Summer is in full swing and our gardens are at peak production. One of my favorite ways to enjoy all of the local veggies right now is by making open faced garden toasts. They are not only delicious but a great way to get creative in the kitchen with flavors. To begin you will need to make a few decisions: sweet or savory, your favorite bread, a base spread, veggies and proteins you enjoy. Here are a few ideas for some delicious flavor combinations that will wow your taste buds.
You always begin by lightly toasting your bread. Next you will pick your base spread. Depending on what base you choose you can then pair that base with your toppings. For example, if I am using a savory base I will pair it with savory toppings. Proteins are a fun way to elevate your toast and give it a pop of flavor. The best part about making garden toasts is getting creative and discovering fun new flavors.
Gluten Free Bread
Pickled Onions – Slice onion thinly and soak in Rice Wine Vinegar for about 15-20 mins
Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper
Hard Boiled Egg
Cheese – Goat, Feta, Fresh Mozzarella, Cotija
Jenn Neubauer can be found in her East End garden year round. She is a Garden Coach and documents her journey on her urban homestead with tips and education through her Instagram feed @hookandgarden.