Veggie Salad Sandwich

I do love salads.  What's not to love? The versatility and ease of them is attractive and if made right, with a substantial balance of fresh vegetables and fruits, they provide a satisfyingly healthy meal.  The problem?  Sometimes I get sick of them and need to shake things up a bit.

Enter the Veggie Salad Sandwich..
Piled high with an array of fresh vegetables, provolone cheese (I like Sargento's Light Provolone Cheese the best) and then sandwiched in between some crusty whole wheat ciabatta bread, this makes for a nice little lunch or dinner.  I also used a spicy brown mustard to boost the flavor a bit, providing a nice little tang.  I tend to like to make this a lot in the spring and summer when the weather's really nice and I don't want to turn on my oven.  Or, this recipe comes in handy when I have a bunch of random vegetables on hand.  It's a great way to use up those odds and ends.  I also make these a lot to take to work for lunch.

Veggie Salad Sanwich
- 1 whole wheat ciabatta bread, cut into about a 4 inch piece and then halved
- About 2 tbs course ground dijon mustard (or any other mustard you prefer)
- 2 pieces of provolone cheese
- 1/2 tomato, sliced
- About 5-7 cucumber slices
- 1/2 roasted red pepper
- A big handful of spinach

Start by hollowing out the bread a little so that your veggies will have a little pocket to fit into.  Spread each piece of bread with mustard.  Place one piece of cheese on each side and then layer the vegetables on one side.  Cover with the other piece of bread and serve immediately.


SAS said...

Um, how on earth did you eat that sandwich? Your mouth isn't that big!!

Beth said...

So simple and yet such an awesome idea. I always think that a sandwich has to have meat. Then again, look at who I live with! haha. Love it and will definately try this especially when it gets really warm out and I don't want to cook at all. :)

The Small Boston Kitchen said...


Beth, this is a great idea for lunch. It was crazy good with zero guilt!

Kim said...

i have been making sandwiches like this for years, starting when i used to be a vegetarian and couldn't give them up. I highly recommend using hummus!

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