It’s tomato season and your neighborhood farmers market is drowning in all sorts of wonderful varieties of heirloom tomatoes. Make your way to the market this week and pick up some for this simple yet rich goat cheese and tomato sandwich. We promise it will taste like candy.
4 slices whole-grain bread
1 clove garlic
3 heirloom tomatoes, sliced thick
Extra-virgin olive oil
Herbs, for garnish (optional)
3 oz (80 g) chévre (soft goat cheese)
Zest of 1 organic lemon
1 tablespoon minced chives
1 tablespoon minced basil
Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper (or red pepper flakes)
1. Toast bread until golden and crusty. Halve garlic clove and rub the cut side on top side of each toast.
2. Combine chevre, lemon, chives, basin and salt & pepper in a bowl and stir. Season to taste. Store leftovers in the fridge.
3. Spread toast with herbed goat cheese and layer tomatoes. Drizzle with oil and season with salt and pepper. Garnish with herbs, if using.
Adapted from My New Roots