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Summery Toasts...5 Ways!

Course Appetizer, Main, Snack
Prep Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 10 toasts (2 of each)
Author Molly (Spices in My DNA)

Ingredients

  • For the CAPRESE toast:
  • 2 thick slices of your favorite grainy bread, toasted (I used the "seeduction" bread from Whole Foods)
  • 1-2 heirloom tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 2-3 strawberries, thinly sliced
  • 5-6 basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • 1 4 oz. ball mozzarella, sliced
  • balsamic glaze for drizzling (I sometimes make mine but I got mine for this recipe at Trader Joe's!)
  • honey for drizzling
  • sea salt and pepper
  • For the AVOCADO + BACON toast:
  • 2 thick slices of your favorite grainy bread, toasted
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/3 c. grilled corn
  • 3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 T. crumbled cotija cheese (can use feta too!)
  • 1 T. chopped fresh chives
  • lime for squeezing
  • For the CARAMELIZED PEACH + BURRATA toast:
  • 2 thick slices of your favorite grainy bread, toasted
  • 1 4 oz. ball burrata cheese
  • 1 peach, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp. brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. coconut oil (can sub butter)
  • 1/2 tsp. orange zest
  • 1 tsp. chopped fresh thyme
  • balsamic glaze for drizzling
  • sea salt for sprinkling
  • For the AVOCADO + CUCUMBER toast:
  • 2 thick slices of your favorite grainy bread, toasted
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/3 c. thinly sliced cucumber
  • handful of microgreens
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 1/2 tsp. lemon zest
  • 1 tsp. hemp seeds
  • sea salt and pepper
  • For the FIG and RICOTTA toast:
  • 2 thick slices of your favorite grainy bread, toasted
  • 1/3 c. ricotta cheese
  • 2 T. blueberries
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 2-3 figs, sliced
  • 2 T. sliced almonds, toasted
  • more honey for drizzling

Instructions

  1. For the CAPRESE toast: Make sure your bread is well toasted. Lay the slices of mozzarella on each toast, then the heirloom tomatoes, and then the strawberries. Sprinkle with basil, and drizzle with balsamic glaze and honey. Season with sea salt and pepper. Makes 2 toasts.

  2. For the AVOCADO + BACON toast: Make sure your bread is well toasted. Use 1/2 of an avocado for each toast and smash it onto the bread. Top with corn, bacon, and cotija cheese. Sprinkle with chives and finish with a spritz of lime juice. Makes 2 toasts.

  3. For the CARAMELIZED PEACH + BURRATA toast: Make sure your bread is well toasted. In a small skillet, heat the coconut oil over medium heat. Add the peaches and brown sugar and cook, stirring frequently, for 4-5 minutes until they are caramelized and start to break down a bit. Set aside. Spread the burrata on both pieces of toast, and top with the peaches. Sprinkle them with orange zest. Drizzle with balsamic glaze, and sprinkle with the fresh thyme. Finish with a sprinkle of sea salt Makes 2 toasts.

  4. For the AVOCADO + CUCUMBER toast: Make sure your bread is well toasted. Use 1/2 of an avocado for each toast and smash it onto the bread. Top with cucumber slices, then the microgreens. Squeeze with lemon juice, and sprinkle on the hemp seeds and lemon zest. Finish with salt and pepper. Makes 2 toasts.

  5. For the FIG and RICOTTA toast: Make sure your bread is well toasted. In a small bowl, stir together the ricotta, blueberries, honey, and salt. Spread onto both toasts. Top with fresh figs. Sprinkle with toasted almonds. Drizzle with honey. Makes 2 toasts.