5 Satisfying Sandwiches: Mixing Microgreens & The Classics

If you don't love a good sandwich, we don't know what's wrong with your taste buds. Like salads, almost anything goes. The combinations are endless with sandwiches, making it possible for everyone to find one they love.

The word "sandwich" itself  originated in London on a late night in 1762. An English nobleman at the time, John Montagu, was the Fourth Earl of Sandwich. He was too busy that late night gambling to stop for his nightly meal.

The legend says that "he ordered a waiter to bring him roast-beef between two slices of bread. The Earl was able to continue his gambling while eating his snack; and from that incident, we have inherited that quick-food product that we now know as the sandwich" (wyzant.com). 

He simply asked for bread to keep his playing cards free of any greasy food residue. An innocent act of convenience and caution ) has become a world-wide trend. No matter what you call it, or how many slices of bread you use, it's a sandwich. The French eat what they call tartines (American's might know as an "open-faced" sandwich), and plenty of people enjoy a double-decker club sandwich with 3 (or more) slices of bread.  

You can use any type of bread as well, and experiment with different ingredients to find your favorite flavors. We've come across a lot of great recipes over the years. However, they often just include "microgreens", without specifying the type of tiny green that should be used. So we're going to give you 5 of our favorites, each including a recommended Grow.Bar® microgreen addition.

Apple, Brie & Fig

Ingredients:

  • Granny Smith apple
  • Brie
  • White onion
  • Fig spread (marmalade, confiture, preserve)
  • Grow.Bar arugula microgreens
  • Bread of choice (we recommend french bread, sourdough roll or whole wheat)

Directions:

  1. Slice your apple and brie and onion.
  2. Spread the fig on both sides of your bread of choice
  3. Stack the sandwich starting with the brie, then apple, then add the arugula microgreens.
  4. Slice & enjoy!

Avocado & Hummus

Ingredients:

  • Hummus (blend various types if you want, try something spicy)
  • Avocado
  • Cucumber
  • Grow.Bar pea tendril microgreens
  • Whole wheat pita

Directions:

  1. Cut your pita in half so you can stuff the sandwich.
  2. Dice the avocado and slice the cucumber
  3. Spread hummus in the pita, then add cucumber and avocado.
  4. Top with pea microgreens and enjoy!

Smoked Salmon & Cucumber

Ingredients:

Spread:

  • 1 cucumber (seeded, peeled, sliced)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 10 mint leaves (give or take, to taste)
  • 1/4 bunch fresh dill (chopped)
  • salt & pepper

Sandwich:

  • Cucumber
  • 1 cup Yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dill
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • Grow.Bar cress microgreens
  • whole wheat bread

Directions:

  1. First make your spread. Put your cucumbers (seeded, peeled & sliced) in a bowl and salt as preferred. Then be sure to drain the access water
  2.  Next you want to add the rest of the ingredients (one at a time) and blend until spreadable consistency.
  3.  For you sandwich spread the yogurt mixture on each piece of bread.
  4.  Place sliced cucumber first, then salmon, then top with cress microgreens
  5.  Cut & enjoy!

Tomato & Mozzarella

Ingredients:

  • Tomato
  • Mozzarella
  • Grow.Bar basil blend microgreens
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • Italian bread

Directions:

  1. Slice tomato and mozzarella fairly thing.
  2. Mix olive oil and balsamic (proportion to your liking) and spread lightly on bread
  3. place tomatoes, then mozzarella and then the basil microgreens
  4. cut and enjoy!

Peanut Butter & Tofu

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • Red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound baked tofu
  • Grow.Bar radish microgreens
  • Whole grain bread

Directions:

  1. Stir peanut butter, honey, and pepper together until smooth.
  2. Smear mixture onto sliced bread.
  3. top each with 1 piece tofu and some radish (or red cabbage) microgreens.
  4. cut & serve!

You can add different ingredients or switch it up anyway you want. You can also take a stab at creating your own Homemade Condiments as well. Have fun and experiment.

What are some of your family's favorite go-to sandwich recipes? We're always on the look out for a new combination. Sign-up today and share with the Grow.Bar community!

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