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Recipe

Backyard Tomato Toast with Fennel and Shiso

Spencer Huey

Serves 2 people

Ingredients:

2 slices of sourdough bread cut into thick 1in slices
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 pint cherry tomatoes
Herbs (fennel, shiso, whatever you have around or growing in your garden)
Olive oil
Lemon juice
Salt
Pepper

Instructions:

Spread the butter on the bread and toast on medium heat in a cast iron skillet until golden brown and crunchy.
Assemble your toast. Top with sliced tomatoes, and fresh herbs. Season the tomatoes with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper.

Tips:
This is such a great snack during the summer. It’s a good alternative to the ever popular avocado toast. I like to use whatever tomatoes look best. I’ll pick a few herbs and place them on top. The fennel adds a pleasant sweetness and the shiso adds a minty basil-y taste. Don’t feel like you’re stuck to these herbs. Use different ones like parsley, chives, mint, oregano, marjoram, and of course, basil.

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