Winter Toast w/ Topping Options
Submitted by Sandi J.
Originally from Cardamom & Tea – Assyrian inspired recipes. Six recipes that will make you the toast of the home.
Tahini + Banana + Cardamom + Honey *
Combine 1 part honey with 2 parts tahini, and spread it on toast. Top it with banana slices, sprinkle with a very, very small pinch of cardamom, and (optionally) top with a little more honey and/or coarse sugar to make it extra sweet and pretty.
* Feel free to use black strap molasses, date molasses, agave, or another syrup if you want to make this vegan (or to use what you have).
Labneh * + Banadurah Harrah
Not much explanation necessary: smear some labneh, then smear some banadurah harrah, and enjoy!
* If you don’t have labneh around, feel free to use cream cheese, goat cheese, or Greek yogurt here.
Roast Squash + Pistachios + Honey + Cinnamon + Cream Cheese
If you like pumpkin pie, you’ll like this toast. If you don’t like pumpkin pie, you’ll like this toast. Slice your squash of choice (pictured here: mini kabocha) into 1/2-inch slices and roast at 400° F until soft on the inside and a little crispy on the outside. Spread cream cheese on toast, top with roast squash, drizzle with honey, and finish with finely chopped pistachios and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
Cilantro + Feta + Olive Oil + Sliced Red Onions
Thinly slice or crumble feta on toast, top with a big heap of cilantro (or parsley, mint, or basil), a few thin slices of red onion, and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from my mother and grandmother, it’s that you can eat leafy herbs in a salad-like-quantity (not much sprinkling going on around here).
Labneh + Za’atar + Red Pepper Flakes + Olive Oil
This is another easy one. Simply spread some labneh, sprinkle liberally with Za’atar and a pinch of crushed red pepper, and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil.
Crumbly Cheese + Caraway + Green Onions + Cucumber
Combine your favorite crumbly cheese with caraway seeds (or make my recipe for gubta mtumarta/buried cheese), crumble on toast, and top with chopped green onions and sliced cucumber.