the overnight sandwich |
I love bread! I do not eat it very often as I typically follow a paleo diet, but when I do, I want it to be part of an amazing meal. The last few weeks I have been following a plant-based diet and have struggled at lunchtime. Because really…how many salads can you eat? I was craving something a little more substantial as I have been working out a little extra these days. I decided to make my favorite veggie sandwich.
Pan Bagnat is a delicious recipe from southern France. Its name means “soaked bread”. This magnificent combination of bread, tomatoes and other ingredients are best served on the crunchiest loaf you can find. You let it sit overnight so the juices penetrate the bread creating a fabulous combination of yummy! It is easy to make and a healthy option for a unique sandwich. Follow the recipe below and enjoy!
Pan Bagnat | Makes 4 servings.
2 very ripe tomatoes
1 loaf day-old French breath halved lengthwise
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
2 scallions, thinly sliced
3 tablespoons white wine OR balsamic vinegar (balsamic is my favorite)
2 teaspoons olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Pull out inside of loaf and tear into small pieces and place in a bowl. Chop up tomatoes (include juice) and add to bread pieces. Add the additional ingredients and mix together. Scoop into the bread shell and place one side on top of the other. Wrap tightly and place in the refrigerator overnight. Cut into four sandwiches and enjoy!
You can also add mozzarella cheese, fresh basil or anything else your heart desires. You cannot mess this one up!