Avocado, Caper, and Pickled-Onion Toast


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


  • ¼ small red onion, thinly sliced

  • ½ teaspoon fresh lemon juice

  • ½ teaspoon capers, coarsely chopped

  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • kosher salt and ground black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

  • ½ avocado, pitted

  • 2 slices whole-grain bread, toasted

  • 1 ounce smoked trout or ½ 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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