Foto di Francesco Romeo per Dalani
If this blog and my books have done their job, you should all know by now that America has more to offer than junk food. I have worked hard over the years to offer recipes both for the stereotypical and caloric American fare as well as the lesser-known, more wholesome foods my country has to offer. In that spirit, today I’m presenting you with an updated, vegetarian version of the classic American club sandwich. This is a delicious and beautiful sandwich, a treat for the eyes as well as the palate. I was lucky enough to come across mixed sprouts in a rainbow of colors, but if these are hard to find in your area, you could easily substitute them with colorful grated vegetables, like zucchini and beets. I prepared this sandwich for a collaboration with Dalani, so you can see the full video-recipe here.
Club Sandwich Vegetariano
- 3 slices of whole-wheat sandwich bread
- a few slices of smoked scamorza or other smokey cheese
- half of one ripe avocado
- 1 carrot, grated
- mixed sprouts (alfalfa, soy, beet etc)
- mayonnaise, mustard or other sauces
- salt and pepper to taste
- 4 decorative toothpicks
For 1 sandwich
Arrange the bread on a cookie sheet and place the sliced cheese on only one of the slices. Toast the bread in a hot oven until the bread is golden and the cheese is melted.
Peel the avocado and mash the pulp with a fork. Line up the three slices of bread on a cutting board, with the cheese-covered slice in the middle. Spread the mashed avocado on the first slice of bread, then top with grated carrots, a few slices of tomato, salt and pepper. On the second slice of bread (on top of the melted cheese) arrange the sprouts and a few more slices of tomato if desired. Carefully set the second slice of bread (cheese-side up) on top of the first slice of bread. Spread the third slice of bread with mayonnaise and mustard and use this to close the sandwich (mayonnaise-side down, of course). Stick the toothpicks through the sandwich to hold it together and cut into triangles. Serve immediately.