Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Randy Mon
Total Time
20 Mins
Makes 20 sandwiches

Prepare to indulge in a life-changing sandwich. The combination of creamy brie, salty ham, and crisp arugula is heaven on a plate.

How to Make It

Step 1

Put 1/4 cup olive oil, the lemon juice and zest, garlic, sugar, and salt and pepper to taste in a blender and pulse to combine.

Step 2

Preheat a gas or charcoal grill to medium (you can hold your hand 1 to 2 in. above cooking grate only 4 to 5 seconds). Brush oil on both sides of bread and put on grill; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill 2 minutes. Turn over, top with cheese, close lid, and grill until cheese melts, 1 to 2 minutes.

Step 3

Top cheese evenly with ham. In a large bowl, toss arugula with vinaigrette and arrange a handful on each sandwich. Drizzle remaining vinaigrette over sandwiches.

Step 4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per sandwich.

Ratings & Reviews

Great flavor

August 30, 2015
All the ingredients work really well together. We used a fresh loaf of olive bread in place of the ciabatta.

Minethegaps's Review

July 07, 2013
The flavors on the simple dish appeal to many palates. Arugula with a citrus vinaigrette is a perfect marriage, and on this dish, it balances the savory flavors from the meat and cheese. Arugula also holds up nicely than other greens. Mods: 1) I make half of each batch without ham for vegetarian guests, 2) I have grilled the bread in a heavy skillet instead over charcoal which makes this an even simpler recipe to prepare. 3) in a pinch, you can also use cheddar but it's not as decadent as brie. This is a lovely spring dish for guests, or for a simple dinner with the Hub. Pair with a chilled Reisling.