This is inspired by my favorite vegetarian sandwich at Chez Lulu, a cafe and bakery in Birmingham, Alabama. I love the combo of thinly sliced sweet pear with pungent goat cheese, lightly dressed greens and toasted nuts. I used a plain version of our Knead-less Olive-Rosemary Bread, but any type of whole grain bread will do the trick.
1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
Pinch of sea salt
Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup mixed salad greens
1 ounce goat cheese
2 (1-1/2 ounce) slices whole grain bread
1 slice onion, separated into rings
5 thin pear slices
1/2 teaspoon chopped toasted walnuts
Whisk together first 4 ingredients in a small bowl. Add salad greens, tossing to coat. Spread cheese on 1 slice of bread. Top with greens, onion, pear, walnuts and remaining slice of bread.
Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
This fresh, light vegetarian sandwich made with whole grain bread, lightly dressed greens, goat cheese and fresh pear will make you look forward to lunch.