Camille Styles, founder of the eponymous lifestyle blog, has garnered a frenzied fan base for her mindful living habits. Here, she shares her favorite summer tartine recipes with MyDomaine.
There’s nothing quite like packing a picnic basket and spreading out a blanket to channel that “summertime and the livin’ is easy” vibe that we all fantasize about. Of course, the perfect picnic requires a menu that’s built around fresh, simple, seasonal ingredients. There’s no better way to showcase them than with colorful tartines, which can be summed up as an open-faced sandwich. I’ve rounded up my seven go-to recipes that are so easy, they can be packed up for a midweek lunch break (who says picnics have to be reserved for the weekend?) while still being impressive enough to shine in a romantic outdoor tête-à-tête in the park.
Add a bottle of rosé and a mason jar full of strawberries, and your picnic basket is ready for summer.
The only thing better than avocado toast? Avocado tartines, of course. Pour the vegan hollandaise sauce into a jar for travel, and spoon it over toast when it’s time to eat.
Pear and blue cheese is a classic combination for good reason. These sweet and savory tartines are like the ultimate cheese plate on toast. Sprinkle thyme leaves, honey, and salt to taste.
Every good picnic ends with something decadent, and these fig tartines are a sophisticated way to satisfy sweet tooths. Pack a jar of artisanal honey and then drizzle it over the tartines just before serving. Lastly, simply watch your dining companions dive right in.
Impress your picnic partners by whipping up an elevated take on a cheese spread. These tartines combine grated zucchini with goat cheese, garlic, and herbs, which are then topped with fruity salsa for an irresistible bite. Pack the salsa, cheese, and toast in separate containers and then easily assemble on site.
Nothing says summer quite like biting into a ripe strawberry. Celebrate the season’s bounty by topping these tartines with sweet ricotta and fresh berries. Simply perfect.
The flavors of caramelized squash, zesty orange, and creamy whipped thyme goat cheese would feel at home on a dinner party menu, but the simplicity of the recipe makes these tartines picnic-approved.
The simplest solution? Let your guests choose their own tartine adventure by setting up a build-your-own toppings bar. Pack up a variety of veggies, fruits, cheeses, and anything else your heart desires. Then slice up a baguette and let everyone have fun creating their own favorite combinations.
Have any other delectable tartine combinations you’d like to share? Tell us below.