Red Chard and Oyster Mushroom Toast with Shaved Parmesan

April 16, 2012

I love toast for lunch. It takes under 10 minutes to make and you can top it with any satisfying combination of handy ingredients. Choose your flavors; anything you have in mind will probably work if you don’t over do it. For this toast, I went with garlicky chards, oyster mushrooms, and parmesan. You can also substitute the chard for spinach and the oyster for a different mushroom.

I can’t wait to make toast with chanterelles this summer…

Serves 2


• 2 large slices of bread, toasted
• 6 leaves red chard, roughly chopped
• 150g oyster oyster mushrooms, roughly chopped
• 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
• 2 tablespoons butter
• 1 tablespoon sunflower oil
• 1 tablespoon heavy cream
• shaved parmesan
• salt + black pepper

Sauté the chard in two tablespoons of butter for about 2 minutes or until it’s soft. Near the very end, add the garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside in a bowl.

In the same pan, heat the oil and sauté the mushrooms on medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper while cooking. Remove from heat, add the cream, and give it a stir.

Put the chard and mushrooms on your toasted bread, top with shaved parmesan and a drizzle with olive oil.

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Katherine @ eggton April 16, 2012 at 8:37 pm

I’d totally eat this for dinner, too. Looks awesome.


Bryan April 16, 2012 at 8:41 pm

Good point, I would too!


Karista April 16, 2012 at 9:43 pm

I’m with Katherine… I’d eat this for dinner! What a great starter for summer entertaining. Love this! So creative. I’m always trying to find new ways to use chard and kale. Thanks!


Bryan April 20, 2012 at 1:27 pm

It’s simple but so delicious. Kale sounds like a great idea!


Jeff April 17, 2012 at 3:16 am

I’d bust out some Asian themes on this as well, if you substituted in bak choy, shiitake mushrooms and some hoison or soy sauce on the oysters. So many possibilities! That is one of the best things about toast!


Gio of The Hungry Giant April 18, 2012 at 3:01 am

This looks really good! The colors are subtle but really inviting. I would have this for breakfast, lunch, dinner and midnight snack! hahaha


rebecca May 5, 2012 at 11:07 pm

this looks amazing great lunch or bunch idea


Mushrooms Canada May 10, 2012 at 1:12 pm

What a delicious looking lunch idea! There really are so many flavour possibilities!! Mmm 🙂



Rosemarie July 3, 2012 at 11:01 pm

I made this as the side with chicken main. I served it on single slices of parmesan semolina toasts. It was a big hit. Thanks Bryan


Bryan July 3, 2012 at 11:13 pm

Glad you guys liked it!


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