Hummus Toast 4 Ways

Hummus Toast 4 Ways- switch up your breakfast routine with 4 varieties of toast topped with creamy homemade hummus. Flavors include Cucumber Salad Toast, Spicy Avocado Toast, Caprese Toast, and Egg Toast.


November 16, 2020 by Nicole Collins


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Carbs on carbs.



Once upon a time, that was the ultimate “no no” for me. In my 21 Day Fix days, carbs were not my friend.


Who am I kidding, they're still not.



But, we're living through a pandemic people, and there are no rules anymore. So carbs on carbs has basically become my only way of life.


My scale would agree...



But here's the thing, where I may have increased the carbs in my diet, I've drastically decreased the meat in my diet. And I still remember how Zac Efron taught me all about the centenarians in Sardinia that live into their hundreds on a high carb, low protein, fresh from the land diet. So, since I'm interpreting that piece of information in the way I so choose, I'm going to keep carb on carbing it up.


Especially on #MeatlessMonday!



So in the spirit of those things, that brings us to today's 4 for the price of 1 meal.


Today, we're making Hummus Toast 4 Ways!



Once upon a time, I hated hummus. True story. Most of my food aversions are texture related, but this was a simple dislike of the taste. But, I am soooooooo glad that hating hummus was a short lived phase. Because now, I cannot get enough of the stuff.



Let's start building our toasts. And for toast, we need bread! You can use your favorite slice of bread here. A slice of sourdough is nice. So is a slice of Italian bread. A whole wheat variety is always delish. Here's the main goal with our bread for these toasts...we want something with some surface area. The larger the slice of bread, the more we can pile on top of it, right?!?! We don't need anything too thick, because toasting the bread will make it nice and sturdy for our toast. It's the breadth of the bread that counts.


P.S. Say that 10 times fast. Breadth of bread. Breadth of bread.



For each of our toasts, we're going to give them a healthy schmear of the creamiest, dreamiest homemade hummus on the planet. The ingredients are traditional: chickpeas, tahini, lemon, olive oil, seasonings... But, the secret to this hummus is peeling the chickpeas first. The texture difference between hummus using peeled chickpeas vs non peeled is uncanny. Tastewise, both ways are delicious. But, do yourself a favor and take the extra few minute investment to peel the chickpeas. You won't regret it. And, don't cheat and buy the hummus. You could, but nothing beats homemade.



Once our toast and hummus is ready to go, all that's left to do is top them! We're making 4 different varieties that couldn't be simpler or more delicious.



First up is our cucumber salad toast. Take some diced cucumber, fresh dill, evoo, and capers; toss them together, and top the toast. First toast...done!



Our second toast is spicy avocado toast. If carbs on carbs is a thing now, so is healthy fats on healthy fats. We're going to take some creamy sliced avocado, and lay it right on top of our creamy hummus. Top the whole situation with a sprinkle of chopped jalapeno, a squeeze of lime juice, and a sprinkle of flaky salt; and toast #2 is done!



For our third toast, we're going to make a caprese toast. In this scenario, we let the hummus replace the traditional mozzarella. But, we still have plenty of fresh tomatoes and basil sauce piled on top. I chose to use my beloved basil chive vinaigrette for this recipe, but a drizzle of basil pesto works just fine here too. Finish this toast with flaky salt as well, and our third toast is complete!



The final act in our toast line up is a simple egg toast. All we need is a perfectly runny egg and a sprinkle of aleppo pepper for an extra zing of flavor. Lay the egg on the toast, give it a pinch of seasoning, and that completes that fourth and final toast!


These toasts started as a breakfast recipe, but they're perfect for lunchin' and snackin' too. The chickpeas in the hummus provide protein to help keep us full, and the veggies provide nutritional crunch and freshness to help us feel like we're being healthy with these.



And carbs on carbs aside, these really are pretty healthy!


I seriously think I could eat at least one of these hummus toasts every day for the rest of forever, and it still wouldn't be enough. The warm and crispy bread plus the cool and creamy hummus plus all the flavorful toppings really make for the ultimate bite.



If you make this recipe, make sure you tag me on insta so I can see too! And if you have ideas on variations for toppings, I'd love to see those too!


I hope you enjoy! And, let's eat!






Hummus Toast 4 Ways

Serves: 1 toast each          Print


Ingredients:

For the Creamy Hummus:

  • 1 can (15.5 oz) garbanzo beans (chickpeas), rinsed and peeled

  • 1/3 cup tahini

  • 3 tbsp lemon juice

  • 6 tbsp water

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • ½ tsp salt


For the Cucumber Salad Toast:

  • 1 slice of Italian or sourdough bread, sliced ½ inch thick and toasted

  • 1-2 tbsp creamy hummus

  • ½ cup diced cucumber

  • ½ tsp dill, chopped

  • ½ tsp capers

  • ¼ tsp olive oil

  • salt, to taste


For the Spicy Avocado Toast:

  • 1 slice of Italian or sourdough bread, sliced ½ inch thick and toasted

  • 1-2 tbsp creamy hummus

  • ½ an avocado, sliced

  • 1 tsp jalapeno, minced (seeds removed for less spicy)

  • Flaky salt and lime juice, to taste


For the Caprese Toast:

  • 1 slice of Italian or sourdough bread, sliced ½ inch thick and toasted

  • 1-2 tbsp creamy hummus

  • 1 small roma tomato, sliced

  • 1 tsp basil chive vinaigrette or prepared pesto

  • flaky salt and pepper, to taste


For the Egg Toast:

  • 1 slice of Italian or sourdough bread, sliced ½ inch thick and toasted

  • 1-2 tbsp creamy hummus

  • 1 fried, poached, or jammy egg

  • aleppo pepper, to taste


Directions:

  1. Make the Creamy Hummus: In the bowl of a food processor, add chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, water, olive oil, and ½ tsp salt. Process for 1 minute until combined. Scrape down the sides, and process for 1 more minute until smooth and creamy. Set aside.

  2. Make the Cucumber Salad Toast: To a small mixing bowl, add cucumber, dill, capers, olive oil, and a pinch of salt. Stir to combine. Schmear hummus over the toast from crust to crust. Top with cucumber salad. Serve!

  3. Make the Spicy Avocado Toast: Schmear hummus over the toast from crust to crust. Top with sliced avocado, jalapeno, a squeeze of lime juice, and a pinch of flaky salt. Serve!

  4. Make the Caprese Toast: Schmear hummus over the toast from crust to crust. Top with tomato slices, a drizzle of basil sauce, and a pinch of flaky salt and pepper. Serve!

  5. Make the Egg Toast: Schmear hummus over the toast from crust to crust. Top with egg and a pinch of aleppo pepper. Serve!

Recipe notes:

*I drizzled my bread in a little olive oil and toasted it in the oven at 425 for about 5-6 mins to make it nice and golden and crispy crunchy.

*You'll have plenty of hummus left over to make more toasts or to have as a snack for later. The hummus will keep in the fridge for about a week.

*Peeling the chickpeas before making the hummus is an absolute must. I never used to do it, but it makes a ginormous difference in the texture of the hummus. It only takes an extra 5 mins or so to peel all of the chickpeas. Just pinch each chickpea gently between your fingers, and the skin comes right off. Discard the skin.

*Aleppo pepper is nice and smoky with a tiny pinch of heat. I get mine from Amazon. You could substitute smoked paprika if necessary.




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