Avocado Toast with Goat Cheese and Pistachios

Avocado Toast with Goat Cheese and Pistachios | almost getting it together

Don’t you hate when you go to a blog and you see mind-numbingly simple recipes… aka someone posted a recipe for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? “Oh but this isn’t any other peanut butter and jelly sandwich, I added HONEY. Who would have guessed?” A lot of people would have guessed.

Avocado Toast with Goat Cheese and Pistachios | almost getting it together

Getting real California on you real fast.

So when people post recipes for avocado toast it’s one step above that. Anyone who isn’t a basic bitch knows to add red pepper flakes. But what about pistachios and goat cheese? Did you know to add that? If you did, please disregard this entire post – I’m a jerk for posting it. But I casually ate this post-hike with Gina and Kay two weekends ago and they thought the pistachios were a game changer so I’m sharing my wealth of knowledge with you. You’re welcome.

Avocado Toast with Goat Cheese and Pistachios | almost getting it together

Pistachios = game changer.

Avocado toast is a really great Thanksgiving morning breakfast because the protein from the egg and the fat from the avocado will keep you full until dinner without killing the calorie bank. I don’t understand people who eat like, cinnamon rolls, for breakfast on Thanksgiving. Don’t you realize what you are about to do later in the day? And I’m linking up with Tina because it’s Monday and this is meatless!

Avocado Toast with Goat Cheese and Pistachios | almost getting it together

Bonus round: put an egg on it. Sorry this photo kind of sucks, it’s hard to photograph eggs.

4.5 from 2 reviews
Avocado Toast with Goat Cheese and Pistachios
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast, Lunch
Cuisine: Gluten Free
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 slice Gluten Free or Sprouted Bread
  • 1 tbsp goat cheese
  • ½ avocado
  • 2 tsp shelled pistachios
  • red pepper flakes
  • Pink Himalayan sea salt
  • 1 egg (optional)
Instructions
  1. Toast bread (duh).
  2. While bread is toasting, mash together avocado and goat cheese.
  3. Spread avocado and goat cheese on toast. Sprinkle on red pepper flakes, pistachios and sea salt.
Bonus round:
  1. Fry egg. Add on top of toast.

Chat with me:
Is this recipe too ridiculously easy to post? What is your typical pre-Thanksgiving (or pre-Holiday meal) breakfast?

54 comments on “Avocado Toast with Goat Cheese and Pistachios

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Jessie on November 24, 2014 7:29 am

I have a confession – I don’t care for avocado. We can still be friends though right? :)

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Cassie on November 27, 2014 10:25 am

Yes, we can just blame it on the pregnancy, right?

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Tina Muir on November 24, 2014 7:41 am

OH MY YUM!!!! What a great combination!!! This sounds aaammmaazing! Please join us for meatless monday you meatless monday rockstar! I love your recipes!
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Cassie on November 27, 2014 10:25 am

Why are all of my recipes meatless haha? Thanks for the reminder… now I know for next week!! Happy Thanksgiving! xo

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Erin @ Her Heartland Soul on November 24, 2014 8:30 am

This sounds fabulous!! I guess I’m basic because I never knew to put red pepper flakes on avocado. haha I guess I’ll have to try that now!
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Cassie on November 27, 2014 10:25 am

Yes, try it!!

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Whitney Carney on November 24, 2014 9:06 am

I have heard of people eating avocado on toast with red pepper flakes, but never with goat cheese, an egg, or pistachios..so no it is not too simple!! I want to try it now. Goat cheese and avocodo are two of my fav things.. besides nut butter. I’m with you on the whole do not eat cinnamon rolls for breakfast on the morning of Thanksgiving. I always try to eat something filling (and healthy!) that will hold me over until 1 or 2 when we normally eat. It’s normally smoothie or oatmeal but I might have to give this a try!

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Cassie on November 27, 2014 10:24 am

We always eat soooo early too. I try to make it 4 whenever I’m cooking. Last year I think I ate this for breakfast :) Or oatmeal haha.

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Aine @ Awkward Irish Girl Blogs on November 24, 2014 9:29 am

Well the idea of adding pistachios is a new one to me, haven’t seen that before anywhere! So it’s a legit recipe, don’t worry ;)
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Cassie on November 27, 2014 10:24 am

Haha thank you, makes me feel better about it :)

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Ang @ Nutty for Life on November 24, 2014 10:32 am

My family always ate cinnamon rolls on thanksgiving for breakfast lol. It never really bothered me because we would only eat them on like 3 occasions out of the year, but then I started worrying about being fat. So like 2 years ago mom tried to make them before the turkey trot and I got really mad at her and yelled at her and said I’d be sick during the race and I didn’t want them and she was sad and I felt bad…. so that’s my cinnamon roll story.
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Cassie on November 27, 2014 10:22 am

Just gotta cut that off before it starts. Coming from the girl who just felt the need to eat yogurt before a race. Whoops. It’s better than tequila, which has happened before I suppose.

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Amanda @ .running with spoons. on November 24, 2014 10:33 am

I would have never though to add pistachios to avocado toast, buuuuut that’s mostly because I can’t eat pistachios :P I do love the avo/egg combo though. And my holiday breakfasts are basically the same as any other breakfast. Unless I spend the night over at my parents’ place, in which case I beg for pancakes.
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Cassie on November 27, 2014 10:21 am

Maybe almond slices on avo toast??

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Farrah on November 24, 2014 10:49 am

Ahhhh, I need to try this immediately! (Once I get an avocado. ;_; I wish they weren’t so expensive!)

