Blue Cheese and Pear Sandwiches

Blue Cheese and Pear Sandwiches Recipe
Oxmoor House
This "salad and sandwich in one" features a hearty slice of peasant bread topped with sweet pears, pungent blue cheese, and peppery watercress. Look for artisan peasant bread in the bakery at your supermarket.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Prep: 4 Minutes
Cook: 6 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 211
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Fat 6.9 g
Satfat 3 g
Monofat 2.8 g
Polyfat 0.4 g
Protein 7.5 g
Carbohydrate 31.7 g
Fiber 2.5 g
Cholesterol 11 mg
Iron 1.2 mg
Sodium 506 mg
Calcium 139 mg

Ingredients

4 (1 1/2-ounce) slices peasant bread
Cooking spray
1 1/3 cups coarsely chopped watercress
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 medium pears, thinly sliced
1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled blue cheese

Preparation

1. Preheat broiler.

2. Place bread slices on a baking sheet. Coat each slice with cooking spray; broil 2 minutes on each side or until lightly toasted.

3. While bread cooks, combine watercress, olive oil, salt, and pepper in a small bowl; toss gently.

4. Place pear slices evenly on bread slices; top with blue cheese. Broil 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese melts. Remove from oven; top with watercress mixture. Serve immediately.

Serve with: White Balsamic–Dill Pasta Salad

Note:

Cooking Light Fresh Food Fast Weeknight Meals

March 2010
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