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.

"Cheese - milk's leap toward immortality." -Clifton Paul Fadiman

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The sweet umami flavor of the caramelized shallot goes perfectly with the sharp, salty taste of the feta cheese. Serve this topped with a poached egg for a perfect Sunday brunch dish.

The great thing is the tartness of the capers and lemon juice along with the other rich flavors helps reduce the amount of added salt you need to make the dish really delicious and balanced.

Avocado Toast with Caramelized Shallot and Feta

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 Caramelized Shallot and Feta from Dr. Gourmet


  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 2 large shallots (thinly sliced)
  • 1 small avocado
  • 1/16 tsp. salt
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 lemon (juiced)
  • 1 ounce feta cheese (crumbled)
  • 2 slices whole grain or gluten free bread

Place a small skillet over medium.

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

Add the shallots and toss to coat well. Sauté for about 10 minutes until caramelized.

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

When the shallots are cooked, set aside.

While the shallots are roasting, 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 caramelized shallot and then the crumbled feta.


Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1 slice toast with toppings

Servings: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories 300 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value
Total Fat 20g 25%
Saturated Fat 4.5g 23%
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 15mg 4%
Sodium 340mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 26g 10%
Dietary Fiber 8g 29%
Sugars 6g
Protein 8g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 15%
Calcium 11% Iron 10%
Vitamin K 20mcg Potassium 600mg