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Avocado Toast with Chipotle Bean Spread

17 min


Creamy cannellini beans, spicy chipotle adobo sauce, smooth avocado, and crispy sweet corn. This recipe turns these ingredients into a delicious loaded toast that can be enjoyed for lunch or as a filling savoury breakfast. Plus, the addition of beans makes this classic avocado toast higher in protein!



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Chipotle bean spread


  • 1 tsp (5 mL)
    olive oil
  • 4
    slices multi-grain bread
  • 1 tsp (5 mL)
    olive oil
  • 1 cup (164 g)
    canned corn, drained, rinsed
  • 1
    avocado, sliced
  • 1
    stalk green onion, thinly sliced

Optional garnish

  • chili flakes
  • black sesame seeds


  1. Add all of the bean spread ingredients to a small food processor. Blend until smooth.
  2. Add the oil to a large pan on medium-high heat. Grill the bread for 1 - 2 minutes per side, or until toasted. Set aside.
  3. Add some more oil to the now-empty pan. Add the corn and cook for 4 - 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until the corn has some golden brown spots.
  4. Top the toasted bread with chipotle bean spread, corn, avocado, and green onion. Garnish and enjoy!


  • The spread can be stored separately from the bread and the toppings in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.

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Grains & Starches 43%

slice multi-grain bread

Proteins 25%

cooked cannellini beans

nutritional yeast flakes

Fruits & Veggies 32%

canned corn


stalk green onion

No significant sources of calcium

olive oil

olive oil


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Gesa von Hirschheydt - Feb. 16, 2024, 12:37 p.m.

I absolutely LOVE this food! Did not this recipe include black sesame seeds at some point in the past...? In any case, I always sprinkle those on top in addition and it's both beautiful and delicious!

PUL Team - Feb. 18, 2024, 4:15 a.m.

So glad you're enjoying the recipe, Gesa! Black sesame seeds are an optional garnish for this recipe 🤩

Christine - Jan. 21, 2024, 6:44 p.m.

SO GOOD…I didn’t have recommended beans on hand so used a can of chickpeas instead and added a splash of water. Otherwise followed recipe to a T- balance of flavors is amazing and much more filling than traditional avocado toast.

PUL Team - Jan. 21, 2024, 11:05 p.m.

Woohoo! So happy that the avocado toast was enjoyed, Christine ☺️

Odette - Jan. 17, 2024, 6:30 a.m.

Made this with butter beans and smokey bbq chipotle and it came out amazing! Really flavourful and low effort 👌

Chloe O - Jan. 14, 2024, 2:01 a.m.

This is insanely flavoursome! Will be eating on repeat

Goshia - Dec. 14, 2023, 9:19 p.m.

It was yummy! Thank you for the recipe!

michelle - Oct. 28, 2023, 3:18 p.m.

The bean paste tastes amazing (it was quite dry so we added a squidge of lemon) the combo was so delicious

Amber - Aug. 21, 2023, 10:48 a.m.

Amazing recipe! A balanced flavor and made it in less than 15 minutes with left overs for tomorrow.

Danielle J - July 19, 2023, 9:55 a.m.

This avocado toast is delicious! I absolutely love it. 🫶🥑

Sam - June 27, 2023, 4:14 p.m.

This recipe is so easy and so much more flavorful than a restaurant-made avocado toast, I make this pretty much every week

Caren - May 2, 2023, 2:11 a.m.

I’ve been working my way thru some of your recipes. Some I like, this one I LOVE!

PUL Team - May 2, 2023, 6:50 a.m.

Thank you, Caren, happy cooking! 🤗

H - April 17, 2023, 5:44 a.m.

This was delicious! My first time trying Chipotle peppers in adobo, fantastic flavor. Will definitely be making this again

PUL Team - April 17, 2023, 3:57 p.m.

Woohoo! So glad it was enjoyed, H 😊

Martunia - Feb. 27, 2023, 5:01 p.m.

I make this one often. I like the spiciness of the Chipotle pepper combined with the creaming avocado and the sweetness of the corn. Love it!

00karolina - Feb. 25, 2023, 3:58 a.m.

So delicious, my favourite breakfast meal :)

Ildi - Feb. 20, 2023, 12:14 a.m.

