Thursday, December 4, 2014
Greek Salad Sandwiches go Organic with Oroweat's new Organic Whole Wheat Bread
Seems to be a decent difference of opinion when I ask people if they are salad or sandwich people. Occasionally I get a "both" response, but most of my friends tend to fall into one camp or the other. Myself? Definitely salad. My husband and kids? Sandwiches all the way.
So today I bring you a meeting of the minds... the Greek Salad Sandwich! My favorite salad between two slices of Organic Oroweat Bread.
Choosy about the breads I serve my family, I often resort to making my own. It's frequently difficult to find loaves in the store that are organic, let alone with ingredients that I recognize.
But especially this time of year, I simply don't have the time to make the bread we need, and an offer from Oroweat to review their new organic line of breads eased my workload. With product coupons in hand and a giftcard for ingredients, I was on my way.
With an organic ingredient list similar to what I have stocked in my own pantry, I didn't have any trouble letting Oroweat do the work, and I love that the Organic 100% Whole Wheat loaf includes the addition of flax seed, cracked wheat and sunflower kernels (all organic, of course!) in their recipe.
Liv loves posts like these as Oroweat asked us to host an Ultimate Sandwich Party, which always translates into a sleepover with girlfriends for her. Hosting 4 of her friends over the school break we brainstormed sandwich ideas and the girls decided on a an Ultimate San Diego Guacamole Breakfast Sandwich in addition to my Greek Salad Sandwich.
Toasting Oroweat's Organic Premium White Bread they started with a layer of guacamole and topped that with crushed organic corn chips (not sure I'd do this on my sandwich... but I let them go with it), a fried egg, arugula (I love that they used the arugula!) and a drizzle of salsa. Very San Diego, for sure.
I have to admit, these girls nailed it with this breakfast sandwich. It's totally awesome, even with the crushed corn chips (I had to try!) and the whole thing is reminiscent of a traditional breakfast burrito, just with bread.
We had differences of opinion though, as to whether the egg yolk should be broken in the cooking process or not, and have decided that it's pure personal preference. The complaint with the unbroken yolk was that it's messy when eating... the choice is up to you.
As for the Greek Salad Sandwich, I used bread from the Organic 100% Whole Wheat loaf and layered my favorite Greek Salad ingredients starting with hummus. Adding crumbled feta brought a nice creaminess to each bite and the veggies (cucumber, roasted red pepper, arugula, tomato, red onion, and sprouts) gave all sorts of textures to keep each bite interesting.
So which camp do you fall in?? Sandwich or Salad? I actually have a poll running on my Facebook Page and I'm loving the responses. Seems a decent majority is in the sandwich camp with a few votes for both, one vote for beer, and one comment from a friend who checked in from a Seabourn Cruise sailing towards South Africa and says "Preferably a sandwich, but whichever, I'd like it to be served with champagne, please." Not a bad choice.
Whichever camp you fall into, I think we have some sandwiches that will make you happy, and the organic ingredients in the Oroweat breads make me happy.
We've been through a number of loaves in the last few weeks and whether it's used in sandwiches like these, folded with almond butter and honey, or simply toasted and slathered with butter, my thanks go out to Oroweat for easing my time pressure this holiday season and for making an organic bread I can feel good about serving. I think we can make this a forever relationship.
Ultimate San Diego Guacamole Breakfast Sandwich with Oroweat Organic White Bread
Zesty with some of San Diego's favorite local flavors, this sandwich features guacamole and salsa along with a fried egg for the perfect breakfast on the run. Wrapped and tucked into a lunchbox it makes a healthy lunch that will leave your friends envious. We used all organic ingredients in our version.
Two slices Oroweat Organic White Bread, toasted
crushed organic corn chips (optional)
fried organic egg (yolk may be broken when cooking for less mess when eating)
Spread guacamole over one slice of the toasted bread and top with crushed corn chips if using. Top with a fried egg and then a small handful of arugula. Drizzle with salsa and top with the other piece of toasted bread. Slice in half and enjoy.
Liv Life Note: The girls differed as to whether to break the yolk when making the egg... the "Yes, break the yolk" camp claimed eating the sandwich was easier when the yolk wasn't "drippy". Choice is yours!
Greek Salad Sandwich
For my salad loving friends, this sandwich merges the salad/sandwich world all into one with my favorite Greek Salad ingredients.
Two slices Oroweat Organic 100% Whole Wheat Bread
sliced red onion
sliced jarred roasted red peppers
drizzle olive oil (optional)
salt and pepper
Spread hummus over one slice of the bread and top with crumbled feta. Then layer with the veggies, cucumber, tomato, onion, red peppers, arugula and sprouts. Drizzle with olive oil if desired, and sprinkle with salt and freshly ground pepper.
Slice and serve.
Liv Life Note and Disclaimer: My thanks to Oroweat® for giving me the opportunity to discover this new bread. I'm thrilled to find an organic bread I can buy and feel good about.
Coupons for product, and a gift card were provided by Oroweat® so that I could try the product and share my thoughts about Oroweat® Organic bread. The opinions expressed in this post are my own and do not reflect the opinions of Oroweat®