For the longest time, I said I didn’t like sandwiches.
When I first met my husband, he never understood that. We would go out for lunch and I wouldn’t even give the “sandwich” section on the menu a glance.
When there were possibilities of big bowls that tossed together more ingredients I could count on my two hands, or the spicy taste of a curry on my tongue, or warm pizza loaded with toppings, or or…well, I think you get the picture.
Thinking about those things makes a few ingredients plopped between two slices of bread just seem so boring.
Maybe it was making the same sandwich everyday for lunch in high school that did this to me? Yeah, for someone who can’t eat the same meal twice in a year, I have a feeling that’s what it was.
Well, it finally hit me. Sandwiches could be fun too! There are infinite bread recipes, tons of spreads to spice things up, and the toppings don’t always have to be turkey and cheese.
Now imagine, two pieces of warm, fluffy homemade bread that held together melted cheese, caramelized onions and peppery arugula…
Now, we’re talking my language.
I couldn’t be more ecstatic I finally gave sandwiches another try. This Caramelized Onion, Asiago and Arugula Sandwich will make you swoon like never before. It will make you drool over a sandwich!, and give you a whole new appreciation for what can be done with two
slices pillows of bread.
Caramelized Onion, Asiago and Arugula Sandwich
Keywords: bake saute sandwich entree brunch vegetarian cheese leafy greens mushrooms
Ingredients (serves 2)
- 2 small baguettes (I made this using half of this dough)
- 2-3 tbs. olive oil
- 1 large onion, sliced
- 4 button mushrooms, slices
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- 3 tbs. sun-dried tomatoes (I buy jarred that are sliced and in oil)
- 2 tsp. balsalmic vinegar
- 1/2 tsp. sugar
- 2 handfuls arugula
- Several slices asiago cheese
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat olive oil in saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook about 5 minutes, until browned. Add in mushroom and cook additional 5 minutes. Add garlic, sprinkle with sugar and mix together. Stir in balsamic vinegar and cook about 5 additional minutes over medium heat. Set aside.
2. Slice baguettes open down center. Layer bottom piece of bread with asiago cheese. Top with arugula and caramelized onion mixture. Wrap entire sandwich in foil and bake about 8 minutes, until warmed through. Serve and enjoy!
~What is your favorite kind of sandwich?