Mediterranean food in any and every form may just do the trick. We all enjoy a mezze (a selection of small bites, somewhat like an appetizer or snack platter) of Mediterranean flavors. I lay out small bowls and plates with cucumbers and olives, pita and hummus, falafel, feta cheese and sometimes red onions. Sometimes we add a bit of an American twist by adding other raw veggies, like carrot sticks, and fresh sliced fruit, like apples and grapes. Everyone chooses what they like and more often than not, I’m able to convince a picky eater to “try just this one bite.”
I love finding a new way to eat the same old thing. I have found that by using the same old ingredients in a new way, I can make something seem exciting again without causing the panic that often ensues when I announce we are trying something new. Try my Mediterranean American sandwich.
Mediterranean American sandwich recipe
- sandwich bread
- baby spinach
- tomato slices
- black olives
- raw red onion slices
- Italian dressing
- (optional) deli meat, such as ham or salami
Sandwich assembly is pretty straightforward, but here are a few tips to make it perfect.
- Add just a tiny drizzle of dressing after you assemble everything else so that it doesn’t make your bread soggy.
- Put the small items that are likely to fall out – feta and olives – in the middle of the sandwich.
- Feel free to add or remove items to fit your preference. Cucumbers go nicely and just about any other cheese would be tasty too.
- Make it vegetarian by leaving off the meat and adding a scoop of homemade hummus.
- Serve with a side of fresh fruit.
What else would you put on a Mediterranean American sandwich?