This is one of my favourite breakfasts to make at home. I first discovered the combination of smashed avocado and grilled halloumi in a cafe in London, which sadly  I can’t remember the name of. Avocado on toast is my go to for breakfast so I like to occasionally make it a bit more special and play around with my toppings.

This is definitely a fantastic breakfast for the avocado lover. It’s filling, full of flavour, and also vegetarian and I do hope you will enjoy it. The ingredients below are for 3-4 servings but you can easily increase/decrease the amount to adjust it for the servings you need.

Mashed avocado with grilled halloumi & poached egg on toast


Serves 3-4 | Prep & Cook time 20 minutes  | Easy | Vegetarian

You’ll need:

  • 3-4 large slices good quality granary bread;
  • 2 ripe avocados;
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika + extra to serve;
  • 1/2 – 1 tsp cayenne pepper (add more to taste if you like it spicier);
  • 250g block halloumi, sliced;
  • 1 tbsp cider vinegar;
  • 3 eggs;
  • sriracha (to serve)

For the mashed avocado.  Mash the flesh of the two avocados in a small bowl and add the smoked paprika and cayenne pepper to taste. Stir well and put aside while you cook the halloumi and the eggs.

For the halloumi. Heat the grill to high. Arrange the halloumi on a tray and grill until golden brown on all sides. Turn regularly. This should take about 10 minutes.

For the poached eggs. Bring a medium pan of water to the boil. When the water is boiling, add the vinegar. Stir the water and while you are stirring it break one egg inside. This should help it hold it’s shape. Cook for 3 minutes. Remove the egg and repeat with the other two eggs.

To serve. Toast the bread lightly while you are cooking the halloumi & eggs. Spread the toasts generously with avocado, top with one or two slices of halloumi, and finally carefully press a poached egg on top. Dust with a bit more smoked paprika and squeeze a bit of sriracha on top.