Mediterranean Goat-Cheese Sandwiches

Photo: Howard L. Puckett; Styling: Fonda Shaia
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 225
  • Calories from fat: 21%
  • Fat: 5.2g
  • Saturated fat: 2.7g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.6g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.8g
  • Protein: 7.8g
  • Carbohydrate: 35.3g
  • Fiber: 1.8g
  • Cholesterol: 15mg
  • Iron: 1.5mg
  • Sodium: 570mg
  • Calcium: 112mg


  • 1 (8-ounce) loaf French bread
  • 2 ounces goat cheese
  • 1 tablespoon olive paste (such as Oliva da Sanremo)
  • 1 cup trimmed arugula or fresh spinach
  • 4 (1/8-inch-thick) slices red onion, separated into rings
  • 4 (1/8-inch-thick) slices tomato
  • 6 basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped capers
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper


  1. Slice the loaf in half lengthwise. Spread the goat cheese evenly over cut side of bottom half of loaf, and spread the olive paste evenly over goat cheese.
  2. Arrange arugula, onion rings, tomato slices, basil, and chopped capers on top. Drizzle with vinegar and olive oil. Sprinkle with pepper. Replace with the top half of the loaf. Cut crosswise into 4 pieces.
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