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Beyond Avocado: 6 Fresh Toast Toppers To Love

08/06/2015 04:30AM ● Published by Family Features

Avocado might be in the spotlight, but it’s not the only produce topping you can pile on toast. From sweet corn to juicy red tomatoes, these six toast toppers – available at the farmer’s market and in CSA boxes – will liven up your apps, starters and snacks.


Hawaiian Pulled Pork Sandwiches
  1. Grill sweet cornSwap out traditional bruschetta for a zesty and colorful pico de gallo featuring grilled sweet corn and jalapeno.
  2. Recipe: OLD BAY Grilled Corn Pico de Gallo

Prune Rice Salad

  1. Roast beets Switch up basic hummus by swapping chickpeas for creamy white beans and adding sweet roasted beats, tahini, cumin and garlic.
  2. Recipe: Roasted Beet and White Bean Dip

Balsamic Prune and Goat Cheese Bruschetta

  1. Pair with broccoli rabeTop grilled ciabatta with a mixture of broccoli rabe, fresh fennel, creamy ricotta and shaved parmesan for the perfect appetizer. Grill the broccoli and fennel to increase their umami notes and intensify the savory flavor.
  2. Recipe: Grilled Ciabatta with Spicy Broccoli Rabe & Fennel

Sunsweet Prunes

  1. Put peaches front and centerArrange grilled peach slices on toasted naan with a creamy coconut yogurt sauce layer. Then drizzle with Garam Masala-spiced honey and chopped pistachios.
  2. Recipe: Grilled Fruit Tart with Spiced Honey Drizzle

Protein-Packed Berry Burst Smoothie

  1. Add crunch with cauliflower– Combine a mixture of grilled cauliflower, bell pepper, squash, artichokes and pepperoncini peppers for a crowd-pleasing antipasto bruschetta. Add a smear of hummus to the bread to keep all the delicious toppings in place.
  2. Recipe: Grilled Vegetable Antipasto Bruschetta

Protein-Packed Berry Burst Smoothie

  1. Transform your tomatoes – Pair tomatoes and roasted bell peppers with paprika, cumin, garlic and red pepper for a richly seasoned spread for toasted pita. Serve with marinated olives for an extra pop of flavor.
  2. Recipe: Tomato and Roasted Red Pepper Spread

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