Heirloom tomato tartines with feta, toasted sesame seeds and Sichuan peppers

August 11, 2013

Heirloom tomato tartines with toasted sesame seeds and Sichuan peppers

The tomato bruschetta is one of the most popular (and delicious!) dishes you can make with juicy, ripe tomatoes. But here, the Italian standby gets a taste of the East! Instead of being seasoned with garlic and basil, the tomatoes are paired with salty feta, nutty toasted sesame seeds and smoky, alluring Sichuan peppers.

The result is an absolutely stunning tartine, especially when served with a superb bread such as a Pain au Levain from the famed Balthazar Bakery (I made a special trip to the bakery for this photo shoot!).

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Balthazar Pain au Levain

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Heirloom tomato tartines with toasted sesame seeds and Sichuan peppers

Here’s another scrumptious tartine: Avocado and grilled onion tartines with roasted coriander-lime vinaigrette

Disclaimer: As always, my point of view is my own. I do not accept samples, and have no commercial relationship with any product, food or wine company.

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