Tomato Basil Avocado Bagels aka Love On A Bagel

by Destri on August 24, 2010

If you are lucky, your tomatoes are just now coming on, or at the very least your neighbor’s are, or they are overflowing at your local farmers market.  Anyway you get ‘em…you have to try this.  So so good.  My husband and I stopped by a cafe last week and ordered what they called a tomato and avocado bagel for a snack, and neither of us can quit thinking of it.  It’s one thing for me to love something, I always get excited about food, but when my hubbs gets excited, you know it’s a keeper.

Start with a slightly toasted bagel – I used mini wheat bagels.   Smear on as much cream cheese as you are comfortable with, then layer on a healthy dose of smashed avocado, followed by a leaf or two of fresh basil.  Then top it with a tomato (sliced) that has not stepped foot into a refrigerator…seriously not even for a second, that is like death for a tomato.  Sprinkle on some kosher or sea salt and some freshly cracked pepper….and that my friends is love on a bagel.

I could eat it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, midnight snack……

What do you do with your garden tomatoes?  I would love to hear your ideas.  I had stuffed and roasted tomatoes once that were to die for, anyone have a good recipe for that?

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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Michelle August 24, 2010 at 12:11 pm

Love bagel sandwiches and this sounds like the best lunch I can think of right now. Glad you shared it!


Destri August 24, 2010 at 8:19 pm

It is the best lunch, you don’t feel weighed down at all. My hubbs seems to think a little turkey would be good, but why fight the tomato ya know?! Thanks Michelle!


kelli August 24, 2010 at 12:34 pm

We’ve been making margherita pizzas: fresh basil, fresh tomatoes, fresh mozarella, all on a pizza crust brushed with olive oil. YUM!


Destri August 24, 2010 at 8:29 pm

Kelli, do you barbecue yours? I have never done this, but I heard it is so good!


Emelie August 24, 2010 at 12:56 pm

Those look YUMMY! I’ll have to try them.
I’m a new follower of your blog and I LOVE IT!!!!

Also, I linked to your blog on a recnt post on mine. Hope thats ok.


Destri August 24, 2010 at 8:31 pm

Aw thanks Emelie, totally made my day.

And yes! Thank you for sharing!


homesteader August 24, 2010 at 2:42 pm

oh yum, that looks SO good right now!


Destri August 24, 2010 at 8:53 pm

Oh …it was…you soooo need to try it!


Sarah August 24, 2010 at 3:17 pm

There isn’t much better than a fresh tomato… but on a bagel – that’s heaven right there.


Destri August 24, 2010 at 8:53 pm

So trying your eggs Benedict!


Suzanne August 24, 2010 at 3:43 pm

Yum, love all those ingredients so it’s a must!


Destri August 24, 2010 at 8:54 pm

I was thinking today, a little olive oil drizzled over the top would be pretty good too. I don’t know though, might compete with the avocado…hmmm….


Vanessa August 24, 2010 at 5:20 pm

this sounds awesome! i can’t wait to give it a try…definitely right up my alley.


Destri August 24, 2010 at 8:55 pm

From you my dear, definitely a compliment.


vonnie August 25, 2010 at 6:38 am

That is making me so hungry. What about mozzarella instead of the cream cheese.
heated up under the broiler. The tomatoes would be great that way. A Little tuna on it would be good also.


Karin van D. August 26, 2010 at 5:30 am

That looks absolutely delicious. Thanks for sharing, we are definitely eating this this weekend!


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