I’m known for making good sandwiches in my family. There’s no recipe or a plan. I make it good and healthy by piling on a ton of veggies, using homemade hummus, and roasting mushroom and/or eggplants in the toaster oven to make life easier. This sandwiches is nutritious, hearty, messy, and it hits the spot.
No one needs a recipe for a sandwich. Just use what you like and what you’ve got, but make sure you use healthy ingredients, so you can enjoy it without any guilt.
Mushroom & Eggplant Sandwich
I use only organic multi grain, whole wheat, or whole grain sandwich bread. Sometimes I make my own bread when time and budget allows. I hope you get a chance to bake your own bread. It’s such a gratifying and soulful experience. And it feels so good to feed your family home baked bread. I’ll post bread recipes soon.
Make sure you toast the sandwich slices. It makes such a difference.
I like using hummus in place of mayo. There’s absolutely no mayo in my food. I also spread whole grain mustard or dijion mustard for some tangy flavor. You can also use ketchup as well.
As a veggie girl, I use a lot of it, including eggplants, sprouts, several kinds of greens, and/or thinly sliced cabbages, or homemade cole slaw. But you can use just one kind. Being a product of the 70’s, I really love iceberg lettuce in sandwiches. It has such a refreshing crunch and flavor. I also use organic sprouts, which I grew. It was so easy I lost control, and now I have more than I know what to do with, even after giving so much away. You should try it. It’s so economical and you don’t need any soil or sunlight so you can grow them indoors. I’ll post on growing sprouts soon.
I also add fruits. Yes, fruits! for both flavor and nutrition, and tomatoes and avocados are a must. I love spreading ripe avocado like butter, but sometimes I’ll use guacomole if I have some, that makes it even tastier and easier. I like using heirloom tomatoes from my garden, both red and yellow variety to give it great taste and color. You can cut it as thick or thin as you like. When I don’t have large tomatoes, I resort to cherry tomatoes and have them on the side.
As a vegetarian, I use roasted mushroom and/or roasted eggplants which are very hearty, nutritious, earthy, and incredibly powerful for your health. I just toss them in a bit of olive or avocado oil, salt and pepper, and roast them in the oven, 350 degrees for about 15 minutes or so. So, there’s hardly any work or mess. Sometimes, I roast them with some white or red onions slices, which makes it taste sweeter from the caramelization.
Chips & Condiments
All the ingredients are organic with no additives or chemicals (of course), and it’s served with our favorite baked organic chips. Can’t have a sammies in our house without chips. That’s the law! And there’s always some pickles for pickle lovers, and pickled jalapenos for those who like it spicy, including yours truly.
Like I said, you don’t need a recipe, but here’s what I used for this roasted mushroom and eggplant sandwich. But I hope you get creative and make your own delicious, healthy, and messy sammies that has everything in it to keep you healthy and happy.
- Eggplants: any variety, but preferably organic. Cut into 1/4 (thick) slices
- Mushrooms: can use small ones or large portobello mushrooms, or a combination of different kinds
- Avocados; very ripe
- Organic tomatoes; sliced
- Hummus, any kind
- Whole grain mustard or djion mustard; preferably organic
- Greens, such as lettuce, spinach, kale, arugula, etc.
- Onions, sliced (can roast them with the mushroom and/or eggplant.)
- Organic spouts
- Healthy chips of your choice
- Pickled jalapenos, peppers, etc.
- Cole slaw
- Anything else you can think of that you like
Gather all the ingredients.
Toast your bread.
Assemble the sandwich just the way you like it.
Serve with chips or salad and enjoy!