The Most Mouthwatering Toast Recipes We’ve Ever Seen
As the days get cooler, our bodies start craving comfort meals that soothe the soul and make us feel all warm inside. Food is the one indulgent pleasure that will get us all through the shorter days and colder nights, and at the top of our list is gourmet toast, or as the French say, tartine. It’s basically an open-faced sandwich, albeit a very chic and beautiful one. This delicate, sophisticated sandwich will transport you to a dreamy café in Paris with each tender bite. Who knew good old plain bread could be this delicious and nutritious? With so many variations of the baked loaf, from nutrient-dense rye to organic sprouted styles and gluten free, how healthy you want to be is up to the toppings you choose. It’s quick and simple to prepare too: Simply pair your preferred bread with your favorite in-season garnish, and lunch, or dinner is served. Don’t be surprised by the addictive effect this toast will have on your taste buds. From savory sensations to sinfully saccharine dessert toasts, drool down, I mean scroll down, for some seriously scrumptious recipes.
If you have a thing for carbs, cheese, and butter, then this is the toast for you. What could possibly be more satisfying than heirloom tomatoes with brie, walnuts, and honey? Not much. When something tastes this delightful, how could it possibly be bad? Fusing the finest ingredients can only be a good thing in our books. Besides, it’s literally bursting with flavor and texture. From the perfectly crunchy toast to the nutty roasted walnuts, the warming effect will leave you craving more.
We simply can’t deny ourselves when cheese is involved, especially when it’s French cheese. But who could ever say no to caramelized pear on creamy melted brie with dripped honey and a sprinkle of thyme? Pears are also an excellent source of fiber and vitamin C, and they only have 100 calories per serving… So you don’t have to feel so bad about the brie, right?
This ravishing ratatouille tartine is definitely the most colorful we’ve come across and the lengthiest in terms of process, but it’s worth it. The creaminess of the mozzarella balances the sweet zing of the honey balsamic combo perfectly. No doubt, you’ll want to make this all season long. Serve it straight from the pan and feel the warm comfort take over. We guarantee your taste buds will be sent to seventh heaven.
This hard-boiled egg toast asks you to switch up your everyday flavors with unique ethnic variations. Chermoula is a North African sauce that’s similar to an Italian salsa verde, with herbs, spices, lemon, and olive oil. Its color is just as sensational as its flavor. Topped with hard-boiled eggs, this toast is definitely a delicious brunch or sapid snack.
Is there anything more delicious than fresh figs? Not only are they delectable, but they are also incredibly beautiful when served on rustic, crumbly bread with ricotta, microgreens, and drizzled honey. It’s like a feast for the eyes and your tummy. This is really easy—with “zero shirt sleeve rolling required.” The best part about this fig and prosciutto toast is the homemade thyme and lavender-infused ricotta, which adds an herbal, earthy sweetness. You spread this lovingly across the toast with the remaining ingredients layered in your own creative fashion across the top. Voilà! Toast magic. This recipe calls for sourdough from Whole Foods, or preferably the largest loaf you can find. A round boule loaf works perfectly too.
If you’re already a fan of turkey sandwiches, then you’ll love this open-faced tartine. It features a ridiculous homemade arugula pesto with garlic and olive oil that you’ll want to use on everything. And with Thanksgiving coming up, it doubles as the ultimate gourmet leftover recipe to savor all week long.
If you’re craving a healthy snack, then this mean, green pea tartine will be your new favorite treat. Thick slices of French bread are the indulgent side of this recipe, but the creamy fresh pea-and-ricotta spread with verdant veggies balances it out, making for the perfect appetizer or light meal. We recommend piling your fresh toppings high and adding a few in-season ingredients. Delicious.
This delectable squash tartine is a great way to use up the random courgettes that always seem to be the last vegetable at the bottom of the fridge. The mix of squash styles from zucchini to yellow squash makes for a pretty color variation and makes your vegetables the star of the show. This recipe uses rustic whole wheat bread with tangy goat cheese and aromatic rosemary, so you inhale the flavor before it hits your lips.
Just when you thought you’d tried every kind of hummus out there, someone invents an entirely new take on it that blows you away. That’s what happened when we saw this roasted sweet potato hummus tartine with smoked paprika and fresh lemon juice. This will literally rock your taste buds off, in a good way. We didn’t think Brussels sprouts could ever taste this good, but with some goat cheese sprinkled on top, we’re in a flavor-packed food coma. It’s so fancy we can’t stop, we won’t stop.
There is so much to love about the pairing of fruit and cheese. Cheese boards have been doing it for years, so it’s about time we married these two off the slate and onto our plates. This fabulous apricot tartine is every girl’s dream, with fragrant vanilla and roasted apricots on ricotta toast. Heaven.