Monday, August 6, 2007

Tartines of Tomato and Cucumber with Avocado

A tartine is simply an open-faced sandwich. You can put just about anything on a tartine. This was what we ate for lunch on Sunday and it was so good I had to share it with you.

You could mix the cucumber and tomato together, but I really liked alternating bites between the two styles of sandwich.

Tartine of Tomato and Cucumber with Avocado

You will need for two servings:
  • Slices of artisan or country-style bread (this should be a sturdy loaf, but whether it's white, wheat, cheese, etc. is up to you): 4 large slices or 6-8 small slices, depending on the size/style of the loaf
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 of a medium cucumber, sliced
  • 1 medium tomato, sliced or 8-10 cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 lime
  • salt and pepper
Brush the bread with a little olive oil and grill or toast it until lightly golden. Cut open the avocado and remove it from the peel. Mash it a little with a fork. Spread the avocado on the toast slices. Sprinkle with lime juice and salt and pepper.

Top each toast with cucumber and/or tomato. Sprinkle with a little more salt and pepper. Serve.

These would make a nice cocktail nibble if you made mini tartines (tartinettes?) with a baguette. Just don't hold them too long as the avocado will turn brown.


JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

This looks so freash and delicious!

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Sunday Cook said...

Thanks - they were delicious: extremely refreshing but filling too. You just need to use great bread. Almost everything works as a topping.

Very hard to pack for a picnic however.

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