As many of you know, I usually consume somewhere between 3-4 avocado sandwiches on a weekly basis. You are probably thinking "she finally got tired of them." While that is not the case, I did recently receive a beautiful new cook book, and my eyes have now been opened to the wonderful world of la tartine.* Tartine literally means "slice of bread" in French, but usually refers to a piece of bread topped with something delicious. Well, nothing sounds better to me than bread covered with deliciousness- those are two of my favorite things. Basically an open faced sandwich, tartine sounds so much more sophisticated. With this in mind, I went out and grabbed some fresh bread- French bread to be exact. Then rummaged through my fridge trying to conjure up my own tartine deliciousness. After my creation was complete, I sat outside, (very French of me I thought), and enjoyed my lunch. I think this will be the first of many tartines to come. Bon appetit!
- 2 slices fresh french bread of choice
- lentils (French green)
- parmesan cheese
- 1/4 lime
- salt & pepper (very important) (Red Sea Salt)
- olive oil
I used leftover lentils from my Lentil & Veggie Scramble, but if you need to make more- simply take 1 c. of French green lentils, place in pot and cover with water. You may also add a little veggie stock. Let cook for 20min. until water is cooked out. You will have enough lentils for a week of tartines;) (See Lentil & Veggie Recipe)
Then, slice whatever delicious bread you could find, top it with thinly sliced parmesan cheese and place it in the toaster over. When toasted, top with your cooked lentils, sliced pear, washed and cut cilantro, arugula, and a few ribbons of carrots. Finish it off with a drizzle good olive oil, fresh ground pepper, sea salt, and a squeeze of lime. Now take lunch, go sit outside, and enjoy!