I’ll take sweets over savory any day of the week. It’s probably obvious because I could write about goodies like brownies all day long. I even gave you a brownie history 101 lesson! Mmmjunkfood.
However, today’s savory recipe seems to be an exception because I cannot stop talking about this sandwich. Yes, folks, a simple sandwich has totally rocked my world. I love it so much that I’m sharing it with you today to mark my 200th post. 200?! Holy crap. 🙂
This fresh sandwich has an awesome combination of homemade herbed goat cheese, heirloom tomatoes, and garlic.
Tomato And Herbed Goat Cheese Sandwich Recipe
- 3 ounces soft goat cheese
- zest of half a lemon
- 1/2 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped
- 1/2 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 4 slices of your favorite bread (I used sourdough rye)
- 1 clove garlic
- 5 to 10 miniature heirloom tomatoes, sliced
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- To make the herbed goat cheese, combine together the goat cheese, lemon zest, chopped chives, chopped basil, salt, and pepper.
- Toast the bread slices.
- To build each sandwich, place 1 slice of bread on your work surface.
- Cut the garlic in half. Using the cut side of the garlic, rub it on the bread.
- Spread half of the herbed goat cheese on top of the bread.
- Add a layer of sliced tomatoes.
- Drizzle 1 teaspoon of olive oil on the other slice of bread.
- Top with the oiled slice of bread.
Calling all non-cooks! If you can’t cook or you think that you can’t cook, here’s a sandwich recipe for ya! You know who you are… the ones who never turn on the oven. If you are an avid cook then get ready for the quickest and easiest recipe of your life. 😉
I wanted some bakery style bread for my fancy dancy sandwich. I thought I’d recruit my husband to make some because he’s an amazing bread maker (i.e. Italian Bread, Pizza Dough, and Cardamom Bread). I had it in my mind to make this sandwich on sourdough, but my husband’s carefully tended sourdough starter was lost to the summer heat when we moved. It’s been almost two years and he’s never replaced it. So we turned to a local bakery and they just happened to have a lovely looking loaf of sourdough rye bread. (We also bought a cinnamon raisin roll and shared it in the parking lot. 🙂 )
You can use any kind of bread you like. Anything from a loaf of soft white bread to any kind of homemade bread you’re up for making. After all, it’s YOUR sandwich. Have fun with it!
Can I have some cheese please! I used goat cheese today. (I told you this was a fancy sandwich. 😉 ) It’s a little more expensive than most cheeses (I suppose goats don’t make as much milk as cows), but I wanted to try it. I love it! It’s a bit tangy and soft. It’s softer and less salty than feta cheese, but if you like feta (and I do) then you will probably enjoy it. The fresh herbs and lemon flavors really kick it up a notch.
Aren’t these heirloom tomatoes gorgeous! They come in a variety of beautiful colors and are a bit sweeter than regular tomatoes. I used the miniature variety because that’s what was available, but if you can find normal sized ones then go for it. You have to admit the little ones sure do make a pretty colorful show.
The normal garden variety tomatoes will work here too. However, remember that the fresher, better looking ones will make for a tastier sandwich.
Let’s not forget about the garlic. It’s only a hint of here, but boy does it taste fantastic with rest of the flavor pallet going on here. I find that rubbing garlic on bread works very well at conveying delicious garlic flavor, but that it works way better on toasted bread than untoasted.
Isn’t this the prettiest sandwich you’ve ever seen? I can’t stop looking at it. 🙂
What’s your favorite sandwich?
Slightly adapted from: My New Roots
Here are some other great springtime meals.