02
Jul-2013

Tartine au fromage blanc (with a kick)

Author: Veronique Autphenne   /   Belgium, Eat   /   Tags: ,

tartine au fromage blanc

You’ll find this light snack on a sunny café terraces in countless squares throughout Brussels and much of Belgium. You can find fromage blanc (a fresh, soft cheese) in finer grocery stores in the U.S. I bought mine at Trader Joe’s. Radish slices are traditionally added but you could add cucumbers and any fresh herbs you have around. In this kicked-up version, I sprinkle the fromage blanc with some Middle Eastern za’atar, one of my favorite spice blends (recipe follows).

Ingredients

Fromage blanc

Good country bread, sliced

Good quality butter

Radishes

Chives

Zaa’atar*

Salt and pepper

Wash and finely slice radishes. Chop chives. Spread butter on bread, followed by a thick layer of fromage blanc. Generously salt and pepper. Arrange radishes and chives. Sprinkle with Za’atar. Open beer. Enjoy.

*Za’atar (recipe adapted from the Vegetarian Times, June 2012)

3 tbs. dried thyme

2 tbs. ground sumac

2 tbs. sesame seeds

1 tbs. dried oregano

Combine all ingredients and store in airtight container.

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  • kelly v.

    this looks so fresh!

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