Toast With Refried Beans and Avocado (Vegan)

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Special equipment: Toaster


serves Serves 2, active time 5 minutes, total time 5 minutes

  • 2 slices sandwich bread (see note above)
  • 1 cup homemade or store-bought vegan refried beans
  • 1 avocado, thinly sliced
  • A few slivers white onion
  • Coarse sea salt such as Maldon or fleur de sel


  1. Toast bread to desired level of doneness. Top with refried beans and avocado (mash with a fork if desired). Add slivered onions, sprinkle with salt, and serve.