Mini Avocado Toast With Lobster Salad

Mini Avocado Toast with Lobster Salad is the ultimate party appetizer. It is easy to make, easy to eat and it is “the most popular appetizer” I’ve ever served. I guarantee that this elegant one-bite hors d’oeuvre will get rave reviews from your guests at your next cocktail party or special occasion.

Mini Avocado Toast With Lobster Salad

Mini Avocado Toast With Lobster Salad, The Ultimate Party Appetizer

Avocado toast, one of the most popular trends for breakfast, lunch or dinner, can become the ultimate party appetizer when made in a mini version that is then garnished with lobster salad. If lobster isn’t available in your area, make it with crab salad or shrimp salad for an equally delicious appetizer. The toasted brioche is a light but study base for the avocado and lobster salad, adding to both the taste and texture of this elegant one-bite hors d’oeuvre that you should serve at your next cocktail party or special occasion. Just imagine the buttery goodness of brioche, the velvety richness of avocado and succulent lobster all combined in one little mouthful of decadent deliciousness. You must try it.

Mini Avocado Toast With Lobster Salad

Mini Avocado Toast With Lobster Salad

Making the mini avocado toasts couldn’t be any easier. Toast the bread, mash the avocado and make a simple lobster salad…even the least experienced cook should have no trouble preparing this appetizer. The brioche toast and lobster salad can be prepared up to two days in advance. I would suggest preparing the avocado shortly before serving so that the avocado doesn’t turn brown. If you must make it a couple of hours in advance, smooth plastic wrap directly on the avocado mixture and refrigerate. To assemble, spoon about a teaspoon of avocado on the toast, top with a teaspoon of lobster salad and garnish with a little chopped chives, if desired.  I made mine 30 minutes before taking them to a dinner party. During the cocktail hour, they stayed crisp…but keep in mind that the longer the appetizers sit, the avocado may start to soften the crisp brioche toast.

Mini Avocado Toast With Lobster Salad

Mini Avocado Toast With Lobster Salad, “The Most Popular Appetizer I Ever Served”

Mini Avocado Toast With Lobster Salad 

Makes 24 pieces, adjust the recipe accordingly

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Brioche Toast

  • 6 slices of brioche bread sliced 1/2 inch thick

Cut crusts off the brioche slices then cut each slice into 4 pieces and place on a baking sheet. Bake in the oven until lightly brown, about 10 to 12 minutes. Remove and cool.

Lobster Salad

  • 6 oz. pre cooked lobster meat, diced very small (I used 2 small Florida lobster tails)
  • 1 stalk of celery (a tender stalk from the heart), finely diced
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 2 – 3 Tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. tarragon, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. chives, finely chopped plus extra for garnish, if desired
  • a pinch of cayenne
  • salt to taste

Place the lobster, lemon juice, celery and mayonnaise into a bowl and mix. Add tarragon, chives, cayenne and salt then mix gently. Taste and adjust the seasoning, if necessary.


  • 2 small avocados
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp. white pepper or to taste
  • salt to taste

Slice the avocados in half, remove the pits and scoop flesh into a bowl. Add the lemon juice and mash with a fork until smooth then season with the white pepper and salt.

To assemble the appetizers, spoon about a teaspoon of avocado on the toast, top with a teaspoon of lobster salad and garnish with chives, if desired.


  • When you buy your lobster or lobster tails, ask your market to steam them for you. Most fish markets will gladly do it at no charge.
  • When dicing the lobster and celery, you want to cut them very small as you will only be using about a teaspoon of the salad on each little toast.
  • Do not use too much mayonnaise, just enough to hold the lobster together yet not be dry. You may substitute one tablespoon of the mayonnaise with a tablespoon of crème fraîche, if desired.
  • The lobster salad can be made up to two days in advance, covered and refrigerated.
  • The brioche toast can be made up to two days in advance and stored in an airtight container at room temperature.
  • If you must make the avocado mixture a couple of hours in advance, smooth plastic wrap directly on the avocado mixture to keep it from turning brown and refrigerate.
  • Do not assemble the appetizers too far in advance so that the brioche toast stays crisp.


