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Raspberry Salmon Havarti Toast with Wild Greens

Raspberry Salmon Havarti Toast with Wild Greens

Do you recognize those “wild” greens?

Today is National Weed Appreciation Day and you know what? I really appreciate my weeds. Oh some of them are a pain, literally, like the thistles and the cockleburrs that I just can’t seem to get under control, but the dandelions and wild violets that sprout up all over my yard and in the cracks of my sidewalk are just lovely! I totally love the thought of picking food from my yard. I mean, what’s better than free food?

Here’s one of the wild violet plants that sprung up in the crack of my sidewalk. How lovely is that?

Wild Violets

So today I thought I would honor the beautiful weeds that grace my life by making a gourmet toast with them. I don’t use any herbicides or pesticides on my lawn so it’s relatively safe for me to eat them. Please don’t try this if you use any chemical weed control in your yard.

Raspberry Salmon Havarti Toast with Wild Greens

Raspberry Salmon Havarti Toast with Wild Greens

This could be served as an appetizer, a snack, a nice lunch, or even a light dinner!

  • French bread
  • Raspberry jam
  • Cooked salmon (I had some leftover salmon we did on the grill the other night)
  • Havarti cheese, sliced
  • Dandelion and/or wild violet greens and some wild violets if you are lucky enough to have some about that are chemical free and clean


  1. Lightly toast the french bread, then spread with a thin layer of raspberry jam.
  2. Add flakes of salmon on top of the jam, then arrange slices of Havarti cheese to cover the salmon.
  3. Bake at 400 or broil the toast for a few minutes until the cheese is nice and melted and bubbly.
  4. Top with wild greens and violets and enjoy!

Raspberry Salmon Havarti Toast with Wild Greens

This recipe was shared at Tastetastic ThursdayFull Plate Thursday, Katherine Martinelli’s Salmon Link Party and Fit & Fabulous Friday.

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5 Responses

  1. chindeep3141

    Waaayyyyy too pretty 🙂 that is all.


    March 28, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    • Ann

      Thank you Melissa oh queen of the beautiful sandwich 🙂

      March 28, 2012 at 3:40 pm

      • chindeep3141

        Aw! what a sweet thing to say. 🙂

        April 6, 2012 at 7:00 am

  2. Sounds like a yummy alternative to getting rid of our weeds instead of using round up. Love those flavor combinations.

    March 28, 2012 at 6:20 pm

  3. What a beautiful presentation for your Raspberry Salmon Havarti Toast, this looks awesome! Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    March 31, 2012 at 10:45 am