Sandwiches can be a healthful, satisfying meal when you stuff them with an entire salad! Opt for a whole grain baguette—you will stay fuller longer and enjoy the hearty flavor. Purchased pesto makes this so easy and tastes like summer in a jar. For a satisfying lunch, pair this sandwich with a cup of tomato soup or sliced fresh fruit, like peaches or nectarines when in season. Servings 2. Total time 10 minutes.
4 cups mixed greens, or spinach
2 tablespoons jarred pesto
2 8-inch baguette pieces
4 ounces Asiago cheese, thinly sliced
1 large tomato, sliced
Season to taste, if desired
- Heat the broiler. Put the mixed greens in a medium bowl and add the pesto, tossing to coat.
- Slice the baguette pieces in half lengthwise, but not all the way through, so that they open like a book. Open them and place on a sheet pan, then cover the open bread with cheese slices. Place under the broiler just until the cheese is toasted, about a minute.
- Transfer the baguettes to plates and stuff with greens and tomato slices. Serve with a fork to pick up any extra greens that fall out.
570 calories, 16 g. fat, 40 mg. cholesterol, 1390 mg. sodium, 49 g. carbohydrate, 4 g. fiber, 30 g. protein
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