April 26, 2011

The Sam Axe sandwich

My husband typically is not the family chef.  His specialties--like a lot of guys I know--are omelettes, grilled cheese, and this potato/red pepper/mushroom/onion hash he made up that is really good.  Mostly, though, he chops produce and washes dishes, and I cook.  It's a combination that works pretty well for us.

However, last week he did develop a new sandwich idea that turned out to be so good that I told him I was going to take a picture of it and post it on the blog.  It's called "The Sam Axe," named after our favorite character on Burn Notice, an ex-Navy SEAL turned civilian vigilante of sorts.

This is a vegetarian sandwich that comes together quickly and has a good balance of carbs and protein.  Here's the recipe:

The Sam Axe Sandwich

1 slice Panera Bread's tomato basil bread
1 Mediterranean Veggie spinach-chickpea patty (sorry, I can't remember the exact brand name, but we buy these at Costco in the section near the hummus and produce)
1-2 slices havarti cheese
A few slices of red pepper
Hummus (whatever you have -- we used pine nut)

Microwave the spinach-chickpea patty until heated through.  Cut the bread slice in half, and spread each half with a little hummus, topped with a slice of cheese and a few spears of red pepper.  Toast in a toaster oven (or a regular oven) until cheese melts and bread begins to get crispy.  Sandwich the patty between the slices of bread and you are good to go!


Liz Zayat said...

Did you watch the Sam Axe movie?

Josh and Nicole said...

Yes we did. I figure that Michael only eats yogurt and Sam is secretly a vegetarian and only acts all macho to cover it up.

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