Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Bagel Sandwich


Something American, something easy and filling too...The addition of raw veggies and sprouts makes it nutritious and fresh. I find this to be a fitting start to a busy day. Even my husband who does not easily take to anything 'new' and 'non-traditional' wrt food liked it(I think). For me it was like doing something different from the regular run-of-the-mill stuff. If you want to cut on the fat, use low-fat cheese and skip the ranch dressing. Want more spice, use a spicy chutney or sauce instead of the ranch dressing. :-)

1 Bagel
2 Slices of Fresh Mozzarella Cheese
4 slices of Beefsteak Tomato
4 slices of Onion
4 slices of Carrot(sliced vertically and halved)
1/2 cup chopped Lettuce
1/2 cup Alfalfa Sprouts
Ranch Dressing(Optional)


1. Halve the Bagel, so you will have four pieces and apply butter on the inner sides of the bagel pieces.
2. Place a slice of cheese on two of the lower pieces. Toast all the four pieces in an oven/toaster with the buttered side up, until the cheese is melted.
3. Now, build the sandwich. First place 2 onion slices on the cheese, then 2 tomato slices, then the carrots. Finally top with the shredded lettuce and alfalfa sprouts. You can season each layer with salt and pepper.
4. Apply Ranch dressing(if using) to the top slice of the bagel, and cover the sandwich. Repeat and make the other sandwich.

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