fresh fruit doesn’t have to be boring #2: mango madness
Don’t have it with toast, have it on toast!
While I’m not the world’s biggest bread fan, I do like a bit of toast for breakfast every so often.
Unfortunately, I also get a bit bored of having the same spreads each time.
However, I came across this breakfast treat purely by accident and every since then, I have this for breakfast whenever I can get hold of a juicy, sweet mango.
Basically, I was a Uni student in Melbourne when one morning, all I could find in the kitchen was some brown bread and some mangoes and bananas in the fruit bowl. I popped the bread in the toaster but when I went to the fridge, I couldn’t find any butter.
Now. I’m one of those people that slathers their toast with far more butter than is healthy, so the thought of butter-less brown bread was enough to make me cry. However, the sweet scent of the mangoes nearby hit my nose so I left the toast where it was and turned my attention to the mango instead. While I was eating the mango, I must have taken a bite of bread out of pure hunger but the resulting taste was like an explosion in my mouth. I ended up laying slice after slice of fresh mango on now cooled and crisp toast and ended up having the most amazing brekkie.
Every since that time, if I can get hold of a good, sweet mango, I have this mango on toast treat for breakfast.
I know the sound of mangoes on toasted brown bread hardly sounds special or appetising but trust me, this is one food marriage that needs to be tasted to be believed.
As much as I love sweet or savoury spreads, the combination of the soft mango with the crunchiness of brown or granary bread is simply out of this world. Just ask my husband, who is now one of its biggest fans.
It’s also one of the healthiest breakfasts I can think of because the toast is unbuttered and the fresh mangoes provide all the sweetness required, but if you want to treat yourself (or if the mangoes you have aren’t super sweet), drizzle just a tiny bit of runny honey over the top or around the plate.
So, if you’re struggling for new ideas to make toast interesting again, I really recommend you try this guilt-free brekkie. You won’t regret it.
Mango on toast
3-4 slices of your favourite brown/granary bread (allow these to cool completely in a toast rack so they become crisp and crunchy)
1 ripe mango, peeled and sliced
(optional) runny honey
Once your toast is cooled, lay your slices of fresh mango over the top and drizzle some running honey around the plate. Simples. 🙂
Lots of love