Delicious. Light, tasty and packed full of veggies. The bread is so soft, the veggies so delicious, and all together, these little sandwiches are super filling.
Baked Veggie Sandwiches - Modified from Itty Bitty Bistro
2 C flour
3/4 C whole wheat flour
1 tsp. salt
2 1/4 tsp. rapid rise yeast
2 T olive oil
1 C cold water
1 C extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 C red pepper, diced finely
1 C broccoli, diced finely
1 C spinach, diced finely
1 C carrots, grated
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tsp. olive oil
marinara sauce (for dipping) - optional
Combine flours, salt and yeast together in a bowl and mix well.
Then, add oil and cold water and stir just until dough forms a ball. [The original dough recipe calls for a food processor to make th dough... I don't have a food processor, so I mixed it by hand, and it worked just fine...but if you do have a food processor, follow these directions]
Knead dough a few times on a lightly floured surface. Then, stick inside a Ziploc bag, sealing tight shut, and allow the dough to rise until it's doubled in size. This took my dough about an hour and a half to do. You can make the dough the night before and stick the bag in the fridge until you're ready to go!
Dough is just about done...
Divide the dough in half, and let sit, covered until it's puffy. This takes about a half hour.
When dough is just about done, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and saute until the garlic smells great :)
Then, add the veggies (holding out the spinach for a moment), and saute until crisp-tender. Add spinach and cook until it's wilted. (I used frozen spinach and added it at the same time as the other veggies). Set aside.
Heat oven to 400. Coat an 8x8 glass pan with cooking spray. Take 1/2 of the dough and stretch it to form a square, and place in the bottom of the pan. Cover with 1/2 of the cheese.
Then top with the veggie mixture, and remaining cheese.
Stretch the second piece of dough over the top of the veggies.
Bake for about 15-30 minutes, until warm and dough is cooked through. Slice lengthwise and serve with marinara sauce, if desired.
We enjoyed these with sweet potato fries!
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