Here’s another no-cook recipe for today’s French Fridays with Dorie. As you can probably tell, this one was a no-brainer. It literally only took seconds to assemble. Another very simple recipe that did not fail to please. Dorie put the balsamic vinegar as optional, but for me it was what bound the whole thing together. It was very good as it was, but it was also begging for a little herb. I wanted to put basil but just run out. So mint came for the ride. And oh lord! It was delicious, refreshing, perfect for a summer snack.
I only had enough goat cheese to make 3 tartines, so I made 3 and ate them all… I didn’t even leave a tiny crumb for my poor husband. And as I chomped greedily on each tartine, I totally pictured myself snacking on this by the pool, wearing a large summer hat and a pair of ridiculously large sunglasses. I’d read Amélie Nothomb and sip on strawberry daiquiri. And be magically 5 kg lighter (of course), just in time to fit into my pre-motherhood swimming suit. I’d take a bite of my summery tartine and sigh..
Oh the joys of summer…
Goat Cheese and Strawberry Tartine (in 5 steps)
- Toast your bread. I used a nutty wholegrain pain de campagne. Let cool.
- Slather it with goat cheese. Be as liberal as you’d like.
- Shower with strawberries.
- Sprinkle with crushed black pepper and coarsely chopped mint.
- Drizzle lightly with balsamic vinegar. That’s it!
The complete recipe can be found in Dorie Greenspan’s “Around My French Table”.