Now that I’ve delved deep into uni, I thought I’d share with you a quick and healthy recipe I love to make… especially that I’m pretty much always short on time… It’s going to be one of my big and bold claims, that I invented this, because I’ve never before seen it anywhere… not in Google searches, on your blogs, or in recipe books! Let me know if you have, though, so I can pass on the title to its rightful owner :)
What I love most about this recipe is that it’s versatile, quick, and cuts down on the carbs (by doubling the amount of fresh veggies) when compared to the typical sandwich. I don’t know how you feel about the average sandwich, but I can’t seem to get it through my mind that 2 slices of bread, and some filling is enough for a quick lunch… especially coming from a Middle Eastern background, where lunch is rice, meat and a whole lot more. Doing my sandwiches this way, means I get twice as many, but only with the same 2 slices of bread…. let me know what you think of this way of making sandwiches :) And remember to use what ever filling you fancy!
1 hard boiled egg
2 tbs mayonnaise
5 – 6 small iceburg lettuce leaves
1/4 cucumber, thinly sliced (8 slices)
2 slices white or wholemeal bread – not too thinly or thickly sliced
Toast the slices of bread until golden. If you toast them too much, they won’t open nicely.
Meanwhile, mash the hard boiled egg with a fork until it resembles course crumbs.
Rinse the lettuce leaves and roughly dice.
Cut the toasted slices of bread in half (I photographed this recipe so twice, so in the first few pics, I cut them as triangles, but the final images are when I cut them as rectangles).
Run a sharp serrated knife through the bread to make a pocket. Make sure you do the edges (near the crusts) and to shake out any crumbs to make more room for fillings!
Spread 1/2 tbs of good quality mayonnaise inside each pocket.
Add in a quarter of the mashed egg to each pocket.
Evenly fill each pocket with the lettuce and cucumber slices.
Serve fresh while the bread’s still crispy. I guess you could leave the filling out until it’s lunch time… what ever you do, please remember me while you..