I think in a former life I was a chickpea.
I really do. That little bean makes its way into so many dishes of mine, we’re like besties.
Last Saturday, I met up with my other bestie for a mother-daughter Target date. Upon her arrival, she caught me stuffing my face with this open faced sandwich. “I just have to eat something before we go…” I mumbled. I was tired. I had low blood sugar. Slightly hung-over. There was no way I was doing a power-shop at Target on an empty stomach. I would’ve come back with all kinds of junk that I normally don’t eat (and possibly a scarf).
I think she needed some fuel too.
This is the kind of stuff I slap together when I want to eat something fast. Hummus makes for a delicious sandwich spread but I had no idea how well it would pair with only a couple slices of tomato. They were so juicy, they dripped all over my hands while I ate. A sprinkle of flaky sea salt and a couple of basil leaves made it even better.
These tartines are assembled on a flourless sprouted grain bread. The grains are not processed which magnifies the nutrient content making it very good for you. I like it either toasted or plain, with sesame seeds.
So, there we were- the two of us parked on my living room couch enjoying this simple yet tasty snack. With our mouths full, we chatted about the plan for the day and what we were going to buy… We discussed why this bread is called ‘Ezekiel’ and how no one can pronounce it… We confirmed that fall was coming and that I had to get the air vents cleaned. You know, typical stuff.
I thought I’d share this recipe with you because it’s just me on a normal day. Chickpeas. Target. Mom stuff. You can make this in a snap and it’s a great way to incorporate succulent, seasonal tomatoes into your world. Healthy eating at its best.
- 4 slices of sprouted grain bread*
- 1 large ripe tomato, thinly sliced
- 4 tbsp. hummus
- salt + pepper
- small basil leaves to garnish
- For the bread, you can either toast it lightly or leave it plain.
- Spread the hummus evenly onto each piece of bread.
- Top with 1-2 slices of tomato.
- Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Garnish with basil leaves to taste.