you're using pistachios, no need to toast the hazelnuts. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Roast small handful of hazelnuts for 10-12 minutes (until golden brown). Transfer the hazelnuts to a clean kitchen towel and rub to remove the skins and then chop. Segment the grapefruit, toast the bread, and mash avocado. To assemble, smear the mashed avocado onto your piece of bread, top with a few slices of grapefruit, drizzle on olive oil, add pistachios or hazelnuts and top with a sprinkling of sea salt.

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Elisa @ Insalata di Sillabe June 24, 2013 at 12:49 am

This is such a weird combination. Here in Italy we are a kind of…traditional, so this combo sounds totally new to me. But, since I’ve tried out quite many recipes of yours so far and loved them all, be sure I’ll trust you this time again and try out this sandwich asap!

xo, Elisa


Andres June 24, 2013 at 1:20 am

Yum that looks delicious!


Belinda @themoonblushbaker June 24, 2013 at 2:15 am

I am not fimillar with fruit and avo combo, but it does make sense. I am thinking a Mexican theme here right? None the less it looks delicious and I can not wait to try it.


Tieghan June 24, 2013 at 3:31 am

Yes! I love me so avocado toast and I am putting fruit on everything these days, so why not toast! This is an awesome meal to me! YUMM!


Tammela June 24, 2013 at 4:15 am

Not crazy weird at all! My family has been making grapefruit and avocado salad for as long as I can remember. One of the best summery combinations ever.


Jamie @lifelovelemons June 24, 2013 at 4:41 am

avocado toast= the meaning of life, cant wait to try it with grapefruit!


amy @southern sweets and eats June 24, 2013 at 5:39 am

I love avocado and grapefruit together on salads, so this would be a great alternative to that. You gotta love all snacks on toast, too!


Marie @ Little Kitchie June 24, 2013 at 5:54 am

um, so perfect! I love this idea. I have avocado toast every single morning for breakfast, and love changing it up! Doing this!


Eileen June 24, 2013 at 10:17 am

I eat avocado toast all the time, but I’ve never thought to add grapefruit before! OM NOM NOM.


Erika June 24, 2013 at 11:23 am

Never thought of adding grapefruit but that sounds delicious! Love the video!


Jim June 24, 2013 at 12:55 pm

Got to Love inventive and alot crazy…

Thanks for this off the wall combo…


Jayne June 24, 2013 at 6:32 pm

I just made avocado & champagne grapes toast this morning! Yay!


dishing up the dirt June 24, 2013 at 7:22 pm

I love the tart grapefruit and avocado combo! looks delicious!


lynn @ the actor's diet June 24, 2013 at 7:36 pm

so sad i can’t have grapefruit b/c of my cholesterol meds. SO SAD.


Kiran @ June 24, 2013 at 11:11 pm

Wow! This is sweet, salty, tangy, savory, sour — umami deliciousness, all in one bite!


tina June 26, 2013 at 12:44 pm

this is just cray cray!! dude i hope u and geri do more amaze collaborations!! the endless possibilities holy bananas!!!~


Katie Meyers / Meyers Styles June 30, 2013 at 12:26 pm

This is one of the best flavor combos I’ve seen in ages! Brilliant! I’m in love with avocados and anything with a citrus tang – thanks for sharing!


D5 July 1, 2013 at 8:28 pm

Totally trying this


Sophie July 3, 2013 at 4:07 am

This is a delightful combination that i eat often as a nice lunch! Sometimes, I spice up my avocado mash!


Britt April 6, 2014 at 11:59 am

Just made this for breakfast and it was delish! I’d never thought of adding grapefruit or pistachios before but I dig it. Thanks for the idea!


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