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Avocado, Caper, and Pickled-Onion Toast

Tangy red onion, creamy avocado, and salty capers come together in this quick tartine.

  • Servings: 2

Source: Body+Soul, June 2010


  • 1/4 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon capers, coarsely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • kosher salt and ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 avocado, pitted
  • 2 slices whole-grain bread, toasted
  • 1 ounce smoked trout or 1/2 soft-cooked egg, for topping (optional)


  1. Combine the onion, lemon juice, capers, oil, and 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper in a bowl. Let stand until the onions soften slightly, about 10 minutes.

  2. In another bowl, mash the lemon zest and avocado with 1/8 teaspoon salt.

  3. Spread half of the avocado mixture on one slice of toast and top with half the onions. If desired, add either the smoked trout or the soft-cooked egg. Repeat with remaining ingredients, and serve immediately.

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