27 August 2015

Caprese Pinwheel Sandwiches - A Speedy Lunch

 

And so my sandwich week continues. 

This is my favourite sandwich yet. I've done nothing but think about this one since I made it and speedily ate it yesterday. Oh it's so, so good. I have to buy some more flour tortillas to make some more of these tomorrow.

The flavours are those of a Caprese Salad, but instead of mozzarella I used a base of Philadelphia with garlic and herbs, added all my toppings and finished it off with a layer of Leerdammer before rolling it.


I was originally planning to wrap these up and cut them in half. I'm so glad I decided to slice them into pinwheels.They're so bonnie served up on a pretty plate.

They'd be great for a party or a wee one's packed lunch. I'm already thinking up some other flavours to try.

What would you fill pinwheel sandwiches with?



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Caprese Pinwheel Sandwiches

August 27, 2015

A quick but super tasty lunch that's easy to put together and has so much flavour.
Ingredients
  • 1 four tortilla
  • 100g Philadelphia with garlic and herbs
  • a few fresh basil leaves
  • ½ ripe tomato, thinly sliced
  • 4 large sun blushed tomatoes, sliced into strips
  • 3 slices Leerdammer
  • a good grinding black pepper
Instructions
1. Spread the tortilla with a thick layer of Philadelphia and top with basil leaves.2. Next add both types of tomatoes evenly across the tortilla.3. Grind some pepper over the toppings and finish off with three slices of Leerdammer, like a blanket on top.4. Roll firmly from one side to the other and slice into pinwheels. Serve face up.5. Enjoy!
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Yield: makes one plate of pinwheel sandwiches




My sandwiches so far:
  1. The Leerdammer BLT (beet, lettuce and tomato)
  2. Falafel and Red Pepper Stack 
  3. Bean, Spinach and Red Pepper Quesadillas
 


I hope I've inspired you to try something new for lunch this week. 
Tune in each day for more lunchtime inspiration. 

 For more Leerdammer inspiration check out this video and follow the conversation with #BetterWithLeerdammer 


Disclosure: Leerdammer are paying me to develop recipes for them. I was not required to write a positive review and any opinions expressed are my own.

26 August 2015

Bean, Spinach and Red Pepper Quesadillas

Bean, Spinach and Red Pepper Quesadillas


I'm having a sandwich week. For my third sandwich, I've gone all Mexican and made a bean, spinach and red pepper quesadilla.

The first time I made this I just used kidney beans and it was a bit lacking in flavour so the second time I added some refried beans and some spices to perk it up and it was much better.

I used Leerdammer slices again in my sandwich and they melted really nicely, with a good gooey  stretch.


Bean, Spinach and Red Pepper Quesadillas

Creating new sandwiches this week has made me realise how boring my lunches have become. Most days they are a smoothie or a cup-a-soup. If I'm really hungry and treating myself I have a baked potato with cottage cheese or baked beans from the potato shop downstairs from my work.
 
This quesadilla is filled with spiced refried beans, kidney beans, spinach and slices of Leerdammer. I roasted the red peppers, but you could use jars if they are good quality. My favourite jarred peppers come from Cooks & Co.

Just in case you haven't seen my first two sandwiches yet.




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Bean, Spinach and Red Pepper Quesadillas

February 24, 2012

A tasty quesadilla filled with beans, spinach, roasted red pepper and gooey melted Leerdammer cheese.
Ingredients
  • 2 flour tortillas
  • 4 tbsp refried beans
  • a good pinch paprika
  • a good grinding black pepper
  • 4 tbsp cooked kidney beans
  • 100g wilted spinach
  • 1 roasted red pepper, sliced
  • 3 slices leerdammer
Instructions
1. Heat a large frying pan. 2. Spread the refried beans across one of the tortillas, sprinkle over the paprika and season with black pepper then top with a scattering of kidney beans. 3. Wilt the spinach in a sieve under a kettle of hot water refresh with cold, then squeeze all the liquid out and pat dry. Spread the spinach across the tortilla.4. Top with red pepper and slices of cheese and careful move into the frying pan.5. Top with the other tortilla and press down firmly. Heat for a few minutes, the careful flip over and give the other side a couple of minutes.6 Remove from the pan, slice and serve.7. Enjoy!
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Yield: Serves 2 as a light starter or a snack



I hope I've inspired you to try something new for lunch this week. 
Tune in each day for more lunchtime inspiration. 

For more Leerdammer inspiration check out this video and follow the conversation with #BetterWithLeerdammer


Disclosure: Leerdammer are paying me to develop recipes for them. I was not required to write a positive review and any opinions expressed are my own.