sweet miscellany: Heirloom Tomato Tartine

6.26.2014

Heirloom Tomato Tartine


First order of business, HEIRLOOM TOMATOES!!  They are in season here just in time for the start of summer and so beautifully ugly that I can't stand it.  I had plenty of hands-on time with them this past weekend as well as a ton of other beautiful produce from Tanksley Farms because I volunteered to help them at the market when they were swamped. They also had two varieties of plums that I nearly drooled over.  PLUMS!!  They haven't had them the past couple of years due to late freezes, but this year the weather cooperated.

So I'm going to admit that I feel a little silly sharing this recipe with you as it's not much of a recipe.  It's more of a guideline to slicing and placing things on bread.  But, I felt the need to share it because it's just so damn good and it would be a travesty not to.  You start with a toasted slice of your favorite bread.  I've been using Food for Life's rice & almond bread because it's vegan friendly and has a nice, dense texture. After toasting, I slather on a bit of vegan mayo.  I've also been slathering on a bit of locally made herbed almond spread to take it to the next level, but do what you please.  Next comes the beautiful, juicy slices of heirloom tomatoes.  I typically use 2 and fit them on the bread just so.  Last comes a fat pinch of fleur de sel and dried tarragon.  Then, your reward for being ever so patient, is to devour your beautiful tartine.  Pardon me while I go devour another...



Heirloom Tomato Tartine
This makes an easy snack or quick lunch, but could also be elevated to appetizer status.  

2 slices of your favorite bread, toasted
4 large slices of heirloom tomato
vegan mayo
fleur de sel
dried or fresh tarragon

Slather each piece of toasted bread with a bit of vegan mayo.  Top each piece of bread with 2 tomato slices, then sprinkle a bit of fleur de sel and dried or fresh tarragon on top.  And you're done!  Eat, enjoy, repeat. Makes 2 tartines.

























1 comment:

  1. I love this and I love your use of the word "slather"!

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