Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Corn Palak Sandwich w/ Roasted Pepper

Sometimes I think I can almost survive on sandwiches. When I think about light, healthy and quick meal, sandwich is the first dish that comes to my mind. The best part is, mostly ingredients are handy and it does not need any pre-preparation. It is not fried (so quite healthy) and with salad or soup, it makes a complete meal.  

I love to play with stuffing as well as bread to create different varieties. And my latest crush is whole wheat thin sandwich breads. Though I love sandwich, I am not a big fan of consuming bread more than once a week. But I just fell in love with these high fiber, gluten-free with less than 100 calorie thins. It gives you freedom to have sandwich more often. I tried them in alu-mutter sandwich, burger and now in this recipe. I still have some left which I am thinking of trying in Dabeli!

I make sure to prepare palak-paneer sandwich whenever I buy a big bag of spinach. But this time, I wanted to try something different using spinach as main ingredient for sandwich. As I love combination of corn and spinach, I added corn. And roasted red pepper were just perfect to throw in some tempting color. 

For this recipe I used mini thins and these little bites look so cute. Though we had hot and fresh sandwich, I believe even cold (instead of cheddar, use sliced cheese) will equally taste good. 

Makes 8 sandwiches 
Preparation Time: 15 Minute 
Cooking Time: 45 Minute 

8 pc whole wheat sandwich thins 
3 cup finely chopped spinach 
1/2 cup sweet corn kernel 
1/2 cup onion, finely chopped 
1/4 cup red pepper, diced 
1/8 cup green pepper, diced 
1/2 tsp tomato paste 
2 tsp olive oil 
1/2 cup shredded cheddar 
Salt and Pepper 

To prepare sandwich:
8 thick slice of tomato 
Butter spread 
Olive oil 

1. Roast both green and red pepper with 1 tsp olive oil and keep them aside 
2. Heat remaining 1 tsp oil and add onion 
3. When onions turn translucent, add corn and spinach 
4. Add salt and pepper and cook it uncovered for 10-15 minute until spinach is soft and tender
5. Add roasted pepper and tomato paste 
6. Cook for another 5 minute and turn off the heat, let it cool down for a while 

How to prepare sandwich:
1. Pre-heat oven at 350 F 
2. Spread butter on one slice, fill in spinach stuff, spread cheese and cover with another slice 
3. Brush olive oil on top slice and bake for 10 minute until cheese is melted 
4. Put it on broil for 5 minute until bread slice turns out golden brown and crispy 
5. Serve hot with ketchup 

My Notes:
1. Instead of cheddar, feta or mozzarella cheese would taste better 
2. Instead of tomato, slice of boiled potato can be used
3. Same stuffing can be used to make rolls


  1. How did you roast peppers here? on the stove or on the oven? Please let me know.

    1. I roasted whole pepper in oven, took off the skin and then cut into small pieces. Hope this helps