A Hummus Tartine is an elegant, yet easy, weekday lunch idea. Topped with hummus, artichokes, sundried tomatoes, and feta this summer tartine recipe will transport you to the South of France.

Sundried Tomato, Artichoke and Hummus Tartines on a plate garnished with herbs

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If you ask me to define what a tartine is, I would tell you that it’s simply a fancy way of saying “toasted bread with all sorts of yumminess on top.”

If you want me to get technical, I’d go further to say that tartines:

  • Are versatile open-faced sandwiches from France that can be topped with a variety of toppings.
  • Always start with a base of lightly toasted bread, preferably a high-quality sourdough.
  • Are fixtures on French café menus and can be enjoyed for either breakfast (like this Scrambled Egg Toast with Roasted Asparagus) or lunch.

The tartine recipe I’m sharing today is based on a topping combination I enjoyed at one of our favorite cafes during our trip through France, the lovely Comptoir Poilane.

sourdough, artichokes, feta, sun-dried tomatoes and hummus on a marble countertop to make tartines

How to Make a Hummus Tartine

Starting with a toasted sourdough base, this vegetarian tartine recipe is spread with a generous amount of olive tapenade hummus before being piled high with an addictive combination of sundried tomatoes, artichokes, and feta cheese.


The Ingredients

  • Sourdough Bread. Any sturdy, artisan-style loaf you love will work beautifully in this recipe. Personally, I hauled a six-pound loaf of Polaine sourdough back from France. Necessary? No. Delicious? Yes. A little crazy? Absolutely.
  • Hummus. Personally, my go-to flavor for this hummus tartine is olive tapenade but feel free to choose your favorite flavor of store-bought or homemade hummus (I plan to try a tartine using this Edamame Hummus soon).
  • Artichoke Hearts. Give this tartine a delicious Mediterranean flavor that I just can’t get enough of.
  • Sundried Tomatoes. Add depth thanks to their intense sweet-tart flavor.
  • Feta Cheese. Adds salty, creamy tang to the tartine and balances the other flavors.

Substitution Tip!

The beauty of a hummus tartine is that you can pile on any ingredient you love or happen to have in the fridge—just switch up the hummus flavor to match. Some of my recent favorites include:

  • Deli Turkey with Capers (another Cuisine de Bar inspiration)
  • Egg with Sliced Avocado
  • Fresh Tomatoes with Goat Cheese
Sundried Tomato, Artichoke and Hummus spread on gourmet sourdough bread sitting on a parchment-lined cutting bard with a side of artichokes and feta cheese

The Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Spread each slice of bread with hummus.
  3. Top each slice evenly with artichoke hearts, sundried tomatoes, and feta.
  4. Arrange on a baking sheet and toast until bread is lightly crisp and toppings are warm. Serve immediately and ENJOY!

Cooking Variations

  • Toaster Oven. Place assembled tartines in a preheated toaster oven and toast until the bread is lightly crisp and the toppings are warm.
  • Standard Toaster. Toast the bread to your desired level of doneness. Then, while still warm, assemble as directed above with the toppings.

Storage Tips

  • To Store. Tartines are best served warm immediately upon assembly. Therefore, I do not recommend storing leftover tartines.

We might not be able to catch a flight to France tonight, but we can bring a little French café living to our lunch tables with this hummus tartine recipe. Grab your bread, your hummus, and your fixin’s, and let’s get toasty.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Tartines French?

Yes. Tartine is a French word used to describe any open-faced sandwich that can be topped with a variety of regional (or seasonal) spreads or toppings.

Are Tartines Served Hot or Cold?

Tartines always begin with a slice of toasted bread. However, once assembled with toppings, the tartine may be served hot or cold.

What is the Difference Between a Tartine and a Crostini?

The main difference between tartines and crostini is that tartines are French while Crostini are Italian. Additionally, crostini are generally much smaller than tartines.

Mediterranean Hummus Tartines

Hummus Tartine

This hummus tartine, topped with hummus, artichokes, sundried tomatoes, and feta, is my version of the classic French open-faced sandwich.

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Total: 10 mins

Servings: 2 tartines

Ingredients
  

  • 2 slices sourdough bread or your favorite artisan-style bread, thickly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons olive tapenade hummus or your hummus flavor of choice
  • 6 canned artichoke hearts rinsed, drained, and split in half length-wise
  • 10 sundried tomato pieces
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese

Instructions
 

  • With a Toaster Oven: Spread each slice of bread with hummus. Top each slice evenly with artichoke hearts, sundried tomatoes, and feta. Place in toaster oven and toast until bread is lightly crisp and topping is warm. Enjoy immediately.
  • With a Conventional Oven: Place rack in the upper third of an oven and preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Assemble tartines as directed above. Set on an ungreased baking sheet, then bake until lightly crisp, about 4 minutes, keeping a close eye on them the entire time they bake to prevent scorching.
  • With a Regular Toaster: Toast bread until golden and lightly crisp. Spread with hummus and top as directed above.

Notes

  • TO STORE: Tartines are best served warm immediately upon assembly. Therefore, I do not recommend storing assembled tartines.

Nutrition

Serving: 1(of 2) tartinesCalories: 355kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 14gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 15mgPotassium: 612mgFiber: 5gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 698IUVitamin C: 16mgCalcium: 145mgIron: 5mg

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