What is a tartine you ask? A tartine is a French, open-faced sandwich. In other words, there is only one slice of bread. That means fewer carbs and fewer calories and, if you’re on Weight Watchers like me, fewer points! This one utilizes that leftover chicken you might have, or simply bake up some chicken breasts with salt and pepper and slice it!
For lunch or for a light dinner, this is a delicious way to go!
What you need:
- 8 oz. cream cheese (I use the light) – softened
- 6 cloves of garlic, crushed
- 8 medium slices of sourdough bread
- 12 oz. of cooked chicken – baked or rotisserie is perfect
- 2 heirloom tomatoes, sliced
- 3 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1 Tablespoon citrus flavored vinegar
- Pinch of salt
- 4 cups arugula
How to Do it:
Mix the garlic into the cream cheese and allow to sit at room temperature for about 2-4 hours.
Brush the slices of bread lightly on both sides with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and toast in a 350 degree oven until very lightly browned.
Spread each slice of the bread with equal amounts of the cream cheese.
Top with the tomatoes and the chicken.
Put back into the oven for about 15 – 20 minutes, until the tartine is warm.
While sandwich is warming, whisk the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil with the vinegar and salt and toss the arugula gently in the mixture.
Remove the tartines from the oven and top each with some of the arugula.
Makes 4 servings of 2 tartines.
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I always make my sandwiches open face because I tend to overstuff them. Basically i make salads over bread. This looks so yummy and a Tartine sounds so much fancier than salad over bread.
LOL – I like salad over bread. It’s direct! Thanks for stopping by Patrick – have a great day!
Love this recipe! Thank you for sharing. Happy New Year!
It was mighty good. And that garlic cream cheese goes great with lox! Thanks for stopping by and Happy New Year to you too!
Love this recipe especially the combination of cream cheese and chicken. Thanks for sharing with us at #BloggersPitStop. Have a great weekend.
Thanks Sue – and thanks for stopping by!
I love tomato on sourdough! I would love this :)
It is good! Thanks for stopping by.
A nice healthy recipe, Helen. The Blogger’s Pit Stop is featuring it this week. Congratulations on a great post, creating lots of interest.
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Wow! Thanks Kathleen! I’m honored!
This looks divine! Thanks so much for sharing your post with us on Whisk It Wednesday this week. Hope you have a great week and come back soon! Carrie
Thanks for stopping by Carrie.
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