In honor of Marsha’s blog earlier this week about Meatless Mondays, I am sharing my all-time favorite vegetarian sandwich. It’s great for those busy (or hot) nights when you just don’t feel like cooking, awesome to bring on a picnic, and perfect for a packed lunch for work or school. I suggest layering the baguette, cheese, veggies, cheese, then baguette so that the bread doesn’t get too soggy if it’s going to be a while until you have your meal. I realize it is a little out of season, but I want summer to be here already, so call this wishful thinking! :D
With this in mind, if you can’t find a decent tomato in your neck of the woods, save this recipe for when they are more abundant. Add a side dish such as celery with peanut butter (to boost veg and protein) to make this a nutritionally complete meal. And as always, use this recipe as a jumping off point for your favorite flavors. Of course you could add (or take away) some veggies, switch out the cheese, or try it on a hearty whole grain or rye bread. Heck, you could even do a “deconstructed” version, with all the veg and cheese on a bed of greens with croutons. Sky’s the limit, you know.
Summery Avocado Sandwiches
8 oz baguette
1 awesome large tomato (preferably beefsteak)
1/2 a red onion, sliced thin
a handful of sprouts
1/2 pound havarti cheese
Put it all together and cut it into 4 portions. Mmmmmmm!
Check out our healthy recipe archives for some other vegetarian meal ideas.
What’s your favorite vegetarian sandwich?