Avocado & Tomato Tartine

Jun 18, 2011


Sometimes the best things are simple things, yes? Actually, I might argue that usually the best things are simple things.

Like a slice of fresh, piping-hot bread from the oven smeared generously with salted butter.

...or a just-picked tomato, eaten like an apple.

...or a halved avocado in one hand and a spoon in the other.

...or the smell of fresh feta cheese.

Over-complicating is totally over-rated.

Avocados and tomatoes are pretty simple and we all know that feta is what makes the world go 'round. So why not combine the three for a delicious tartine? Well, I did just that and what I'm sharing with you today is a humble, not-quite-recipe that is a favorite of mine.

I've enjoyed this tartine equally well for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. I suppose you could even go for all three on the same day. Now, how's that for simple!? Believe me, I've been tempted. One bite and you'll know what I mean.


Notes: This tartine is amazing when made with this sandwich bread, though any fresh whole-grain bread will do. Also, of course the best tomatoes are those just picked - either from the garden out back or the Saturday market. Nothing beats wonderful summer produce!

A Flour Sack original
Avocado & Tomato Tartine

1 ripe avocado, peeled
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Pinch of fine-grain sea salt, to taste

2 slices whole-wheat sandwich bread, toasted
1 fresh tomato, sliced
A bit of crumbled feta cheese

In a small bowl, mash the avocado with the lemon juice and salt.

Spoon the avocado mixture on each slice of toasted bread and spread to the edges. Top each tartine with a few tomato slices and sprinkle generously with feta cheese.

Yield: 2 tartines
This post linked to Real Food Wednesdays and The Nourishing Gourmet

7 friendly note(s):

  1. Beautiful dish. This is definitely one of those versatile dishes that is good any time of the day.

    Maria @ A Platter of Figs

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  2. Brooke, you totally need to make this for Oma. She would go NUTS for it!

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  3. I can never leave a recipe alone, I always have to make it my own, so I tried this and tried really hard to not completely alter it because your simplicity theme was the whole idea. I chopped the tomatoes and the avacado and just added chopped arugula. I used all your ingredients just with that one addition. It is divine. Thank you for the terrific meal idea.

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  4. Love the simplicity of this dish. Local, seasonal ingredients need little embellishment!

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  5. I want to eat this right now!

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  6. oh my goodness!! can you please come and be my roommate!!?? for reals!

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  7. I also love eating this on regular basis. My only variation is to drizzle a little extra virgin olive oil on top of feta cheese, and I thinly slice one kalamata olive and place that on feta also. Heaven!

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