Long time, no see! I know, I know…But I have a lovely treat for you today!
You know those days when you have a craving for something a little savory, and you want to do minimal effort? That’s what this sandwich is perfect for! I wanted something that gave a little bit of an acidic tang, but was mostly natural in its ingredients. Plus, I didn’t want to spend an enormous amount of time in the kitchen.
I started off with several herbs that were very easy to find in my local grocery store. Herbs such as thyme, basil, and cilantro. That allowed for that well known Italian kick to come forward. I chopped up a bit of garlic to give it a boost in the flavor department, added grape tomatoes for tang factor, and sautéed it up with a bit of olive oil! Not to mention tossing in a bit of onion and Bella mushrooms for added taste! Easy peasy!
Tomato&Herb Infused Classic Sandwich
- Canyon Bakehouse Gluten Free Mountain White bread
- 4 oz. grape tomatoes, cut into quarters
- Pepper jack cheese
- Prima della Honey Maple Cured Ham
- 2 Basil leaves, diced
- Cilantro leaves, diced
- Thyme sprigs, diced
- Pinch of Spinach leaves, diced
- 3 Bella mushrooms, diced into small pieces
- 1 clove of Garlic
- 1/4 small onion, diced
- 2 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Small bowl
- Small saucepan
The first step is to dice all the fresh vegetables and herbs you have in front of you! You should make sure you cut the tomatoes into quarters, and dice the herbs, onion, garlic, and mushrooms into small pieces. The smells will be rather intense, but your house will smell like a small garden! Which I believe is wonderful on a summer’s day!
Now, place all the items you just diced into a small bowl and mix the items with the 2 tbsp. of olive oil! Mix the items until they are generously covered, adding more as needed. Then, place this mixture in the small saucepan you have waiting in the wings!
Sauté the mixture until the tomatoes are slightly softened, the mushrooms and onions are mostly cooked, and the juices are flowing freely! This took no more than 5 minutes when I made this recipe!
Now, the assembly! I added a bit of butter to the bread before layering the cheese and ham, this would be something that is entirely up to you! After layering the cheese and ham, layer on the veggies and herb mixture and top with the last piece of bread. Cut your sandwich in half, and bingo! Done and delicious!
Now, some noteworthy things I noticed while making this was that even though the ham was delicious with this mixture, chicken would be a wonderful choice as well! Also, if you like a bit of a saltier sandwich, feel free to add salt and pepper as needed. I personally try to limit my salt intake. I hope this gives you a delicious, easy lunch option that not only you enjoy, but you love.
Stay tuned for more recipes to come!