Monday, May 30, 2011

Greek Salad Sandwich

Saw this sandwich over at Debbie's blog, Mountain Breaths, and I knew this was for me. I used store bought hummus, but would love to try it next time with the homemade. I was making some variation of this sandwich no matter because it just sounded so good to me. So I used fresh zucchini instead of cucumbers, It was really good. Too bad the picky people I live with would never try feta. Their loss. They do eat hummus though, so maybe I will be nice and make one of these for them, minus the feta. If I decide to be nice :)




Greek Salad Sandwich
Martha Stewart Everyday Food, March 2011
Source: Debbie @ Mountain Breaths
Adapted by There's Always Thyme to Cook

hummus:
1 cup canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained
extra-virgin olive oil
small clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon lemon juice
or you can use store bought hummus

1/2 of a small red onion
Greek salad dressing, or use red wine vinegar, oil, and any herbs you like
coarse salt
ground pepper
3 oz. crumbled feta
8 slices rustic bread or pita's
1/2 medium cucumber, thinly sliced
1 tomato, thinly sliced
chopped kalamata olives

In a food processor pulse the chickpeas, garlic, lemon juice and 1 tablespoon olive oil until finely chopped.  Season with salt and pepper. Or cheat and use store bought hummus!

In a small bowl, toss the red onion with enough dressing until it's all coated. Set aside.

In another small bowl, mash the feta with 1 tablespoon olive oil.

Brush all slices of bread with the dressing. On 4 of the slices, spread chickpea mixture. Top with the cucumber, tomato and onion.  Season with salt and pepper. Spread the feta mixture on the remaining 4 slices of bread and place on top of the sandwiches.

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32 comments:

  1. Love this sandwich and I have the ingredients.Made my hummus this morning. I can imagine how good this tastes,
    Rita

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  2. This is our kind of Salad too. The only problem is that we find it very difficult to get the feta cheese where we live.

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  3. That's my kind of sandwich!Absolutely tasteful,Carol!Is it possible not to LOVE feta cheese???I couldn't do without it!And I am really glad that this greek cheese has become so popular all over the world!
    There is a problem though!When I lived in Germany for six months, I had once bought a cheese called feta but it had definitely nothing to do with the real feta!So you have to be careful when you buy it!Feta is a protected designation of origin product!Many kisses from Greece,dear!

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  4. I love eating salads and this kind a different and wants me to try one...i know that chickpeas is great for excellent source of molybdenum and also good source of folic acid fiber and manganese too.

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  5. Great sandwich, I love feta cheese and I would use it in almost everything :)) Nice recipe, thank you!

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  6. It looks great, since I haven't tried alot of the ingredients don't know how they would agree with me! But it looks delicious....

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  7. I would love this sandwich! Such great ingredients!!!

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  8. We love feta! Wonderful flavor! I'd like to try this for lunch one day this week! Thank you for posting!

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  9. We enjoyed it too! It's my summer "go to" sandwich. Glad you liked it!

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  10. Sounds like my kind of sandwich...Yum!

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  11. This is my kind of sandwich, Carol! Love all of the yummy flavors you have in there! So fresh and healthy!

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  12. Oh this looks so good! I agree all those flavors do sound yummy.

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  13. Ummm, this sounds wonderful and what a pretty dish it makes.
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  14. Great sandwich with lovely flavorings - a great lunch time treat. Looking forward to it!
    Mary

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  15. What a wonderful, healthy fresh sandwich. Blessings, Catherine

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  16. I love love love this sandwich Carol. It looks realy good and I bet it tasted wonderful. This is my kind of sandwich.

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  17. I love Greek salad, but not hummus. I pick out the cucumbers and olives. So basically, lettuce, red onion, it HAS to have that, feta, bacon and a good dressing!

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  18. I wish I was having this for lunch... I love Greek flavors!

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  19. You have combined some of my favorite flavors in this yummy sandwich. I'm with Pam and wish I had one for lunch too.

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  20. Carol, this sandwich looks delicious, love the "Greek" ingredients in it specially the hummus, moist and flavorful. Have a great week ahead :-)

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  21. It seems we eat a lot of Greek food in the summer. We use feta cheese lots of lemon, garlic, and oregano. This sandwich is right up our alley.

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  22. I love hummus and yoghurt and cucumber - yum!

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  23. I could eat this every single day for lunch! Not only is it made with everything I love, but it's also incredibly healthy and makes for a light lunch! Perfection! :)

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  24. I must have missed this one from Debbie! It sounds wonderful and perfect for summer too.

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  25. YUM! What a great warm weather idea!

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  26. This sounds like a fabulous sandwich. I know I'd love to have one for lunch today. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  28. It looks delish carol, now you've left me feeling soooo hungry! LOL

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  29. This sandwich is yummy. Loved the idea.
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  30. I love this sandwich...I am going to make it this afternoon. YUMMY. Can't wait to taste it...I am sure if is delish.

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