Three Cheese Veggie Sandwich

Who is ready for New Year’s Eve?  Thanks to the #SundaySupper crew and Emeril’s new cookbook, Kicked-Up Sandwiches, I am ready to ring in a flavorful 2013.  Keep reading because by the end of this post, you’ll see how you could also receive a copy of this amazing cookbook!
I am not exaggerating when I say that I’m thrilled about this cookbook.  THRILLED!  I was so excited about this book that I brought it to work with me to show-off, and before I knew it, one of my coworkers had already inserted torn up post it notes on all the recipes that she wanted to try when she bought her own copy.  How fun is that?! 
Today, I’m delighted to show you the Three-Cheese Veggie sandwich.  I am from Wisconsin, so of course I had to make the cheese sandwich.  Now, here’s the “kicked up” part— the Sun-Dried Tomato and Walnut Pesto.  OH MY WORD, this was to die for!! TO DIE FOR!!  This takes cheese to a whole new level of love…..I’ll be making this pesto in mass quantities and freezing it. (if it makes it far enough to get to the freezer)

Recipe courtesy Emeril Lagasse, Emeril’s Kicked-up Sandwiches, William Morrow Publishers, New York, 2012

8 slices seeded or multigrain bread toasted

  • 1 cup Sun-Dried Tomato and Walnut Pesto
  • ½ cucumber, sliced into 1/8-inch-thick rounds
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, for seasoning
  • 4 slices provolone cheese
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese,
  • ½ avocado, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup thinly sliced sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 cup alfalfa or green leaf sprouts
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

1.       Arrange the toast slices in a single layer on a work surface.  Spread 2 tablespoons of the Sun-Dried Tomato and Walnut Pesto on each slice of the bread.  On 4 of the slices, arrange the cucumber in a single layer, covering as much of the bread as possible, and season with just a pinch of salt and pepper.  Place a slice each of provolone, cheddar, and Swiss cheese on top of the cucumber.  Divide the avocado slices evenly among the sandwiches and season with salt and pepper.  Spread 2 tablespoons of the sun-dried tomatoes evenly over the avocado.

2.       In a small mixing bowl, toss the sprouts with the olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper.  Spread ¼ cup of the sprouts over the tomatoes on each sandwich.  Complete the sandwiches with the remaining slices of toast.

Sun-Dried Tomato and Walnut Pesto

Recipe courtesy Emeril Lagasse, Emeril’s Kicked-up Sandwiches, William Morrow Publishers, New York, 2012

·         ½ cup walnut halves or pieces, toasted

·         1 teaspoon minced garlic

·         ½ cup fresh basil leaves

·         ¼ cup fresh parsley leaves

·         ¼ cup whole sun-dried tomatoes

·         ¼ cup finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

·         ½ teaspoon salt

·         ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

·         Finely grated zest of 1 lemon

·         1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

·         1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

·         ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil

Place the walnuts in a food processor and pulse until they are thoroughly chopped.  Add the garlic, basil, parsley, sun-dried tomatoes, Parmesan, salt, pepper, lemon zest, lemon juice, and balsamic vinegar.  Pulse for a few seconds.  With the machine running, add the oil in a steady stream to combine.  Transfer the pesto to a serving bowl and use immediately, or cover and refrigerate for up to 1 week, or store in the freezer for 3 months.


If you like this, you’ll certainly like what the other #SundaySupper Contributors have made this week.  Remember to stop by and see what they’ve cooked up—and don’t forget that many of them are also hosting giveaways this week! 

Sunday Supper NYE Potluck Drinks:

  • Champagne Punch by girlichef
  • Champagne Punch by Daily Dish Recipes
  • Champagne Punch by Midlife Roadtrip
  • Champagne Punch by Family Foodie
  • Chi Chi Cocktails by The Messy Baker Blog

Sunday Supper NYE Potluck Starters:

  • Spiced Nuts by The Cookie A Day Challenge
  • Spiced Nuts by Small Wallet Big Appetite
  • Spiced Nuts by Home Cooking Memories
  • Spiced Nuts by Mama.Mommy.Mom
  • Prosciutto Breadsticks & Spiced Nuts by Galactosemia in PDX

Sunday Supper NYE Potluck Dishes and Sandwiches: 

  • Sopressata and Genoa Salami Calzones by The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
  • Paul’s Make the Whole Crew Happy Sausage Meatballs with Red Gravy by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
  • Paul’s Make the Whole Crew Happy Sausage Meatballs with Red Gravy by The Meltaways
  • Paul’s Make the Whole Crew Happy Sausage Meatballs with Red Gravy by Craving’s of a Lunatic
  • Three Cheese Veggie Sandwich by Supper for a Steal
  • Three Cheese Veggie Sandwich by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
  • Three Cheese Veggie Sandwich by Diabetic Foodie
  • Three Cheese Veggie Sandwich by From Fast Food to Fresh Food
  • Three Cheese Veggie Sandwich by In the Kitchen with Audrey and Maurene
  • Columbia Street Grinder by The Foodie Army Wife
  • Columbia Street Grinder by The Weekend Gourmet
  • Columbia Street Grinder by She likes ruffles, he likes truffles
  • Columbia Street Grinder by Momma’s Meals
  • Emeril’s Columbia Street Grinder Kicked Up a Notch New Orleans Style by The Catholic Foodie
  • Eggplant Muffuletta by Mom’s Test Kitchen
  • A Vegetarian Take on Emeril’s Kicked Up Sandwiches Tonkatsu Sandwich by Ninja Baking
  • New Orleans Style Garlic BBQ Shrimp by Comfy Cuisine

Sunday Supper NYE Desserts:

  • New Orleans-Style Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce by Magnolia Days
  • New Orleans-Style Bread Pudding with 2 Sauces by Juanita’s Cocina
  • Angel Cake Sandwiches by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
  • Coffee Cake with Crumble Topping and Brown Sugar Glaze by Damn Delicious

Now, on to what many of you have probably been waiting for—how to enter the giveaway to receive a copy of one of Emeril’s cookbooks: Kicked-Up Sandwiches or Emeril’s Potluck.

Leave a comment on this post and tell me your favorite Emeril recipe. (If you haven’t tried one, let me know the one that you want to try the most!)  IMPORTANT- your comment must include your twitter handle!  If you do not put your twitter handle in the comment, the entry will not count. –In order to enter the giveaway, your comment must be posted by 7pm Central time today, Sunday, December 30th, 2012. 
·         Join in the conversation during the live #SundaySupper chat on Twitter from 6pm-7pm Central Time today, Sunday, December 30th, 2012.  Your tweet(s) must contain the #SundaySupper hashtag.  

The winner will be chosen randomly from the eligible entries. Eligible entries will be assigned a number and the number will be selected using  Sorry- this Giveaway is open for United States residents only.

 Remember, the #SundaySupper Twitter chat is at 6pm Central Time.  To find us, all you have to do is follow the#SundaySupper hashtag or you can follow us through TweetChat.  If you’re entering the giveaway on my blog, remember the requirements above—and feel free to tweet me directly if you have any questions.  My twitter handle is @FF2FFBlog

Also, please feel free to share your favorite New Year’s Eve recipe on our #SundaySupper Pinterest Board. We are excited to have you Around the Family Table for this special Party!

*Many of the bloggers in the list are giving away a copy of one of either Kicked-Up Sandwiches or Emeril’s Potluckduring the #SundaySupper Chat.  The more blogs you visit and enter at, the more chances to win!

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