This Vegan Avocado Toast Variation Will Keep You Full (Without You Having To Add An Egg)

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The Unlikely Ingredient That'll Sneak Protein Into Your Avocado Toast

What's better than avocado toast? An avocado toast variation that will truly keep you full for hours—and this vegan version is sure to do just that, using an ingredient you've likely got in your pantry already.

The classic way to add protein to avo toast is with an egg—be it poached, hardboiled, or otherwise. However, that's not an option for those who follow plant-based and vegan diets, like cookbook author and recipe developer Rozanna Purcell. Her alternative? An umami- and protein-packed update, which she shared on Instagram this week: "Possibly my favorite avocado toast variation," she wrote. "It's zingy & salty & sooo good."

She pairs avocado with another creamy ingredient: white beans. While there are a few types available, cannellini beans are pretty easy to find and will work perfectly for this recipe.

Registered dietitian Jess Cording, M.S., R.D., CDN, previously shared that using white beans in recipes can offer "extra fiber and protein to offset any potential blood sugar spike."

What's more, beans are one of Blue Zones founder Dan Buettner's favorite foods—since this budget-friendly pantry item frequently makes appearances in the diets of the regions he studies. In fact, when he appeared on the mindbodygreen podcast, he said, "If you were to ask me if there's a supplement you should take to live longer, I'd say yes [...] It's 120 beans every day."

Purcell also adds a bit of fermented goodness to the simple dish with a spoonful of miso paste, while fresh herbs and citrus help to keep the flavors light—it's the perfect dish for a late-morning breakfast for a post-workout lunch.

Avocado & White Bean Toast

Ingredients

  • A few slices of your favorite toast
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 can white beans
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Handful of chopped chives
  • 1 teaspoon miso paste
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Method

  1. In a bowl, mash the avocado with a fork.
  2. Add the beans, lime juice, salt, chives, and miso.
  3. Lightly mash the mixture together so some of the beans break up.
  4. Dollop as much of the mixture as you like onto a slice of your favorite toast.

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