Sometimes the best things are simple things, yes? Actually, I might argue that usually the best things are simple things.
...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 TartineThis post linked to Real Food Wednesdays and The Nourishing Gourmet
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