Refreshing Summer Sandwich

These days fresh vegetables are in season. The days are getting warmer and my family needs fruits & vegetables to keep us cool. We even prefer to eat easy, simple with not much spices or fuss dish yet fully utilize the availability of produce in season. My husband loves bread and he can eat it any day; of course different variety of bread would be better. He can survive on bread alone while it is a little cumbersome for me. Anything made from bread or even a simple sandwich can satisfy him and this makes it very easy for me to prepare his lunch plus take advantage of the fresh vegetables. Breads come in all sorts of shapes and flavors from plain white, wheat, multi-grain, sour dough, sprouted grain and much more. My husband’s favorite, the French sour dough which I bought from Whole Foods Market.

French sour dough bread

This is bread is just about enough for one person and you can see that it’s size is just about the diameter of my plate. I would say about 6″ inch long.


1 french sour dough bread
1 small red bell pepper
1 carrot small
1 small cucumber
3 sun-dried tomatoes cut lengthwise
Some paneer crumbled
2 – 3 tsp of dhania chutney
2 tsp butter
Salt to taste
Freshly ground black pepper

Roast the bell pepper on the stove top, occasionally rotating it. Once it has turned black all over, put it in a ziploc bag and cover it tightly and let it sweat for about 15 minutes. To char in oven: Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Place peppers stem side down on baking sheet. Roast uniformly, rotate if necessary. (About 8 to 10 minutes). In the meanwhile, cut the bread in the center to split open. Spread some butter on both the sides. Now spread some dhania chutney. Using a vegetable peeler, peel slices of carrot & cucumber. It peels like ribbons. Place some carrots, then cucumber on the bread. Now remove the bell pepper from the ziploc, and remove the skin. It will come off very easily. Below are the pictures after roasting and skin removed.

Cut the bell pepper in long strips and place it on the cucumber, add the sun-dried tomatoes, crumble some fresh home made paneer for protein. Sprinkle with salt and pepper if needed. Cover with the other slice of bread and cut in the center. Easy and nutritious lunch ready in no time and my husband loved his sandwich; the crunch from the cucumber & carrots, the spiciness from the chutney and sweetness from the bell pepper and sun-dried tomatoes.

Delicious & Refreshing sandwich perfect for any day ~ my entry to Food-n-More Sandwich Festival

TIP: Make the roasted bell pepper earlier and keep it in the fridge and it comes handy when making sandwiches and pastas. They taste really good too. You can also add leafy vegetables such as spinach, lettuce or whatever your imagination is.

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16 Responses to Refreshing Summer Sandwich

  1. magpie says:

    Yum! I will certainly be making this for my omni boyfriend. He loooves chutney and they have this really good kind at the farmers’ market.

  2. Bhawana says:

    yummmmmmmmmmmmmmy sandwitch it looks.

  3. sushma says:

    That liks really yummy and filling..

  4. arundathi says:

    Looks delicious! 🙂 You should send this in for the sandwich festival!

  5. easycrafts says:

    Cool idea for hot summers

  6. Anjali J. says:

    wow, loved the recipe.. it sounds delicious.. lovely pic as usual

  7. ranji says:

    hi..1st time here..i make exactly the sandwich using ciabatta bread and fresh mozarella instead of paneer:)…looks delicous…

  8. shriya says:

    As ranji said I also use mozarella cheese and I love sour dough bread . sandwich looks delicious and I love the name for it “summer sandwich “. Creative idea.

  9. Pooja says:

    Wow , such a lovely presentation. I just loved it 🙂 . Home made subway :D, looks too tempting….

  10. Uma says:

    lovely sandwich, looks delicious.

  11. Trupti says:

    I think this would be perfect to take along on a picnic…it looks delicious.

  12. 365DaysVeg says:

    Hello everyone, Thanks so much for stopping by and check out the recipe and of course your wonderful comments as usual. Arundanthi, where is the Sandwich festival? I am not sure if this is that good to take part in a festival 🙂 but we really really love the flavor as it is fresh & crispy.

    I hope you all are doing well and enjoying the blogging world. Also, let me know if you would like to see any recipes and I will try my best to post them. Not promising 🙂 but certainly try my best.

  13. 365DaysVeg says:

    That is so sweet of you Pooja to send me the link. I will surely participate in this event. btw, how do you guys come to know of all these events? It’s very interesting and I would like to share my recipes with everyone too.

    Thanks a lot once again.

  14. Lisa says:

    Now that is an inspired sandwich. I’m loving the idea of the paneer!

  15. cute sandwich with all my favorite ingredients

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