Are you looking for an elegant garnish for a creamy festive soup, like our potato leek soup, or just an easy appetizer? This recipe is the one for you! Rich, caraway-flavored pumpernickel bread plus three other ingredients is all it takes!
One of my favorite parts of these toast stars is the red onion relish. It’s easy to make ahead and just warm up what you need for the stars! Drizzling the stars with crème fraîche is a nice change from sour cream. Plus, it’s easy to make in advance, too! Even the chives can be chopped hours before they are needed.
These toast stars with red onion relish are really tasty and make a bowl of soup really striking! I encourage you all to give it a try. 🙂Print
Toasted stars with red onion relish are a simple garnish for soups or an elegant appetizer on their own.
- A few slices of pumpernickel bread
- 1 batch of red onion relish
- 2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped
- 2 tablespoons crème fraîche
- 1 small star cookie cutter, preferably metal (look at Michaels)
- To make the toast stars, cut out 10 stars from the pumpernickel bread using a small star cookie cutter.
- Spread the stars evenly on a small cookie sheet and toast both sides under the broiler.
- Place a small spoonful of the red onion relish on each toast star and sprinkle each one with chopped chives.
- To make a piping bag, spoon the crème fraîche into a corner of a sandwich bag and twist the top. Snip off the tip.
- Drizzle each star with crème fraîche.
- Serve fresh with potato leek soup or on their own as an appetizer.
- If you’d like to serve this as an appetizer, make 2-3 stars per person.
- These stars taste best fresh. If you’d like to prep ahead of time, slice the pumpernickel bread, cut out the stars, and freeze them until needed. Assemble the stars later!