Monday, December 22, 2014

FoodBlogSwap: Green Toastie

Yep, even in the busy December month I am participating in the FoodBlogSwap :) It is just too much fun to skip. This month I cooked from Spruitjes zijn niet vies. The name of the blog originated out of the fact that many people dislike Brussel sprouts without even willing to try them. So, the obvious choice here would be to make something with Brussel Sprouts. The thing is that we actually tried to make them on different ways when we still had a vegetable bag, where you couldn't choose which veggies you would get, but just ate what was in the bag. But no matter what we tried, we didn't seem to like them. So Nick wasn't very enthusiastic about that idea. I mostly let him choose for the foodblogswap, after I make a selection of 5 recipes or so to choose from. And he choose the Green Toastie, which was a really filling and satisfying lunch! Do excuse the keyboard picture. When we made this a friend unexpectedly had stayed over night and I just made a quick snapshot before eating. On the plus side, he got to enjoy one of these toasties too, and he really liked it!

Green toastie: (serves 1)
- 2 sandwich slices
- about 4 slices of courgette
- green pesto
- 4 slices of mozzarella
- feta crumbles, the amount of 4 slices
- 4 basil leaves
- 1/4 avocado
- some butter

Heat some oil in a pan and bake the courgette on both sides until they are done (about 4 minutes). Slab some butter on your slices and place the buttered sides together, because this will be the outside of your toastie. Spread some pesto on the inside and layer mozzarella, avocado, basil and courgette. Crumble some feta on top. Press the other slice on and bake in a pan until both sides are crispy, for about 5 minutes.

In the original recipe there were also mint leaves, but I am not a real fan of those. I loved this toastie, but personally I thought both feta and mozzarella is a bit much. I prefer the mozzarella. This is a great way to get rid of some leftover veggies though. I bet some spinach would be good on this too :) And just use whatever cheese you have laying around :)

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