Tuesday, April 5, 2016

5 Fancy Toasts that Don't Involve Avocado

5 Toasts that Don't Involve Avocado

So... unlike most people I know, I really don't care for avocado. Avocado toasts have been trending lately in the food scene, but what is a non-avocado eater to do? I figured I could get into the fancy toast game without using avocado! So here it is, 5 fancy toasts that don't involve avocado! These are super easy to put together, and they look really pretty too! Enjoy!

5 Toasts that Don't Involve Avocado

To start, you want to find a really good crusty bread that will be  good carrier for your toppings. I picked up some fresh bread from the market: a multigrain boule and a sesame seed bread from Whole Foods. You'll want to slice your bread using a sharp bread knife into 3/4 inch pieces. Drizzle each piece with a little olive oil and toast in an oven at 325F for about 5-10 minutes.

Salmon Lox Toast

1. Salmon Lox
Ingredients: Smoked Salmon, Cucumbers, Cream Cheese and Chives.
  • Prepare your cucumber by slicing it thin using a mandolin or a vegetable peeler. 
  • Chop up your chives into small half inch pieces
  • Spread the cream cheese evenly onto your warm toast
  • Layer the salmon lox slices with the thin cucumber slices
  • Top with chives
Honey Goat Cheese Toast

2. Honey Goat Cheese
Ingredients: Goat Cheese, Honey, Blackberries
  • Spread the goat cheese on your warm toast
  • Cut the blackberries in half and place on top of the goat cheese
  • Drizzle Honey all over the toast
Green Eggs and Ham Toast

3. Green Eggs & Ham
Ingredients: Prosciutto, Egg, Pistou (Basil, Garlic, Olive Oil)
  • Make the Pistou - in a blender or food processor, combine fresh basil, raw garlic and olive oil. This is basically like a pesto without the pine nuts and parmesan. Salt to taste.
  • Make the Soft Boiled egg - Cover an egg with water in a small pot and bring to a boil. Once boiling, cover with a lid and turn off the heat and leave for 10 minutes. Take the egg out and put it into a cold water bath to stop the cooking and peel. Mash up the soft boiled egg in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Spread the pistou onto the toast, next layer the prosciutto and egg. Add more of the pistou sauce on top of everything.
Caprese Toast

4. Caprese
Ingredients: Burrata, San Marzano Tomatoes, Basil, Garlic.
  • Roast 3 cloves of Garlic - instructions here.
  • Halve the tomatoes and chiffonade the basil. (quick tip: stack your basil leaves and roll them up, then cut the roll to get ribbons of basil)
  • Scoop and spread the burrata on to warm toast
  • Top with tomatoes, basil and roasted garlic
  • Finish with a pinch of sea salt
Carbonara Toast

 5. Carbonara
Ingredients: Parmesan, Bacon, Egg, Chives
  • Place some parmesan on top of the toast and warm in a 325F oven until the cheese is melted.
  • Cook 1 piece of bacon until crispy and pat with a paper towel to absorb excess grease. Chop up the cooked bacon slice into little bites.
  • Poach an egg in boiling water for about 6 minutes.
  • Top your cheesey toast with the egg, and then top with bacon and chives. 
  • Finish with freshly ground pepper
5 Toasts that Don't Involve Avocado

Tag me on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter if you recreate any of these toasts and let me know if you like them! They were definitely a hit with my friends, and of course this little puppy who couldn't resist as I shot the photos. 

5 Toasts that Don't Involve Avocado

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Happy Toasting!


  1. LOVEEE these recipe ideas, they all look so good! I'm totally avocado-obsessed but have been wanting to switch it up lately. Definitely trying the Caprese ASAP!


    1. Thanks for the love Kristin! Would love to see if you try recreating one of these! <3

  2. I do love avocado but these are some great options! They look delicious!
    ~Anna www.pepperedinstyle.com

  3. Ugh! I both love you for this, and am kind of mad that I can't make these at work! Hey look sooo delicious!! I don't like avocados either, but this is a good alternative!!

  4. oh my gosh I can't wait to make these! They look delicious
    Kat | Delirium Style

    1. Thanks so much! Tag me if you recreate these! <3

  5. OMG this looks so delish! I need to try them all!


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  7. Okay, these all look AMAZING. I love, love my avocado toast but I can't wait to try these - especially the salmon one and the goat cheese! YUM!

    1. So glad you like it! definitely try it out!

  8. These all sound amazing! I can't decide if I want to make the goat cheese, the carbonara or the caprese first! While I am a big avo toast fan, I can definitely get behind some other fancy toasts ;)
    xoxo, Jenna
    Boston Chic Party

    1. Yay! So glad you liked it! Tag me if you recreate these Jenna!

  9. yum yum YUM! Salmon lox will forever hold the key to my heart. I seriously love smoked salmon so much, hahaah! These are all so yummy and I can't wait to make a few of them!

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    1. Smoked salmon is seriously so yummy! Thanks for the love, tag me if you recreate any of these!

  10. LOL at the title of this. So not basic!

    Also the puppy picture! SO SO cute.

    Love love this!

    1. Thanks so much for the love! Hope you try one of these!

  11. Even though I am an avocado lover myself, these recipes look delicious! I'm totally craving that honey goat cheese toast!!!

    xoxo, CiCi

  12. Oh man! This looks so good! I can't wait to try these out! I love your foodie blog posts, so yummy! XOXO


  13. These look super good! Im especially wanting the try the salmon lox! Thanks for sharing!

  14. Goodness this all looks SOOOO heavenly! I will be incorporating this info my kitchen soon! XOXO

  15. These look so delicious! I'm definitely going to try making the salmon lox - I'm a huge fan of anything with salmon. Great recipe!!


  16. YUMMY! I need to print this out because I want to make all of these!! Lol! Thanks for sharing these girl!!



  17. Great approach and great toasts :) I never ate avocado up until a couple years ago so you never know! Really enjoyed this post!


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