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Toast.

What is life without bread, anyway? Toast has almost become an artful endeavor. The possibility of toppings are endless. Sweet, savory, combination. A drizzle of honey, or a slathering of…Nutella? You call the shots. Bring on the toast, and check out these 5 creative

ideas to elevate your canvas of carbs to newfound territories.

White Bean Artichoke Basil toast via Pinch of Yum

  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 14-ounce can chickpeas or white beans, rinsed and drained
  • a handful of fresh basil
  • juice of one lemon (or two, if you love tangy like me!)
  • a generous drizzle of good quality olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 heaping cup canned or jarred artichoke hearts, drained
  • about 2 cups fresh baby spinach or other greens
  • 10 small pieces of whole wheat bread, toasted

Full recipe here

Honey Lemon Breakfast Toast with Ricotta and Fig via Ambitious Kitchen

  • 2 slices of whole grain or gluten free bread
  • 1/4 cup low fat ricotta
  • 1/2 fresh lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey
  • 4 figs, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons pistachio pieces
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

Full recipe here

Butternut Squash, Arugula, Goat Cheese and Garlic via Hello Glow

  • one whole head of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb butternut squash, peeled and chopped into 1/2 -inch dice (see instruction below)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 4 ounces soft goat cheese, room temperature
  • 1.5 ounces fresh baby arugula
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 4 large thin slices of grainy, dense bread (or a good quality french boule), toasted
  • Maldon or fleur del sel salt, for finishing

Full recipe here

Avocado Toast with Pistachio Dukkah via Half Baked Harvest

Pistachio Dukkah

  • 1/2 cup raw pistachios
  • 1/4 cup black or white sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons cumin seeds (or 2 teaspoons ground cumin)
  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds (or 1 teaspoon ground coriander)
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • salt + pepper, to taste

Avocado Toast

  • 2 pieces crusty whole grain bread
  • 2 tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil (reserve 1-2 tablespoon of the oil)
  • 2 tablespoons kalamata olives, roughly chopped
  • 1 ripe avocado, pitted + sliced
  • salt + pepper, to taste
  • juice + zest from 1/2 lemon
  • 1-2 poached or fried eggs
  • feta cheese, crumbled
  • large handful of micro greens + fresh herbs, for topping

Full recipe here

Peanut Butter toast with Granola and Honey via Well Plated

  • 4 slices hearty multigrain or wheat bread
  • 4 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 large bananas, sliced
  • 2-3 tablespoons honey
  • Small handful granola

Full recipe here

By Alexis Bendjouia

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