Refried Beans on Avocado Toast

Refried Beans on Avocado Toast

(vegan, nut free)

This refried beans on avocado toast recipe is a quick and easy way to level up avocado toast. The refried beans can even be made beforehand, stored in the fridge, and reheated for when you want to use them (add a bit of water to rehydrate them). The refried beans can also double as a dip, or be added to quesadillas.

Refried Beans on Avocado Toast
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Refried Beans on Avocado Toast

Refried Beans on Avocado Toast

  • Author: Megan Lange
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 1 cup refried beans 1x
  • Category: Refried
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Diet: Vegan


An easy and flavourful refried bean recipe to level up your avocado toast (or add to quesadillas or use as a dip).



For the refried beans:

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 3 tsp (3 cloves) garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp onion, minced
  • 1/4 cup tomatoes, diced
  • 1 can black beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1/2 – 1 cup water (depending on desired consistency)
  • 12 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp cumin, ground
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/4 – 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)

For the avocado toast:

  • Bread of choice, toasted
  • Avocado, ripe (green flesh)
  • Spinach
  • Fresh cilantro, to garnish


Make the refried beans:

  1. Add oil to a medium-large pan over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add onion and sauté until translucent. Add garlic and tomatoes and sauté for a minute or so, until the garlic is golden brown.
  2. Add black beans to the pan and mash with a potato masher, gradually adding wateruntil desired consistency. If the mixture starts to dry out or stick to the pan, add a splash more water and keep mixing/mashing. If you add too much water, cook the mixture a bit longer to thicken it. The mixture should still have some chunks of beans and tomatoes, and shouldn’t be pureed. 
  3. Remove from heat. Add lime juice, cumin, chilli powder, and cayenne to taste.
  4. Store leftovers of the refried beans in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4-5 days. If you would like to reheat it, either reheat it on the stovetop or in the microwave (you may need to add a splash more water to rehydrate them).

Assemble the avocado toast:

  1. Mash the avocado onto the toasted bread (I find it works best to place ~1/4 of an avocado onto each piece of toast, then use a fork to mash it on the toast).
  2. Place a small handful of spinach onto each piece of toast.
  3. Top with refried beans (as much or as little as you’d like!).
  4. Garnish with fresh cilantro.

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