Roasted Tomato and Goat Cheese Sandwich

March 9, 2010

We had a few days glorious days of Spring out here last week. 60 degree weather, blue skies, birds chirping. It was the peak of loveliness. Today is 40 degrees and cloudy, but I’m still fantasizing about the days of sun and hiking and BBQs and… the farmer’s market of course! Those fantastic days where you can just sit on down with a bunch of delicious produce and just eat a meal raw fruit and vegetables. Or I could, anyway. In honor of my longing, I thought I’d share with you my favorite late Spring/early Summer meal. It comes together quickly and is simple and good.

All my favorite things to eat are simple and good. Unfussy, I suppose. A piece of chocolate. Fresh baked bread with butter. Fresh tomatoes with a little salt eaten like apples. Plain olives. I love complex flavor palates, but when you really come down to it, all I want it something well made and uncomplicated. Just like this lovely meal. Enjoy!


(Serves 2)


4 roasted tomato halves

6 oz goat cheese

1 loaf crusty french demi baguette

Olive oil

4 large fresh basil leaves

Salt & Pepper


Slice tomatoes into halves. Make roasted tomatoes for the sandwich and make roasted asparagus for the side. Place loaf of french bread in the oven for last 5 minutes while tomatoes and asparagus cook so bread becomes nice and hot. Take bread out of oven, cut in half. Then slice bread lengthwise. Spread each piece with goat cheese. Salt and pepper the goat cheese generously. Place basil leaves on top of goat cheese. Place roasted tomatoes on top of goat cheese. Drizzle with olive oil. Enjoy!


3 Responses to “Roasted Tomato and Goat Cheese Sandwich”

  1. Patti Howe Says:


    Your comment of eating a tomato like an apple with a bit of salt, reminded me of my childhood. As you know, your Aunt and I lived next door to our Grandmother, and she had a glorious garden. In late summer she would take us to her garden to pick richly colored red tomatoes with a salt shaker in hand. We would “pick, shake salt and eat” with juice dripping down our arms. Ahhhh! Heaven. . .

    Love, Mom

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