Avocado Toast with Egg (Sunny-Side)

Avocado toast with egg is one of those dishes that you often find at a fancy restaurant. I was with friends when we first spotted it and since then the dish is showing up everywhere.

After the restaurant version, I’ve made avocado toast at home often. I love that the gooey yolk softens the toast slightly, but still leaves a nice texture. Avocado toast and egg is a nutritious breakfast for anytime or serve a crowd for bunch.

You’ll love this simple and satisfying meal.

Avocado toast and egg on a white plate ready to eat

Eggs With Fancy Food

Sunny-side-up is one of my favorite ways to eat an egg. The gooey yolk of a sunny-side-up egg is the perfect touch to many different dishes.

One time at a restaurant I was served a sunny-side-up egg on top of asparagus with a delicious sauce. It was the first time I had a sunny side up egg on anything but buttered toast and I was blown away by how much flavor it added to the dish.

It was addictive! That’s how I feel about adding a runny egg to the avocado toast. It is the perfect pairing.

Sunny side up egg with the yolk oozing over avocado toast.

Choose a Good Avocado

Avocado is an unsung hero, adding tasty and healthy fat to the toast. It’s also complementary to a vast array of flavors. You could go spicy or sweet and the avocado plays well with both.

In this case, we add lime juice for a nice acid balance to the fat and the cilantro adds a bright, fresh flavor.

One of the keys to a good avocado toast is choosing a perfectly ripe avocado. To underripe and the avocado will be hard to get out of the skin and hard to chew with very little flavor.

Too ripe and the avocado will be brown, flavorless and mushy instead of having a pleasantly mild flavor and texture.

Top view of a egg over toast on a white plate.

Choose a Good Sourdough

Sourdough bread forms the base of your avocado toast and egg dish and also adds a nice crunchy contrast both in texture and flavor.

Pick a high-quality sourdough bread from your favorite bakery and plan to slice it yourself for the perfect thickness.

You could also make sourdough yourself if you have the time. Sourdough bread makes a nice firm, crusty toast perfect to form the base of an open-faced sandwich like our avocado toast and egg.

Breakfast plates with eggs and toast on white plates.

The Perfect Sunday Brunch

Any time you are having company for brunch, you want your menu to have two things. Ease. and Impressiveness. One of the best things about this avocado toast is how easy it is to make. But coolness factor? That’s what makes it perfect for serving company.

Serve Avocado Toast with Egg with a side of crunchy bacon, and a cold glass of orange juice or fancy homemade caramel latte.

If you wanted to add a little something sweet you to your menu, try this whole wheat banana bread.

Ingredients for avocado toast with egg.

Ingredients for Avocado Toast with Egg

Add these ingredients to your shopping list so that you are ready to make the avocado toast. These are the items not necessarily in your pantry.

  • Fresh, ripe avocado
  • Eggs
  • A Lime
  • Lemon Pepper
  • Fresh Cilantro
  • Sourdough Bread is my favorite, but feel free to mix it up. You might want to try this grain free bread recipe.

Making Avocado Toast with Egg

The process of making this dish is pretty straight forward and everything comes together really fast. Slice the avocado ahead of time so its ready to go and preheat your largest skillet if you are cooking for several people.

Sliced fresh avocado on sourdough bread.

Toast thick slices of the bread until they are a nice golden brown. Thick slices help support the ingredients better. Slice and add the avocado to the hot toast and add a little lime juice.

Cook a sunny-side-up egg for each piece of toast on low or medium heat until it is just right and add that on top of the avocado. Then add lemon pepper, and cilantro.

Finish with freshly ground Kosher Salt and black pepper to taste.

Serrated knife ready to slice into an egg on top of toast and avocado slices.

The Healthy Factor

One of the best things about sourdough avocado toast and egg is the healthy factor. Avocado is full of healthy fat and also contains 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, so it’s much better for you than butter. Avocados are good for your heart!

Eggs are high in protein, giving you more lasting energy. Sourdough bread is a lower carb bread (not carb-free) because the sugars are consumed during fermentation. It also has a low glycemic index. This dish is a nutritious way to start your day!

I now you are going to love avocado toast as much as I do! It’s savory, good-for-you and exactly what I want in an open-faced breakfast sandwich.

I’m so glad it was popularized because it’s such a wonderful alternative to the grease-laden breakfast foods of the past.

Also, it makes a great afternoon snack and pick-me-up. Take pictures when you try this recipe and tag me on instagram @thefoodieaffair! I’d love to see and hear all about it.

Close view of sunny side egg over toast.

Egg Recipes to try

Looking for some more brunch ideas? Check out these recipes:

  • Egg Bites – these are a copycat Starbucks recipe made in an Instant Pot. Great for meal prepping or when you need breakfast on the go.
  • Spinach and Cheese Egg Bake – this is a casserole dish. Super nutritious and the ultimate low carb breakfast meal.
  • Sausage Casserole – gooey cheese with eggs will keep you satisfied for hours. Make this in advance if you would like.
  • New Zealand Bacon and Egg – This is a skillet dish with flakey pastry base is one that company always raves about. Delicious and the presentation is lovely too.
  • Sour Cream and Chives Egg Muffin Cups – delicious creamy eggs in individual serving portions.
Close view of sunny side egg over toast.

Avocado Toast with Egg

Avocado toast with sunnyside egg is a nutritious breakfast for any day or serve a crowd for brunch.
5 from 5 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Avocado Toast, Avocado Toast with Egg, breakfast, brunch, healthy
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 Servings
Calories: 373kcal
Author: Sandra Shaffer


  • 2 Eggs large
  • 2 slices sourdough bread
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive oil or Avocado oil
  • Lemon pepper to taste
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons Cilantro


  • Slice avocado in half and remove pit. Slice avocado in the skin and with a spoon gently remove the slices and set aside.
  • Heat oil in a 8-inch skillet over medium low. Crack eggs into the skillet. Turn down the heat and cook for 2-3 minutes or until the whites are set. For firmer yolk place a lid on the skillet until whites are set. Sprinkle with kosher salt and pepper.
  • While eggs are cooking toast sourdough bread or grain free bread.
  • Place avocado slices on the bread and top with cooked egg.
  • Finish with lemon pepper and cilantro.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 373kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 186mg | Sodium: 855mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g


Please note that the nutritional information provided are guidelines and may vary based on the brand of products used. For your specific nutritional goals use My Fitness Pal or Verywell Fit recipe calculators. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise.


Slice of sourdough bread topped with avocado and sunny-side egg on a white plate ready to eat.
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  1. My daughter, who is 48 and myself, 77, have been eating avocado toast with sunny side up egg long before avocado toast became a hit.