Artisan breadsliced ¼ “ thick (or a little thicker if that’s your thing)
4small Persian cucumbersdiced
8ozcottage cheese or goat cheese
Chiveschopped for garnish
Freshly ground black Pepper
⅓cuptoasted Pine Nuts
Herbs de Provenceto taste
Place diced vegetables in a bowl. You want approximately equal portions of cucumbers to tomatoes. Lightly season with sea salt and few turns of fresh pepper. Stir and set aside.
Slice desired amount of bread and brush lightly with olive oil. Heat panini pan or press on medium. When pan is hot place bread olive oil side down and toast till grill marks form.
Place prepared bread on a plate and spread with cottage cheese, lightly sprinkle with sea salt and pepper, top with veggies allowing some to spill onto plate. Sprinkle with pine nuts, chives and Herbs de Provence