The mini avocado toasts topped with the lobster salad were the most popular appetizer I’ve ever made and over the years, I can tell you that I’ve made a lot. I expect that when I entertain that one of the women might come up to me and talk about something I have prepared, perhaps even ask about the recipe. But when I brought the avocado toasts to a dinner party recently, everyone commented. One of the men said he could have eaten a whole plate full, another asked when was I planning to make them again. Enough said.


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130 Responses to Mini Avocado Toast With Lobster Salad

  1. Rave reviews for sure – I make a breakfast version with avocado, bacon and maple syrup. Everyone loves them. I can just imagine how good lobster would be – great idea Karen!

  2. These look decadent Karen. High Tea in style. So creamy and delicious. Wishing you a super weekend!

    • Karen says:

      I appreciate your nice compliment Bobbi…come to think of it, the mini avocado toast with lobster salad would be wonderful if you were having a tea party. Thank you!

  3. Those are gorgeous. Yummy!

  4. Easy to see why these are a favorite — looks fabulous!

    • Karen says:

      Thank you Judy, I knew my husband and I liked the mini avocado toasts with lobster salad but I was amazed at how popular they were at the dinner party we took them to.

  5. lifeincharente says:

    My mouth is just watering looking at the photos. Happy weekend, Diane

  6. wow What a luscious and yummy salad!

  7. Penny says:

    I’ve been looking for a new appetizer recipe! This is it. Thanks Karen. Sounds delicious.

    • Karen says:

      Thank you Penny! Knowing how popular the mini avocado toast with lobster salad appetizers were with our friends, I believe you and your friends would enjoy them too.

  8. ourbalancedbowl says:

    Karen, I bet that lobster salad makes the toast juicy and delicious! Looks wonderful!

  9. Karen, this is the perfect appetizer and your recipe looks easy. Thanks for sharing!

    • Karen says:

      Thank you Pam, I agree that the mini lobster toasts with lobster are the perfect appetizer because as you said, they are easy to prepare and everyone loves them.

  10. Love what you did here. I am a fan of avocado toast but I bet it is even better with lobster. Going to have to try this.

    • Karen says:

      Thank you Jovina, for your nice compliment. When I decided to make this appetizer I thought the same thing. Everyone loves avocado toast so lets dress it up with lobster for the dinner party I was bringing them to. If you get a chance to make them, I hope you will enjoy them.

  11. kitchenriffs says:

    Yup, I’m with the man that could have eaten a plateful — these would be dinner for us! Wonderful dish — thanks.

    • Karen says:

      Hi John, You should have seen all the guys hovering over this appetizer. I could have made two dozen more at least just for the men at the party so I know what you mean. 😀

  12. sippitysup says:

    These would surely be party stoppers. In a good way! GREG

  13. I am not a great lover of avocado, but I’d take the lobster salad any day.

  14. Oh my goodness! This sounds wonderful. Thanks for the recipe.

  15. This looks to die for. Oh, my yes!

  16. NativeNM says:

    I’m sure these were a big hit at your dinner party! One more great idea for avocado toast!!

  17. nancyc says:

    Yum-this is a great appetizer!

  18. cookingontheweekends says:

    I love the idea of these as an appetizer! They’re so cute and what a fabulous flavor combination. I wish they would be my lunch today!

    • Karen says:

      I’m glad you like the idea of the mini avocado toasts with lobster as appetizers, Valentina. They are indeed good and could easily be made into a meal. Thank you for your nice compliment.

  19. Yum! Perfect for summer.

  20. Sunnycovechef says:

    Avocado toast with lobster, a treat indeed.

  21. Mad Dog says:

    That sounds delicious. I’ve just been making toast and marmalade ice cream and you’ve made me think about doing one with lobster…

  22. Amy says:

    I’d make for breakfast or lunch. Looks so yummy. 🙂
    Thank you Karen!

  23. Sheryl says:

    This recipe definitely sounds like a keeper. It looks wonderful.

  24. Debra says:

    I love avocado toast, Karen, but this is quite the elevation! This is a sure winner in my estimation. I agree with Amy, and think breakfast, lunch, or dinner…anytime!

