Thursday, September 15, 2011

Not Your Ordinary Cucumber Sandwich

Last night I attended Recipe Club for the first time in months.  I wasn't able to make any of the summer get-togethers, and I really missed it.  It was so nice to go last night and eat yummy food and socialize.  Our theme for September was The Sandwich.  While web surfing, I came across an intriguing cucumber sandwich that had not just cucumbers, but tomatoes, pepperoncinis and avocado.  Simply stuffed with veggies. I decided to try it.  Doesn't this look delicious???
Here is the original recipe.  I decided to make a few changes based on my personal preferences. So, this is my version:

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf Wheat French Bread
  • Reduced Fat Chive and Onion cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cucumbers, peeled and sliced
  • Alfalfa sprouts
  • Light Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • 3 tomatos, sliced
  • Spinach
  • Pepperoncini, sliced
  • 1 avocado, mashed
  • Salt and Pepper

Directions

  1. Slice cucumbers and marinate with balsamic vinaigette.  
  2. Slice french bread in half lengthwise and toast in oven briefly. 
  3. Spread cream cheese onto the bread.
  4. Arrange cucumber slices in a single layer.
  5. Cover with sprouts.  
  6. Layer tomato slices, spinach, and pepperoncini. 
  7. Spread other slice of loaf with mashed avocado. Close sandwich and serve!

This is seriously a delicious sandwich. I'm not a vegetarian so I usually want meat in my sandwiches, but I honestly didn't miss it with this one.  There is enough crunch and texture with the sprouts and cucumbers along with a ton of flavor in the vinaigette, cream cheese and avocado.   Give this one a try.  

2 comments:

Jen said...

Yum! Sounds like my kind of sandwich. I am not a fan of cold cuts at all but I do like veggie sandwiches. Thanks for the new twist.

Lindsay Mecham Hyatt said...

Looks amazing, and I like your recipe changes. I'll have to try this one out. :D

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