20 August 2012
Heirloom tomato & basil sandwich
Maybe you don't want to cook all your tomatoes down and put them away until winter. In that case, may I make a suggestion? Why not have the world's greatest sandwich?
Heirloom tomato and basil sandwich
heirloom tomato, preferably a beefsteak variety
fresh basil leaves
salt & pepper
Cut your tomato into thick slices. Strip your basil leaves off their stems.
Toast your bread lightly and rub it with a drizzle of olive oil. Arrange your tomato and basil on each piece of bread. Add salt and pepper.
Oh man, isn't it great?
This sandwich can take any number of additions, depending on what you have in the kitchen. How about some sliced avocado, or a handful of spinach, or some sliced hard-boiled egg, or a piece or two of crumbly bacon, or a slick of dijon mustard? It's all good.
Hooray for summer!