Do most people eat lunch usually? At work do you take a break in the day to consume more energy or consume enough starch to cause a food coma? I know so many people who skip the meal we call lunch to go to the gym. Is that truly smart? Not really, but you try convincing those who seem to know best…
For today’s lunch I stopped in the grocery store to buy sliced goat cheese for sandwiches and some cherry tomatoes.
I absolutely love cherry tomatoes. When we lived in Canada I even briefly had a cherry tomato plant. Although once I got my first tomato I gave up on the process of growing more. Actually, I did the same with my watermelon vine when we lived in Venezuela. As soon as the first sign of an actual fruit being made sprouted, I completely gave up making them. I could never work at a nursery.
My aim for this sandwich was to follow the theme of a caprese salad. Except caprese salad is made with mozzarella which comes from a cow. This cheese is just regular sliced goat cheese. And instead of using fresh basil I just went for dried basil, because why waste large box of fresh basil when you already have dried basil?
These are the ingredients for the one sandwich:
- 6 cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 slice goat cheese
- ½ teaspoon dried basil
- ½ teaspoon olive oil
- 2 slices brown bread
- Soy butter for one slice of bread
Pop 2 slices of brown bread in toaster. As you wait for bread to toast, chop cherry tomatoes in half.
Once bread is ready, coat butter on one piece of bread.
Place goat cheese on butter coated bread, then add tomatoes on top of cheese.
Sprinkle dried basil over tomatoes and cheese. Then drizzle olive oil over second piece of bread.
Finally put second piece of bread with olive oil side down on tomatoes. Enjoy.
I must say, this was rather delicious. Made me wonder why anyone would ever want to skip lunch when one could go down a healthy route or at least a tasty one!
If you try this faux Italian sandwich then I hope you like it.