No-meat sandwich

I always really liked sandwiches. However, I’ve gotten away from eating/making them. This is at least in part because I think of sandwiches as meat-based and since these days – and for many years – I’m mostly-vegetarian, sandwiches just kind of dropped out of my food repertoire. Clearly I needed to broaden my sandwich horizons.

On Sunday I was milling around the grocery store trying to decide what I wanted when I struck upon the idea of a sandwich. I sprung for fancier ingredients than I’d normally buy and that, combined with foods I already had at home, could make for tasty sandwiches. I had two of them Sunday, one Monday and had the last (with all the fancy ingredients) today.

First I toasted two slices of whole wheat bread, then slathered on a thick layer of ready-made, refrigerated hummus.

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I added one slice of provolone cheese.

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Next came marinated artichoke hearts from a jar. Canned artichoke hearts could also work.

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I had bought a tomato and all I had left were these end pieces. Pretend they look better.

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One sliced, hard-boiled egg was next.

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Normally this would be a good time to pile on lettuce. You will not be seeing that here as lettuce is currently running an obscene $3/lb. I don’t need to know why; I’m sure it is because of bad weather, floods, or toads falling from the sky wherever it is the lettuce comes from. Instead – and I’m very proud here – I used the first four mature Spinach-Mustard Greens I am growing in a pot outside.

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Lastly, I almost forgot I had bought a red onion today, so I had to open my sandwich back up to add these. Red onions aren’t for everyone but I’m mad for them. If I’m going to eat them raw like this I do it if it’s the last meal of the day and/or I don’t plan to be around people because they are pungent!

 

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It was delicious and filling

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23 thoughts on “No-meat sandwich

  1. vanbytheriver

    You have it all there…protein, fiber, veggie, grain…wonderful combo. I had a avocado sandwich at a vegetarian restaurant that I’ve duplicated for 40 years now (no kidding). Sliced avocado, cucumber (or dill pickle), tomato, sweet onion, alfalfa sprouts, cheddar on whole grain toast. We call it the green sandwich, tasty.

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    1. writerinsoul Post author

      Oh man, that sounds so good too. You’re right about all the groups representin’ – for once I wasn’t even thinking about that so much. I wonder if I could make a sandwich like yours or mine and freeze a bunch or if they would come out disgusting.

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    1. writerinsoul Post author

      Thanks! I know, I haven’t been eating them much either but when I think about it, they’re fairly easy and good for any meal. You can’t really say that about beans or pasta or chicken…

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  2. Ally Bean

    Your sandwich looks delicious. And I’m sure that you’re right: “toads falling from the sky wherever it is the lettuce comes from” is the exact reason why it’s so expensive lately.

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    1. writerinsoul Post author

      Haha, the local grocery store used to post little signs about the state of affairs elsewhere causing lettuce to either be expensive or missing altogether but they haven’t been doing that. You’d think $3/lb lettuce (outside NYC say) merits a little explanation…plus it looked ratty.

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  3. Kate Crimmins

    I could eat that! I love egg sandwiches. I had artichokes hearts in a salad at a restaurant once and really liked them. I bought a jar and didn’t like them. Not sure why. Maybe they need salad dressing on them for me.

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    1. writerinsoul Post author

      Let me fix you a plate! Artichoke hearts vary a lot, depending on the brand and whether they’re marinated or not. I like them plain so long as they don’t taste too much like the can they came in. And you could always buy and cook a whole artichoke to see what you thought of that.

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