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Avocado Pomegranate Toast

Am I like, super behind on the avocado toast movement? Because it seems like I’m super behind on the avocado toast movement. But it also seems like a movement as tasty as that of avocado toast doesn’t just wither away into the vault of once-were food fads like coconut water and cayenne pepper lemonade. No, I think avocado toast is here to stay for a bit.

This Pomegranate Avocado Toast is a simple breakfast or brunch that's packed with roasted garlic, zingy pomegranate arils, and creamy mozzarella! This Pomegranate Avocado Toast is a simple breakfast or brunch that's packed with roasted garlic, zingy pomegranate arils, and creamy mozzarella! Avocado Pomegranate Toast

If you follow me on Instagram, you saw that I actually whipped this up last week. I knew this week was going to be jam-packed with excitement so I tried to get a little ahead. And boy was it jam-packed! There was visiting grandpa in Georgia (why do I always think 5 am flights are a good idea when I book them?), finally stopping by Big Lou’s (home to the stupid big, 5 feet wide pizza), and taking full advantage of all the Veteran’s Day freebies around town. And that’s without mentioning (though I guess this counts as mentioning?) all the prep that’s going into the big move (learn Dutch, sell everything I own, uproot life etc). Golly gee.

Avocado Pomegranate Toast

And you know what’s needed at the end of a long week? Avocado toast! This one incorporates in roasted garlic (the best flavor known to man), buffalo mozzarella, and, in the spirit of the great pomegranate exploration, pomegranate.

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Pomegranate Avocado Toast

This Pomegranate Avocado Toast is a simple breakfast or brunch that's packed with roasted garlic, zingy pomegranate arils, and creamy mozzarella! 

Course Breakfasts
Diet Vegetarian
Occasion Birthdays, Easter, Game Day, Valentine's Day
Time 45 minutes or less
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 2 pieces
Calories 500 kcal
Author Live Eat Learn

Ingredients

  • 1 bulb of garlic
  • 1 tsp olive oil 5 mL
  • 2 large slices of whole grain bread
  • 4 ¼ inch slices buffalo mozzarella
  • 1 avocado thinly slices
  • ½ cup pomegranate seeds handful
  • Pinch of ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Cut about ½ inch (1 cm) off the top of the bulb of garlic to expose the tops of the cloves. Gently peel off excess papery skin, leaving on the skins of the individual cloves
  2. Pour olive oil into the bulb then wrap bulb in aluminum foil.

  3. Set foil-wrapped bulb directly onto oven rack and roast at 400 degrees F (200 C) for 30 to 40 minutes, until cloves are soft. Allow to cool slightly before handling. (Leave oven on, we’ll need it again!)

  4. Lightly toast bread in toaster.
  5. Use a garlic press to mash (or simply smash with fingers) 2 to 4 cloves of the roasted garlic and spread evenly onto the 2 pieces of toast (add more garlic if you’re a garlic fiend like me!)
  6. Top each piece of toast with 2 slices of mozzarella. Set on a baking sheet and place in the oven for a minute of two, just until cheese is melty.
  7. Quick! Layer on avocado slices and sprinkle with pomegranate seeds before the cheese cools and hardens. Top with a dash of ground pepper.

Notes

To store leftover roasted garlic, place in an airtight container and pour in enough olive oil to cover cloves. Stays good for about a week.

Nutrition Facts
Pomegranate Avocado Toast
Amount Per Serving (1 piece)
Calories 500 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g 48%
Sodium 465mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 43g 14%
Dietary Fiber 10g 40%
Protein 19.7g 39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. I love avocado and I love pomegranate, and I never even thought to combine them! This sounds amazing.

    1. Sarah says:

      Thanks Becky! I wasn’t sure how the combo of savory + soury would be, but lemme tell ya…it worked.

  2. Avocado toast is definitely here to stay! Naturally I am a lover of all things avocado and totally intrigued by this mix of flavors with the cheese, pomegranate and roasted garlic. YUM! Good luck on the big move! Now following you on instagram : )

    1. Sarah says:

      Thanks so much Vicky!! With a blog name like Avocado Pesto you have GOT to try avocado + pomegranate. So colorful and unexpectedly delicious!

  3. Mary says:

    This sounds lovely! I, too, was late to avocado toast, but it’s a keeper for me. I love the colorful pomegranate seeds you’ve added.

  4. This looks like a really fun meal to assemble. Pomegranate seeds just brighten everything, don’t they? 🙂

    1. Sarah says:

      I think, subconsciously, the fact that pomegranate seeds are so darn photogenic is why I dedicated this whole week to them. I mean, they’re like little pearls of color and juice and yum! I’m adding them to everything nowadays 🙂

  5. Ange says:

    That has to be the prettiest piece of toast I’ve ever seen! I have a pomegranate waiting for inspiration too!

  6. Abby says:

    I love toast and am always looking for new toppings- I’ll definitely have to give this one a whirl. Thank you for sharing.

    Abby // thefabblog.com

  7. These are some seriously gorgeous photos! So I LOVE avocado toast. It’s one thing that I eat regularly after i go running. It really fills me up and keeps me energized.. But I’ve never eaten it with pomegranate. I have to try that. It sounds like an awesome combo!

    1. Sarah says:

      Aw thanks Aida! Oh avocado toast sounds like an awesome post-run meal! Or even pre-run as it’s not tooooo filling. Thanks so much for stopping by 🙂

  8. Ludmilla says:

    What a perfect combination!! Looks delicious!

  9. Ashleigh says:

    Oh yum this toast recipe looks so good! I already use avocado on toast but never have I tried it with pomegranate! Thank you for sharing your recipe!

  10. Jess Beer says:

    I would never think to put these flavors together – what a great combination!

  11. Dana says:

    Love these photos! I also love this recipe idea. Avocado on toast is always a win. I haven’t done it in a while, actually. Thanks for sparking the inspiration to make it!

    1. Sarah says:

      Thanks Dana! Yea, avocado toast is probably going to happen a LOT in my kitchen now that I’ve discovered its magnificence.

  12. Germaine says:

    Simple ingredients. Wholesome delicious looking snack. Lovely photos. I’ll definitely be trying this….

    1. Sarah says:

      Thanks Germaine! Let me know how you like it 🙂

  13. This would be the perfect lunch for me. In fact I have avocados and I just bought 3 pomegranates today….might just have to try this out. Thanks!!

  14. I love avocado anything and your photos make this look so good. The pomegranate is a great idea!

  15. Sarah says:

    I’m screaming from the mountains as to how delicious this sounds! I can’t wait to make this!!

    1. Sarah says:

      Haha thanks Sarah! Let me know how it goes!! 🙂

  16. These look deliciously festive and would certainly make great finger food for entertaining!

    1. Sarah says:

      For sure! Perhaps on little slices of baguette or bread crisps!

  17. I have a feeling avocado toast is here to stay for a while. This looks delicious and healthy. Yum!

  18. M. says:

    I tapped on the link for Sweet Potato toast! I tapped several times to be sure! NO RECIPE for Sweet Potato toast! Just the recipe for Avocado Pomegranate toast. Thank You For WASTING MY TIME!

    1. Sarah says:

      Hi there! Not sure what link you are trying to click, but here is some tasty sweet potato toast you could try: http://nutritionstripped.com/sweet-potato-toast-5-ways/ 😀

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