Lunch Tartines


Over the last few months I have gotten many requests from readers to include more simple meals and recipes. Easy kid-friendly dinners are on the way, but for now let’s start with lunch. I’ve always sort of overlooked this middle-of-the-day meal but I’ve been recently been challenging myself to get more creative. I am a big fan of chopped salads with tons of mix-ins but sometimes you need something with a little more oomph! Tartines (tartine is the French word for “slice of bread”) are a great alternative to a traditional turkey sandwich. Below are three of my favorites!

Hummus and Avocado Tartine

  1. Spread a heaping spoonful of hummus on a freshly sliced baguette.
  2. Slice avocado and layer on top of hummus.
  3. Sprinkle with Maldon sea salt and fresh pepper.
  4. Voila!

Egg Salad Tartine

  1. Dice two hard boiled eggs.
  2. Add 1 tbs mayonnaise, 1 tsp yellow mustard, and salt/pepper to taste.
  3. Mix ingredients well.
  4. Place a piece of crisp lettuce on your freshly sliced baguette and pile egg salad on top!

Ricotta Tomato Basil Tartine

  1. Mix 1/2 cup ricotta cheese, 1 tsp lemon zest, 1 tbs grated parmeson, and salt/pepper to taste in a bowl.
  2. Slather ricotta mixture on a freshly cut slice of bread.
  3. Layer with sliced baby tomatoes.
  4. Sprinkle with freshly chopped basil.
  5. Drizzle with olive oil.









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  1. Yummy and right in time to use all those dyed easter eggs up! Smart thinking Lindley!

  2. Yum. Love all three of these. And your photography is gorgeous. I am inspired and hungry!

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