If you’ve ever wondered how to squeeze in a bunch of veggies into one dinner, be baffled no more. Sometimes, I just don’t feel like cooking, although it doesn’t happen very often. Honestly, I don’t like not knowing what is in my food, but there are a few places that I love to frequent for a bit of noshing.
I decided to take my girls out to lunch today and one of the most requested places is Panera (St. Louis Bread Company for my STL friends and family). Since switching to a plant-based diet, I can’t get enough of their veggie sandwich. I had it for lunch and I love it so much that I needed to recreate it for dinner.
- 8 slices of bread - I used Panera's Tomato Basil Bread
- 1 - 16oz jar of sweet red peppers, seeds and stem removed and flattened - allow for 4 peppers for each sandwich
- 4 Tablespoons hummus - your choice of flavor, 1 T for each sandwich
- 4 slices of romaine lettuce
- 2 medium tomatoes, cut into slices - allow at least 2 slices for each sandwich
- ½ small red onion, cut into thin slices
- ½ medium cucumber - allow for at least 4 slices for each sandwich
- 4 teaspoons feta cheese
- Assemble sandwich in the following order:
- Top Bread Slice
- Sweet peppers
- Red Onion
- Romaine Lettuce
- Hummus Spread
- Slice of Bread on bottom
It’s so easy, however, I did buy the bread while we were there. You can certainly use the bread that you prefer because, especially for my WY friends, there is no Panera Bread in town for which to frequent.
It tastes exactly like the sandwich at the restaurant and you get to control everything that goes on it. Enjoy!
*Picture below is to show the peppers that I used – delish*