This post is sponsored by National Mango Board. Introducing the most delicious toast toppings for Fancy Toast with Mango! With sweet and savory bases like avocado and tahini, you’ll love this easy, nourishing breakfast.
Meet my most favorite toast in all the land…mango toast!
There are oodles of ways to top toast, which has been a major trend for the last five years. I remember when we first opened Alchemy in 2014 with a selection of avocado and nut butter toast stunners on our menu. Who remembers this Pumpkin Cashew Cream Toast?!
We have more options than ever now, my old favorite being the strawberry avocado toast with honey and coconut that inspired today’s post. There is something so satisfying about juicy, sweet, refreshing fruit atop creamy avocado plus a pinch of salt to round everything out.
Make way for my new fave….fresh mango is hands down my go-to toast topper these days! Whether it’s piled high with velvety avocado, tahini, or almond butter, the refreshingly sweet combination simply doesn’t get old
Ingredients in fancy toast
First, let’s talk toast toppings! It’s so much easier than you think to achieve the fancy toast you see at gourmet restaurants right in the comfort of your own home. The best part is the sweet and savory base spread options!
Mango: packed with health-promoting nutrients like vitamin C and exploding with bright flavor to contrast with the base spread. The best news is that the six varieties of mangos are in season year-round, so you can enjoy this summer-inspired breakfast any time of year!
Bread: see below for all my bread recommendations, but go for your favorite whole grain bread that makes nice toast, whether that’s homemade, from a local bakery, or the grocery store.
Avocado: for a luscious, creamy base option.
Tahini: wonderfully nutty and almost savory, I love drippy sesame seed butter.
Almond butter: a creamy base that’s sweeter than tahini. I used roasted.
Accompaniments: like flaked coconut, sesame seeds, mint, chili flakes, cardamom salt, and lime juice for added flavor, texture, and a pop of color.
Which bread to use for gourmet toast
Next, let’s dive into the bread. It’s so important!
If you have a local bakery, go for sourdough, a seedy multi-grain, or whole wheat. I used store-bought bread, so if that’s your jam, you can go for whatever is your favorite. Soft, sandwich-style bread tends to be less optimal for toast since it retains that softness.
Be sure to store bread in the freezer to prolong its shelf life. When you’re ready to make toast, simply pop in directly in the toaster. Refrigerating bread dries it out, and fresh bread without preservatives will only last a couple days on the counter.
How to cut mango into slices
Lastly, let’s review how to get those gorgeous mango slices in order to make the fancy toast of your dreams.
I opted for sliced versus diced mango for today’s toast topping because I prefer the coverage, but you can use whatever you’d like. Scroll down on this post for step by step photos on how to slice a mango.
Keep in mind that mangos are tastiest when ripe, so be sure to give it a gentle squeeze to see if it gives slightly when pressed. Each mango variety has a slightly different red or green color, so don’t use color as an indicator for ripeness.
Always give the mango a good rinse before cutting it. (Same goes for avocado!)
Use a cutting board and a sharp knife to slice each side along the pit. If your knife keeps hitting the seed without getting a good chunk of fruit, you’re on the wrong side!
Slice the flesh vertically, being careful not to cut through the skin.
Use a spoon to scoop out the slices, and then layer them onto the toast.
Did you know that historically, mangos have been revered as symbols of life, love and happiness? I’ll toast to that! Print
The most delicious toast toppings for gourmet Mango Toast! With sweet and savory bases like avocado and tahini, you’ll love this easy, nourishing breakfast.