Forget about plain cheese and crackers. Instead, treat yourself to some amazingly delicious toppings served over savoury or sweet crispbread or flatbread. They’re the perfect finger-food for entertaining, for a quick breakfast or snack, or a light meal.
Rye crispbread topped with cream cheese and sundried tomatoes.
Crispbread and flatbreads are light and crunchy, stay fresh for a long time, and are traditionally made from rye flour. Today, however, many kinds of crispbread contain wheat flour, multi-grains, seeds, and spices. Crispbreads are typically low in fat and calories and are a good source of dietary fiber. Whole grain varieties are a good source of antioxidants, vitamins, phytoestrogens and minerals.
You can find many different varieties of crispbread and flatbread – light rye, sesame, sourdough, multigrain, wholegrain, pumpkin seed, flax seed, mixed seed, sunflower seed, oats – and a multitude of seasonings – cinnamon, currants, olive oil and sea salt, chive, herb, chili pepper, black pepper, or sweet onion.
Below are some of our favourite ideas for topping crispbread and flatbread.
Light rye crispbread topped with cream cheese, shrimp, crabmeat, and caviar. Garnished with thinly sliced scallions.
Multiseed crispbread topped with crumbled feta cheese, thinly sliced red onion, red pepper, tomato and finely chopped basil leaves.
Hearty rye crispbread topped with salmon sashimi, sundried tomato, roasted red pepper and chive seasoned cottage cheese.
Multigrain crispbread layered with a dollop of garlic aioli, roasted eggplant, and topped with a wedge of cherry tomato.
Rye crispbread topped with green tomato relish and blue cheese.
Dark rye crispbread topped with cottage cheese, sliced kiwi, chopped walnut, dried currant, and drizzled with honey.
Olive Oil & Sea Salt Flatbread topped with roasted eggplant, carrots, and onion.
Sesame crispbread topped with cucumber and ceviche. Garnish with a dollop of sour cream, dill, and olive.
Crispbread topped with cream cheese and smoked salmon. Garnished with dill sprigs.
Flatbread topped with mozzarella, baby greens, prosciutto and sweet grilled peaches.
Cinnamon crispbread topped with creamy mascarpone cheese, sliced plums or nectarines, and chopped walnuts. Drizzled with a bit of honey for an added touch of sweetness.
Multigrain crispbread topped with green lentils, chopped avocado and beets, and peanuts.