Monday, May 3, 2010

Simple Summer Sandwich

Sometimes the most delicious meals consist of only a few ingredients and not very much time to prepare.  I remember sitting in my grandparent’s kitchen eating this with my best friend, grandma and grandpa.  "Pan con tomate" (bread with tomatoes) is still one of my favorite things to eat.  I jazzed this version up by adding sliced avocado, but it's just as good with just tomatoes- in fact, that's how I usually eat this, but had a few avocados that were going to spoil if not eaten.  The only kicker with this meal is that the tomatoes have to be good... no mealy, tasteless tomatoes allowed!

4 slices bread (you can use any you like including gluten free)
3 large ripe tomatoes (green tomatoes are lovely in this too)
1 sliced avocado
1 small red onion
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Pinch of garlic powder
Sea salt to taste

First drizzle the bread with a little olive oil and toast until the bread is crunchy.  While the bread is toasting, start slicing the tomatoes.  Now would be a good time to sharpen your knife... I personally like paper-thin tomato slices and to achieve that goal, you need a really sharp knife.  Put the tomatoes in a bowl and season with sea salt and olive oil.  Slice the avocado and onions.   Then just assemble each toast.  I started with the tomatoes, then avocado, then onions, drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with sea salt and garlic powder.   My mouth is watering... especially since I am NOT feeling my peanut butter and jelly sandwich I brought for lunch today.  Oh well there's always dinner right?

1 comment:

Cynica Jellybones said...

yay! another jennie friendly recipe.
I'll be trying this...

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