Reset and refresh with our lemon herbed cucumber toast. Start by spreading our farmer cheese and freshly chopped dill on sourdough bread. Then top your toast with layers of thinly sliced cucumber and add a drizzle of vinaigrette made with zesty lemon and peppery herbs. Last, but not least, garnish with lemon zest and sea salt.
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- 1/2 cup Farmer Cheese
- 1/2 tsp freshly chopped dill
- 1/2 cucumber thinly shaved
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp lemon juice + zest
- 1/2 tsp fresh oregano
- pinch of garlic powder
- 2 slices of toasted bread
- Mix fresh dill and farmer cheese together and spread over toasted bread.
- Layer on thinly sliced cucumber.
- Drizzle toast with your lemon herbed vinaigrette (stir mixture of olive oil, garlic powder, lemon juice, fresh oregano in a small bowl).
- Garnish with lemon zest and salt.