Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Use gluten-free bread in this dish.

"How many fingers am I holding up?" he inquired. Lucille regarded him blearily and said, 'Avocado'." -Sarah Rees Brennan

The refrigerator light goes on...

Black beans and avocado are just made for each other, like a creamy black bean and guacamole dip on toast. Top with a poached egg and you have an amazing breakfast.

Avocado Toast with Smoky Black Beans

Servings: 2 | Serving size: 1 slice bread with toppings

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied but does not make good leftovers.

Avocado Toast with Smoky Black Beans from Dr. Gourmet


  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 large shallot (finely diced)
  • 1 cup no salt added black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano leaves
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 small avocado
  • 1/16 tsp. salt
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 lemon (juiced)
  • 2 slices whole grain or gluten free bread

Place a small skillet over medium.

When the pan is hot add the oil to the pan and swirl to coat. 

Add the shallots and cook for about 2 minutes. 

Adjust the heat so that the shallots brown but do not burn. 

Add the black beans, cumin, paprika, oregano and water. 

Simmer until all of the water has evaporated. 

Set aside. 

While the beans are cooking mash the avocado in a small bowl. 

Add the salt, pepper and lemon juice and fold together. 

Toast the bread and then spread the avocado mixture on top. 

Top with the beans. 


Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1 slice toast with mushrooms

Servings: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories 460 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%

Monounsaturated Fat 13g

Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 210mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 56g 20%
Dietary Fiber 21g 74%
Sugars 4g
Protein 18g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 16%
Calcium 8% Iron 26%
Vitamin K 30mcg Potassium 1100mg