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 and cottage cheese tartines
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.
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.