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Heirloom Tomato Garlic Toast with Basil Whipped Feta (Gluten Free, Vegetarian)

September 27, 2017

During September and October tomato vines are heavy with wonderfully ripe tomatoes (except for mine, I got exactly one tomato from 7 feet of tomato vines, but that’s another story!) Luckily there are tons of recipes available to put these beauties to good use.

My dad taught me how to eat a proper tomato sandwich, and I dedicate this to him. I have changed a few of the ingredients to be more in line with my healthy, plant based diet. I use gluten free bread, but if gluten is not an issue for you, I suggest using a hearty sourdough.  I think my dad will approve 

Heirloom Tomato Garlic Toast with Basil Whipped Feta (gluten free)

Ingredients:

6 slices of gluten free bread (this is my favorite)

3 to 4 heirloom tomatoes, sliced

fresh basil and oregano for topping

salt and pepper for sprinkling

Basil Whipped Feta

8 ounces of Feta cheese, crumbled and at room temperature (French feta is perfect for this)

1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, torn into pieces

 sprinkle of garlic powder (optional)

Toast the gluten free bread in your toaster.  If you are using sourdough, I like to bake it in the oven at 425 degrees until golden brown.

To make the Basil Whipped Feta: Add the feta to a food processor and pulse until creamy.  If you find that you are having a hard time getting a creamy consistency, add a few drops of water. Add the basil leaves and blend until combined. This keeps great in the fridge for a few days!

Spread the Basil Whipped Feta on your bread while it is warm. I had this for lunch today and might again tomorrow.

Enjoy!

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