We have quit deli meat and have been on a vegetarian sandwich kick lately. Garret and I have been trying them at most of the local sandwich shops that we enjoy. Here is a rundown of our favorites:
Gus' Deli Vegetarian Sandwich:
any kind of bread, herbed cream cheese spread, mashed avocado, sprouts, tomatoes, red onion, cucumbers
High Street Deli Mother Nature Veggie Sandwich:
Sliced wheat bread, mustard, mayonnaise, lettuce, cheese, sprouts, sliced mushrooms, carrots, cucumbers, avocado, tomato, pickle, red onion
Old Edna Deli Rochella Sandwich:
Italian baguette with fresh mozzarella, tomato, basil, pesto and pesto oil- they also have a variation on this one that's on focaccia. It has all the above ingredients plus artichoke hearts, arugula, olives and herbed mayonnaise
Sidewalk Market Denicce Sandwich:
French roll, buffalo mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, red onion, basil, salt and pepper, balsamic vinegar
We also created a sandwich at home that costs less than the average made-to-order deli sandwich that is pretty tasty. Recipe follows...
Organic whole wheat bread
herbed cream cheese (recipe follows)
halved cherry tomatoes
variations include: shaved carrots, Gruyere cheese, red onion slivers
Toast bread, put together sandwich to your liking.
Herbed Cream Cheese
I have a little herb garden in my front yard, so I just took a variety of what I grow and mixed it with am 8 ounce block of light cream cheese.
Take cheese and let it set out until it reaches room temperature. Add 1/2 teaspoon of the following: basil, cilantro, chives, Italian parsley. Add sea salt and fresh pepper to taste, 1/2 teaspoon Italian Seasoning and half of a clove of garlic that is minced finely. Mix everything together and refrigerate. The longer it refrigerates, the better the flavors mix together.
You can also make a great appetizer with this by spreading it on toasted baguette slices and adding roasted red peppers and a basil leaf or kalamata olives.