Searching for something tasty to bring for lunch that was quick to make but tired of peanut butter, I created a tasty sandwich out of random things in my fridge. The first time I made it, I used mustard where the cream cheese is currently, and it was too much tart stuff. I also didn’t have the onion, which provides a great crunch and a nice bite. I know the list of ingredients sounds odd, but I promise the flavors balance really well.
Sorry, there’s no picture…I ate the sandwich before I could take one!
Cooking time: 15 minutes or less
- 2 slices wheat bread
- 1-2 tbsp cream cheese (I like the whipped kind because it spreads more easily)
- 2-3 tbsp hummus
- one slice of red onion
- 3-4 slices of apple
- 1 large (sandwich-sized) slice of strongly-flavored cheese (I used Swiss, but sharp cheddar would be good too)
- a nice lettuce leaf, or spinach leaves
- a couple tbsp bottled roasted bell peppers
- Spread the cream cheese on one slice of bread and the hummus on the other slice.
- Quarter the onion slice (small pieces make it easier to eat). Layer the onion onto the cream cheese, followed by the apple slices, then the piece of cheese.
- Slice the bell peppers into strips about one inch long and 1/3 inch wide. Layer these on the hummus side. Top with the lettuce, and then the other half of the sandwich (the big slice of cheese keeps the ingredients in place when you flip it).
- Cut sandwich diagonally for extra enjoyment. Wrap it up, and put it in your lunch box.