Avocado Toast with Black Lentils

In this chapter of I love avocado toast more than life itself, I bring you avocado toast with black lentils.

I saw the recipe on Instagram and it was love at first sight. I had never thought to put black lentils on avocado toast, but it’s a brilliant combination (for some reason, that part of the sentence came out with a British accent).

I would highly, highly recommend buying the vegan chipotle mayonnaise to spread on the toast (under the avocado). It adds a little kick and pairs well with the balsamic and avocado. I bought Hampton Creek’s “Just Mayo” and I’m going to start using it on all my sandwiches.

Okay…so I’ve been backpedaling about talking about this because I feel like a fan girl and I surprised myself by liking it so much. But I’m kind of obsessed with the movie Begin Again.  I just watched it on Netflix and it’s good. SO good. Here is one of my favorite songs from the movie.

And here’s another, unrelated song that I’m listening to right now.

Avocado Toast with Black Lentils (from The First Mess’s Instagram)


two pieces of good bread (I used multigrain)
1 avocado, smashed
1/2 lemon
Maldon sea salt
1/4 cup black lentils, cooked and drained
hemp seeds, nutrionial yeast and balsamic for topping


Smash an avocado in a small bowl with juice from half a lemon. Sprinkle in some Maldon sea salt and pepper to taste. Toast some good bread. Spread the avocado on top of the bread and top with black lentils. Sprinkle on some hemp seeds and nutritional yeast. Drizzle balsamic on top. Eat immediately for the best results.

About Emily Wasserman

Bonjour! My name is Emily and I'm a writer based in St. Louis. I'm also a home baker with a small business, Amélie Bakery. I'm a self-proclaimed francophile and love French pastries and baking.
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4 Responses to Avocado Toast with Black Lentils

  1. lexilife says:

    I wish I liked avocado! I actually did a recent blog post about people just like you hahah awkward. Don’t worry it’s nothing bad – just how jealous I am of healthy food bloggers! Great post – it actually looks nice which is rare for me to think of avocado! xxx


  2. Black lentils and avocado on toast. What a great combination! I will have to give that a go!

  3. Emily W says:

    You should definitely try it! It’s delicious.

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