Green Harissa Tartines with Bacon and Avocado

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Looking for the quickest / most delicious / and easy breakfast these Green Harissa Tartines with Bacon and Avocado are exactly that! Its basically avocado toast with Harissa sauce.

Green Harissa Tartines with Bacon and Avocado from (@whatsgabycookin)


These Green Harissa Tartines with Bacon and Avocado will satisfy every craving imaginable. The toasty bread, the spicy green harissa, the savory Smithfield Hometown Original Bacon and the smooth and creamy avocado mash up for a match made in What’s Gaby Cooking heaven! It’s exactly what I want to get my day started!

Green Harissa Tartines with Bacon and Avocado from (@whatsgabycookin)

If you’ve been reading WGC for the past few years, you know that I was neglected of bacon for the better part of my life (read: my mom is a vegetarian) but I’m making up for lost time now. Recently I’ve gotten to know the Smithfield brand and it’s the PERFECT option for go-to bacon whenever you’re at the market. I’ve used it for these tartines, added it to a Bacon and Brussels Sprouts Pizza, tossed it into a fall roasted veggie salad, rolled it up into my breakfast burritos… and I’ve even gone so far as to incorporate it into a Hot Kale and Bacon dip that’s coming to the blog soon. I mean, when a box of bacon shows up on your doorstep, what’s a girl to do!? Clearly, I’m in it to win it! So grab a package of Smithfield Hometown Original Bacon next time you’re at the market and then grab the rest of the ingredients below. You won’t be disappointed. Make breakfast, invite a bunch of people over and then share breakfast, you’ll be everyone’s new bff.

Green Harissa Tartines with Bacon and Avocado from (@whatsgabycookin)

Also - here’s a quick hack! When you’re making the harissa, you can sub in other green veggies and herbs if you have them on hand. Like if you have leftover basil, throw it in. No spinach but tons of kale, that works as a replacement!! It’s one of those spreads/recipes that you can also use for any number of purposes! Toss it into some scrambled eggs, or thin it out with some olive oil and make it into a salad dressing. Skies the limit! And kids and adults will love these.

Green Harissa Tartines with Bacon and Avocado from (@whatsgabycookin)

Speaking of kids… did you know that school breakfast can have a potentially dramatic effect on students? No Kid Hungry found that students who eat school breakfast have been shown to achieve 17.5% higher scores on standardized math tests and attend 1.5 more days of school per year!! Smithfield is partnering with No Kid Hungry, an organization committed to providing innovative solutions to combat childhood hunger, to donate one million meals to children in communities across America. Until October 31st, you can help Smithfield and No Kid Hungry reach their goal by purchasing a Smithfield breakfast product - for every purchase Smithfield will donate enough for one meal to No Kid Hungry. To double your donation, post a picture of your Smithfield breakfast on your social channels (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) and tag it #breakfastpower and Smithfield will donate a second breakfast to No Kid Hungry

Green Harissa Tartines with Bacon and Avocado

Author: Gaby Dalkin
5 from 1 vote
Looking for the quickest / most delicious / and easy breakfast these Green Harissa Tartines with Bacon and Avocado are exactly that!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Middle Eastern, French
Servings 6 tartines


  • 6 thick cut sliced of bread toasted
  • 3 avocados cut in half and thinly sliced
  • 6-12 Smithfield Hometown Original Bacon strips cooked until crispy and broken into smaller pieces
  • 1 recipe Green Harissa below

For the Green Harissa

  • 1 jalapeño
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 1 bunch parsley
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • ½ cup almonds
  • 1 clove garlic roughly chopped
  • 1 ½ teaspoons freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil divided
  • water as needed


For the Green Harissa

  • Combine everything in a food processor and whirl for 2 minutes until smooth. Add a few teaspoons of water if you need to smooth it out. It should be pesto consistency.
  • Slather a few tablespoons of the Green Harissa on each piece of bread. Top with ½ avocado thinly sliced and fanned out and finish with equal amounts of the cooked bacon and herbs. Serve immediately.


Keep cooked bacon in the fridge at all times. It's perfect for recipes like these or adding a big of crunch to a salad.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 488kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 24g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 296mg | Potassium: 758mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1542IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 3mg
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  1. I was wondering if I could replace spinach for arugula? Would the arugula be too bitter or should I just stick to using spinach as suggested? Thanks!

  2. Oh I love Harissa, but haven't made a green version yet. Need to try these ASAP! These look so yummy for game day!

  3. i have never heard of green harissa before - & it sounds SO good! i can't wait to give this a try!!

  4. A great combo! This will be perfect for out of town guests coming who will need an energy boost for all the sight-seeing!

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