Tomato And Herbed Goat Cheese Sandwich

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.

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Tomato And Herbed Goat Cheese Sandwich Recipe
(2 sandwiches)

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions

  1. To make the herbed goat cheese, combine together the goat cheese, lemon zest, chopped chives, chopped basil, salt, and pepper.
  2. Toast the bread slices.
  3. To build each sandwich, place 1 slice of bread on your work surface.
  4. Cut the garlic in half.  Using the cut side of the garlic, rub it on the bread.
  5. Spread half of the herbed goat cheese on top of the bread.
  6. Add a layer of sliced tomatoes.
  7. Drizzle 1 teaspoon of olive oil on the other slice of bread.
  8. 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.     😉

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.     🙂

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What’s your favorite sandwich?

Rating:

5 Hats

Slightly adapted from: My New Roots

Here are some other great springtime meals.

Eggplant And Asparagus Stacks

09Eggplant and Asparagus Napoleons

White Beans And Couscous With Fresh Tomato Salad

05White Beans Couscous Tomato Salad

Pasta Puttanesca

05Pasta Puttanesca

Comments

  1. Tina, this looks SO beautiful (and delicious)! I love fresh tomatoes and am dying over those gorgeous deep red ones–what kind are they? This looks like my perfect summer lunch–simple and tasty 🙂

    1. Tina says:

      Thanks Amy! These are heirloom tomatoes. 🙂

  2. Such a simple yet brilliant idea! The bf offered my cooking services for a party we’re throwing on friday (without asking grrrr) so I’m looking for easy appetizers. May make this but on little crostinis!!!!

    1. Tina says:

      Great minds think alike!! When I made this, I told my hubby that I wanted to turn these into mini appetizers at our next dinner party. I can’t decide if I want to do crostinis or a baguette. Good luck at the party! PS, I think Mr. bf owes you big time. 😉

  3. I love your heirloom baby tomatoes. It’s getting me excited for my tomato plants to start growing! I planted 3 red tomato, 2 yellow tomato, 2 orange tomato and 2 purple tomato. Soon I will have more tomatoes than I know what to do with!

    1. Tina says:

      My grandpa used to grow tomato plants! I can’t wait to see what you’ll be up to with yours. 🙂

  4. Mary Frances says:

    Ok, those tomato slices are so cute. And so colorful! What a great use of the tomatoes – this is a fantastic sandwich idea, Tina! Congrats on 200!

    1. Tina says:

      Much love, Mary Frances. 🙂

  5. 200th post!! Congrats 😀 I’d celebrate with this delicious looking sandwich. I love those heirloom baby tomatoes. Where did you find those?

    1. Tina says:

      Thanks Cindy! I bought these heirloom tomatoes from my grocery store. In CT, they’re pretty easy to find this time of the year at the chain stores. The little food markets have not opened up yet, but I’m eager to see what they’ll have over the next few months. 🙂

  6. So pretty!! I love how fancy but simple this sandwich is! These would be the perfect appetizer bites with a “wow” factor at a gathering. Loving those tomatoes!

    1. Tina says:

      I totally agree! In fact, I’m planning on turning them into mini appetizers for our next dinner party. I love that they’re easy and I can make them the day before.

  7. Congrats on the 200th post!! Wow 🙂
    This sandwich is just perfect. I looove goat cheese and tomatoes. YUM!

    1. Tina says:

      Thanks so much Josefine! 🙂

  8. Ashley says:

    Congrats on 200 posts!! That’s so exciting!! And this sandwich … this is pretty much my ideal sandwich. Goat cheese? Yes. Fresh herbs. Yes. Pretty heirloom cherry tomatoes? Yes! And of course some delicious bread too : )

    1. Tina says:

      Thank you so much Ashley! 🙂

  9. dina says:

    this looks like a lovely lunch!

    1. Tina says:

      Thank you!

  10. This will make a great appetizer or a quick snack after work. I love how versatile it it. I’ve been making lots of stuff with goat cheese lately. Can’t get enough.

    1. Tina says:

      It would definitely make for a great appetizer! I’m kinda obsessed with goat cheese now so I can relate. 🙂

  11. My kind of sandwich. I love tomatoes with feta and/or goat cheese. Beautiful!

    1. Tina says:

      Thanks Norma!

  12. This looks amazing! I’ve been looking to play around with goat cheese more and this looks like a perfect way to start. Plus any sandwich with tomatoes as the shining star is calling my name.

    1. Tina says:

      I’m loving goat cheese now! Thanks Faith. 🙂

  13. Those tomatoes are so beautiful! I really love simple, but delicious recipes like this. It doesn’t get much better than goat cheese, tomatoes, and yummy bread 🙂

    1. Tina says:

      I totally agree! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  14. Such a pretty little open-faced sandwich! Goat cheese is perfect for spreading and adhering. Can’t wait for the season’s tomato crop to come around 🙂 These look like edible slices of summer sun.

    1. Tina says:

      Thanks so much! I appreciate you stopping by. 🙂

  15. Perfectly ripe cherry tomatoes are like, the best thing ever! I love them… and loving the beautiful simplicity of this dish. It’s perfect for spring!

    1. Tina says:

      I totally agree! 🙂

  16. Oh this looks so fantastic! I am anxiously awaiting our farmers market to open. I can’t wait to have good summer tomatoes! Definitely making this!

    1. Tina says:

      Awesome! I hope you love this as much as I do. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  17. 200 posts?? That is AWESOME Tina! Congratulations!! And this is a great recipe to celebrate with! I am in L-U-V with these gorgeous heirloom tomatoes!! I could totally savor a sandwich like this!! Mmmmmmm.

    1. Tina says:

      Thanks so much!! 🙂

  18. Awh Yeah! This looks really tasty, Im all for simplicity in my cooking and eating. Would take this over a sweet treat any day. YARM!

    1. Tina says:

      Thanks so much! 🙂

  19. Hotly Spiced says:

    That’s a gorgeous looking sandwich and congrats on 200 posts! I love goat’s cheese on bread and yes, the heirloom tomatoes are very special xx

    1. Tina says:

      Thanks kindly! 🙂

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