Fresh Spring Toasts with Hummus

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I hope everyone had a great Easter!  And I also hope that everyone is finally getting some of that perfect spring weather.  It has been so nice here lately that being inside all day at work seems like such a waste.  I just wanna be sitting outside in the sunshine with the flowers and the birds!  With a cold glass of white wine and a big platter of these little spring toasts, of course.

I love making toasts, or crostini, because you can pretty much put anything you want on them and they not only look pretty, but they usually taste pretty dang good and are so easy to make!  For these Fresh Spring Toasts with Hummus I decided to layer on all of my favorite spring vegetables; asparagus, watercress, and radishes.  And, of course I added a little of my favorite herb, dill, to the mix.  Dill just makes everything taste so much more fresh and delicious.

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I dressed the vegetables with a simple mixture of olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper.  Simple is always better when your main goal is to celebrate the freshness of the vegetables.  Hummus acts as the glue that holds everything together on these toasts.  And now I’m wishing that hummus really did come in a glue shaped bottle that I could just squirt it right into my mouth :)  I made my own hummus for these, but you could also use store-bought.  One of my fears is that I will be craving hummus and we won’t have any, so I always make sure to have a huge supply of garbanzo beans in the house!

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Fresh Spring Toasts with Hummus
 
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Recipe type: Appetizer, Lunch, Gluten Free, Vegan
Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
  • 1 small bunch of asparagus, about 25
  • 4 large radishes
  • 1½ cup packed watercress leaves
  • 1 tablespoon chopped dill
  • ¼ cup chopped almonds, roasted and salted
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1½ - 2 cups hummus
  • 6-8 slices of toasted bread
Instructions
  1. Cut the ends off the asparagus and then cut into 1 inch pieces. Thinly slice the radishes, either using a sharp knife or mandolin. In a large bowl, add the asparagus, radishes, watercress leaves, dill, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Mix until combined.
  2. Spread 1-2 tablespoons of hummus onto each slice of toast and then pile a few tablespoons of the vegetable mixture on top. Then sprinkle chopped almonds over each toast.

 

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  1. says

    Ooh, these look wonderful! I love anything that involves hummus, and I really like your choice of vegetables. Not only are radishes such a beautiful color, but they add such a nice refreshing crunch to things! Thanks for the spring inspiration :)

    • says

      Totally agree about the color, so vibrant as always. You’re making me wonder why I don’t experiment more with toast, so many options! Ready for spring, we are in the Carolinas now where it feels like spring, snowing at home!

  2. says

    These toasts look so fresh and delicious, and perfect for a light lunch or dinner! I love crisp, crunchy radishes, too — they add such a nice, peppery bite!

  3. says

    Heck yeah, white wine plus these toasts sounds like pure perfection to me! I love how vibrant and healthy these slices of spring heaven are!

    • She Likes Food says

      Thanks Julia!! Haha, Spring Heaven, I like that! There is definitely lots of white wine in spring heaven :)

  4. says

    We had a great Easter! It actually ended up being a rainy day, which is wonderful because California is desperate for some rain. This toasts just scream spring! And I love that you added radishes, my favorite!

    • She Likes Food says

      Oh wow, rain! Good thing you didn’t have an Easter egg hunt to go to :) One of my favorites too, Natalie!

  5. says

    These little toasts look delicious and perfect for a light lunch. I love all of the veggies on these, your recipes make me want to eat more veggies! 😉

    • She Likes Food says

      Thank you, Kelly! Me too! Thankfully it seems like they go well with so many things! And you can’t beat the bright color :)

  6. says

    I’m slightly toast-obsessed so I am loving these! And I totally feel you on having to stay inside during this glorious weather…it really crushes your spirit!

  7. says

    Oh these little toasts are right up my alley!! I cannot get enough of radishes for some reason right now! And with hummus?? I’m sold!!

  8. says

    These are SO springy! Love! Next time you should use the radish leaves, too… they have a nice bite and even though they may feel a little “furry” depending on the breed, once you dress them I promise you don’t even notice! :)

  9. says

    You’re right, these toasts are absolutely pretty! What a perfect springtime snack. Ohh, I’m definitely feeling the lovely warm weather. But it wouldn’t agree to come to Vermont so we consented to meet up in Florida. Can’t complain, really. Pinning these lovely toasts!

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