While many food trends come and go, some desired food traits seemingly never go out of style. For example, dishes that provide nutritional benefits will pretty much always be popular, along with types of foods that can be customized to match personalized preferences and tastes.

Toast is a versatile option for nearly anyone seeking a bite for breakfast, especially those eaters looking for both nutrition and flavor. Because you can add a variety of toppings to your toast, it can be a simple way to add a healthy element to your morning routine.

These recipes, for example, include hummus as a base spread, which adds protein and fiber perfect for breakfast, brunch or a mid-morning snack. Hummus Toast with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Parmesan brings with it the extra nutritional value of veggies, while Hummus Toast with Soft-Boiled Egg and Spinach packs ample protein for an ideal way to start the day.

Plus, because these quick-to-make recipes involve short amounts of time spent on preparation, you’re able to enjoy a nutritious treat even on the busiest of days.

 Hummus Toast with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Parmesan

 Servings: 1

1          slice whole-grain bread

1/4       cup fresh arugula

2-3       sun-dried tomatoes

2          tablespoons Sabra Classic Hummus

            olive oil

2          tablespoons pine nuts

            fresh Parmesan curls

            salt, to taste

            pepper, to taste

Toast bread; set aside. Wash and pat dry arugula; set aside.

Remove sun-dried tomatoes from a jar and lightly pat with a paper towel to remove excess oil.

Spread toast with hummus.

Lightly toss arugula with a drizzle of olive oil; layer on top of hummus. Top with sun-dried tomatoes. Sprinkle with pine nuts and add Parmesan curls. Add salt and pepper, to taste.

Hummus Toast with Soft-Boiled Egg and Spinach

Servings: 1

 1          slice artisan country white bread

1/4       cup fresh spinach, wilted


1          soft-boiled egg


1          garlic clove, chopped

1          teaspoon olive oil

2          tablespoons Sabra Classic Hummus

red pepper flakes, for garnish

salt, to taste

pepper, to taste

Toast bread; set aside. Wash spinach; set aside.

Fill a small saucepan with enough water to barely cover egg; bring to boil, cover and reduce heat. Cook egg 6 minutes, remove from heat and plunge into an ice bath to stop cooking. Peel egg; set aside.

In a medium skillet, saute chopped garlic in olive oil approximately 3 minutes; add spinach and stir 2 minutes, or until spinach begins to wilt. Remove from heat.

Spread toast with hummus. Add wilted garlic-spinach. Cut egg in half and place on top of spinach. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes, salt and pepper.


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