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Heirloom Tomato Sandwich with Whipped Feta & Arugula

September 2, 2020

This recipe and photography were provided by local blogger Abby Thome of The Thome Home.

This is the ultimate end-of-summer sandwich with ripe heirloom tomatoes sliced just as thick as the sourdough bread that holds it together. To add a hint of zesty flavor, a lemony whipped feta cheese spread is smeared on each side of the toasted sourdough bread. It beautifully compliments the spicy bite that comes from a handful of bright green arugula.

Heirloom Tomato Sandwich

This sandwich is extremely easy to throw together and works perfectly as an appetizer, too. Simply spread the whipped feta onto Heinen’s pre-sliced sourdough and pile on sliced heirloom tomatoes and arugula. Regardless of how you serve it, you’re in for a delicious late summer bite.

Heirloom Tomato Sandwich with Whipped Feta & Arugula

Ingredients

For the Sandwich

  • Heirloom tomatoes
  • Sourdough bread
  • Whipped feta cheese spread (recipe below)
  • Arugula
  • Garlic Expressions Salad Dressing

For the Whipped Feta Cheese Spread

  • 4 oz. Heinen’s cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 6 oz. crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon, zest + juice
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic

Instructions

For the Whipped Feta Cheese Spread

  1. Add all of the whipped feta cheese spread ingredients into a food processor and blend together for 3-4 minutes until light and fluffy.
  2. Store in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to use. This spread can be made up to 48 hours in advance.

For the Sandwich

  1. Slice tomatoes 1/4-inch thick.
  2. Drizzle Garlic Expressions Salad Dressing on each slice and allow to rest for one minute.
  3. Toast the bread and generously spread the whipped feta on the bottom slice.
  4. Add a thick slice of heirloom tomato on top of the whipped feta followed by arugula.
  5. Spread more whipped feta on the top sourdough slice.
  6. Finish by placing the top slice of bread (whipped feta side facing down) onto the top of the sandwich to hold it all together.

Heirloom Tomato Sandwich

By Abby Thome
Abby Thome is a local Cleveland blogger and avid Heinen's shopper with a passion for creating exciting, unique, easy and delicious bites and treats for entertaining her young family and guests!

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