Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A Sweet & Sassy Sandwich

May?  Already?  It appears time has gotten away from me again, but there's so much to do before I leave for my trip to Italy next month!   Awhile back I went to a wine tasting where they also had a cheese table.  One of their samples was a cheddar with apple and pickled green tomatoes.   Odd, but I really enjoyed it and inquired more.  Turns out the pairing was based on a sandwich from City Feed, which I had to recreate myself :)


When I found pickled green at Marshall's Fenway Farmstand, I knew it was time!  I tried one of tomatoes right from the jar, and boy were they tart :)  The sandwich has such a unique combination of flavors, with the sweetness from the cheddar/apple and bite from both the pickled green tomatoes and dijon mustard.  Different, but delicious, and if you'd like to kick it up a notch I implore you to give it a try!

Cheddar, Apple & Pickled Green Tomato Sandwich
Yield:  2 sandwiches

a grainy baguette, or 4 slices of a whole wheat bread
dijon/mayo blend (2T of a grainy dijon with 1T olive oil mayo)
red leaf lettuce
pickled green tomatoes
1 granny smith, peeled and sliced (I only peeled it for ease of eating)
2-3oz cheddar (I used Dubliner)

To assemble, spread half of the dijon/mayo blend on one half of the sandwich.  Shred or slice on the other slice of bread.  On top of the cheese, add apple slices then pickled green tomatoes.  Top with lettuce, then the other slice of bread (the one with dijon).   Toast the sandwich (either in the toaster oven or on the stove) to get the cheese warmed/melty, then dig in!

19 comments:

brandi said...

that sounds delicious! I've never had a sandwich with apple + cheddar, but I think I need to change that :)

Kristen @ Change of Pace said...

I love apple, cheddar, and turkey... I have GOT to try the pickled tomatoes! :)

Kelly said...

Yum. I don't know that I've ever had a pickled green tomato before, but this sounds like a really unique combo!

5 Star Foodie said...

What an awesome sandwich and a unique combination of ingredients! I'd like to try those pickled green tomatoes!

MichellePC said...

For some reason, I've never been a huge fan of pickled things - but I'm sure pickled tomatoes covered in melted cheese could change my mind. ;) This looks incredible!

Kerstin said...

What a unique sandwich - definitely sounds like something you'd get at a restaurant! I'm very intrigued by the pickled green tomatoes.

Megan said...

That definitely sounds really interesting! I've never heard of pickled tomatoes. I recently discovered that I absolutely love pickled red onions.

Lisa (bakebikeblog) said...

What an interesting sandwich....although I like apples, like tomatoes and like cheese - so there really is no reason for me not to like that flavour combo!!!

Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly said...

Oh my gosh...this has my name all over it!!!

. said...

hey girl you're doing some rearranging on your website...looks good. and yes, thank goodness it's may, the winter was long and cold.
i'm so glad you're back to eating creative-kicked up sammies. love it, you know i love it.

Joanne said...

Now I know what to do with green tomatoes next time I see them at the farmer's market. What an interesting sandwich!

I'm so excited for your trip to Italy.

biz319 said...

I actually love making grilled cheese with sliced apple - love the savory/sweet combo - yours looks delicious!

Esi said...

I like sandwiches and I like sweet and sassy!

Elina said...

That sounds like a pretty funky combo. Are you sure it was good? ;) J/K. I need to try it!
I grew up eating pickled tomatoes - red and green ones. I love pickled veggies!!!

Megan D said...

I don't know how it got to be May either! That sandiwch sounds divine :)

We Are Not Martha said...

Yummm! Cheese and apples is one of my favorite combinations and this sandwich just sounds lovely. See you tonight :)

Sues

Kathryn said...

That sandwich looks amazing! I've never had pickled green tomateos before- very unique! You should submit the recipe to Recipe4Living.com!

Cinnamon-Girl said...

The sandwich sounds really good - I like the 'extreme' flavors. Never had a pickled tomato! I'll be on the lookout for them now.

Sophie @ yumventures said...

Cheddar and apples go soooo well together, like pear and brie...a match made in heaven :)

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