Avocado Toast With Boquerones and Smoked Paprika Recipe

Avocado Toast With Boquerones and Smoked Paprika Recipe

[Photograph: Vicky Wasik]

This open-faced avocado sandwich gets a dose of bright, tender boquerones (vinegar-marinated fresh anchovies), a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, and a light dusting of paprika. The result is creamy, smoky, tart, briny, and immensely satisfying all at once.

  • Yield:Serves 1
  • Active time: 5 minutes
  • Total time:5 minutes


  • 1 slice country or sandwich bread, approximately 1/2 inch thick
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 medium pitted and peeled Hass avocado
  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice to taste, from 1/2 lemon
  • 3 boquerones, plus more to taste
  • Smoked paprika
  • Flaky sea salt


  1. 1.

    Lightly brush bread with olive oil and toast to desired level of doneness. Top with avocado and mash with a fork to cover entire surface. Add a squeeze of lemon juice and top with boquerones. Dust smoked paprika over entire sandwich and sprinkle with salt. Serve.