    • Karen says:

      When I was planning what appetizer I would make, my thinking was just like yours…everyone loves avocado toast and took it from there. Thank you for your nice compliment.

  25. I’d skip this as an appetizer and just indulge for a full meal. 😀
    Have a super week Karin.
    🙂 Mandy xo

  26. Ron says:

    Karen, your avocado toast with lobster salad sound simply divine. The mini idea would make a grand appetizer indeed, but I’m going with the maxi size and have it as a full meal deal. Thanks for sharing.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Ron, Yes the appetizer could definitely be turned into a delicious meal. I’m glad you like the idea of the avocado toast with lobster.

  27. What a great idea Karen! Yum!

  28. grace says:

    the fact that they’re so tiny just means i’ll eat twice as many! how decadent but doable–great idea!

  29. These perfect little bites are making my mouth water! What a delicious appetizer or I would really enjoy these for lunch!

  30. This recipe looks like a real winner! Thanks for sharing.

  31. Such great yummy bites, Karen!

  32. Jane says:

    I have to try this, Karen! It looks refreshing, and I can imagine that a platter full would be wonderful at a summer party. I learned a long time ago that if you add the avocado pit to your container of mashed avocado, it keeps it from turning brown. You might want to try that–it has never failed me.


  33. Carolyn Jung says:

    Holy moly! Now this is posh avocado toast. I could get used to this very easily. 😉

  34. I am on my way over! These look so good. We are having friends over for dinner on Thursday night and they will be perfect 🙂

  35. Larry says:

    They look delicious Karen and while I would never have thought of avocado and lobster together, I know I would love them.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Larry, I knew with combination of avocado and lobster would work because I’ve used avocado and crab together which is another nice combo. Thank you for your compliment. BTW, I’ve not been able to leave comments on you blog lately but am reading nonetheless.

  36. The the most popular appetizer ever? Now you’ve got my attention! This sounds delicious! I don’t use lobster all that often, but I don’t know why. I’m digging the idea of lobster salad on top of avocado toast. This would be perfect for Spring parties!

    • Karen says:

      It absolute was the very best appetizer David…everyone was raving about them. Lobster is expensive but when making something for good friends, I think it is worth it.

  37. Laura says:

    I can see why these are “most popular”. I imagine they would last mere seconds in my house. Which is why I’ll need to give them a try, thanks, Karen!

  38. Juliana says:

    Oh Karen, these little toasts topped with avocado and lobster looks so delicious…thanks for the inspiration…
    Have a wonderful week!

  39. I could never get tired of avocado toast, so you’re definitely speaking my language with this one. I think that lobster mushrooms would make for a very nice topper here, too. 😉

    • Karen says:

      Hi Hannah, I’m glad you like my appetizer. You are right, there are lots of toppings that you could use on the mini avocado toasts. Thank you.

  40. Conor Bofin says:

    Such elegance! A rogue who once was my boss showed me how to get the best (most) food at cocktail parties. Three of us would gather together. When a server approached with a platter of delights such as you show above, one of us would engage the server in conversation unrelated to the food. Often, if a college student were involved, we could see off half the food. The one making eye contact and asking about the difficulty of the degree course would wait for the next server. It never failed.

    Again, happy Easter.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Conor, I think that there were several rogues at the party as they certainly did hang around the hors d’oeuvre platter and the avocado toasts quickly disappeared. 😀

  41. I could easily make a meal out of these alone and be quite happy! Talk about lush! Great idea for entertaining too. Bet they wouldn’t last no time 🙂

    • Karen says:

      Hi Dawn, You are right about making a meal out of the avocado toasts topped with lobster, it appears that is what many of you are saying. I appreciate your nice compliment.

  42. I can hardly imagine how good that is!!! ummmm.

  43. This recipe is everything an appetizer needs to be … an eye-catching bit of something spectacular tasting. They certainly caught my eye!

    • Karen says:

      I appreciate your kind words Marlene, I’m glad you like the mini avocado toasts topped with lobster salad. They certainly were popular at the dinner party I took them to. Thank you!

  44. David says:

    What a glorious combination! Lobster and avocado together are just perfect!

