3 Fancy-Pants Toast Ideas

There’s something SO comforting about hot toast with melted butter on top, but I have three (all tried and tested) utterly brilliant ways to transform the humble toast into something a bit fancy.

Courgettes, Feta, Chilli & Mint Toast

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Ingredients

1 slice of bread of your choice
1 small courgette
good pinch of chilli flakes
half a lemon zest
extra virgin olive oil
small handful mint leaves, roughly chopped
crumbly feta

Slice the courgette lengthways into ribbons and place in a bowl with a small glug of olive oil, a few chilli flakes, most of the mint and lemon zest. Set aside to soften for a few minutes.

Toast the bread and drizzle on a little olive oil. Top with courgette ribbons and feta and add a few more chilli flakes and mint leaves.

Hot Pepper & Cheese Toast

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Ingredients

1 small pepper (red or orange), diced
1 slice of bread of your choice
a dollop of spreadable cheese (I use Seriously Strong Lighter)
a handful of rocket leaves
chilli oil
olive oil

Roast the peppers with a little drizzle of olive oil for 35 minutes or until tender and skin is slightly blistered. Leave to cool slightly.

Toast a slice of bread and lightly spread the cheese. Add the rocket leaves and peppers and lightly drizzle with chilli oil. Eat.

Blue Cheese, Figs & Prosciutto

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Ingredients

1 slice of bread of your choice
2 baby figs
half a teaspoon of demerara sugar
runny honey
extra virgin olive oil
small handful of soft blue cheese
2 slices prosciutto
balsamic vinegar

Whilst the oven is preheating, slice the figs in half through the stalk and place cut-side up in a small roasting dish. Sprinkle over the sugar and drizzle with a little honey and oil and roast for 20 minutes until juicy and sticky.

Toast the bread and drizzle over any juice from the roasting dish. Add the cheese, prosciutto and figs, then drizzle over a little balsamic vinegar.

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