14 September 2014

Les Tartines

A few weeks ago, I went to grab brunch at Le Pain Quotidien. They have a few locations dotted around the city and do a wonderful brunch. Their tartines (open faced sandwiches) are just so full of flavours, even the husband is a fan. We both feel very French when we go in there (although LPQ is actually Belge). If you want a beautifully presented plate for brunch, go have a snoop.

So it inspired me to make my own tartines. Especially after I grabbed those heirloom tomatoes at the market.

How perrrty are they?

I made vegetable cream cheese, inspired by Queen Ina Garten to spread on warm toasts.

Crunchy veggie cream cheese

280g of cream cheese, at room temperature
1 medium carrot, finely chopped
1 big stick of celery, finely chopped
2 spring onions, finely sliced
1/2 teaspoon of pink Himalayan salt
1/2 teaspoon dried basil (fresh would be amazing too!)
freshly ground black pepper

Mix all the ingredients together and spread on your freshly toasted bread.

Now go wild with your toppings! I chose beautiful toms and thinly sliced radishes.

I think beetroot would also be super nice, smoke salmon obviously would be amazing too and, just throwing it out there, what about just having it with no toppings, that would be acceptable too.

Simplicity at its best.


  1. Yum! These look delicious and the prices in LPQ would encourage me to try these, even if your photos hadn't, but they do so it's double awesome!

    1. Thanks Cat! LPQ is pricey, and except for their pastries, you can pretty much make all of it at home! x