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Mushroom Toast with Cottage Cheese Spread & Arugula

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Toast. It's a simple pleasure that has taken the world by storm. From avocado to peanut butter, the possibilities are endless. But if you're looking to take your toast to the next level, we have a mouthwatering suggestion for you. Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with our irresistible Mushroom, Arugula, and Cottage Cheese Toast recipe. Trust us, this is not your average toast!


Exploring the Ingredients:
1. Mushrooms: Earthy, meaty, and versatile, mushrooms are the stars of this dish. Whether you choose cremini, shiitake, or portobello, their unique flavors and textures add a delightful twist to your toast.

2. Arugula: Known for its peppery and slightly bitter taste, arugula adds a refreshing green touch to this toast. With its vibrant color and delicate leaves, it's the perfect complement to the other ingredients.

3. Cottage Cheese: Creamy, tangy, and rich in protein, cottage cheese brings a lusciousness to this toast. Its mild flavor allows the mushrooms and arugula to shine while adding a velvety texture to every bite.

This toast is a delightful combination of flavors and textures. The earthiness of the mushrooms, the peppery goodness of arugula, and the creamy cottage cheese create a symphony of taste. It's a harmonious blend that will leave you craving more.

Not only is this toast a treat for your taste buds, but it also packs a nutritious punch. Mushrooms are low in calories and rich in vitamins and minerals, while arugula is a powerhouse of antioxidants. Cottage cheese, with its protein content, adds a satisfying and filling element to the dish.

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A plate with toast topped with cheese, mushrooms and arugula

Mushroom Toast with Cottage Cheese Spread & Arugula


  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 Minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings

Description

The savory mushroom and cottage cheese toast is an uncomplicated and satisfying option for hectic weekdays or a laid-back weekend brunch. 


Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 16 oz Monterey Mushrooms®, (Whites or Baby Bellas)*  quartered or sliced
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme, plus more for garnish
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese
  • 2 slices sourdough bread, toasted
  • 1/2 cup baby arugula
  • Crushed red pepper flakes, for garnish

*Selecting Monterey Mushrooms® "High Vitamin D" Mushrooms will provide you with 400 IU's of vitamin D per 3 oz serving, which is 50% of the Daily Value as recommended by the FDA. 


Instructions

  1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic, and cook, stirring frequently, until light golden-brown, about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Transfer garlic, using a slotted spoon, to a paper-towel-lined plate and let drain. Set aside.
  2. Add mushrooms to the same skillet, and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden-brown, about 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in thyme, and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Meanwhile, whisk cottage cheese, salt and pepper together in medium bowl until combined. Spread mixture evenly over each slice of bread. Top evenly with arugula, mushrooms, reserved garlic, additional thyme and crushed red pepper flakes.
  4. Serve and enjoy.

Notes

Suggestion: Enhance your toast by swapping cottage cheese with ricotta.
A plate with toast topped with cheese, mushrooms and arugula
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Mushroom Toast with Cottage Cheese Spread & Arugula


  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 Minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings

Description

The savory mushroom and cottage cheese toast is an uncomplicated and satisfying option for hectic weekdays or a laid-back weekend brunch. 


Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 16 oz Monterey Mushrooms®, (Whites or Baby Bellas)*  quartered or sliced
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme, plus more for garnish
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese
  • 2 slices sourdough bread, toasted
  • 1/2 cup baby arugula
  • Crushed red pepper flakes, for garnish

*Selecting Monterey Mushrooms® "High Vitamin D" Mushrooms will provide you with 400 IU's of vitamin D per 3 oz serving, which is 50% of the Daily Value as recommended by the FDA. 


Instructions

  1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic, and cook, stirring frequently, until light golden-brown, about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Transfer garlic, using a slotted spoon, to a paper-towel-lined plate and let drain. Set aside.
  2. Add mushrooms to the same skillet, and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden-brown, about 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in thyme, and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Meanwhile, whisk cottage cheese, salt and pepper together in medium bowl until combined. Spread mixture evenly over each slice of bread. Top evenly with arugula, mushrooms, reserved garlic, additional thyme and crushed red pepper flakes.
  4. Serve and enjoy.

Notes

Suggestion: Enhance your toast by swapping cottage cheese with ricotta.

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Lindsey
Lindsey

Lindsey loves the art and science of growing (and cooking) mushrooms!

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