Are you also fond of Belgian “tartines”?!


Next to Belgian beer and chocolate, the Belgian “boterhammen” or “les tartines” are the most popular with the Belgians themselves. They are slices of fresh bread, richly garnished with a whole variety of spreads and vegetables. It goes from savoury to sweet. “Tartines” or “boterhammen” are served at breakfast, lunch and often as an afternoon snack.

This is a very healthy and vegetarian version. Enjoy!


What do you need?

Per person:

• 2 slices of fresh multi-grain bread
• 4 tbsp. low fat cottage cheese
• 2 marinated artichokes
• 70 gram marinated tomatoes
• A few sprigs of rocket
• Pinch “fleur de sel” salt
• Pinch of black pepper
• 2 tbsp. salted pecan nuts (alternatively use salted walnuts or cashews)


Slice the bread.
Spread cottage cheese on each slice of bread.
Sprinkle with pepper and salt.

Chop the pecan nuts roughly.

Cut the artichokes in equal parts.

Do the same with the tomatoes (if too big).

Spread the artichokes over the cottage cheese.
Organize the marinated tomatoes on top.
Decorate with the rocket.
Sprinkle the chopped nuts on top.

Bon appétit!

© Magali Schockaert and, 2012. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Magali Schockaert and with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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  1. That looks delicious Magali, and nicely photographed!

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