Harissa Hummus Toast

April 17, 2018 by Nicole Collins

Remember the days when toast used to be boring?

Toast used to be the dud on the breakfast table, in my opinion. How could you be excited about butter slapped on cardboard (essentially) when you’ve got the choice of gooey eggs, crispy potatoes, fresh fruit…the list goes on and on.

And then there’s the fact that toast is nearly impossible to get right. Everyone likes their bread toasted to different degrees of crispiness, so you’ve got to constantly change the knob settings to try and please all of the toast eaters. Then, it’s inevitably too light, too dark, too crumbly…not Goldilocks worthy at all.

It’s crazy how the easiest recipe in the world: “Put bread in toaster. Hit the button. Serve.” is so difficult to get just right.

Now don’t get me wrong. I will NEVER turn my nose up at any piece of bread. I’m 100% team carbs. But, toast just never really did it for me.

Am I the only one that feels that way?

Thankfully, toast has recently started to get the praise that it’s always searched for. These days, toast is now the vehicle to load all kinds of delicious things on top. Avocado toast is probably the most common trend right now, and I am 100% on board!

Side note…I’ve got an avocado toast recipe coming soon that you guys are gonna LOVE! But, you’ll just have to be patient while we celebrate toast in another way today.

Today, we’re piling all kinds of fun things on top of humble toast to make a totally yummy breakfast (or dinner) treat!

Today, we’re making Harissa Hummus Toast!

They key to a loaded toast is the right kind of bread. Regular sandwich bread is not the way to go. It’s not quite big enough to hold all of the toppings. For today’s toast, I used a sprouted grain bread that I found at Aldi. It’s just the right size, and it’s loaded with healthy stuff for us. Plus, it just tastes like regular wheat bread, if you ask me. So, you don’t have to worry about the sprouted grains changing your flavor.

The next layer is our harissa hummus. This stuff is sooo good! We make a homemade hummus filled with chickpeas, tahini, lemon, cumin, and harissa paste. It reminds me a lot of a red pepper hummus that you can buy in the store with just a little tiny kick. So, if you don’t feel like making your own hummus, you can totally cheat with store bought. I’m not judging. But, it’s so easy and so good! I totally recommend making your own!

That’s it for the hard work! Not like toasting bread and grinding chickpeas in the food processor is hard work…

To build our Harissa Hummus Toast, start by spreading a generous layer of hummus on some perfectly toasted bread. Then, top it with a runny fried egg, some halved grape tomatoes, and some crumbled goat cheese. That’s it! It’s ready to devour!

The gooey egg yolk combined with the hearty hummus provides a rich warming feeling for your belly. The tomatoes add a little acid to cut the fattiness of the egg/hummus combo. And the crumbled goat cheese on top adds a cooling creamy note to the warm deliciousness happening.

This might seem like a light meal, but one slice of toast is enough for me. The hummus is full of protein to help keep your belly feeling full, so one egg really is enough! You can have your choice of making one slice or two slices equal one serving.

I’m so glad toast is finally getting it’s day. You know. Because, bread…

So enjoy, and let’s eat!

Harissa Hummus Toast

Serves: 8 slices Print

Ingredients:

For the Harissa Hummus:

  • 1 can (15.5 oz) garbanzo beans (chickpeas)

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 2 tbsp tahini paste

  • 2 tbsp water

  • 2 tbsp lemon juice

  • 3 tbsp harissa paste

  • ½ tsp cumin

  • ½ tsp salt

For the Toast:

  • 8 slices sprouted grain or whole grain bread, toasted

  • 8 fried eggs

  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, sliced in half

  • 2 oz goat cheese, crumbled

Directions:

  1. Make the Harissa Hummus: In the bowl of a food processor, add chickpeas, olive oil, tahini, water, lemon juice, harissa, cumin, and salt. Process until smooth. Set aside.

  2. Assemble the Toast: Schmear about 2-3 tbsp hummus on each piece of toast. Top with a fried egg, halved tomatoes, and crumbled goat cheese. Serve immediately.

Recipe notes:

*The hummus can be stored in the fridge for about a week, so you can assemble your toasts when you're ready to eat. You don't have to eat all 8 at once! Just fry up your eggs and toast your bread when you're ready to eat.

*To easily fry an egg, heat 1 tbsp of butter over medium high heat. When the butter starts to foam and sizzle, crack an egg into the pan. Top with a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook until the whites are set but the yolk is still runny, about 2-3 mins.

*You could use a poached egg instead of a fried egg, as well.

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