How to Make Tartines

Meet the tartine (also know as an open-faced sandwich, bruschetta, toast…) — your new favorite way to eat everything. All you need is excellent bread, an interesting spread and these recipes and ideas!

You know what’s fun? Sandwiches! They are portable; you can make them in a million different ways, and even if you’re in an office, you can still sneak outside with a sandwich for some sunshine time. You know what’s even more fun? Open-faced sandwiches. (i.e. tartines, bruschetta, toasties, toast…) Open-faced sandwiches give you a little more flexibility with your toppings and you can even get wild and make a few entirely different kinds for one meal.

Speaking of fun, our new Global Vice President of Culinary and Hospitality, Tien Ho opens in a new tab, is kicking off his tenure at Whole Foods Market with a food truck concept opens in a new tab that will launch during Austin’s annual SXSW Festival opens in a new tab. (Mark your calendars for Thursday, March 10!) Tien and his team will use the food truck as a delicious way to test new food concepts for our Whole Foods Market prepared foods and bakery departments. The team will change the menu every two months, testing new dishes and flavors that could become favorites nationwide. First on the docket are open-faced sandwiches, or tartines, so we thought you might want to practice on your own.

You’ll need excellent bread, an interesting spread and an open mind. Tartines can be for breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack time, so be prepared to add them to your regular menu rotation.


Start with spreads then add any toppings you like:

Carrot Cashew Spread
Homemade Japanese-Style Mayo
Creamy Vegan Mayo
Lentil-Walnut Spread
Lemon-Ricotta Kale Dip
Whipped Sweet Potato Spread

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Or if you’re feeling ready to go all in, might I recommend these irresistible combos: 

Mushroom and Chard Bruschetta
Grilled Goat Cheese and Artichoke Toasties
Parmigiano Reggiano and Prosciutto Toasts With Balsamic Glaze
Crab and Mango Toasties
Ham and Rhubarb Jam Toasties
Broiled Shrimp Toasts With Greens
Mini Tropical Cheese Toasts

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Are you an open-faced sandwich fan? What are your favorite combinations? Any secrets we should know?


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