Move Over, Tomato Bruschetta! 10 Tantalizing Toast Recipes

When most people think appetizers, toasts, and crostini, they often turn to bruschetta, that classic Italian combination that usually includes juicy tomatoes, cheese, and herbs. But there's a whole world of toasts out there that rely on seasonal ingredients and innovative flavor combinations, spanning the map from skirt steak to strawberries and everything inbetween.

There is a restaurant here in Seattle, Dinette, that specializes in toasts. When I first heard about their dinner menu and the famed toasts I initially thought it a little silly: toasts aren't exactly a tough thing to pull off. But their creative use of seasonal ingredients make for a really special meal. Share a salad and a bottle of wine and order a bunch of toasts to try and a good meal is had, indeed. So I began thinking about different toasts we could start making at home from sweet to savory, using different fruits, herbs and cheeses. And now I have a very fine place to start.

Try a Recipe:
Fava Bean and Radish Bruschetta - Emily Ho for The Kitchn (pictured above)
Ricotta and Date Toast - The Best Remedy
Strawberry Basil Bruschetta - A Blithe Palate
Kale and Bean Bruschetta - Bon Appetit
Fig, Ricotta and Honey Toasts - Fig and Cherry
Modern Mexican Bruschetta - Rick Bayless
Garlic, Brie and Tomato Toasts - Epicurious
Flank Steak with Goat Cheese on Toast - Steamy Kitchen
Apricot and Chicken Bruschetta - Giada De Laurentis
Sponge Cake Bruschetta with Berries, Maple Syrup and Cinnamon Salsa- Lucullian Delights
Bruschetta with Cherries - Whole Foods Market

Related: Mushroom and Arugula Bruschetta

(Image: Emily Ho)