These Avocado canapes are family-favorite avocado sandwiches! A creamy blend of mashed avocados, homemade mayonnaise, and fresh garlic is heaped over the top of sliced bread and topped with juicy tomatoes. It makes an incredibly delicious and luscious avocado spread that you’ll want over toast, eggs, or thickly sliced tomatoes! You’ll love these mini open-faced sandwiches for your next gathering!

tomato avocado canapés

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If you thought this was your normal Avocado Toast recipe sprinkled with bagel seasoning–it’s not. It’s more like a whipped avocado filling loaded with fresh garlic, mainly served as a bread appetizer we call canapes!

My mother-in-law introduced us to one of the best tomato and avocado concoctions over bread! It’s a healthy indulgence when eaten over whole grain bread and makes a beautiful bright green appearance at gatherings, plus, it’s hearty enough for breakfast!

For more avocado recipes try our Zesty Avocado Salad with Mushrooms or BLT Wraps with tomatoes and lettuce! Summertime is perfect for a Creamy Cucumber Tomato Salad! A corn tomato avocado salad is one to try, yet!

Avocado Toast with Tomato

I originally called these avocado and tomato sandwiches (Tomato Avocado Toast) because it makes an open sandwich consisting of sliced bread and mashed avocado. It’s more than that though, loaded with fresh garlic and an ultra creamy spread, this recipe deserves more! Often I make these untoasted when on a whim for a quick side or appetizer. These open-faced avocado sandwiches are mighty delicious and addictive!

creamy avocado toast

Mayonnaise makes this super creamy and it flavors the avocado perfectly!  Add this tart and garlicky filling to a breakfast sandwich, wrap, or salad! It’s the perfect summer snack and makes fantastic tea sandwiches! It is also the best thing to make with avocado aside from Guacamole at my house, not to mention how easy prep is! 

Ingredients:

This Avocado Toast recipe (canapes) has simple ingredients and is very quick to put together. A rule of thumb is to add 1/4 cup of mayo and one clove of garlic for every large avocado.

ingredients for creamy garlic avocado toast

  • French baguette- or any thin and long bread loaf. You don’t want a large slice of bread for this avocado filling its very rich and indulgent so, feel free to slice the bread thick if you’ll be lathering it on by the heaps. Use fresh bread if untoasting or toast any stale bread slices under the oven broiler until crisp.
  • Mayonnaise- is the flavorful secret ingredient that makes that is seasoned with all the spices you need (oil, lemon juice, vinegar, salt, mustard)! Plus it makes an indulgent creamy filling you can eat by the spoonfuls!
  • Avocado- use ripened avocados. You know it’s ripe when it’s soft to the touch but not too mushy (that’s overripened.) If you have some bruises from the flesh it’s no problem they will disappear when mixed with the mayo.
  • Fresh Garlic- is the key to great flavor.
  • Tomatoes- I typically use Roma or plum tomatoes since these sandwiches are more on the smaller “finger-food” side. If using bigger tomatoes like bush steak, or off-the-vine tomatoes, then slice them in half.
  • Black Pepper- adds a nice garnish and flavors the sandwiches with a little kick.

 

How To Make Avocado Toast into Canapes:

These are some of the easiest open sandwiches to make with minimal prep! Make sure you cool the bread if toasting since the mayonnaise can melt off.

  1. Slice a French baguette into slices. Toast your slices of bread under a broiler or arrange them directly on a platter.
  2. Remove the pit from your avocado. Use a big spoon to scoop out the flesh into a medium-sized bowl. Mash it up with a potato masher or fork until it’s smooth. Mix in the mayonnaise and garlic.
  3. Spread a heaping spoon of avocado on top of your toast or freshly cut bread. Top with a tomato slice and sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper. Enjoy!

Can I Make Ahead?

Yes! These avocado sandwiches can be prepped and made ahead of time for a quick meal anytime!

Simply make the creamy avocado spread and place it into a bowl. Cover the surface of the avocado spread with plastic wrap, make sure it’s sealed air tight with saran wrap so that it won’t brown. This storing hack is used for guacamole at restaurants like Chipotle and keeps fresh! Then assemble the sandwiches as instructed.

 

Avocado Toast

assembled avocado toast sandwiches with tomato and garlic
Originally published on Aug 26, 2021

Q&A

What Avocado To Buy?

Most grocery stores carry Hass avocados. If you want to pick up ripe avocados, avoid over-ripe avocados that are mushy as they can be bruised or browned inside. Look for avocados that are soft to the touch when gently squeezed. Avoid mushy avocados.

How To Make Creamy Avocado Spread?

The secret to a creamy avocado filling is in how you mash it. If you use a potato masher and mash the avocados in a whipping back-and-forth motion you’ll get a whipped consistency. Also, we add mayonnaise to make things extra creamy!

 

 

Tips for Open-Faced Avocado Sandwiches:

  1. Grate a hard-boiled egg over the top or add poached eggs for a protein-packed variation!
  2.  You don’t have to toast bread for delicious sandwiches! I often go untoasted with these for a quick meal!
  3. Use a potato masher for a whipped consistency.
  4. Add extra garlic for a pungent and zesty avocado spread!

Tools to Make Avocado Toast:

How To Make Tomato Avocado Toast:

Creamy Garlic Tomato Avocado Toast (Canapés)

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12 slices
Author: Alyona Demyanchuk
These Avocado canapes are family-favorite avocado sandwiches! A creamy blend of mashed avocados, homemade mayonnaise, and fresh garlic is heaped over the top of sliced bread and topped with juicy tomatoes. It makes an incredibly delicious and luscious avocado spread that you'll want over toast, eggs, or thickly sliced tomatoes! You'll love these mini open-faced sandwiches for your next gathering!

Equipment

  • bowl
  • fork or potato masher

Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 1 large avocado (ripe)
  • 1 large clove of garlic (crushed)
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1 French baguette (sliced into 1/4" slices)

Instructions

Prep:

  • Slice a French baguette into slices. Toast your slices of bread under a broiler or arrange them directly on a platter.

Directions:

  • mashed avocado
    Remove the pit from your avocado. Use a big spoon to scoop out the flesh into a medium-sized bowl. Mash it up with a potato masher or fork until it’s smooth.
  • garlic and mayonnaise in avocado toast
    Mix in the mayonnaise and garlic.
  • assembling avocado toast sandwiches
    Spread a heaping spoon of avocado on top of your toast or freshly cut bread. Top with a tomato slice and sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper. Enjoy! 

Notes

  • Bread: I made sourdough whole-grain French baguettes for this recipe. Make sure you cool toasted bread slices before topping with filling. 

Nutrition per serving

Serving: 1sliceCalories: 59kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 1gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 31mgPotassium: 83mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 28IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 3mgIron: 1mg

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4 comments

    • Adriana

    This recipe is great and takes five minutes to make and to eat well my mouth is watering. Perfect for last minute Guests. Everyone should try this

      • Alyona Demyanchuk

      Thank you Adriana:)

    • Tolii

    Simple & quick to make yet a great yummy appetizer!

      • Alyona Demyanchuk

      I agree, thank you for the feedback!

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