    Thanks for your kind notes on my FB page – I am working to get the commenting fixed, and will keep you posted. xo

    • Karen says:

      Hi David, I”m glad you like the combination of avocado and lobster…it is a good one. Thanks for trying to find an answer on why I can’t comment on blogger and blogspot anymore…they don’t seem to play well with WordPress.

  45. roninjax says:

    Looks delicious for sure. 🙂

  46. This sounds wonderful, Karen! I’m going to keep this in mind for our summer gourmet party that we host. I think these would be a bit hit! Thank you for sharing the recipe.

    • Karen says:

      Thank you Susan, I do believe that your gourmet party would enjoy the mini avocado toasts topped with lobster salad. I know friends at the dinner party I attended certainly liked them.

      • Karen says:

        BTW, I’m constantly taking appetizers or desserts to friends home and it is hard to find something that you can take easily in a car. Your lemon tart was being pinned and will be making an appearance at a dinner party soon. I tried leaving a comment on your blog but it wouldn’t go through.

  47. This really does look like perfect party fare! I love avocado toast and lobster makes it EXTRA special!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Marissa, I wanted to make an “extra special” appetizer to take to my friends home and I think the mini avocado toasts topped with lobster turned out to be exactly that. Thank you for your lovely compliment.

  48. What a terrific appetizer! I’d be the one hovering around the platter eating more than my fair share 🙂

  49. mjskit says:

    Bobby and I have become hooked on avocado toasts but have never served it with lobster. Well, my dear, that is about a change. What an exciting bit of goodness!

    • Karen says:

      Hi MJ, Lobster and avocado were great partners in this appetizer, I’m glad you like the idea. Thank you for your lovely compliment and enjoy!

  50. This looks delicious! I am going to make these for our spring neighborhood meeting. 💗

  51. adina says:

    Wow, how I would love to eat some of these toasts. I have never had lobster, it is totally unavailable around here… 😦

    • Karen says:

      Thank you Adina, The mini avocado toasts would be very good made using prawns instead of lobster…I think it would be an excellent substation.

  52. Pinning this one. It will be perfect for our next neighborhood wine tasting party.

    • Karen says:

      Thank you for your nice compliment and pin Lea Ann. I hope your friends will enjoy them at your wine tasting party. I know my friends certainly enjoyed them. 🙂

  53. These are so elegant! Perfect for entertaining. And they look so delicious!

    • Karen says:

      Thank you for your nice compliment Kelly. The mini avocado toasts do make for an elegant little bite of goodness…I’m glad you like them.

  54. eliotthecat says:

    The colors here are absolutely lovely and look delicious! Avocado makes everything better (and elevated, I think).

    • Karen says:

      Hi Debra, I thought the avocado and lobster were a great combination…I’m glad you like the appetizer. As you say, avocado makes everything better. 😀

  55. Sissi says:

    Lobster…. it’s one of the rare food products that make me all dreamy… I had it I think once in my life and enjoyed immensely. I wish it wasn’t so expensive and rare here. I know I could replace it with shrimp, but when I see your beautiful canapés, I can only think of lobster, haha! Thank you for this recipe! It’ll probably be the first thing I prepare with lobster if I get hold of it one day!

    • Karen says:

      I know what you mean Sissi, I think that we all have an ingredient that we wish was more obtainable. We have lived in both New England and Florida where lobster is available. Unfortunately, it is expensive here in Florida…in Maine, it was less than ground beef in the summer. Thank goodness you don’t need much for this recipe. I do think that shrimp or crab would be a good substitute. 🙂

  56. I Wilkerson says:

    Well I could happily eat a couple of these Karen!

  57. This recipe sounds delicious. It’s perfect for Mother’s Day brunch, wedding or baby showers!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Joanne, You are right, I do believe the mini avocado toasts with lobster would be good for any special occasion. Thank you for your lovely compliment.

  58. CoffeeMamma says:

    This looks so delicious. Omg will definitely try this one day.

  59. CoffeeMamma says:

    Shared to my twitter too!!!

  60. I see why this is your most popular appetizer, it sounds amazing. I am going to make it for my next party.

  61. What a party pleaser! We have an election party coming up and these will do very nicely Karen.

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  63. They certainly do look very moreish, Karen. Yum!

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