Goat Cheese and Sprouted Seeds Tartine Recipe

Tartine Chèvre et Pousses

[Goat Cheese and Sprouted Seeds Tartine]

And today is the day of the Tartine Edition of the world famous Is My Blog Burning? distributed blogging event! Please meet the tartine I made as my contribution : a tartine with goat cheese, ham and cherry tomato jam, decorated with sprouted seeds and served on a bed of watercress.

As with most tartines, it is easy (it’s mostly just assembling ready-made ingredients) and fun to make : I love the sort of artistic attention and care involved, when you line up the tartines and try to reproduce the same harmonious arrangement on each of them, and then when you plate them, correcting the shape of the watercress bed to ensure that it frames the tartine in a flattering way, tilting your head to the right to get a sense of the general picture. It also turned out really tasty : what more could one ask of a tartine, I ask?

This would make a really nice opener, if each guest gets one small tartine, or it could be served as a light main course, in which case two tartines each is good.

It happens to use several ingredients featured here in the past : the wonderluscious olive bread I buy at a nearby boulangerie, the cherry tomato jam I made at the height of last summer, and mixed sprouted seeds, proudly home-grown.

I am maintaining a rapidly growing record of all the participants’ contributions, check back tomorrow for the complete list!

Tartine Chèvre et Pousses

- Four small slices of olive whole wheat bread (if your loaf yields large slices, cut them in two)
- 90 g (3 oz) fresh goat cheese
- 90 g (3 oz) ham, diced
- 2 tsp cherry tomato jam
- Four small handfuls of sprouted seeds
- Four large handfuls of watercress
- Olive oil
- Balsamic vinegar
- Salt, pepper

(Serves 4 as a first course, 2 as a light main course.)

Rinse and dry the watercress, and dress it with a little olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper.

Toast the bread slices. On each slice, spread a fourth of the goat cheese, and a little cherry tomato jam (not too much : you want a subtle taste of tomato, and just a slight sweetness). Sprinkle a fourth of the diced ham dice, and top with a handful of sprouted seeds.

Arrange a little bed of watercress on four small serving plates, and balance a tartine on top of each.

  • http://www.mum-mum.info Wena

    hi clotilde, mine is up. not as eye-catching as yours but i unfortunately forgot that it was today! gulp!

  • http://www.obsessionwithfood.com Derrick Schneider
  • http://gastroblog.com Jackie

    I emailed you the link to mine, as requested, but just wanted to say how delicious yours looks — very wholesome, with one of my favourite ingredients (goats cheese)!

  • Boreal

    Hello, does your blog have an RSS feed? I’m interested in making it a syndicated journal on LiveJournal.com which means that I could read it through my “friends” or “reading list” there. When you update here, it would send me a link (that appears on my reading list,) so I could come here and read the entry.

    You can email me directly, but I was interested in what the URL of your RSS feed is, that’s the information I need. Once its up and running, I’ll go promote you over there because I think your journal is absolutely fabulous (I’m in the states, california.) And I hope you gain many new readers…

  • http://www.mum-mum.info Wena

    bad bad bad wena! forgot to mention that your tartine looks so nice.

    can i have a free one? hehehe…

  • http://chocolateandzucchini.com clotilde

    Wena, Derrick and Jackie – Thanks for the links, I’m building the list of participants!

    Boreal – The RSS feed for Chocolate & Zucchini (available from the left nav bar) is http://chocolateandzucchini.com/index.rdf

  • Renee

    goat’s cheese, cherry tomato jam and sprouted seeds… does it get any better than this? simple, elegant, pretty and tasty! nice!

  • http://chocolateandzucchini.com clotilde

    Renee – Well, thank you very much, glad you like it!

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