Nine quick and easy toast topping ideas

01 June 2016

Quick, yummy and endlessly customisable, toast with a topping makes an excellent lunch or light supper – and you don’t need to stop at beans on toast.



Tuna melt toast

This cheesy topping of melted mozzarella with tinned tuna and a refreshing olive salsa makes a great lunch or supper.

Recipe: Tuna melt toast

Avocado on toast

Avocado on toast

Avocado on toast has been a favourite for vegans and those with egg allergies for a long time but has more recently become increasingly popular in trendy coffee shops across the country. It’s extremely quick and easy to make and there are plenty of ways to ring the changes by adding additional toppings.

Recipe: Avocado on toast

Creamy garlic mushrooms on toast

Creamy garlic mushrooms on toast

Quick, easy and filling – mushrooms on toast makes a terrific brunch or lunch. Fry the mushrooms with garlic and stir a small amount of leftover cream and some chopped parsley in to make this luxurious creamy garlic mushroom toast topping.

Recipe: Creamy garlic mushrooms on toast

Bombay bubble and squeak

Bombay bubble and squeak on toast

Use up your leftover mashed potatoes with this ingenious toast topping. Make up a batch of bubble and squeak with added curry powder, spread some mango chutney on toast and serve topped with the bubble and squeak.

Recipe: Bombay bubble and squeak on toast

Creamy sardines on toast

Creamy sardines on toast

Tinned sardines make a perfect emergency food for when you’re short on time but don’t want to resort to snacking on unhealthy things. They’re rich in omega-3 fats and can be mixed with low-fat yogurt, hard boiled eggs and seasoning to make this creamy toast topping.

Recipe: Creamy sardines on toast

Quick and easy pancetta and watercress pizza recipe

Watercress and pancetta ciabatta pizza

Using halved ciabatta makes a fantastic (and quick!) alternative to pizza. Make up a basic tomato sauce and top with pancetta and mozzarella. A sprinkling of watercress once cooked adds some extra freshness.

Recipe: Watercress and pancetta ciabatta pizza

Toasted sourdough with grilled asparagus, Serrano ham and poached eggs

Asparagus, ham and poached eggs on toast

A beautifully simple combination of quality ingredients, this quick and easy meal makes a perfect spring lunch or light supper.

Recipe: Asparagus, ham and poached eggs on toast

Cheese on toast under the grill

Golden buck on toast

A zhushed-up cheese on toast, golden buck is a variation of Welsh rarebit. Make it by creating a thick paste from cheese, mustard, butter and egg yolks and finish with a drizzle of Tobasco.

Recipe: Golden buck on toast

Cinnamon toast

Cinnamon toast

It’s difficult to mess up this classic recipe for cinnamon toast, a deliciously sweet treat for a special brunch.

Recipe: Cinnamon toast

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