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Cassie on November 27, 2014 10:21 am

They are still expensive in CA… but soooo much better/fresher haha.

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Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine on November 24, 2014 11:14 am

Everyone seems to love avocado toast…I think I need to make some!
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Cassie on November 27, 2014 10:24 am

Yes, you definitely do!

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Marisa @ Uproot from Oregon on November 24, 2014 11:24 am

I have to eat normally before a big meal, otherwise I go cray cray. This looks like a perfect breakfast – I love that you added pistachios!
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Krista @ Kristie's Blue Jeans on November 24, 2014 11:50 am

This looks absolutely delicious and filling. I love avocado on toast, but feta and red pepper added in? Be still my heart!

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bree west on November 24, 2014 12:02 pm

This looks amazing! I haven’t jumped on the avocado toast bandwagon yet but might just have to with this one!
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Cassie on November 27, 2014 10:21 am

Yes, you’re missing out!

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Lani @ Life Anchored on November 24, 2014 12:29 pm

My husband would love this! I’m terrible about mixing foods but he embraces it!
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Cassie on November 27, 2014 10:19 am

I love mixing food, it’s terrible.

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Susie @ SuzLyfe on November 24, 2014 12:39 pm

I love avocado toasts. I did it a few months ago, and it was such a nice lazy approach to awesomeness.
Yours is way more grown up!
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Cassie on November 27, 2014 10:19 am

It is a nice, lazy approach to awesomeness!

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Chaitali on November 24, 2014 1:10 pm

Yum, this sounds great. I love avocado on toast and I’ve put chopped nuts on there before but I would never have thought to add the goat cheese. That’s a game changer in my mind :)
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Cassie on November 27, 2014 10:12 am

Yes, I don’t know what possessed me to put it on there but amaze.

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Gina @ Health, Love, and Chocolate on November 24, 2014 1:32 pm

I feel so honored to be partially responsible for this gem of a recipe being posted. While you are straying from our basic bitch reputation, I forgive you because this combo is such pure genius.
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Cassie on November 27, 2014 10:11 am

can’t wait for our #basicbitchgiving

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Emily @ Sweets and Beets on November 24, 2014 1:52 pm

Ohhhh, that avocado toast :) :) so simple yet sooo gourmet-feeling! Love the addition of pistachios! You so Cali ;)
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Cassie on November 27, 2014 10:11 am

Hahaha I know, I’m like an ad for the state.

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Sam @ Better With Sprinkles on November 24, 2014 2:13 pm

I’ve been eating eggs on top of avocado toast almost daily for like 3 months and I still can’t stop. It’s so good! Annnd I think we have goat cheese so I’m going to have to round up some pistachios and try your version. It sounds so good!
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Cassie on November 27, 2014 10:11 am

Let me know why you try it… wahhh I want it right now but I’m about to go run so I ate random banana bread and bananas and yogurt (having a hungry day already!)

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Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl on November 24, 2014 3:29 pm

There is nothing better than avocado toast. I seriously LOVE that you added pistachios for some extra crunch and healthy fats. My boyfriend is a major pistachio lover, so he would definitely be on board for this!
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Cassie on November 27, 2014 10:08 am

I hope you make this for him!

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Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner on November 24, 2014 4:05 pm

oh I do like the pistachios on top of that yummy! Thanks for adding to our link today hope you check out some of the other great recipes
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Cassie on November 27, 2014 10:06 am

They give it a little extra saltiness, too :)

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Arman @ thebigmansworld on November 24, 2014 5:34 pm

Dude, goats cheese AND eggs AND avocado AND pistachios? Lucky I’m on an all fat diet. I’ve started embracing easy recipes because, as much as I love creating unique ones- no one makes them besides me!
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Cassie on November 27, 2014 10:06 am

I know, I think this is like all of the fat you would need for a day. Luckily I’m not a #basicbitch afraid of fat haha.

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Matt on November 24, 2014 8:18 pm

Avocado on toast is one of my favs :)

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Kimberly Bolden on November 24, 2014 8:22 pm

I am not a fan of fried eggs but this recipe looks absolutely delicious so I may have to try this out.
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Cassie on November 27, 2014 10:04 am

It’s great even without the eggs!

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Olivia Schwab on November 24, 2014 11:59 pm

This looks amazing!!
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Cassie on November 27, 2014 10:04 am

It’s pretty epic!

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Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness on November 25, 2014 1:57 pm

I’ve been loving avocado toast lately! So simple and yummy.
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Ange @ Cowgirl Runs on November 25, 2014 6:47 pm

I need this in my life.
That is all.
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Cassie on November 26, 2014 1:04 am

Come over and I’ll make it for you!

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Ariana on November 26, 2014 2:08 am

Amazing!! For a basic bitch like myself who eats avocado and toast separately this is totally mind-blowing ;) Haha thanks for sharing!!
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Cassie on November 27, 2014 10:03 am

Let me know if you try it!!

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Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment on November 30, 2014 1:00 pm

This looks delicious! I have eggs on Ezikiel toast regularly for breakfast and this would be a great way to mix it up a bit!
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She Rocks Fitness on November 30, 2014 3:33 pm

Game changer with those pistachios!!! Who would have thought??? I eat avocado on toast all the time, but nuts on top is just genius. Maybe I’ll add hot sauce too to really jazz it up. ;)
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Cassie on December 1, 2014 12:32 am

Uh that would be amazing!

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