My mom and I both love Le Pain Quotidien -- a wonderful, Belgian chain bakery and communal table emphasizing fresh, organic ingredients. One of their specialities are tartines, or open faced sandwiches. These open faced sandwiches are so fresh, elegant, simple and fun to eat! Tres francais! They are also much healthier than traditional sandwiches, especially when using only one slice of bread. One of our personal favorites is the Turkey Avocado Tartine.Nutty Dijon mustard, moist slices of turkey, and creamy avocado come together perfectly on top of earthy, whole grain bread. I love Mestemacher Fitness Bread -- it's high in fiber, low in fat, and preservative free! This is the perfect simple, healthy lunch -- full of protein, fiber and healthy fats.
What are your favorite sandwich toppings?
Ingredients (serves 2)
2 slices of earthy, whole grain bread (I used Mestemacher Fitness Bread)
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2/3 cup sprouts
1 ripe avocado
Salt + pepper to taste
Toast the bread. While the bread is in the toaster, slice the avocado into thin slices. Spread each slice of bread with a tablespoon of Dijon mustard. Top with 1/3 cup sprouts. Arrange turkey slices on top, followed by avocado. Season with salt and pepper to taste and a nice big squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Serve with fruit or small salad.