- Vegetable cooking spray
- 2 1/2 cups chopped red bell pepper
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 3/4 cup seeded and coarsely shredded peeled cucumber
- 1/2 cup nonfat cream cheese
- 1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled blue cheese
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
- 16 (1/2-ounce) slices very thin white bread
- 8 (1/2-ounce) slices very thin whole-wheat bread
- Parsley sprigs (optional)
- calories 33
- caloriesfromfat 22 %
- fat 0.8 g
- satfat 0.4 g
- monofat 0.2 g
- polyfat 0.1 g
- protein 1.7 g
- carbohydrate 4.7 g
- fiber 0.4 g
- cholesterol 2 mg
- iron 0.4 mg
- sodium 100 mg
- calcium 27 mg
How to Make It
Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; place over medium-high heat until hot. Add bell pepper and onion; sauté 4 minutes or until tender. Combine bell pepper mixture, tomato paste, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and black pepper in food processor, and process until smooth. Return mixture to skillet, and cook over medium-high heat 3 minutes or until thickened. Spoon mixture into a bowl, and let cool; cover and chill.
Place cucumber on several layers of paper towels; cover with additional paper towels, pressing until barely moist. Combine the cream cheese, blue cheese,1/8 teaspoon salt, and ground red pepper in a small bowl, stirring until smooth. Stir in cucumber; cover and chill.
Spread 2 tablespoons bell pepper mixture over each of 8 slices of white bread; top each with a slice of wheat bread. Spread 2 tablespoons cucumber mixture over each slice of wheat bread; top with remaining white bread.
Trim crusts from sandwiches. Cut each sandwich into quarters, making rectangles, squares, or triangles. Garnish with parsley sprigs, if desired.
Note: If made ahead, cover sandwiches with a slightly damp paper towel and plastic wrap, and place in an airtight container.
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