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Avocado Prosciutto Egg Toast

This avocado egg toast is topped with roasted tomatoes and prosciutto, making it an incredibly satisfying and delicious breakfast… And also perfect for breakfast for dinner!

(This recipe for Avocado Prosciutto Egg Toast was originally posted in January 2013, but was updated with new photos in 2018).

Overhead view of avocado egg toast with tomatoes and prosciutto and yolk running out of egg onto white plate with recipe title at top of image

While they’ve obviously been pretty popular for years, doesn’t it seem like the avocado craze has gained even more momentum in the last year or so? Just the other day I saw news of a NYC bagel spot that sells avocado cream cheese (read: best idea ever!) and then a couple hours later I saw a tweet about an avocado hummus at Trader Joe’s. I personally can’t get enough avocado and can only dream about the possibility of having enough time in the morning to make an Avocado Coffee Milkshake every day. And I still make my Avocado Spinach Egg Salad like pretty much all the time. Basically, an avocado a day… makes me happy. And I bet they make you happy, too.

If you are dreading the day ahead, I’m thinking this Avocado Prosciutto Egg Toast is the perfect way to start, warding off all evil dangers ahead. Then again, it always helps if you have someone who will whip this up for you at 7 a.m. Wouldn’t that just be the most fabulous thing in the world? I don’t know who first started eating avocado toast, but now it seems like everyone and their mother is doing it. I LOVE it, but wanted something more to fill me up in the morning (you don’t even want to know how ridiculously hungry I get if I don’t eat protein-packed foods every couple hours).

You guys, as I was writing this, no joke, I saw a tweet about an Avocado Margarita. Seriously? As if I needed my point proven even more. I’m a bit uncertain about this one, but as it involves tequila AND avocados, I think it’s pretty much a go. Annnd the perfect companion to this breakfast. Who needs coffee anyway? Gahd, I love Twitter for helping me make these discoveries when I’m not even looking. It’s a beautiful place.


Quick, easy and all-around amazing, there’s nothing difficult about this avocado egg toast recipe. The tomatoes take the longest amount of time, but you can easily roast them ahead of time if you want. I popped mine in the oven the night before I made this brunch, roasting them at 375 degrees on a foil-lined cookie sheet. And then I popped them in a Tupperware container so they’d be ready in the morning. I’m all about saving time in the morning and still enjoying a delicious breakfast!

The only thing left to do is mash your avocado with a bit of lime juice and some salt and pepper (basically a poor man’s guacamole!) and poach the eggs. Poaching eggs gets A LOT easier the more you do it and it’s one of my favorite ways to enjoy eggs in the morning. The only tough part is waiting for the water to boil.

Collage showing process for making avocado egg toast, including tomatoes roasted on cookie sheet, avocado mashed in a bowl, and eggs poaching in waterOnce the individual components are prepped, it’s time to assemble that beautiful avocado egg toast.

Start by spreading  generous layer of avocado (slash guacamole!) onto each slice of toast. Then top with roasted tomatoes.

Overhead view of piece of toast spread with mashed avocado and topped with roasted tomatoes

Add a healthy dose of prosciutto. And an egg, of course!

Landscape view of two slices of avocado egg toast on a white plate with tomatoes and prosciutto with eggs not yet broken

The result is a super easy meal, but one that’s perfectly delicious. And satisfying to the very core. I mean, does this meal not have all the food groups in it? Really, it does. Unless you consider avocados and tomatoes to both be fruits… Then I suppose we’re missing out on vegetables. Close enough, though, right?

A coffee on the side makes this the most complete meal ever. And one that I’d be perfectly happy to see on my dinner table, as well. Because breakfast for dinner is always a good idea… Especially when it comes to avocado egg toast with prosciutto!

Head-on view of slice of avocado egg toast with runny egg, roasted tomatoes, and avocado with another plate in the background

Oh, avocado. How is it that I want you more than butter, cream cheese, hummus, or anything else I can think of? It’s just not right, but it’s so fine with me. Especially when eggs are involved. Perfectly cooked poached eggs with yolks that are extra runny.

If there’s one thing better than avocado toast, it’s avocado toast soaked in egg yolk. OK, I guess the prosciutto doesn’t hurt either!

Overhead view of avocado egg toast with tomatoes and prosciutto and yolk running out of egg onto white plate

It’s suddenly no question how avocado toast got so popular so quickly. I also can’t fault anyone for wanting to sip an avocado margarita.

