Baguette Cheese Tomato Sandwich
with bell pepper, roasted garlic, cheese and fresh basil

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This is one of my favorite sandwiches... you've got to try this!; It's different, there's no meat in it just very tasty marinated vegetables. See more of my Gourmet Lunch Ideas with photographs

Baguette Cheese Sandwich
source: recipe and photograph created by Peggy Bucholz www.finedinings.com


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Prep Time: 20 min   Cook Time: 15 min   Servings: 4


Ingredients

1 medium tomato, seeded, coarsely chopped
1/2 red or yellow bell pepper, seeded, very thinly sliced
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra to coat garlic
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
8 cloves garlic
4 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 slices baguette, 8 inches long, cut in half lengthwise
4 to 8 fresh basil leaves
3 ounces Brie cheese, room temperature, rind removed

Directions

In a small bowl combine the first 5 ingredients. Cover, set aside to marinate.

To roast the garlic, remove the outer papery skin and coat with a little olive oil. Enclose in foil on ovenproof pan and bake at 350 degrees F for approximately 15 minutes or until they are soft. Peel and mash garlic with a fork and combine in a small bowl with mayonnaise.

Open up pieces of baguette and spread mayonnaise generously on one side. Place 2 or 3 leaves of basil on top of mayonnaise. Spread cheese on the other side of the baguettes. Top with the marinated tomatoes and peppers. Close up sandwiches, cut in half and serve with plenty of napkins, it is juicy and delicious!


Wine recommendation: Pinot Noir; Cabernet Sauvignon; Merlot


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