Smoked Salmon and Avocado Lunch Toast

August 11, 2014 7 Comments

Smoked Salmon and Avocado Lunch Toast -

Being an avocado lover in this beautiful country that is Australia is not always an easy thing. We sure know that avocados are a precious source of healthy fats – which help reducing levels of bad cholesterol – , potassium, lots of different vitamins and its creamy texture is just plain delicious… and yet, I can’t get myself to pay $3 to $4 per avocado. I really don’t consider myself a cheapskate (Solal would even say that I’m a bit of a spender, although I totally disagree!) but having to pay that much for only one fruit is just plain ridiculous in my opinion. Especially when I would be perfectly happy to eat one a day. I just don’t get why it’s so expensive. It’s produced locally, there’s no big traveling involved and it’s the same price all year round, so it doesn’t have anything to do with seasonality. The only explanation I can think of is that Australia is a rather small and isolated market, there’s not a lot of competition and most companies allow themselves to overcharge everything they sell (from food to internet plans and everything in between), just because they can.

Wow, I can’t believe I’m actually grumbling on my blog about overpriced avocados. Sorry about that! I must really be addicted to the stuff! I wish I had an avocado tree in my (non-existent) garden, that would solve all of my problems 🙂 If anyone has a good tip on cheap avocados in Sydney, please let me know, I would forever be grateful! Anyways, I still buy avocados in Asian grocery stores (everything tends to be a bit cheaper in Asian stores) or when they’re on special because…a life without guacamole would be pretty depressing. And then, how could I make these delicious smoked salmon and avocado toast? Avocado + salmon is a perfect combo in my book and this easy lunch will hopefully brighten your day 🙂

Smoked Salmon and Avocado Lunch Toast -

Smoked Salmon and Avocado Lunch Toast


Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: Serves 2

Serving Size: One toast

Smoked Salmon and Avocado Lunch Toast

Cal: 311 - Protein: 15g - Fat: 10g - Carbs: 41g - Fiber: 5.4g - Sugar: 2.4g
WW Old Points: 6 pts - Points+: 8 pts


  • 2 sourdough slices (or your favorite bread)
  • 1/2 ripe medium hass avocado
  • a pinch of paprika
  • a handful of spinach (about 12 leaves)
  • 8 cucumber slices, with peel
  • 2 smoked salmon slices


  1. Toast bread slices.
  2. Roughly mash avocado with a little paprika and spread on toasts.
  3. Top with spinach, cucumber and finish with smoked salmon. Serve immediately.


It would make a perfect lunch served with a salad on the side.

share this post
leave a comment

Follow Not Enough Cinnamon on Instagram and show me what you've been making from the blog!
Tag me @NECinnamon and use the hashtag #NotEnoughCinnamon

posted in
Dairy Free Fish & Seafood Main Dishes Quick & Easy Meals Recipes Refined Sugar Free Sandwiches / Wraps Summer Recipes Under 300 cal
  1. This looks dreamy, when I head to the market for avos (5 for £1), I’ll be sure to pick up smoked salmon too. This would be a perfect weekend treat lunch. Although I can get bargain avos, it’s about £5 for salmon and £3.50 for the sourdough haha!

    1. Thanks Stephanie 🙂 5 for 1 pound? Ok now I’m totally jealous!! Smoked salmon is not cheap, but you said it, it’s a treat so I’m ok with that. And it’s so delicious…!

  2. Marie, you are not a cheapskate! That is a ridiculous price for avocados. I grew up and then lived for years in southern California, where the neighbors (or my sister) always had avocado trees and were willing to share. I feel the same way about paying for lemons after having a lemon tree in my back yard for 10 years. These days I no longer buy avocados, because it’s hard to find a good one at the grocery store, as well as not liking the price, even though it is way cheaper here than it is in Sydney. The only time I get to eat them now is at our favorite local restaurant, when one of us orders something that comes with avocado on top. The best part about that is that the restaurant in question always seems to have absolutely perfect avocados. One other point about having neighbors with avocado trees: even that is not enough to get me to live in that area again…

    1. Yes, I really think having an avocado tree is the solution… Why wouldn’t you live in southern California again? From here, it seems to be a great place to live!

      1. There are lots of reasons I would not want to live in SoCal again, starting with how crowded it is. The freeways are like parking lots these days, and it takes forever to get anywhere. I would also have more trouble with the air pollution than I did before, even though the air quality is supposedly much better now. Most of my experience of the area is that there is a lot of alienation in society – people are too frequently not friendly, and very superficial. Hollywood just magnifies that. I also have issues with California-grown produce, especially fruit, which is picked green for shipping, and never really develops that wonderful tree-ripened flavor. The picking green for shipping even applies to produce sent to local grocery stores. On the good side, there is lots of culture, if you are willing to brave the traffic. I had the good fortune to live in an area in the last few years I was there, where I could successfully grow fruit trees that shouldn’t be able to grow in the same place (citrus,which requires a specific climate, and things like apples, plums, apricots that generally don’t do well in SoCal). As with most big cities, it’s a mixed bag of positive and negative. For me, the negatives far outweigh the positives. I almost forgot to mention the earthquakes and the wildfires, both of which are very scary for me.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *