Avocado Toast With Cucumber, Soy Sauce, and Shichimi Togarashi Recipe

avocado toast with cucumber
Vicky Wasik

Seedless cucumber does a great job adding cooling crunch to avocado toast, but it doesn't impart much in the way of flavor. Here, soy sauce adds a savory note, amped up by a sprinkle of peppery scallions. But the real kicker is a pinch of shichimi (also commonly called togarashi), a Japanese seven-spice blend of chili peppers, sesame seeds, and other ingredients like nori, ginger, and orange peel, which adds nuanced heat to each bite.

Recipe Facts

Active: 5 mins
Total: 5 mins
Serves: 1 serving

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Ingredients

  • 1 slice country or sandwich bread, approximately 1/2 inch thick

  • Extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1/2 medium pitted and peeled Hass avocado

  • 1 teaspoon (5ml) soy sauce, plus more to taste

  • 4 to 5 thin slices seedless cucumber, or enough to cover surface of bread

  • Thinly sliced scallion, to garnish

  • Shichimi togarashi, to taste (see note)

Directions

  1. Lightly brush bread with olive oil and toast to desired level of doneness. Meanwhile, mash avocado and soy sauce in a bowl. Top toast with avocado mixture and top with cucumber slices and scallion. Sprinkle with shichimi togarashi to taste and serve.

Notes

The volume of each ingredient will depend on the size of your bread and personal preference. Apply to taste. You can order shichimi online, find it in most Asian specialty stores, or simply substitute some ground red chili pepper, black pepper, powdered ginger, and sesame seeds for a comparable, if somewhat less nuanced, seasoning.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
390 Calories
27g Fat
38g Carbs
6g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 390
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g 34%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 432mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 12g 43%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 50mg 248%
Calcium 76mg 6%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 962mg 20%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)