Do you know Wasa crackers? These crunchy, whole-grain crispbreads are a mild yet sturdy cracker with a touch of earthy flavor. And that is precisely what makes them the perfect base for lunch. Think of these cracker combos like an open-faced sandwich, or tartine, ready in two minutes.
Here are 10 easy and delicious ways to turn any type of Wasa cracker (or another style or brand of savory cracker) into lunch. All it takes is three everyday ingredients.
Hummus + Shaved Cucumber + Sesame Seeds
Spread on a thick layer of your favorite hummus, use your vegetable peeler to shave some slices of cucumber, then sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bonus ingredient (if you have it handy): a tiny sprinkle of smoked paprika.
Goat Cheese + Fresh Figs + Balsamic Drizzle
For those times you want something on the sweeter side. Spread on a layer of goat cheese, top with sliced fresh figs, and drizzle on some balsamic glaze or vinegar.
Whole-Grain Mustard + Proscuitto + Cornichons
Talk about a lunch upgrade! Start with a kick by adding a thin layer of whole-grain mustard, then top with proscuitto or any type of your favorite cured meat, and finish it off with a few cornichons.
Sliced Mozzarella + Tomato + Basil
Your salad fix solution. Top your cracker with thin slices of ripe tomato, creamy mozzarella, and curly strips of sliced fresh basil.
Ricotta + Roasted Eggplant + Sumac
If you put in a little prep work, this cracker rewards you big time. Cut a small eggplant in half lengthwise, place cut-side up on a baking sheet, brush the cut side with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and cook at 425°F for 30 minutes. Spoon a thick layer of creamy ricotta on top of the cracker, top with the scooped-out eggplant (warm or chilled), then sprinkle with a dusting of sumac. Of course you can skip the roasting of eggplant and just buy some baba ganoush and dollop it on top.
Cream Cheese + Smoked Salmon + Capers
This classic combo will never go out of style. Start with a hearty spread of cream cheese, top with a few slices of smoked salmon, and finish with a spoonful of briney capers.
Nut Butter + Apple + Honey
Move over, PB&J — this take on a sandwich classic features a thick layer of your favorite nut butter, a few apple slices, and a drizzle of sweet honey. Add a sprinkle of cinnamon as a bonus ingredient if you’ve got apple pie on your mind.
Whipped Feta + Radish + Shaved Cucumber
This combo hits all the high points: fresh, creamy, crispy, and salty. Start with a rich layer of whipped feta, then top with crispy sliced radishes, and layer on some cool shaved cucumber.
Tzatziki + Scallions + Crispy Roasted Chickpeas
The phrase cool as a cucumber takes on a whole new meaning with this Wasa topping. Spread on a thick layer of tzatziki, then top with sliced scallions and crispy roasted chickpeas.
Sliced Turkey + Brie + Apple
We transformed Ariel’s favorite sandwich into Wasa cracker perfection: a few pieces of sliced turkey, creamy Brie cheese, and crispy slices of apple. Can’t eat your sandwich without mustard or mayo? Go ahead and spread a little on top of the turkey.
Do you have other ingredient combos that you use on crackers to turn them into a full-blown lunch?