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. AnonymousJune 19, 2011

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

    Maria @ A Platter of Figs

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

  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.

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

  5. I want to eat this right now!

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

  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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