This recipe, Avocado Toast with Tomatoes and Corn, was inspired by a visit to the popular Foxtrot Market in Chicago.  Avocado toast is a delicious option for lunch or any meal.  While avocado toast is delicious when just made simply with only a couple of ingredients, I think you will love these toppings that add amazing flavor.  The tomatoes add a fresh taste, and the aioli adds an extra creamy zing!

Avocado toast with tomatoes, corn, cotija cheese, and chipotle aioli

Ingredients for Avocado Toast with Tomatoes and Corn

  • Sourdough bread.  Delicious, fresh bread is key to avocado toast and sourdough adds great flavor. 
  • Avocados, of course! Make sure your avocados have ripened when you are ready to make your toast.  Ripe avocados have a dark green to black color skin and have a bumpy texture. They should also yield to a little pressure, but not be mushy or leave indentations.  If you will not be making the avocado toast for 3-4 days, then choose green avocados that are firm.
  • Tomatoes – I chose Petite Medley Snacking Tomatoes because they have beautiful orange, yellow, and red colors.  But you can use grape or cherry tomatoes.
  • Pan-roasted corn adds some texture and color.
  • Cilantro and avocados go so well together.  Unless of course, you have a genetic predisposition that makes cilantro taste soapy!  If so, you can leave it out.
  • Cotija cheese is a Mexican, dry grating cheese that has a salty flavor like Parmesan cheese.
  • Aioli is traditionally a sauce made from garlic, olive oil, and salt.  To avoid making this recipe long and difficult, I am using Kraft Chipotle Aioli to also add a kick.

How to Make Avocado Toast with Tomatoes and Corn

First, start with pan roasting the corn.  Heat oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.  Add corn, chili powder, salt, and pepper, and cook for 8-10 minutes or until corn starts to brown, stirring occasionally. Set aside.

Corn in skillet with chili powder to prepare for avocado toast with tomatoes and corn
Corn with chili powder

Second, in a medium-sized bowl, combine avocado, cilantro, lime juice, and salt.  Then mash with a fork or potato masher.

metal bowl with mashed avocado, lime juice, cilantro, and salt, to get ready to spread for avocado toast with tomatoes and corn
Mashed avocado with lime juice, cilantro, and salt

Third, toast the sourdough bread and slice the tomatoes in half while you wait.

bowl of sliced grape tomatoes

Fourth, assemble your avocado toast.  Spread on the avocado mixture, then top with sliced tomatoes, roasted corn, and grated cotija cheese.  Then drizzle with chipotle aioli and serve!

sourdough toast topped with avocado, corn, tomatoes, cotija cheese, and chipotle aioli
Delicious Avocado Toast with Tomatoes and Corn

Nutritional Benefits of Avocado Toast with Tomatoes and Corn

avocado cut in half
  • Avocados are a nutrient-dense food, high in fiber and low in carbs!  They are a great source of healthy fats and fiber and are low in carbohydrates.  In one-third of an avocado, there are 4 grams of carbohydrates and 3 grams of fiber.  And the healthy fats are monounsaturated with 5 grams and 1 gram of polyunsaturated. They are also a great source of vitamins C, E, K, B6, and folate.  They are also an excellent source of magnesium and potassium.
  • Tomatoes are a good source of vitamin C providing 28% of the Recommended Daily Intake.  They are also a good source of potassium, vitamin K, and folate. And tomatoes have the antioxidant, lycopene. Lycopene gives tomatoes their red color and has health benefits such as heart health and protection against some cancers.
  • Corn is classified as a starchy vegetable.  Unless it is eaten from seeds like popcorn, then it is considered a grain.  Either way, corn has a good source of fiber with 4.6 grams in 1 cup.  And it is a good source of vitamin C, folate, magnesium, and potassium, and an excellent source of thiamine.

Tips

  • Fresh bread really makes this avocado toast amazing! If you cannot find fresh sourdough, then fresh whole grain bread is another great choice.
  • If you are unable to find Cotija cheese, a good substitute is Parmesan or Romano cheese.

Recipe inspired by the Elote Avocado Toast at Foxtrot Market in Chicago


toast topped with avocado, tomatoes, and crumbled cheese

Avocado Toast with Tomatoes and Corn

Nosh Nourish Wander
While avocado toast is delicious when just made simply with only a couple of ingredients, I think you will love these toppings that adds amazing flavor.  The tomatoes add a fresh taste, and the aioli adds an extra creamy zing!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 336 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 6 slices sourdough bread
  • 2 avocados ripe
  • 1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes sliced in half
  • 7 ounces frozen corn
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1/4 tsp salt plus extra to taste
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tbsp cotija cheese grated
  • chipotle aioli such as Kraft Chipotle aioli

Instructions
 

  • Start with pan roasting the corn.  Heat oil in a nonstick skillet over medium high heat.  Add corn, chili powder, salt,and pepper, and cook for 8-10 minutes or until corn starts to brown, stirring occasionally. Set aside.
  • In a medium sized bowl, combine avocado, cilantro, lime juice, and salt to taste.  Then mash with a fork or potato masher.
  • Toast the sourdough bread and slice the tomatoes in half while you wait.
  • Assemble your avocado toast.  Spread on the avocado mixture, then top with sliced tomatoes, roasted corn, and grated cotija cheese.  Then drizzle with chipotle aioli and serve!
Keyword avocado, lunch, vegetarian

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Dietitian, food lover, and world traveler! Veronica has been a registered dietitian for over 18 years, specializing in clinical and community nutrition. She enjoys wellness, trying new foods, and exploring the globe to learn about different cultures.