Herb Tartines

This is almost like a salad on toast, but there's no vinegar because its potency would overwhelm the delicate greens. If you'd like a touch of acidity, squeeze lemon juice on top just before serving.

Prep: 5 minutes; Cook: 2 minutes.


Makes: 4 servings (serving size: 1 tartine)

Nutritional Information

Calories 137
Fat 10.8 g
Satfat 3.4 g
Monofat 6.1 g
Polyfat 0.9 g
Protein 6 g
Carbohydrate 5 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 15 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 175 mg
Calcium 189 mg


1/2 bunch basil
1 small bunch of chervil
1 sprig tarragon
2 ounces Pecorino cheese
2 cups arugula
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 garlic clove
4 thin slices whole-wheat or multigrain baguette


1. Pick the leaves from the basil, chervil, and tarragon. Finely chop the basil and coarsely chop the chervil and tarragon. With a vegetable peeler, shave the cheese (or you can coarsely grate it). In a large bowl, toss the arugula, herbs, and cheese with 1 TBSP oil.

2. In a small bowl, combine the garlic with the remaining TBSP oil. Rub the garlic on the bread. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat and add the bread in a single layer. Toast on both sides until lightly browned.

3. Divide the herb mixture among the toasts and season with pepper.


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Alain Ducasse,

Nature: Simple, Healthy, and Good by Alain Ducasse, Paul Neyrat, and Christophe Saintagne (Rizzoli). Copyright 2012.,


January 2013
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