Mango Toast with Hazelnut-Pepita Butter
  • 1cup blanched hazelnuts
  • 1cup raw pumpkin seeds pepitas
  • kosher salt
  • 1/4cup freeze-dried blueberries or substitute for 2 tablespoons of raw sugar
  • 2teaspoons mild red pepper flakes such as Aleppo-style or Urfa pepper
  • 4slices sourdough bread toasted
  • 2tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil plus more for drizzling
  • 2 large ripe mangoes peeled sliced
  • honey for serving
  • Flaky sea salt
  1. Preheat oven to 180°. Toast hazelnuts on a rimmed baking sheet tossing once, until golden brown, 20–25 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, toast pumpkin seeds on a separate baking sheet, tossing once, until just beginning to brown in a few spots and very fragrant, 14–16 minutes.
  3. Let hazelnuts and pumpkin seeds cool. Purée in a food processor until a smooth paste forms (this will take several minutes and you will need to scrape down sides a few times.) Taste and season hazelnut–pumpkin seed butter with kosher salt.
  4. Finely grind blueberries, red pepper flakes, and a pinch of kosher salt in spice mill or with mortar and pestle. Drizzle toast with 2 Tbsp. oil and spread 2 Tbsp. hazelnut–pumpkin seed butter over each. Top with mango; drizzle with honey and oil. Sprinkle with blueberry–red pepper mixture and sea salt.