Strawberry toast recipe

Marinated Strawberries & Almond Butter Sourdough



This is one of our absolute favourites from our new cookbook and is on the menu at our pop-up Toast Bar in the Selfridges Foodhall.   The savoury edge from the almond butter, sweet honey, salty sourdough and tart lemon makes this a real crowd-pleaser. Plus saying that you marinated your strawberries makes it sound rather fancy, so you’ll get lots of praise from friends if you’re generous enough make it for them. It’s a win-win situation.

You’ll need:

Juice of 1 lemon

1/2 vanilla bean pod, split in half lengthways and seeds scraped

1 tbsp of honey

250g strawberries

2 large slices of sourdough bread, halved

8 tbsp almond butter

2 tsp pumpkin seeds (optional)



Put the lemon juice, vanilla seeds and honey in a bowl and mix well with a fork to combine. Taste and add more honey if it seems too tart.



Slice the strawberries lengthways into heart-shaped slices and add to the syrup mixture.  Mix well until all the strawberries have a good coating.


Toast the sourdough slices until golden, then immediately spread each slice generously with almond butter.  Add the strawberry mixture and top with a sprinkling of pumpkin seeds, if you like a little extra crunch.


Tuck in and enjoy!