Sunday, March 20, 2011

Greek Salad Sandwich



I pulled out a stack of magazines for The Great Cooking Magazine Challenge March 2011 Edition hosted by Suzy at Kitchen BouquetHead over to Suzy's blog to see what's cooking!

We love Greek cuisine, so I decided to try the Greek Salad Sandwich from Food Everyday - Martha Stewart  March 2011 issue. We both enjoyed it very much, and decided it will be great for our meadow picnics in the summer.



In a food processor, pulse 1 cup canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained. Add 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, and 1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves until finely chopped. 

In a small bowl, stir together 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced, 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 2 teaspoons olive oil and season with salt and fresh ground pepper. 

In another small bowl, mash 3 ounces crumbled feta cheese with 1 tablespoon  oil. 

Spread chickpea mixture on 4 slices of rustic bread or olive bread.

Top with 1/2 medium cucumber, thinly sliced, 1 thinly sliced tomato and red onion mixture.  

Spread feta mixture on 4 more bread slices and place on top of sandwiches. Serves 4. 

Thank you for stopping by!

Debbie

13 comments:

  1. Oh that looks good and kind of screams summer to me.Perfect use when you have cucumbers in the garden. I think it would be a great light lunch any time of the year though - reasonably healthy. Definitely something different and new! Thanks for playing along Debbie. I think I'll be making it a monthly event. People like advance warning lol.

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  2. Since I have no idea what chickpeas taste like I really have no idea on this one... but it LOOKS great!!

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  3. That sounds not only delicious but pretty healthy. Did you pulse the chickpeas until paste or just enough to chunk them up so they don't roll off the sandwich bread?

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  4. Marigene, I pulsed the chick peas so that they were almost the consistency of hummus, but left a little texture. A nice vegetarian sandwich, and it will be good in the summer if I don't feel like cooking.

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  5. Looks delicious, I would definitely love this sandwich! And I think it will be my lunch tomorrow! Thanks! And I have that magazine, but you gave me the push! You know I'm cheating and using hummus? :)

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  6. This looks so good Debbie, and quick and easy. I get Everyday Food Magazine but only seem to pick one of two things out of each issue to try before the next volume comes :)

    Thanks so much for letting me know your husband enjoyed the Oyster book! I hope you have a wonderful visit to NYC in April!

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  7. I'm beginning to drool a little, and who could blame me. The sandwich is a great twist on one of my favorite salads.

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  8. I do love Greek Salad. It looks delicious!

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  9. What a great idea! The bread you used looks delicious too.

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  10. This sounds great! I love beans and having the chick peas as the main ingredient appeals to me-thanks:@)

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  11. These sound wonderful - I love chickpeas and hummus.

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  12. Just made this again and it is one of my favorite sandwiches.

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