Piling stuff on toast is a great way to make a meal or snack that doesn’t require a fork or even a plate. You can carry toast with you wherever you’re going – in the car, on a walk, around the house. Start with a slice of seeded or whole wheat toast, or even better, a slice of toasted flourless bread. Here are some ideas to get you started!
Avocado toast is having a moment. Seriously, I see it on every menu. There are lots of variations but try this. Frist, spread 1-2 tablespoons cream cheese on toast.
- 1/2 ripe avocado (put the other half, along with the pit, in a plastic bag in the fridge)
- 3-5 cherry tomatoes halved
- 1 tablespoon goat cheese crumbles
- Sprinkle of red pepper or cayenne
This is the same idea as bruschetta, only with a single slice of bread. For breakfast, spread 2 tablespoons ricotta cheese on toast.
- A handful of berries (raspberries, blueberries, sliced strawberries, etc.)
- A drizzle of honey or agave nectar
For lunch or snack toast, spread 2 tablespoons ricotta cheese on toast.
- 3-5 cherry tomatoes, halved
- 3-5 strips of bell pepper (or jarred roasted peppers)
- 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano or Italian seasoning
Greek yogurt or skyr Toast
Skyr is an Icelandic product that hipsters are now eating.
It’s in the yogurt aisle, but it’s actually a kind of cheese that looks like yogurt. Similar consistency and even the same nutritional profile as Greek yogurt. Get the unflavored kind to avoid added sugar. Spread 3-4 tablespoons skyr or Greek yogurt on toast.
- Handful of berries
- 1 teaspoon chopped mint
Or how about this fresh and savory option? Spread 3-4 tablespoons skyr or Greek yogurt on toast.
- Cucumber slices
- Chopped fresh or dried dill
Who can talk about good stuff on toast and neglect cheese?! Here are some ideas for melty, wonderful cheese toasts. Spread toast with 1-2 teaspoons Dijon mustard or dijonnaise.
- Top with 1-2 slices your favorite cheese – American, Swiss, fontina, goat cheese, Gruyere, Gouda, smoked cheddar…I could go on forever. Place on baking sheet and broil for a minute or so.
- Optional – add a scrambled or over-easy egg.
- Salt, pepper, and dig in!
Peanut Butter Toast
- Spread toast with 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter.
- Sliced apples and/or bananas and/or kiwi.
- Sprinkle with cinnamon.
With toast, you can mix and match your favorite ingredients. Avocado and poached egg on toast? Yes, please! Although these recipes sound a lot like just plain sandwiches, they have half the bread, and I think they’re more special. Otherwise, why would I be so excited about toast? What else can you think of to elevate the humble slice of toasted bread? Tell me more in the comments.