Sandwiches are a lunch staple — easy to make with lots of variation, from grilled cheese to BLTs to the classic peanut butter and jelly. Besides being delicious, sandwiches are made to bring on the go and are easy on your wallet.
National Sandwich Day is November 3, and the best way to celebrate is with a recipe by Paula Hingley of How to Make Dinner. Hingley’s pear and taleggio sandwich on country sourdough checks all the boxes – it’s satisfying, healthy and costs only about $6.50 to make.
Pear & taleggio sandwich on country sourdough
- 2 slices of sourdough
- 1 small Bosc pear, thinly sliced
- 2 ¼-inch thick slices of taleggio cheese
- A handful of fresh watercress
- 1 tablespoon thyme and black pepper mayo (recipe below)
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- 1 teaspoon apple cider or sherry vinegar
- Line up bread slices. Lay the cheese on both pieces, followed by about five slices of pear on one side.
- Stir mayo ingredients together in a small bowl.
- Place bread open-faced in a toaster oven or regular oven for 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.
- Finish with a handful of fresh watercress, a pinch of sea salt and pepper and mayo drizzled over the top.
Looking for more ways to save on lunch? Here's a 45-cent multi-cooker recipe that's both delicious and inexpensive.
Image: Paula Hingley