TOASTLESS TOAST strikes again. We’re on a roll with all these alternative (bread-free) toast ideas and this gorgeous version from food stylist, Vibrant & Pure is now top of our list. In our partnership with Cameron Diaz’s Our Body Book, we love discovering recipes like this one that are as clean as they are inventive…
It’s no secret that toast is quite possibly the trendiest thing in the food world right now, and I am certainly all for it. Lately, I have been seeing such creative twists on toast that involve replacing bread with less carb-heavy options. After being so inspired by sweet potato toast, I noticed an eggplant sitting around in my kitchen – and the rest is history!
If we’re being totally honest, this eggplant toast is really just roasted eggplant with toppings, but isn’t it more fun to call it toast? Whatever name you give it, be sure to make it as soon as humanly possible because it does not disappoint. Get the recipe plus six of my fave topping combinations below…
How to Make Eggplant Toast
for the eggplant:
1 medium-sized eggplant
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp za’atar
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp sumac
a pinch of dried or fresh mint (optional)
salt and pepper to taste
suggesed topping combos:
avocado + radish slices
hummus, radish slices, snap peas + za’atar
avocado slices + zucchini ribbons
tahini, dried mint + blueberries
almond milk cream cheese, pomegranate + mint
red pepper hummus, purple cabbage + pine nuts
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Wash and slice your eggplant into round 1-inch thick disks. Toss the slices in olive oil and coat with the spices listed above.
Pace the eggplant slices on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Roast for around 20-25 minutes or until the eggplant appears soft and slightly browned. Enjoy by itself, or with any combination of toppings!