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Tomato & Provolone Sandwiches

July/August 2010

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There’s something magical about a simple bread-and-tomato sandwich, but this one is even better topped with melted provolone cheese and tarragon-garlic mayo.



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Tomato & Provolone Sandwiches Recipe

Makes: Makes 4 servings

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Ingredients

  • 1 small clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon or basil or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • Pinch of salt
  • 8 slices whole-grain country bread
  • 4 slices provolone cheese (about 4 ounces)
  • 2 large or 3 medium tomatoes (about 1 1/2 pounds), sliced 1/2 inch thick

Preparation

  1. Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler.
  2. Mash garlic on a cutting board with the side of a chef’s knife or a spoon until a paste forms. Transfer to a small bowl and combine with mayonnaise, tarragon (or basil), lemon juice, pepper and salt.
  3. Place bread on a large baking sheet and broil until lightly toasted, 1 to 2 minutes. Turn the bread over and divide cheese among 4 of the pieces. Continue broiling until the cheese is melted, 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Assemble sandwiches with tomato and the garlic-herb mayonnaise. Top with the melted cheese bread.

Nutrition

Per serving: 389 calories; 20 g fat (7 g sat, 9 g mono); 23 mg cholesterol; 36 g carbohydrates; 4 g added sugars; 17 g protein; 6 g fiber; 656 mg sodium; 428 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Calcium (30% daily value), Vitamin C (23% dv), Vitamin A (21% dv), Magnesium (18% dv), Folate (17% dv), Zinc (15% dv)

Carbohydrate Servings: 2

Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 high-fat meat, 2 1/2 fat


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Preparation/ Technique
Broil
Meal/Course
Dinner

Season
Summer
Fall
Ethnic/Regional
American
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
15 minutes or less
Servings
4
Publication
July/August 2010
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