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Creamy Mushroom Smashed Avocado Toast

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 2 to 3
Calories: 435kcal
Author: Nisha Vora


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 3 shallots, diced (or 1 small onion, diced)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, diced (seeds intact)
  • 8 ounces wild mushrooms, sliced (but not too thinly)
  • 8 sprigs fresh thyme leaves
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup canned coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 large ripe avocado
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 6 slices hearty bread


  • Heat a 12-inch skillet over medium high heat with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Once the oil is shimmering, add the shallots and cook for 3-4 minutes until softened and beginning to brown.
  • Add the minced garlic and diced jalapeño pepper and cook for 1-2 minutes until the garlic is golden.
  • Pour in the remaining tablespoon of olive oil and then add the mushrooms and thyme sprigs. Allow the mushrooms to cook undisturbed for 3-4 minutes, then toss and cook for 2-3 minutes. Once you notice the mushrooms have begun to brown, season them generously with salt and pepper and continue cooking until they are completely browned.
  • Reduce the heat to low and pour in the coconut milk and stir to evenly combine. Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in the red wine vinegar. Taste the mushrooms for seasonings and adjust accordingly.
  • While the mushrooms are cooking, prepare the smashed avocado toast. Spoon out the flesh from the avocado and place it in a bowl. Add the crushed red pepper flakes, lemon juice, and sea salt and black pepper to taste. Use a fork to smash the avocado until you have a smoothish texture that retains some chunks. Spread the smashed avocado onto each slice of bread and finish each slice with a few spoons of the cooked mushrooms.