What is delicious on toasted bread?

Bread maker
Updated on 29 May 2023
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Toasting a slice of bread takes no time at all! Do you have a toaster at home but rarely use it due to a lack of inspiration? Then you have come to the right place. There are countless combinations you can think of for toppings on toasted bread. In this article, we share our favourite recipes for toasted bread. So get out the toaster!

Healthy things for toasted bread

On our blog, we focus on homemade food, which is therefore automatically a lot healthier than pre-packed food from the supermarket. Below are our healthy recommendations for toasted bread:

Hummus on toast

Who doesn’t love creamy hummus? Contrary to what many people think, hummus is incredibly easy to prepare. The quickest way is to use canned chickpeas, but of course, you can also buy and cook dry chickpeas yourself. This just requires a bit more planning.

This is our favourite hummus recipe. If you want to add a little more flavour, we have some tips for toppings:

  • Finely chopped coriander or basil leaves
  • Smoked paprika
  • Toasted cashew nuts (do chop into small pieces)
  • Roasted or fresh tomato
  • Finely chopped arugula
  • Boiled or fried egg

Hummus stays good for about 3 – 4 days in the fridge.

Mashed avocado

A classic, but very tasty and very easy to prepare. Mash a ripe avocado with a fork and add a little salt and pepper to season it. If you have time to spare, add a finely chopped red onion with a little lime juice.

A fried or poached egg is also highly recommended. 

Tip: mash a boiled egg along with the avocado – a more luxurious version of an egg salad.

Tip: sautéed mushrooms with garlic is a delicious addition as a topping.

Homemade jam

A toasted sandwich with a little butter and jam, delicious! Homemade jam is easy to prepare, lasts a long time and is tastier and healthier than the ready-made jams in the supermarket. You get the best results with fresh fruit, but you can also opt for frozen fruit – although this tends to make the jam a little less solid because of the extra moisture. Put the fruit on the stove, add a little water and some sugar of your choice. Coconut sugar is recommended or white sugar for a neutral flavour.

Tip: while cooking, add a stick of cinnamon, aniseed and/or cloves.

Bruschetta style

Bruschetta is extremely easy to prepare and has countless combinations. Delicious such a salad with basil on toasted bread. Very healthy too! Below is our recipe for a bruschetta salad on bread:

  • Finely chopped tomato and/or roasted tomato
  • Finely chopped basil
  • Italian herbs
  • Balsamic dressing
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Optional: mozzarella cheese
  • Salt & pepper


For me, there is nothing better than pesto on bread! But using my own recipe. Many of the pestos I tried were too thin in my opinion or barely tasted of basil.Below is my favourite recipe for pesto:

  • Italian basil
  • Clove of garlic
  • Toasted cashews (or pine nuts)
  • A little bit of cayenne pepper
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Optional: parmesan cheese
  • A little bit of water until you find the right texture

I like a firm texture; so you can really taste the basic chilli. You get this texture by adding plenty of nuts; toasted cashews are my favourite. If, like me, you like a little crunch, add the last bit of nuts at the end of blending.

Homemade tomato sauce

Fried egg in homemade tomato sauce on a toasted bun is one of my favourite combinations. This requires some planning, as the tomatoes need to be on the stove for quite a long time. But the recipe itself is very easy. The longer you cook the tomatoes, the more flavourful your tomato sauce will be. Here is my favourite recipe:

  • Fresh and ripe tomatoes (not too ripe, because then the tomato sauce will be a bit too sweet)
  • Chopped onion
  • Basil leaves
  • Italian dry herbs or fresh thyme
  • Coconut milk or a good tablespoon of cream
  • Optional: chorizo
  • Salt & pepper

Tip: The skin of a tomato is fibrous but less pleasant to chew on. Remove it by making a small slit in the tomato and putting it in hot water for a minute. You then remove the skin in no time.

Keep the tomato sauce in the fridge. Before serving, heat it up in a small pan on the stove. If you want to fry an egg with it, make a hole in the tomato sauce for the egg.

My conclusion: what is good on toast?

There is so much you can do with toasted bread! And it’s not nearly as difficult as most think; especially when you know how to plan it cleverly. Make some hummus, pesto or tomato sauce on Sundays and the rest of the week you can prepare a healthy lunch with little effort. You can also keep the salad for the bruschetta in the fridge for 2-3 days.

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