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Watch Chef Michael Chernow Give Avocado Toast a Serious Upgrade

Instagram's favorite breakfast gets a spicy-sweet twist.

Instagram has already shown how photogenic avocado toast can be, but did you know it also makes for the perfect post-Netflix-binge snack? Michael Chernow—the chef behind buzzy New York restaurants Seamore’s and The Meatball Shop, and host of FYI’s ‘Food Porn‘—makes a compelling case with his spicy, fruity take on this episode of Midnight Snack. Watch how he prepares it in the video above, and follow along with the recipe below.

Upgraded Avocado Toast


2 slices whole wheat bread, toasted
1 avocado
Juice of 1 lime
Chili powder
Mango, sliced
Pumpkin seeds, toasted


  1. Split avocado and remove pit. Cube avocado and transfer to a bowl. Add half of lime juice; mash avocado. Divide mixture evenly between toasted bread, and spread to cover.
  2. Slice strawberries. Place them in a zip-top bag with mango slices. Add a pinch of cayenne and a spoonful of chili powder. Add remaining lime juice, and toss to combine.
  3. Sprinkle pumpkin seeds over avocado toasts. Top each with half of fruit mixture. Serve.
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