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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Greek Sandwich with Feta Vinaigrette

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You’re in a hurry! Running late, maybe even stuck in traffic. What’s for dinner? With one quick stop to the grocery store, or better yet—the farmer’s market, you can have everything in one bag to make this tempting sandwich.

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We love this one. Seriously. L. O. V. E. It’s cool and refreshing with zero cooking involved, so that makes it great for hot summer evenings when you can’t even think of turning on the oven. What’s so great about it? Well, aside from being delicious and loaded with vegetables, it’s also crunchy, cool, and satisfying. I think it would be great with some grilled chicken tucked in there, too. And now that we can actually see the grill out there in the yard, it’s a perfect time to try that option out. We’ve been enjoying this all winter long. Yes, really! With bagged spinach, Campari Tomatoes or vine ripened, and an English Cucumber—you know the ones, all wrapped up in plastic—this still tastes like a fresh summer sandwich.

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Have you guys tried the Campari tomatoes? They’re the closest I've found to garden fresh. They’re sweet and so good. I think I’ll have to do a side by side when we start getting garden tomatoes this summer. Anyway, they’re a bit pricier than the pink, bland “other” tomatoes, but they’re well worth it.

I found this recipe a while back at MyRecipes.com. If you haven’t checked this site out yet, you should. It’s packed with great recipes and tips! Whether you want quick recipes, diet friendly, budget, or party recipes and more, you can find them there. The MyRecipes.com network has recipes from some of your favorite magazines:

Just look at all of those resources, right at your fingertips! So check them out!

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You can find the recipe for the sandwich here: Greek Sandwich with Feta Vinaigrette. The only thing I do differently is to use fresh spinach instead of arugula. And do make the dressing to taste—a reviewer said she thought it was a bit lemony, so she added extra oil. It’s all to taste, right?

One side note—we like to really pack the salad into the sandwiches. I know, oink, right? But it’s salad! Can’t fault me for that, hehe. So it can get a little messy. Serve with a fork for picking up the salad that is going to fall out in your plate. And if you’re serving it to guests, make sure they’re people you’re not trying to impress with your graceful eating habits. This sandwich is good. Really good. And worth getting a little messy over.

If any of you decide to try it, please let me know how you liked it, and also let me know if you try it with chicken! One more thing! The dressing and salad make a wonderful side salad on their own, or even with some chicken added for a main dish meal.greek-salad-sandwich

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26 comments:

Michelle said...

OMG...does this look good or what!!!! I'm dying here!

VeggieGirl said...

FAAAABULOUS!!

Maria said...

My kind of sandwich! I have been sick this week so I haven't eaten much, when I am better, this is on my list!! Looks so fresh and delicious!

Sarah said...

Campari tomatoes rock!

And your photos of that sandwich are awesome.

Elle said...

Michelle--thank you! One of these sandwiches will make you feel better, hehe.

Liz--it is a great sandwich!

Maria--thank you! I do hope you start feeling better soon, poor thing.

Sarah--they DO rock, don't they? And thanks for the compliment on the photos. :)

Libby Murphy said...

Wow that sure looks good enough to eat this very minute. So fresh and tasty!
Happy Twirls

Kristen said...

oh, great, now I'm hungry again. I should have known that would happen, always seems to happen when I stop here.

Seriously delicious!

picky cook said...

yum! that looks so great - what a good idea! must make this soon!

recipes2share said...

You are right, Elle - this sounds a tasty treat, packed with colourful vitamins too! Great to hear from you and your photographs remain fantastic!!

Jamie said...

How can something so simple be so fabulous?! Love all of these ingredients, the fresh veg blended with the feta is a yummy! The photos are gorgeous, too.

kat said...

Looks tasty & I can imagine it would be great served in a pita too.

onlinepastrychef said...

What a great idea! Put salad between slices of bread--love it. It looks cool and refreshing and easy, and I want one!

Ingrid said...

Looks delish! We're very fond of all those yummy Greek flavors. I'm going to stuff the salad (w/chicken) in some pitas. My kiddos don't like when they eat sandwiches and all the "stuff" slides out. LOL!
~ingrid

kellypea said...

Didn't know that MyRecipes was connected with some of the mags I used to subscribe to and sorely miss so thanks for mentioning that. And the sandwich. Oh. Yes. Greek salad is our favorite but I've never quite turned it into a sandwich. Did make some pita sannies recently, but not quite like this. YUM.

Elle said...

Libby, Kristen and Picky Cook--thank you!

Fiona--thank you, good to see you, too!

Jamie, Kat, OPC, and Ingrid--thanks to all of you. :)

Kelly--they have so many recipes on the site, you can lose a lot of time there. But in a good way. Thank you!

Maris said...

I love this - it's like a salad on a sandwich - what could be better?

Dawn said...

I love these types of sammies all year round. I love using a roll up or flatbread too. Doesn't feta make everything better? Oh yes.
Have a good weekend Ms. Elle!

catherine @ www.unconfidentialcook.com said...

I love it: a salad sandwich...and why not? We have a feta salad several times a week (TJS has a great lite version that's creamy and good). Next time, I'm putting it between a couple of slices.

Grace said...

those are some LUSCIOUS maters. i can't wait until i can sink my teeth into their juicy goodness. :)

Margie said...

Feta vinaigrette has been in my "recipes to try" file for a few months now. Thanks for the reminder and the tip about Campari tomatoes. I've been walking right by them all winter not willing to take a chance.

giz said...

You're an angel - thanks for all your help with the cupcake dilemma. I could use that sandwich right now to help me think.

Peter M said...

Elle, ya had me at Feta vinaigrette but you've made a veggie sandwich look fabulously tasty.

Colleen said...

This looks so light and refreshing - a perfect summer meal!

Pam said...

Now this is my kind of sandwich - it looks so good Elle.

justeatfood said...

I just love no cook, quick meals that everyone likes. Perfect!

taste memory said...

my mouth is absolutely watering with this post! elle this recipe + photos absolutely stun me with delight! ;-)

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