After reading the other replies, it seems relevant to know how well your LO does with solids in general. Mine, for example, will probably not eat a whole avocado or banana until she's 30 :), so when I think about weaning her (she's formula fed, so I'd like to do this sooner than later), I'm really concerned with introducing foods that pack a nutritional and caloric punch in very small quantities. Is that the case with yours, too, or does she eat solids pretty readily?
We're struggling with the same thing. What I've started doing is just smearing everything with "something else." For example, Daniel loves toast, so I baste it in butter. He loves "wheatines" so I smear them with cream cheese. He actually digs cream cheese so much that he'll hold it in his hands and just lick the cream cheese off. Fine by me! I know you don't do purees, but Daniel even gets olive oil mixed into his purees. He likes to eat but only eats small amounts. He digs beans lately, also little chunks of cheese. So far he's had cheddar and mozzerella, but I'm eager to let him try fattier cheeses like brie. We also like yogurt a lot, but if we eat too much yogurt we have stomach issues so we only eat it once a day.