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Fresh From the Jeff’s Naturals Kitchen: Grilled Portobello Sandwich

Did you know that August is National Sandwich Month?

That means it’s time for us to add a delicious new sandwich to our growing collection of recipes! This month, we’re featuring a sandwich that is both delicious and packed with nutrients. This Grilled Portobello Sandwich is so hearty and tasty, even hardcore meat-eaters will love it!

Grilled Portobello Sandwich
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 2

INGREDIENTS
1/2 c. aioli
1 jar Jeff’s Naturals Marinated Artichoke Hearts (drained)
2 T. Jeff’s Naturals Sliced Hot Cherry Peppers (diced)
1 T. grated lemon zest
4 medium Portobello mushroom caps
4 T. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp pepper
1 French baguette
4 slices provolone cheese
1 small bunch arugula (stems discarded)

PREPARATION
Heat a grill on medium-high. Brush the olive oil on to the mushroom caps and season with salt & pepper. Grill until tender, 4-6 minutes.

Cut the baguette into 4 equal portions. Combine the aioli and lemon zest. Spread onto the inside of the baguette.

Cut the grilled mushroom into 1/2” thick slices. Layer the mushrooms, cheese, artichoke hearts, and peppers evenly among the sandwiches.

Wrap the sandwiches in heavy duty aluminum foil. Place them back on the grill for 5 minutes, or until cheese has melted. Divide the arugula among the sandwiches. Serve immediately, while still hot.

Tuna Salad Sandwich

Fresh New Recipe From the Jeff’s Naturals Kitchen: Mediterranean Tuna Salad Sandwich

When was the last time you enjoyed a really good tuna salad sandwich? Like a really, incredible, gourmet tuna sandwich? Perhaps it is time to give this classic lunchbox staple an upgrade.

You will be amazed how delicious and satisfying a tuna sandwich can be! Simply adding wholesome flavorful ingredients like fresh veggies and Jeff’s Naturals Imported Non-Pareil Capers, Roasted Bell Pepper Strips and Organic Sliced Greek Kalamata Olives can take an otherwise ordinary sandwich to a whole new level.

Tuna Salad Sandwich

Jeff’s Mediterranian Tuna Salad Sandwich
Prep Time: 7 min.
Total Time: 10 min.
Serves: 2

INGREDIENTS
2 (8 inch) crusty rolls, sliced in half horizontally
2 cans (5 ounces each) tuna packed in olive oil1½ tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons Jeff’s Naturals Imported Non-Pareil Capers, drained
2 tablespoons diced red onion
1/3 English cucumber, thinly sliced
2 hard-boiled eggs, sliced thinly
4 Jeff’s Naturals Roasted Bell Pepper Strips
Cherry tomatoes, for garnish
Jeff’s Naturals Organic Sliced Greek Kalamata Olives, for garnish

PREPARATION
Remove some of the soft interior of the rolls to allow for the sandwich filling and set aside.

In a medium bowl, mix together the tuna with its oil, red wine vinegar, capers and onion. Set aside.

To assemble the sandwiches, spread the tuna on the roll, top with sliced cucumber, egg and roasted red peppers. Serve with cherry tomatoes and olives.

Prosciutto, Provolone & Peperoncini Grilled Sandwiches

Fresh From Jeff’s Kitchen: Prosciutto, Provolone & Peperoncini Grilled Sandwiches

Prosciutto, Provolone & Peperoncini Grilled Sandwiches

What is it about Grilled Cheese sandwiches that make it a common “go-to” comfort food? The simple flavors of your favorite cheese melted just right into irresistable buttery crispy bread almost never disaapoint!

This month’s featured new recipe puts a modern gourmet twist on this American classic by adding Prosciutto, Provolone & Peperoncini.  The best part? This sandwich can be on the table and in your belly in less than 20 minutes! Enjoy!

Prosciutto, Provolone & Peperoncini Grilled Sandwiches

Prep Time: 8 min.
Total Time: 20 min.
Serves: 4

INGREDIENTS

1/2 jar Jeff’s Naturals Sliced Golden Greek Peperoncini
8 slices sourdough bread
4 tsp. Dijon mustard
8 oz. Provolone cheese
8 oz. Serrano Ham or Proscuitto
4 Tbsp. butter

PREPARATION

Drain Peperoncini.Spread a teaspoon of Dijon on to each of four slices of bread.

