Simple Open Faced Tomato Sandwich and Peach & Butter Lettuce Salad

Penn Quarter Fresh Farm Market
Penn Quarter Fresh Farm Market

Who doesn’t love farmers’ markets during the summer? There is an abundance of fruits and vegetables at their peak. Here’s a peek at what’s currently available at one of my local farmer’s market here in DC, the Penn Quarter Fresh Farms Market.

Heirloom Tomatoes
Heirloom Tomatoes
Sour Cherries
Sour Cherries
Bloody Sorrel
Bloody Sorrel
Fried Cheese Curds
Fried Cheese Curds

I brought some tomatoes, peaches, red butter lettuce, and sour cherries to make Cherry Bounce–a recommendation from Mrs. Wheelbarrow who is canner extraordinaire & cocktail connoisseur. I also got a gorgeous loaf of roasted garlic Italian bread from Old World Breads, and squeaky fresh cheese curds from Coulter Farms.

Cheese Curds from Coulter Farms
Cheese Curds from Coulter Farms

Now, what to make with all this gorgeous produce? The answer is tomato sandwiches and peach salad. This is really a non-recipe. For the sandwich: slather some toasted bread with home-made mayonnaise, top with sliced ripe tomatoes, and sprinkle with sea salt. For the salad: cut a ripe peach into wedges and toss with 2 teaspoons of honey, set aside. Tear a few leaves of butter lettuce, toss with lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Toss the greens with the peaches. You are done.

What are your favorite farmers’ market finds?

Hope you are enjoying the summer!

Peach and Butter Lettuce Salad with Open Faced Tomato Sandwich
Peach and Butter Lettuce Salad with Open Faced Tomato Sandwich
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Author: onevanillabean

I have loved cooking and baking since I was 5 years old. It was the one activity that I would share with all my extended family. Like most people, I love traveling. I love visiting the markets, exploring unknown ingredients, and bringing them back home with me for inspiration. I find that recipes with simple and pure ingredients yield the best results.

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