Saturday, August 21, 2010

Veggie Sandies By The Dozen

Most of my family has started eating a nutritarian diet. My mom and sisters are especially devoted to this healthy lifestyle. This pleases me very much because it validates my position as the oldest and thus, the bossiest. But really, I love them and want them to feel as great as I do. I want to travel with them when we are old and when I say travel I mean adventure! Most of the places on my "To Explore" list involve, at the very least, vigorous walking. Some require an little bit of dare devil attitude and I want my mom and four sisters there because they really are the neatest people I know.

So this summer when we spent a few weeks together we ate lots of delicious food and had many exciting conversations about how wonderful it all tastes and how awesome we all are for treating ourselves so well. There was lots of bragging and back patting.

One night we made 12 veggie sandies:

12 wasn't enough. Everyone wanted two -they were so good. We served them with grilled corn on the cob (grill before shucking), melon salad, hummus and green salad. It was a feast!

Grilled Veggie Sandies

Sandwich thins - we used Pepperidge farms but any brand will do if it is whole wheat
Spread bottom thin with hummus
Stack:
  • shredded carrots (on the hummus so they stick)
  • grilled eggplant
  • grilled zucchini
  • grilled sweet peppers
  • sliced onion (we used Vadalia)
  • sliced cucumber
Spread top with guacamole.

Tuck bib into collar and open wide (real wide!).

3 comments:

the wrath of khandrea said...

this is one of my favorite sandwiches EVER. although i've never added the cuke, which sounds delish. i have to have some fresh parm on mine though. sorry.

matter of fact, one of the first things i cooked for skip was this sandwich. he was appalled at the site of veggies on his grill, but still "open" to trying a bite. he literally gagged on the first bite, forced the swallow, and "politely" slid the sandwich towards me. how we still married is a mystery to me.

Linda said...

These were excellent along with the company! Today I made veggie subs: whole wheat buns loaded with sliced tomatos, pepperoncini, dill pickle, cukes, walla walla onion (lots, cut thick), sliced avocado, shredded lettuce and lots of red vinegar. Satisfying full bodied flavor with no mayo, meat or cheese necessary.

Sally said...

They really are yummy. Now whenever I see an eggplant I think of these sandwiches.