Summer means more time spent outside and less time in the kitchen. Quick, easy snacks or light breakfast meals are a must with schedules packing calendars and sunny skies begging to be enjoyed with family and friends.
Delvin Farm’s blackberries hit the market a few weeks ago and pairing it with mascarpone seemed like a sweet treat for a lazy Sunday morning. I also snatched up the bightest red tomato and basil bundle for another toast recipe I had a craving for with hummus as a base. Toast doesn’t have to be boring and it can serve as a substantial snack, sweet or savory!
TOAST WITH MASCARPONE, BLACKBERRIES & HONEY
+ Toast whole wheat oatmeal bread, let cool slightly before spreading mascarpone (a lighter, Italian cream cheese). Top with whole blackberries and drizzle with local honey.
TOAST WITH HUMMUS, TOMATO, AND FRESH BASIL
+ Toast bread, spread with hummus. Halve tomato and slice into thin wedges. Arrange on toast and sprinkle in small, fresh basil leaves.
— Amanda Barnhart is an art director, food enthusiast, and cat lover. She curates & photographs new recipes weekly on her vegetarian food blog, PlatedColor.com. You can see more photos and read about this recipe there.