An ideal picnic sandwich, especially when a crisp, cool bottle of Sancerre or Pouilly-Fumé is at hand.
3/4 pound tomatoes, finely minced (about 1 cup)
1 tablespoon finely minced scallion
2 heaping tablespoons finely minced cilantro
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
12 slices nut bread, each about 1/3 inch thick, 3 inches wide, 6 inches long (this is easiest to achieve if you cut the bread from a round loaf)
12 ounces goat cheese
12 thin slices of smoked turkey breast (about 1/2 pound)
2 medium avocados, peeled, pitted, and cut into thin slices
1. Mix together the tomatoes, scallion, and the cilantro. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
2. Spread each of the 12 bread slices with 1 ounce of goat cheese. Top 6 of the slices with a slice of smoked turkey. Top each turkey slice with one sixth of the tomato mixture, spreading evenly. Top that with a thin layer of avocado slices, seasoned with salt and pepper. Top with the remaining slices of turkey, and cover with the remaining 6 slices of bread (which have been spread with goat cheese). Cut each sandwich in half.
Don't fret over slicing the bread exactly in this great sandwich recipeor even the exact proportions of ingredients. What follows is a guideline. But any combination of these ingredients on any slice of nut bread is going to yield a great sandwich. Makes 6 sandwiches