Tomato, Leek and Oregano Cream Cheese Sandwich

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Tomato, Leek and Oregano Cream Cheese Sandwich

Today’s sandwich reminds me a bit of pizza although there’s no melted cheese in the recipe, but if you combine the milky taste of cream cheese with dried oregano and put this on a yeasty bun with tomatoes, you’re already half way there. It’s a lighter and quicker version, easy to prepare as a little snack for lunch.

The dried oregano should be organic if possible as it tastes remarkably better, as so do the cherry tomatoes. Heirloom fruits are the best, especially in winter, as they offer a variety of flavours from honey sweet to fruity and tart. They also look really pretty with their different shapes and shades of yellow, green, red and brown. Some are almost black, quite dramatic! For my sandwich, I just cut them in half and left them uncooked to keep their crunchiness and freshness. I brought in some leek cut into very thin slices which I sautéed in a little olive oil, they were smooth with a soft hint of onion and merged well with the creaminess of the cheese. This is an easy sandwich, exactly what I need sometimes in a month full of culinary opulence and lusciousness!

As much as I try to stick to the seasons when it comes to vegetables, in winter I can’t live without tomatoes. I accept that the skin is a little bit thicker at this time of the year, and you can taste that they aren’t spoiled with sun anymore. But if you choose well, you can find some colourful little treasures that please your taste buds.

Tomato, Leek and Oregano Cream Cheese Sandwich

 

Tomato, Leek and Oregano Cream Cheese Sandwich

 Tomato, Leek and Oregano Cream Cheese Sandwich

For 2 sandwiches you need

white buns, cut in half, 2
mixed heirloom cherry tomatoes, cut in half, a handful
leek, just the white part, cut into thin slices, 1/4
cream cheese 200g / 7 ounces
dried oregano 1/4 teaspoon, to taste
salt
black peppercorns, crushed in a mortar, for the topping
olive oil

Sauté the leek in a little olive oil for a few minutes until soft and golden. Whip the cream cheese with oregano and salt. Season to taste.

Spread a thick layer of the whipped cream cheese on the bottom of the buns and sprinkle them with the sautéed leek. Garnish each bun with tomatoes, some more oregano and crushed pepper before you close it.

Tomato, Leek and Oregano Cream Cheese Sandwich

 

Tomato, Leek and Oregano Cream Cheese Sandwich

 

Tomato, Leek and Oregano Cream Cheese Sandwich

 

Tomato, Leek and Oregano Cream Cheese Sandwich

 

Tomato, Leek and Oregano Cream Cheese Sandwich