Who doesn’t love bread? Whether it’s French bread, naan, or a simple bagel, we like our bread more than anything. However, once you start thinking of toast, things start to become a little boring. Eating toast in the morning with some jam or peanut butter and jelly can be a habit you might want to get rid of. Nevertheless, the bottom line is that bread is quite healthy when it’s consumed under certain limits. So, what can you do to make toast more interesting?
If you’ve been trying to make your toast just a little bit more appealing and tasty, you’ve come to the right place. We have put together a list of several tips and tricks that you may be interested in using.
All of the following recipes are easy to make and require a few fresh ingredients. If you’d like to spice up your toast, it definitely wouldn’t hurt if you considered them, since toast has become quite popular during recent years, what with people in San Francisco paying up to $3 per slice of artisanal toast.
Start with the best toast
Some people like a toaster, while others prefer the oven. This subject might be a matter of personal preferences, but we believe that good bread is the key ingredient to good toast. One or two loaves of French bread can do wonders if they’re just brushed with some olive oil or melted butter and then inserted in the oven.
Don’t have an oven? That’s not a problem. Use your toaster and then spread some butter on the toast. The important thing to keep in mind is to allow the bread to breathe for a while, because placing the ingredients on top of a freshly made slice of toast might lead to some sogginess.
Toppings that make all the difference
Toast hasn’t been specifically designed to work just with bread and jam. Try some goat cheese, fig jam, butter, or hummus. As long as you’re combining a thick paste with a fresh ingredient, you’re good to go. We particularly enjoy a slice of toast with some mashed avocado with salt and lime juice topped with shrimp. Peppers work with ricotta cheese, while butter works with any type of vegetable or green, including radishes. Butter is so versatile that it even works with pickles.
If you’ve been wanting to add some fresh greens to your diet, you might want to incorporate it with a piece of toast. Just remember, it’s close to crucial to use fresh ingredients, as you’ll be able to taste the difference in your mouth. Sure, a topping of pesto and dried tomatoes never hurt anyone, but it’s not something you might want to eat every day. Some people even like the combination between several chopped grapes and a nice prosciutto.
Types of protein you can use for your toast
Processed meat is becoming less popular nowadays, as the World Health Organization recently announced that it has a high risk of causing cancer. That’s why we strongly advise you to cook your own meat and use it as a topping. If you’re not a meat aficionado, no one’s stopping you to use cheese or eggs. Eggs can be scrambled or boiled and crushed.
What if you’re a vegan?
Vegetarians and vegans might find it a little tricky to incorporate protein in their diet, but bread that’s made out of non-GMO ingredients can be topped with a variety of delicious and healthy things. One of the favorite types of toast that is becoming more and more popular is the one that uses cashew cream. In case you weren’t aware, the neat thing about cashew is that it can imitate the taste of cheese, and the cream is rather easy to prepare. All you need is some water and a food processor. It goes without saying that the cashew should be used raw.
Once you’ve made your cashew cream, the sky’s the limit. Add some chopped grape tomatoes, some basil, and even some olive oil. Take your toast to a whole new level with some nutritional yeast, as it’s known to replicate the cheesy taste and consistency.
Greens, veggies, and fruit
Parsley seems to be one of the most popular herb utilized on top of toast, and that’s because it looks good and tastes good. Veggies might include anything from onions to bell peppers. As for fruit, nothing has ever upped the game as some fresh raspberries on a piece of toast smeared with cream cheese.
Don’t be afraid to experiment with your toast, as there’s little to no risk of preparing something you don’t like.