Wednesday, May 29, 2013

$12 Sandwich

Do you ever go to a bistro for lunch and see a sandwich that looks tasty and say "$12?! What the what?!" It happens to me pretty often. With a little bit of foresight, those sandwiches could be had for a couple of bucks. Good quality deli meat, roasted veggies, it doesn't take much. Obviously, you can choose whatever veggies and meat (or no meat) that you like, add cheese, pesto, tomato sauce, whatever! The winner for this sandwich is the roasted veggies. Packed with flavour and juiciness, plus healthy stuff.

  • 3 zucchinis, sliced lengthwise into 1/4" strips
  • 4 roma tomatoes, sliced lengthwise into 4, deseeded.
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • about 1 tbsp olive oil
  • good, crusty bread
  • good quality deli meat of your choice
  • optional: whatever else you like in sandwiches: mayo, goat cheese, raw baby spinach, roasted eggplant, etc.

Let's do it!
  1. In a large bowl, mix together the salt, oil and garlic powder. Add veggies and toss to coat.
  2. Arrange on a baking tray. They can touch, but make sure they're not on top of one another.
  3. Turn oven to 400ºF, put the tray in the oven (I don't wait for it to preheat. Seems like a waste of energy.)
  4. When the edges turn brown, about 10-15 minutes or so, take them out and flip everything over. 
  5. Bake until everything looks smaller than it did before, but not burnt!
  6. Let everything cool.
Lunch it up!
I put the veggies and deli meat in a container and the bread in a plastic bag. I toasted the bread and made the sandwich at work so that it's not soggy. Note, maybe I should have drained the veggies or something after, but this sandwich will be pretty drippy!

Serves 2 or more.