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.
If you think you're over avocado toast, this topper will change your mind. Fresh avocado, grape tomatoes, kalamata olives, and a hard-cooked egg drizzled with tahini create a truly addicting combination. So what is tahini? Tahini is the stuff of life in Israel, like olive oil in Italy or butter in France. The paste, made from toasted ground hulled sesame seeds, is nutty and rich, with a slightly bitter finish and an unctuous mouthfeel akin to peanut butter. Look for tahini that’s well blended (little to no separation). Make sure to give your tahini a good stir before drizzling, and refrigerate after opening. Use more of the delicious paste in our Tahini Swirl Brownies.
Instead of a PB&J, try a CB&C: smooth cashew butter, bacon, and a bright, crisp-tender carrot salad on top. Cashew butter's smooth texture is ideal for sandwiches and toast. While it may be lower in protein than peanut butter, it generally contains half the sugar. It also boasts more iron, copper, and phosphorus. Try making your own to save money and limit oil and salt. If you have a nut allergy, substitute seed butter or hummus. Our Honey Sunflower Seed Butter is intensely flavorful and subtlety sweet. Our easy toast recipes make a great weekday lunch, too. Cook bread slices until extra crisp for a sturdy base. Build in the morning, or pack components for quick assembly at the office.
The loaded deli bagel works perfectly as an instant toast topper: Greek yogurt has the same tang and richness as cream cheese, and you don't have to wait for it to soften. Greek yogurt also contains more protein compared to cream cheese. Plus, our version of the traditional bagel sandwich is significantly lower in fat, calories, carbohydrates, sugars, and cholesterol. To keep the bread from getting soggy, pack the components of this open-faced sandwich separately. Sprinkle with additional chives for more punch. From sandwiches to scrambled eggs, smoked salmon makes a great addition to a variety of recipes. Need ideas on how to use up leftover Greek yogurt? We have lots of creative ways to put this healthy staple to good use.
We fancified the classic ham and cheesy sammy with prosciutto, Swiss, and pear. Fig preserves provide the can't-quite-place-it sweetness that elevates this toast; you can sub 1/2 teaspoon honey. The salty and sweet combination of pear and proscuitto creates a satisfying entrée with 14g of protein. Pair with one of our layered soups for a heartier meal. We can guarantee this kid-friendly staff favorite will be a hit when served as lunch or as a party appetizer. Put ripe fall pears to good use by savoring this seasonal fruit in cocktails, salads, and more, including our creative ideas for toast toppings.
Cherry Pistachio Brie Toast
A soft, mild cheese makes for the perfect base for a slice of toast with a sweet jam and crunchy chopped nuts. The warmth of the fresh toast slightly melts the brie, creating the perfect, oozy consistency topped with preserves and crushed pistachios.
Blackberry Almond Butter Toast
Think of this toast as a sophisticated version of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. You can't go wrong with the pairing of nut butter and sweet fruit topping. On this toast, blackberries and almond butter definitely do not disappoint.
White Cheddar and Peach Toast
Grab a ripe peach and slice it up for a piece of toast. Paired with a sharp white cheddar, the sweetness of the peach complements the stronger, cheesy taste. Topped with an herbacious mango chutney, this toast is a great way to use up summer produce for a unique snack or breakfast.
Spicy Pear and Ricotta Toast
Excite your taste buds with a sweet and spicy toast combo. If you don't have pepper jelly, we recommend drizzling honey and red chili flakes for that same sweet kick. Either way, this toast is a knockout and makes for a great mid-day snack.
Toast with Greek Yogurt and Blood Orange
This one might require a fork and knife, but you have an excellent balance of savory, sweet, and creamy in this plating. Any citrus will do, but blood oranges give you a gorgeous pop of color. Feel free to top with any other fruit you'd pair with Greek yogurt—pears, apples, berries, bananas.
BBQ Shrimp Toasts
Balsamic Tomato Toast
The recipe for a perfect bite: protein, healthy fat, and fiber to keep your energy levels up and your blood sugar steady during the day. For the tastiest, freshest toast, use in-season tomatoes from your local farmers' market.
1 (1-ounce) slice multigrain toast + 2 fresh tomato slices + 1/2 ounce fresh mozzarella + 1/4 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
CALORIES 116; FAT 4.3g (sat 2.2g); PROTEIN 6g; FIBER 2g; SUGARS 3g (est. added sugars 2g); SODIUM 144mg
Mini Avocado Toasts with Pumpkin Seeds
Avocado toast will never go out of style. Paired with salty, crunchy pumpkin seeds, you'll be in snack heaven after one bite. These adorable toasts all make for the perfect entertaining snack, and they're super simple to put together. Make sure to keep a close eye if you're toasting the pumpkin seeds, as they can easily burn.
Fried Egg and Avocado Toasts
Good news for avocado toast lovers! You can enjoy your staple breakfast and still eat clean. Just use whole-grain bread from your local baker, or look for 7 Sprouted Grains Bread. Since there's no combo quite like a runny yolk and mashed avocado, this is an amazing way to start any morning.
You can’t get much healthier, easier, and delicious than avocado toast. It’s simple, quick, and will hold you over until your next meal. Look for clean whole-grain bread options, such as 7 Sprouted Grains Bread, in the freezer aisle at the supermarket, or shop at your favorite local bakery that uses clean ingredients to make their bread.
Mash 1/4 of an avocado on 1 slice of toasted clean bread. Sprinkle with kosher salt, ground black pepper, and red pepper flakes, if desired.
Poached Eggs with Buttery Multigrain Toast
Eggs can be poached ahead of time and stored in cold water in the refrigerator, but if so, be sure to undercook them slightly. Warm them in hot water before serving.
Keep weekday mornings interesting with this cheesy and nutty toast for breakfast. The creaminess of the ricotta makes for a deliciously indulgent base and the simple nut toppings keep this toast uncomplicated and straightforward.
Cheddar 'n' Apple Cinnamon-Raisin Toast
CALORIES: 180; FAT: 8.6g (sat 4.5g); SODIUM: 237mg
Curiously Citrus Chocolate Toast
This delightful pick-me-up makes mornings just a little more sweeter thanks to its orange and chocolate toppings. Perfect for a sleep-in-late kind of Sunday morning, or maybe a late night treat, this zesty combination is one that can combat even your worst sweet-tooth cravings.
Garlicky Beans on Toast
CALORIES: 179; FAT: 5.6g (sat 0.7g); SODIUM: 168m
Spiralized Butternut Squash Toast with Goat Cheese and Pomegranate Seeds
Toasted bread is a great vehicle to get veggies and protein-packed ingredients, from avocado to almond butter, into your diet. Spiralizing butternut squash makes it easy to top toast, and paired with creamy goat cheese and fresh pomegranate seeds, it makes for a supreme salty-sweet combination. Feel free to substitute whole grain bread or sprouted breads for another option.
Smashed Avocado on Toast
A smashed avocado on a piece of whole-wheat toast is a great snack before a run or workout. With the perfect combination of healthy fats and carbohydrates, this snack will keep your body energized without weighing you down.
Crab Toast with Carrot and Scallion
Perfect as an appetizer and ready in just 25 minutes, this crab mixture is also delicious in cucumber boats—tastes like sushi.