I did Veganuary for the first time this year and this has quickly became my favourite brunch recipe - savoury weekend breakfasts are one of my favourite things in the world and I'm happy I found a vegan option that is just as tasty and fulfilling!

PUL Team - Feb. 20, 2023, 7:34 a.m.

Oh so lovely to hear, Ildi, it means so much 🤗

Inbar - Feb. 11, 2023, 7:13 p.m.

Delicious and with special flavors! I doubled the quantities. I added a little lemon juice for a refreshing taste😋

PUL Team - Feb. 12, 2023, 12:12 a.m.

Thank you, Inbar!

Elyse - Jan. 19, 2023, 5:14 p.m.

I LOVE this recipe! I've also made it for my non-vegan boyfriend and it's one of the few breakfasts he'll say doesn't make him miss having eggs. I sometimes just make the chipotle bean dip (even if I'm not making the full recipe here) to keep on hand throughout the week for snacks or sandwich spreads, or to put out as part of an appetizer spread if I'm having people over.

PUL Team - Jan. 20, 2023, 7:34 a.m.

So kind of you to make it for your boyfriend, Elyse! It means so much to hear too 😊

Dagmar - Oct. 15, 2022, 1:44 p.m.

This bean spread really does it for me!
I had no Chipotle sauce, so I subbed it with sambal and soy sauce. It worked just as well!
For those who do not have a chopping machine: mine is broken so I used a masher (in the Netherlands we use it to mash our stamppot). Turned out fine!
I am thrilled to have this one in my repertoire. Thank you!

PUL Team - Oct. 16, 2022, 7:08 p.m.

Hey Dagmar! Thank you for sharing the lovely modifications. We're so happy the recipe was enjoyed 😃

Shriya - Aug. 30, 2022, 4:24 a.m.

Another amazing recipe, I ended up using chickpeas for the recipe but it was amazing even with mexican seasoning (didn't have Chipotle in adobo sauce)

PUL Team - Aug. 31, 2022, 5:05 p.m.

Sounds like delicious substitutions! Thanks for taking the time to share, Shriya 😊

Belinda - June 12, 2022, 4:55 a.m.

I absolutely love this recipe. I've made it three times so far and will be making it many more! Thank you!

PUL Team - June 15, 2022, 6:57 a.m.

Woohoo! So happy to hear, Belinda, thank you :)

Shagun - June 9, 2022, 10:11 p.m.

I ADORE this recipe. I've already made it perhaps 6 times and everyone in the household loves it. I've already bookmarked (most) recipes to try this summer. Thanks for everything you do!

PUL Team - June 11, 2022, 4:35 p.m.

So thrilled to hear, Shagun, thank you! Happy cooking 🤗

Erica - June 9, 2022, 6:55 p.m.

This chipotle bean spread is everything. I spread this on toast / a sandwich for a quick and portable lunch. Thanks for always coming up with new protein-packed sandwich spreads.

PUL Team - June 10, 2022, 11:47 p.m.

Thank YOU, Erica, for the kind words and helping make our PUL community so incredible 😃

Ema - April 19, 2022, 9:09 p.m.

Delicious, thank you❤️

Diana - April 11, 2022, 7:56 p.m.

This is the first PUL recipe I’ve tried, and it was amazing! This will be on regular rotation in my house! Definitely encouraged to try more of your recipes now!! (I think I’ll try the traditional family ones!)

PUL Team - April 11, 2022, 9:44 p.m.

Awe we're so happy to hear, Diana, it means so much! Happy cooking 😃

Sarah - April 3, 2022, 8:12 p.m.

Hi Sadia,
Quick question, when you use the chipotle in adobo sauce, are you just using the sauce or do you use the actual chipotle peppers too? Thanks!
We are huge fans of your recipes and have so many favourites. Thanks for doing what you do! With love from Canada ( Toronto).

PUL Team - April 3, 2022, 11:47 p.m.

Hey Sarah, thanks for the kind words! We just add the sauce, but you could add the whole peppers as well if desired. Sending love to Toronto 🙂

Allyson - March 27, 2022, 4:47 p.m.

