Tomato, Feta & Honey Toasts

heirloom tomato toasts with feta & honey / loveandlemons.com

Turns out, simple is best when it comes to tomatoes! (Thank you for all of your comments the other day, we’ll announce a winner soon!). Meanwhile, I wanted to share this one last little tomato combo that I’ve been obsessed with. It’s simple but genius, although I can’t completely take credit for it. It was straight off the little info sheet Whole Foods sent me with suggested uses for the various heirloom tomatoes. One of them said “pair with briny cheeses like feta or a drizzle of honey.” So I did both together. Try it, it’s amazing… Especially with a good flavorful honey (I like this one) and a few basil leaves.

On another note, I’m so excited – in the next few weeks we are heading to Japan, by way of Seattle… let me know if you have suggestions for where to eat in Seattle (I’ve never been!)… or any suggestions on where to stay in Tokyo…

tomato toasts with feta & honey
 
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Ingredients
  • crusty bread, such as ciabatta
  • olive oil
  • heirloom tomato slices
  • good feta, the fresh kind that comes in brine
  • good flavorful honey
  • salt & pepper
  • fresh basil
Instructions
  1. Toast or grill your bread, and drizzle with olive oil and a bit of salt.
  2. Top with sliced tomatoes, salt & pepper, feta, honey, basil, and another drizzle of olive oil.
Notes
Pictured are a few different tomato varieties, although the deep flavor of the Cherokee Purple works especially well here.

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  1. Valerie from sundaesbest.blogspot.co.uk
    08.23.2013

    This looks exactly like what I need right now. I must try these very soon! x

  2. Oh man! I have a friend living in Seattle and I cannot wait until I can go visit her. I feel like any person that is into food will love that city. Then on to Tokyo!!! So cool! So jealous, have fun. I love feta and honey. I also love ricotta/a creamy chevre and honey. Mmmm! Sometimes the simplest things are the best!

  3. Sara Gray from saralovesportland.com
    08.23.2013

    Love this! I’ve been a longtime follower of yours and I love the simplicity of your recipes. Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Jo
    08.23.2013

    Local 360 in Seattle!

  5. Ondina Maria from coentrosrabanetes.blogspot.com
    08.23.2013

    Seems absolutely perfecto to me. I love tomatos with feta and basil, well seasoned. Why not drizzle with good rosemary honey? I’m trying this for tomorrow’ lunch 🙂

    • jeanine
      08.24.2013

      rosemary honey sounds so delicious!

  6. Tieghan from halfbakedharvest.com
    08.23.2013

    In love with these toast! The feta and tomatoes look incredible. So pretty!

  7. Rachel from Ataleoftwomamas.wordpress.com
    08.24.2013

    Gah, salivating over this, even after shoving my face with breakfast tacos post run. BTW, never knew someone could love lemons as much as I do. New to Austin and found you, consider me hooked. I have never been to Seattle but when I want to live vicariously through someone who does, I check out this sight and the restaurants they visit http://www.dailygarnish.com/seattle. All fantastic veggie/vegan friendly places. I think Revel is the one not to miss. Jealous.

    • jeanine
      08.24.2013

      thanks & welcome to Austin! I see you’re settling in nicely, breakfast tacos and all 🙂

  8. fingeth
    08.24.2013

    this combo sounds amazing!

    i live in seattle and can recommend the following: spinasse, revel, mamnoon, cantinetta, walrus and the carpenter, le pichet, little uncle and madison park conservatory….so many fantastic places…have fun!

  9. oh I get so excited when I see a recipe I love and realize I have all the ingredients to make it ! I’m going to make these tomorrow!

  10. Kathryn from londonbakes.com
    08.25.2013

    Such a delicious combination, I love the idea of the sweetness of the honey and the saltiness of the feta alongside those gorgeous tomatoes. Beauty!

  11. I will be making these at my next dinner party! Looks amazing.

  12. All the great honey variations out there now – what to choose, what to choose. Raw honey has wonderful health benefits and if you need that taste of sweet, a great choice!

  13. I love the concept of “toasts” of all sorts. The crispy bread on the bottom goes so well with a whole endless list of toppings! This reminds me of growing up, my mom and I would always eat toast with a big, juicy slice of tomato on top. It was nowhere near as gourmet and beautiful as this, but this is a great inspiration to make a more refined, sophisticated interpretation of a childhood favorite!

    Love your blog, by the way! I just discovered it and I am so happy that I did 🙂

  14. I LOVE this recipe and the photography is beautiful. I hope you don’t mind but I’ll be including it in my recipe round-up post today. Stop by and check it out later today. Lots of Love, LB

  15. amanda
    09.05.2013

    it looks like the tomatoes are toasted in the pic- are they?

  16. Lacey
    09.06.2013

    Looks delish. My favorite restaurant in Seattle is “Smith”… I would highly recommend giving it a try 🙂

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