I'm still avoiding gluten, but I've never stopped taking my sandwiches seriously.
There's nothing quite like holding the layers in your hand after compiling the perfect sandwich.
Full-bodied salami on top of fresh spinach with a creamy spread and a satisfying crunch.
Bell Pepper Sandwiches
I've been using vegetables in place of bread for my sandwich crusts.
- 1 bell pepper
- 7-8 slices Oscar Mayer Old World Style salami
- 1/4 cup spinach
- 3 Tbsp cream cheese
- 1/2 tsp balsamic vinegar
- Slice the bell pepper in half and remove stem and seeds. Flatten both sides slightly.
- Spread cream cheese on the inside of the bell pepper.
- Layer salami and spinach on top of cream cheese.
- Drizzle with balsamic vinegar, close sandwich and serve.
Serving Size:1 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 216Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 322mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 7g
Lately I've been using vegetables in place of bread for my sandwich crusts. Everything from cucumbers to lettuce wraps and eggplant strips make for a light, refreshing backdrop against thick-cut pieces of meat and cheese.
Sweet red bell peppers sliced in half are the perfect size and shape to replace the grains in that good old sandwich bag.
I cover the insides with cream cheese. I could get all fancy and opt for goat cheese or feta, but the familiar and easy-to-spread breakfast favorite has become my go-to at any time of day or night. The soft flavor doesn't clash, and it melts into a thick creamy sauce that infuses the whole sandwich if I decide to pop it into a panini press at the last minute.
A drizzle of balsamic vinegar (this O Fig California brand is to die for) adds a little more depth, and complements the smoky salami with just a bit of sweetness.
I layer the salami thick, really thick.
Yeah, I know what you all came here for. It's not the spinach.
They say that salami is the next big trend in sandwich meat. Oscar Mayer's Old World Style salami is a family favorite, convenient and accessible at our local grocery store. The black pepper flavor has a little kick, flavorful enough that I don't have to fuss over adding a lot of condiments or spices. I like meat that can stand on its own.
What's the most creative sandwich that you've ever made?
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