The following recipes are coordinated with the ingredients in this week's Organic Fruit & Vegetable basket.
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ENTRÉE (Main Course)
THE ULTIMATE VEGGIE SANDWICH
Whether you're vegetarian or not, this Ultimate Veggie Sandwich is so packed with flavor you won't even miss the meat! From the onion & chive shmear to the sprouts and crunchy seeds + all the veggies in between you're going to want this for lunch daily!
4 slices Dave's Killer Bread Organic Seeded Honey Wheat or equivalent
1/2 c. spinach
2 slices pepper jack cheese
2 slices Swiss cheese
4 tbsp. mashed avocado mixed w/1 tsp. fresh lemon juice & salt to taste
1/2 cucumber thinly sliced
1 Roma tomato thinly sliced
1 c. alfalfa sprouts
1 tbsp. sunflower seeds
CHIVE & ONION SPREAD
2 oz. cream cheese softened
3 tbsp. non-fat plain Greek yogurt
2 green onions chopped
1 tbsp. fresh chives chopped
1/8 tsp. onion powder
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
CHIVE AND ONION SPREAD
In a small bowl mix together all of the ingredients for your chive and onion spread.
Reserve until needed.
Lightly toast bread. Once cooled, on one slice spread a thin layer of chive & onion spread.
Top with spinach, cheese, mashed avocado (plus 1 tsp fresh lemon juice & salt to taste), cucumber, tomatoes, and sprouts.
Sprinkle on the sunflower seeds. Spread thin layer of chive & onion spread on another slice of bread and top your sandwich. Enjoy!
The Ultimate Veggie Sandwich
There are a lot of great varieties of whole wheat bread out there that would also work well for this recipe.
You'll want to be sure to seek out breads that are made with whole wheat as the first ingredient (wheat flour and enriched wheat flour are not whole wheat!). You'll also want to avoid any breads containing high fructose corn syrup, as well as any ingredients that are man made and hard to pronounce.
Sprouts are becoming more and more popular, and are typically located in the refrigerated section near the fresh herbs, bagged salads, and dressings.
You can also grow your own sprouts at home! Here's a great how-to guide that'll have you sprouting in no time.
Instead of making your chive & onion spread from scratch, you can purchase a whipped chive cream cheese spread at your local grocery store, near the cream cheese.
You can also save some time by slicing your avocado onto your sandwich, rather than mashing it.
Because this sandwich is filled with fresh produce, you probably won't want to make it more than a day ahead of time.
For maximum flavor, you'll want to mix the avocado with 1 tsp of fresh lemon juice and salt to taste. The lemon juice will help prevent the avocado from browning as quickly.
Romaine lettuce, baby chard, or baby kale leaves would also work great in place of spinach!