Sometimes, a warm, crispy slice of bread with fun toppings makes for the most satisfying snack, meal, or appetizer. All it takes is a toaster and a little creativity, and your next slice of toast will be anything but bland. Skip the butter, and use soft cheeses, ricotta, nut butters, avocado, or fruit jams as a spreadable base. Top with nuts, fruits, veggies, and perhaps some coarse salt and extra virgin olive oil as a final garnish. We prefer to use a whole-grain bread for added fiber and whole grains, but you can use whatever bread you have on hand.
Prosciutto, Fig, and Goat Cheese Toast
For an easy, summertime meal or snack, look no further than a loaf of bread and your toaster. Using a whole-grain bread provides a wholesome, fibrous base. Get creative with your toppings, because some of the winning combinations might surprise you.
Rather than using canned fig preserves, we used whole figs for this toast and paired it with a creamy goat cheese spread and thin slices of prosciutto. This combination makes for a delicious lunch, or serve it on smaller pieces of toast for a beautiful appetizer.