Healthy and Hearty Sandwich Recipes You Shouldn’t Miss Out On
By Adrian T. Cheng
A sandwich can be a snack or a meal on its own. It’s easy to prepare, pack and take with you if you’re always on the go. It can also be a fulfilling meal when you’re winding down and relaxing at home. Either way, sandwiches are a winner whatever the situation may be. If you’re a sandwich lover, here are healthy and hearty recipes you should definitely try:
Herbed Asparagus and Goat Cheese Pockets
What you need:
- 2 10-inch flour tortillas
- 1/4 kilogram asparagus, sliced into 1 1/2-inch pieces
- 1/2 cup herbed goat cheese
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- Fresh cilantro sprigs for garnish
- Salt and pepper to taste
Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-low heat in a pan then cook asparagus until tender. Season with salt and pepper and remove from heat. Spread one side of each tortilla with half of the goat cheese then top with half of the cooked asparagus followed by half of the cilantro. Fold tortillas in half and brush the outside with remaining olive oil. Cook over medium-low heat in a skillet for 3 minutes per side. Slice each tortilla in half and garnish with cilantro sprigs before serving.
Grilled Cheese and Corned Beef Sandwich
What you need:
- 8 slices rye bread
- 8 slices deli-sliced corned beef
- 8 slices Swiss cheese
- 1 cup sauerkraut, drained
- 1/2 cup Thousand Island dressing
- 2 tablespoons butter
Spread Thousand Island dressing on one side of 4 bread slices. Layer each with 1 Swiss cheese, 2 slices corned beef, 1/4 cup sauerkraut and another slice of Swiss cheese. Top with remaining bread slices. Lightly butter both sides of each sandwich. Grill on a pre-heated griddle over medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes per side or until golden brown.
Double Tomato Cheese Baguette
What you need:
- 1 French baguette, sliced into 3/4-inch slices
- 6 plum tomatoes, chopped
- 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, packed in oil
- 3 cloves minced garlic
- 2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup fresh basil, stems removed
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Mix together plum tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, basil, balsamic vinegar, salt and black pepper in a large bowl. Let sit for 10 minutes for flavors to combine. Arrange baguette slices in a single layer on a baking sheet and heat in an oven (on broiler setting) until lightly browned, 1 to 2 minutes. Divide tomato mixture among baguettes then top with mozzarella cheese. Return to oven and broil until cheese has melted, about 5 minutes.
Enjoy these hearty sandwiches with you whether you’re relaxing or on the go!
Adrian T. Cheng is a food blogger who promotes healthy eating. He has written numerous posts and articles about natural herbs and spices, shared countless of delicious and healthy recipes and reviewed kitchen accessories that are affordable yet of quality. You can view Adrian’s posts about going green and other nutrition tips and tricks on his page.