It hurts to think that fresh tomatoes are no longer going to be in season… They are my favorite part of a summer garden. When shopping the other day I saw these huge, lush heirlooms and decided to splurge in a farewell to summer! As good as they look, they tasted even better. Mmmm.
I made a batch of whole wheat bread last Sunday… Which reminded me that making perfect whole wheat bread is not like riding a bicycle. It takes constant practice, and I was a wee bit rusty. But hey, it tasted good so I am using my slightly beauty deficient bread anyhow. It was fabulous when dressed up with some fresh avocado, herbs, nuts and micro greens. Give that hunk of delicious a hefty drizzle of balsamic reduction and you have yourself something worth celebrating!
I seasoned the heirlooms with a tiny bit of kosher salt and paired it with cilantro and basil leaves. And, I threw in a few stuffed olives and chopped peanuts for kicks. It was such a treat! I would gladly eat this once a day for the rest of forever. Truly. Madly. Loving it.
She’s so pretty. Can you almost taste the goodness? Scratch. Sniff. Don’t you wish? Ha ha.
So, get out your favorite plate and make something pretty just for yourself. Just because. I dare you. Food should be celebrated every once in a while!
Here is the recipe:
- 1 whole wheat bread slice
- 1 avocado, halved and pit removed
- ¼ cup micro greens
- ⅛ cup cilantro leaves
- 10 basil leaves
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- ½ large heirloom tomato (red & yellow) cut into slices
- ⅛ cup peanuts, chopped
- a few stuffed olives, sliced
- Balsamic reduction for drizzling
- Toast bread slice.
- Mash up half of the avocado and spread on toast.
- Slice the other half of the avocado and arrange on top.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Top with micro greens, a few cilantro leaves and chopped peanuts. Drizzle with balsamic reduction.
- Slice heirloom tomatoes and arrange with cilantro leaves and basil leaves.
- Slice stuffed olives and arrange on plate. Season lightly with salt. Enjoy!
What is your favorite fruit or veggie from your garden? Tomatoes are my unwavering favorite. Next comes herbs…
Thanks for coming by to visit! Have such a lovely rest of the week!