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If you love carbs then you are probably fond of toast. Whether it makes its way to your morning breakfast or pops up as a finger food during a cocktail party, toast is a great vehicle for creative toppings. Here you'll find awesome ideas for turning standard toast into a gourmet treat. The beauty of these recipes is that the bread is interchangeable. Don't like pre-sliced white bread? Slice up a baguette or some Italian bread. Just toast it up beautifully and finish it off with these enticing toppings. Here's how to kick up toast quickly and easy:
1. TOP IT WITH SMOKED SALMON
A brunch staple, smoked salmon is heavenly sprinkled with a dash of fresh lemon juice and dill. Try this toast recipe.
2. TOP WITH MELTED CHEESE
Forget butter! Indulge in an extra decadent slice of toast thanks to melted cheese (the tomatoes are optional). Here's how to make it.
3. GO GREEN
Sautéed peas and asparagus make a great topping for slices of toasted baguette. The greens become extra velvety thanks to the addition of creme fraiche. Here's the recipe.
4. ADD MEDITERRANEAN FLAVOR
Prepare a delectable Italian crostini topped with balsamic-infused black olive puree and fresh tomatoes. Get the recipe now.
5. TURN TO KALE
Turn chopped kale into the ultimate topping for toast by sautéing it with onions, garlic and white wine then serve it with mascarpone cheese. Yum! Try the recipe now.