Tomatoes and bacon are probably two of our favorite ingredients on a good sandwich, but I think I might like this one just as much.  Starting with a good bagel, toasted, a slathering of quality cream cheese, sprinkling of fresh herbs, a thick slice of summer ripened tomato, cracked black pepper, sea salt and fresh watercress.  That’s it.  It’s summer heaven.

Holding onto the last days of summer!

Open Face Tomato Cream Cheese Bagel Sandwich

  • One bagel, sliced in half.   Toasted (everything, poppyseed, sesame seed, pumpernickel, or onion are best)
  • 2-3 T cream cheese
  • 1-1/2 T chopped mixed organic herbs (parsley, chives, basil)
  • 1 ripe tomato, sliced 1/8th inch thick (beefsteak, heirloom, early girl — whatever you like!)
  • 2-3 T watercress, sprouts, or microgreens
  • black pepper & sea salt

Toast bagel, set aside.  Mix cream cheese with herbs.  Spread each half with 1-1/2 tablespoons of cream cheese mixture.  Top with sliced tomato, greens of choice and cracked black pepper and salt.