Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Lunchtime Favorite

Tuesday, March 31, 2009
My lunch is extreme. Either I make something pretty flavorful or I'll nibble on some leftovers. I'm not much of a PB&J girl. A sandwich needs to be good or else I'd just rather do without. So, I've been perfecting this ensemble.

It's inspired by a chicken sandwich from Nordstrom Cafe (so tasty!) and Giada's veggie sandwich (I can't wrong with a goat cheese and veggie combo). My current go-to for lunch is looks something like this:

Toasted focaccia roll
Micro greens
Grilled eggplant
Caramelized onions
Herbed goat cheese
Sundried tomatoes

I think it still needs the perfect aoili or spread. Maybe I'll try the artichoke spread from Tjs. Or further investigate Nordstrom's version--their aoili is just the right amount of flavor and moisture.


mybelle68 said...

Yummmmmm! Do you make up a bunch of eggplant, onions, and chicken and keep on hand for the a few days? Or do you make it to order every time?

Pittsy said...

Mybelle: I grill the eggplant and onions once. I make the eggplant and goat cheese (with ponzu) snacker a lot so I find myself preppping eggplant each week. I don't have time to do much so I grill everything once and then use it throughout the week or weekend. I vary this sandwich with what I have on hand. It is really good with arugula and avacado too.

Live, Love, Laugh said...

Yummy! That looks delish!

Anonymous said...

You had me at eggplant. Yum.

thejulesspot said...

Yummmy! My fave at Nordie's cafe is the Berry Salad with a cup of Tomato Basil Soup. Haven't tried to replicate yet. You've inspired me to do so!:)