Get your healthy on – Cherry tomato and cottage cheese tartines


This isn’t an actual recipe..I think. At least I don’t think something as easy to make as this can be called a recipe…it’s more of a putting together of ingredients. But since it’s something I eat almost twice a week, every week, and it’s beyond delicious, I thought I might as well share it with the rest of the world (I’ve shared it with my friends and they’ve also gotten on the twice a week wagon). The reasons for its greatness are as follows:
1) It’s incredibly healthy: cottage cheese, tons of proteins for when you don’t really want to have egg whites for breakfast again. Low in fat and high in calcium.
2) It’s delicious: sweet cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, strong olive oil, pepper and crusty bread. Feeling mediterranean yet?
3) Couldn’t be easier or quicker to make: Just pile everything on top of each other.
And if you happen to have a cherry tomato plant in full production (as I do…yay! ) then you’ll want to make this even more. Especially when basil at the supermarket costs about 40 cents (or 6 pesos) for a huge, fresh, aromatic, bunch. So go on and get your delicious healthy on!

Cherry tomato plant in full production

Cherry tomato and cottage cheese tartines
(Own recipe)

Serves two

2 small ciabbatas, (or pumpernickel, or baguette, or whatever bread you have around or like)
3/4 cup cottage cheese
4 slices smoked ham
About a half cup of cherry tomatoes, sliced in half.
Fresh basil
Strong olive oil for drizzling
Salt and pepper, freshly ground if available.

Slice the ciabbatas in two and lightly toast. Place a slice of smoked ham on top of each, then a few tbsps of cottage cheese. Add cherry tomatoes and several basil leaves. Drizzle with olive oil and season with freshly ground salt and pepper.




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