24 Ways to Doll Up Your Toast
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24 Ways to Doll Up Your Toast

Toast, glorious toast: It’s our favorite breakfast staple — and we also want it at lunch, dinner, as an appetizer. Even though it’s plain amazing with butter and jam, there’s nothing better than upgraded toast. Give it a fancy makeover by transforming it into a bruschetta, a crostini or a tartine. Get started with one of these 24 fancy toast makeovers.

1. Eggplant Salad Toast: Sharp Parmesan and warm eggplant are combined with arugula and garlic, then perched on a toasted slice of ciabatta. Paired with a simple salad, this hearty toast would make an incredible lunch or light dinner. (via The Cozy Apron)

2. Pear Tartines With Blue Cheese and Honey: A little savory, a little sweet, a lot of cheese — yeah, we’re sold. (via Drizzle and Dip)

3. Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Gruyere Toast: Like kale and bacon, roasted Brussels sprouts is a food trend we hope never goes out of fashion. And who can resist this pairing of salty, melted gruyere and crispy roasted Brussels sprouts with caramelized edges, all balanced on a thick slab of bread? (via Feed Me Phoebe)

4. Persimmon Pear Caprese Toast: Not sure what to do with gorgeous persimmons? Fold them into this unconventional caprese! Traditional fresh basil and mozzerella cozies up with slightly more eccentric toppings like pear and persimmon. The results are visually stunning and totally scrumptious. (via Joy the Baker)

5. Smashed Beet, Crispy Chickpea and Mint Crostini: The colors and textures here are out of this world. Jewel-toned beets, crunchy chickpeas and fresh mint collide on warm toasted bread. A syrupy drizzle of balsamic finishes off this stunning and unusual toast. (via Daily Candy)

6. Crispy Proscuitto and Avocado Salad Toast: Avocado toast is seriously the breakfast of champions. Tomatoes, fresh pesto and crispy prosciutto elevate this staple to absurdly delicious heights. (via The Cozy Apron)

7. Roasted Grape Ricotta Crostini With Rosemary and Pinenuts: Roasted grapes are turning up on food blogs everywhere lately. They provide an unexpected warm, sweet pop of flavor. Here they’re paired with additional goodies — fresh ricotta, rosemary, honey and toasted pine nuts. (via A Cozy Kitchen)

8. Beet and Brie Crostini: Beets and bread are a match made in fancy toast heaven. This time, our favorite color-popping veggie pairs up with melted brie. (via The Reluctant Entertainer)

9. Sweet Cherry, Lemon and Ricotta Toast: Dessert toast? Yes, please! We can’t wait to try out these summery beauties. (via Spoon Fork Bacon)

10. Harissa, Avocado and Egg With Goat Cheese and Honey Drizzle: Kiss your boring breakfast sandwich goodbye and embrace this decadent dolled up avocado toast. (via Half Baked Harvest)

11. Sweet Potato Tahini Crostini: A sweet potato spiked hummus is a perfect match for ricotta and toast. Sage leaves add a delicate and beautiful touch. (via Love and Lemons)

12. Pumpkin Bruschetta: Stop leaving pumpkin behind in autumn. Bring it out to play on pumpkin bruschetta. While pumpkin is fun in pies and sweets, it really shines when it’s transformed into a savory snack. (via Kwestia Smaku)

13. Roasted Broccoli Rabe, Sweet Potato and Ricotta Crostini: A hearty combination of incredible textures — roasted brocolli rabe, warm sweet potatoes and ricotta. Yum. (via Food52)

14. Mango Chutney and Cheese Crostini: A sweet, savory treat! We love fruit preserves on toast, especially bright colorful mango chutney. (via La Cuisine d’Helene)

15. Sun-dried Tomato and Kalamata Olive Bruschetta: It’s the ultimate salty, savory toast — so many flavors, so little time. (via Garnish With Lemon)

16. Pesto Toast With Shrimp and Garlic: Three of our faves on one delicious slice of toast — pesto, shrimp and garlic. Yum city. (via The Gaia Health Blog)

17. Peach Crostini With Goat Cheese: Two words: Savory peaches. Glam up sweet peaches with herbs and goat cheese, and discover a whole new way to embrace your favorite fruit. (via Made By Girl)

18. Grilled Corn, Crema Mexicana and Cilantro Crostini: Don’t leave that corn on the cob. Let it hang out with mouthwatering toppings on some incredible toast. It’s a tasty twist on a summertime classic. (via Bon Appetit)

19. Browned Butter Sage Crostini: How dreamy are these delicate pastel crostinis? And the brown butter, sage, proscuitto combo? Dreamy and delicious. (via Freutcake)

20. Citrus Peach Bruschetta: A sweet twist on bruschetta! Instead of the classic savory staple, this version uses luscious pieces of orange and peach. (via Healthy Happy Life)

21. Bruschetta With Leeks, Goat Cheese and Bacon: Bacon and toast, together again, this time with shredded leeks and goat cheese. Yeah, our mouths are watering too. (via The Pioneer Woman)

22. Fava Bean and Radish Bruschetta: Light and lovely, this is a super healthy, still-scrumptious variation on fancy toast. Bright green fava beans and shredded radishes add a beautiful pop of color. (via The Kitchn)

23. Avocado Asparagus Tartine: It’s a whole delectable green salad on top of a toast. Grilled asparagus, avocados, raw greens and crunchy pepitas offers a festival of textures and flavors. (via 101 Cookbooks)

24. Mushroom and Fontina Tartine: A blanket of melted fontina, smothered in herby mushrooms — it’s like a whole satisfying meal on top of a single piece of bread. Genius. (via What’s Gaby Cooking)

So, what’s topping your toast these days? Have any favorite toast recipes? We want to hear about them! Let us know in the comments.