This is another of Nikhil’s lunch favs. This recipe was given to me by another gourmet cook friend of mine. I should probably start a section dedicated to Mona’s recipes here, but will do that with her permission and of course, after I get to binge on more of her food:) I am truly lucky to be surrounded by such gifted cooks!
Mona made this sandwich for one of our many get togethers and as with all her creations, it was an instant hit. The thing about Mona’s recipes is that they are usually whimsical– many of them are her own creative inspirations so I normally get a “throw in this and add that, and you’re done” for recipe directions. Of course, you can’t go wrong with that for a sandwich so I called her one busy weekday morning as I’m sure she was scrambling to pack her kids’ lunches to ask for the recipe for Nikhil’s lunch. I realize that my timing was horrible and I was half expecting a snide comment, but she humored me anyway- bless her heart!
And so this veggie sandwich made it’s way into Nikhil’s lunch and also my lunchbox, and I have now added it to our weekly lunch box menus (that is, whenever I plan a weekly lunch menu). As you can tell from my frantic morning call to Mona, that doesn’t happen very often:)
Whole wheat sub rolls or hoagie roll- halved or split open
Bell peppers – a few sliced rings
Red onions – a few sliced rings
Black or green olives – 2-3 sliced
Tomatoes – 2-3 slices
Sliced jalapenos (optional)
Green leaf lettuce – chopped
Vidalia onion dressing – 1 tbsp
Spicy Mustard – 1 tbsp
Mix the vidalia onion dressing and the spicy mustard together. Spread this mixture on each side of the sliced hoagie roll or sub roll. Add the lettuce, bell pepper, onion, tomato, olives, jalapenos to one of the slices. You can also add some pickles if you like. Now place the other slice on top and press a little. Wrap tightly with a plastic wrap.
Add some orange slices, yoghurt covered pretzels and some (baked) chips for a hearty lunch.