I'm always willing to try new avocado toast variations and this one did not disappoint! I love the chipotle flavour and also love that it's also high protein too! Thanks for the inspiration PUL! I might try to experiment with other high-protein additions to avocado toast. Maybe with an edamame dip/spread blended with some tahini, miso, and ginger... wish me luck haha :)

PUL Team - March 27, 2022, 9:32 p.m.

Ohhh such lovely ideas, Allyson, do let us know how the experimenting goes 😍

Eunny - March 26, 2022, 1:08 p.m.

What a lovely avodado toast! May I ask what the little food processor is in the video?

PUL Team - March 27, 2022, 12:10 a.m.

Hey Eunny, thanks for the question! That would be a hand blender that we got from a local shop in the Netherlands. It's the Tefal brand: You can learn more on hand blenders in our kitchen essentials article if you're interested and haven't already seen it yet:…

Vicky - March 25, 2022, 8:08 p.m.

This recipe is fantastic, I’m officially addicted! I swapped cannellini beans for great northern beans and it still turned out great. Very filling and it gave me sustainable energy throughout the rest of the day. Highly recommend and will make again!

PUL Team - March 26, 2022, 11:10 p.m.

Mmm sounds lovely, Vicky, we're so happy to hear 😃

Terezie Payer - March 24, 2022, 6:48 p.m.

This is so good, oh so good! Thanks for sharing the recipe. It was a great success with my husband, lol.

PUL Team - March 25, 2022, 1:19 a.m.

We're so glad it was enjoyed, Terezie, thank you!

Sarah - March 15, 2022, 3:37 a.m.

This recipe saved us after we both got home late from work! Very satisfying and quick! We also topped with toasted sunflower seeds. Our food processor broke, but mashing the beans worked just fine. Thank you so much, Sadia & PUL Team!

PUL Team - March 15, 2022, 6:09 p.m.

Hey Sarah, we're so glad the recipe was enjoyed. How unfortunate to hear about the food processor as well - we hope it wasn't from this recipe! Mashing is a lovely idea in any case 😊

Sabina - March 15, 2022, 12:34 a.m.

Hi Sadia, what can I substitute a chipotle adobo sauce with?

PUL Team - March 15, 2022, 6:07 p.m.

Hey Sabina, you can substitute the chipotle adobo sauce for a hot sauce of your choosing, such as Tabasco. Do let us know how it goes if you give the recipe a try 😊

Charlotte - March 11, 2022, 7:07 p.m.

This spread!!! ❤❤🤌🏻 Wow!! Talk about levelling up the run-of-the-mill avocado toast! It is so creamy and packed with flavour. Thisnis such a brilliant and absolutely delicious recipe with the added bonus of extra protein. Thank you PUL team!! 🥰

PUL Team - March 12, 2022, 6:48 p.m.

Aw thank you so much, Charlotte, we're beyond thrilled the recipe is being enjoyed ✨

Sheila - March 11, 2022, 2:39 p.m.

In LOVE with this recipe! I plan to triple the bean dip/spread recipe and just have it on hand all week! Wowzers! Thank you!

PUL Team - March 12, 2022, 5:10 p.m.

Woop woop 🥳 Thanks, Sheila, we hope you enjoy it this week!

Emily - March 10, 2022, 7:59 p.m.

Delicious! The bean spread adds so much depth. My kids loved it, too!

PUL Team - March 11, 2022, 1:51 a.m.

It means so much, Emily, thanks a bunch 😊

Myriam - March 10, 2022, 5:32 p.m.

Absolutely delicious! Love the toast and the bean spread could even be eaten with some veggies or crackers as a filling and healthy snack. Thank you Pick Up Limes for another great recipe :)

PUL Team - March 11, 2022, 1:38 a.m.

So thrilled it's being enjoyed, Myriam! Love the idea of having it as a snack too ✨

Anna - March 5, 2022, 2:33 p.m.

This was the best avotoast I have ever eaten. 😍 Thanks a lot!

PUL Team - March 5, 2022, 7:28 p.m.

Such a big compliment, Anna, thank you!

Christine - March 5, 2022, 1:55 a.m.

I just made this for a quick & easy dinner and it's so good!! Thanks for always bringing us healthy and delicious plant-based meals, Sadia & Team PUL!

PUL Team - March 5, 2022, 4:45 p.m.

Woohoo! Thank you for the kind words and support, Christine :)