Monday, January 19, 2009

Sweet-Pepper Balsamic Sandwich

So I was making one of my favorite sandwiches for lunch the other day, and figured I should share the goodness. Lunch is always a tricky menu for me, because I want something delicious, but I don't want to take a lot of time to make anything. If this sounds familiar try this sandwich. It is simple, healthy, and so so tasty. This day I enjoyed it with a simple fruit salad made with apples, bananas, and pineapple with a bit of honey and lemon juice

Sweet-Pepper Balsamic Sandwich
Recipe and Photos by Caroline

This is an approximate recipe, meaning add and subtract how you like. The amounts below are enough to make 2 sandwiches

1/2 red bell pepper, sliced
2 full slices of red onion
1 white mushroon, sliced
1/2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
Italian Seasoning
salt and pepper
1/4 cup Mozzarella cheese
4 pieces white bread, toasted (wheat bread isn't very good with this sandwich)
2 tbsp veggie cream cheese or plain cream cheese


1. Slice all of your vegetables. Heat olive oil in skillet over medium-low heart; saute peppers and onions for a few minutes until they begin to become tender, add mushrooms.
2. Season vegetables with salt, pepper, and the Italian Seasonings and let saute another minute or two. Add balsamic vinegar and cover with a lid for about one minute (note: when you add the vinegar it is going to sizzle, so watch out and cover the pan as quickly as you can to avoid a mess on your stove).
3. Once the vegetables are soft turn off the burner, but leave the pan on the stove. Leave the vegetables in the pan and pile them into the middle and cover them with the cheese; replace the lid and let the cheese melt.
4. In the meantime, toast your bread and slather each piece with the cream cheese. When the cheese on the vegetables has melted, place on your toast and make the sandwich. Enjoy!

ps..these sandwiches really are tasty!


Rebekah said...

That looks really good. Not something my kids would like but I think I would love it. Feel free to come over and bring lunch anytime.

Brad said...

If there were a Queen of Sandwich land this would be it. So good!

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