Thursday, November 4, 2010

Artichoke Salad Sandwich

Thursdays in November will be lunchbox recipe days!

First up is an artichoke salad sandwich. I got the idea for this recipe from muffin-tuffin on the PPK. Her description of the sandwich was "artichoke hearts, basil, garlic, mayo, roasted red peppers on bread with spinach."

I did things a little differently to fit what's in my kitchen. I never seem to have roasted red peppers, and roasting them myself doesn't seem to mesh with my goal of easy lunch recipes.

Artichoke Salad for a Sandwich
(makes 1 sandwich)

4 artichoke hearts (frozen or canned, but not marinated)
1 clove garlic, minced
2 green onions, chopped
handful of basil, chopped
1 tablespoon vegenaise
salt and pepper to taste

If you're using frozen artichoke hearts, thaw or cook them briefly. If you're using canned or jarred artichoke hearts, rinse them in water. Squeeze the artichoke hearts over a strainer to get out as much water as possible. Roughly chop the artichoke hearts, mix with the other ingredients. Taste and adjust the seasonings.

I ate my sandwich on pumpernickel (low GI!) with some lettuce, but I think tomato slices or thinly sliced onion would be nice as well.


Laura Jill said...

That sammich sounds delish, Molly. I'm a very big fan or anything that involves artichoke hearts, LOL.


panda with cookie said...

That sounds good. I would totally add the roasted red pepper though. Frankly, I'd probably eat any sandwich with the roasted reds.

Nicole said...

Hey! That was my recipe :D yay!

Glad you liked it, it's awesome grilled.

-Nicole (aka Muffin-Tuffin)

celyn said...

I love artichokes, and I know I'd love this sandwich!

Seglare said...

That looks like a delicious sandwich and a perfect lunch! :)

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

Sounds simple and delicious!

mollyjade said...

LJ, celyn, seglare, and Mo-Thanks!

Panda-I hate taking the skin off roasted peppers, and the jarred ones just taste like water.

Nicole-I'm glad you stopped by! I saved the link to your blog when I originally copied down the recipe, but blogger told me the blog didn't exist when I went to write this post.

Anonymous said...

I would definitley enjoy eating that!

Bonnie said...

I have to try this idea. I'm always looking for tasty sandwich fillings, and I usually have these ingredients around anyway. Thanks for posting this!

Christina said...

I love all things artichokey, as long as they are not marinated! I will definitely try this. I like making a creamy pasta sauce with puréed artichoke hearts, and this sounds very similar in flavor.