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Blue Cheese and Pear Sandwiches

Oxmoor House
Prep time 4 mins
Cook time 6 mins
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)
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.

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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.

  5. Serve with: White Balsamic–Dill Pasta Salad

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