Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
4 servings

A tartine is an open-faced sandwich. Manchego, a sheep's-milk cheese, and serrano ham give this tasty salad a Spanish flair.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat broiler.

Step 2

To prepare tartines, place bread slices in a single layer on a baking sheet. Arrange 1 ham slice and 1 cheese slice on each bread slice. Broil 3 minutes or until cheese melts. Sprinkle evenly with 1 teaspoon oregano.

Step 3

To prepare salad, combine 1 tablespoon oregano and next 4 ingredients (through garlic) in a bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Arrange 1 cup lettuce on each of 4 plates. Top each serving with 3/4 cup honeydew and 1/2 cup tomato slices. Drizzle each serving with about 1 tablespoon dressing. Place 1 tartine on each plate.

Ratings & Reviews

jdedzany's Review

May 03, 2011
couldn't find serrano so used leftover proscuitto. delicious and so easy. Dinner was on the table in literally five minutes. didn't make the salad. served instead with browned butter asparagus also from CL. Now I know how to use up my extra proscuitto! Would be good on sourdough too if you don't have ciabatta.

8stringfan's Review

August 21, 2009
Can't comment on the tartine, but I used the tomato salad recipe to spotlight some particularly wonderful cherokee purples and yellow tomatoes that we were getting at the farmers market. This is the essence of simplicity for a tomato salad but it is still exquisite. I'd assume this would be good with almost any good, dynamic tomato with strong flavor. Really, if you're looking for an easy side dish that makes great use of top-notch fresh tomatoes then this is a winner.