What’s your favorite way to eat avocado? And furthermore, would you drink an avocado margarita?

5 from 1 vote
Avocado Prosciutto Egg Toast -- This avocado egg toast is topped with roasted tomatoes and prosciutto, making it an incredibly satisfying and delicious breakfast... And also perfect for breakfast for dinner | wearenotmartha.com
Avocado Prosciutto Egg Toast
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
50 mins

This avocado egg toast is topped with roasted tomatoes and prosciutto, making it an incredibly satisfying and delicious breakfast... And also perfect for breakfast for dinner!

Course: Appetizer or Entree, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: avocado, eggs, Toast
Author: Sues
  • 1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 2 tsp freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp white vinegar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 4 slices ciabatta bread (or other crusty bread), toasted
  • 4 slices prosciutto
  1. Pre-heat oven (or toaster oven) to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.

  2. Place tomatoes on baking sheet, lightly brush with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and roast for about 30-35 minutes, until tomatoes are blistered and starting to burst.

  3. While tomatoes are roasting, place avocado in a small bowl and mash, along with lime juice and salt and pepper. 

  4. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil, along with white vinegar and a pinch of salt. Crack eggs into an individual ramekin one at a time.

  5. Carefully, set egg into boiling water. Repeat with other eggs, working in batches if you don't have enough space for all 4 eggs at once. Remove saucepan from heat and let eggs cook for about 4 minutes until yolks are just set. Remove from water with slotted spoon to a paper towel-covered plate.

  6. Spread a generous layer of mashed avocado onto each slice of toast. Top each slice with roasted tomatoes, a slice of prosciutto, and an egg. Top with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes, if desired.

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17 Responses to "Avocado Prosciutto Egg Toast"

  1. Victoria says:

    Yes! So excited to see this idea. I’ve been having this minus the tomatoes and prosciutto nearly every morning, and I think this will really kick it up a notch. We’re huge avocado lovers in our house, even my 6 month old!

  2. Simply Life says:

    oh this sounds INCREDIBLE! Perfect for any time of day!

  3. Culinary Cory says:

    Beautiful! Now all this recipe needs is a heaping spoonful of hollandaise sauce on top. 🙂

  4. Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) says:

    I don’t think it’s a craze, I think it’s just a heightened appreciation for this miracle food. I hope it never goes away! Also, I love avocado, but I need to almost PLAN my cravings since you can’t buy a ripe avocado, and you never know when it’ll be perfect, and then it gets overripe. Sigh. Or you make the BEST GUAC EVARRR… and the leftovers get brown and gross. I just wish it kept better!

  5. Shannon says:

    love avocado+egg toasts, had it for dinner last night, in fact 🙂 topped with some hot sauce… yum. can’t get enough.

  6. kathy says:

    That looks amazing! I love anything with avocado. I totally agree with Shannon-hot sauce is the icing on the cake.

  7. Ashley says:

    Where was this last night? I had poached eggs + toast and chips + guacamole….but wasn’t genius enough to put them together with more marvelous things like meat and tomatoes. This looks soooo good. And egg yolk-soaked toast is the best, as long as it’s hot.
    I’d try the avocado margarita!

  8. katelin says:

    sweet mercy that looks delectable.

  9. Michelle Collins says:

    I loooove avocados with my eggs in the morning! And I would drink just about anything with tequila in it, so, yes to an avocado margarita! 😉

  10. Megan says:

    These look amazing! I would eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I love every component. And those are some beautiful poached eggs! I’ll eat avocado in just about anything. Love avocado toast, guacamole, avocado salads, etc.

  11. Odetta says:

    I could eat something like this every day. And I would probably try an avocado margarita. It sounds a little weird but delicious too!

  12. You combined all my favorite foods! Whole wheat bread, avocado and roasted tomatoes! I’ve got to make this for brunch this weekend!

  13. Gia Grossman says:

    breakfast, lunch, dinner, I would eat this ALL the time!!

  14. Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef says:

    so pretty!!! wish i could have one for breakfast right now 🙂

  15. Adriana Martin (@AsBestRecipes) says:

    Many thanks for sharing my Avocado Love Margarita it is definitely a winner you should try it! This breakfast option you are offering looks delicious great option for using avocados which I love, saludos!

  16. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet says:

    Oooh, love the poached egg! YUM!

  17. Lucy Parissi says:

    This is such a great combination of flavours. I particularly like the roasted tomatoes for that extra burst of vibrance. Nicely done.

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