To build the sandwiches, divide up peperoncinis, ham and cheese equally, place them on top of the slice of bread that has the Dijon mustard on it.

Melt two tablespoons of the butter in a large skillet. Cook two sandwiches on medium heat, covered, about six minutes per side.

Repeat procedure with the remaining butter and other two sandwiches.

Want more Grilled Cheese inspiration? Read A+ Grilled Cheese Sandwiches to Rock your Back-to-School Routine. Find more delicious Sandwich and Panini ideas on our Recipe Page!

Mediterranean Grilled Cheese

A+ Grilled Cheese Sandwiches to Rock your Back-to-School Routine

For generations, the Grilled Cheese sandwich has been the “go-to” lunchtime favorite for both kids and grown-ups, but perhaps it’s time for an upgrade? Here are two recipes that will transform this classic comfort food staple with a creative Mediterranean twist.

Both sandwiches are delicious paired with tomato soup or a delicious side salad.  Perfect for quick and satisfying weeknight dinner or lunch on the go. Enjoy!

Mediterranean Grilled Cheese

Mediterranean Grilled Cheese
Prep Time: 5 min. Total Time: 15 min.Serves: 1

INGREDIENTS
2 slices of fresh bread, about 1⁄2 inch thick
1 tablespoon of butter, room temp
1 1⁄2 tablespoons store bought pesto (Sundried Tomato or Basil)
2 slices Mozzarella cheese
2 tablespoons Sliced Golden Greek Peperoncini
1 tablespoon
Organic Sliced Greek Kalamata Olives
1⁄4 cup spinach, loosely packed

PREPARATION
Butter the outside slices of the bread. On the inside, spread one side of the bread with pesto. Next, add a slice of mozzarella. Top with the peppers, olives and spinach. Add another slice of mozzarella cheese on top of the spinach and close up the sandwich with the other slice of bread.
In a medium sized nonstick pan over medium heat, cook the grilled cheese on each side until lightly browned and cheese is melted.

Pizza Lover’s Grilled Cheese

Pizza Lover’s Grilled Cheese
Prep Time: 10 min.Total Time: 20 min.Serves: 2

INGREDIENTS
2 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
Pinch fine sea salt
2 tablespoons your favorite store bought pizza sauce
1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves
4 slices rustic-style white bread
4 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons drained Sun-Ripened Dried Tomatoes
2 tablespoons chopped
Organic Sliced Greek Kalamata Olives
2 teaspoons grated parmesan cheese
4 slices fontina cheese

PREPARATION
Combine butter, oil and salt in a small bowl.
Combine pizza sauce and basil in a separate small bowl.
Heat 1 large non-stick skillet over medium heat. For each sandwich spoon an equal amount of sauce mixture over the center of each slice; spread evenly. Place mozzarella slices over sauce mixture; arrange sundried tomatoes and kalamata olives over each layer of mozzarella. Sprinkle each with parmesan; top with a slice of fontina and the top slice of bread. Spread butter mixture on outside of sandwich.
Cook 2 to 3 minutes; or until bottoms are golden, pressing each sandwich firmly with a spatula. Turn sandwiches and press each again with a spatula. Continue to cook until bottoms are golden and cheeses are melted. Also can be cooked in a panini press.

Visit our recipe page for more great sandwich ideas like the Grownup Spicy Grilled Cheese Sandwiches and the Dagwood Sandwich.  YUM!

Prosciutto Pear Sandwich

Jeff’s Perfect Prosciutto Pear Sammie

Fresh from the Jeff’s Naturals Kitchen….

The Jeff’s Naturals chefs have been hard at working creating fresh innovative dishes you can easily bring your table!  During the summer season, simple gourmet sandwiches rule! If you are looking for the perfect sandwich, our new Prosciutto Pear Sandwich fits the bill!

The combination of roasted bell peppers, salty capers, Gorgonzola cheese, prosciutto and fresh sliced pear will take you on a flavor adventure! It’s the perfect summer sandwich.

Make it in advance and enjoy on a summer picnic or lunch on-the-go. You can even pair it with a green salad and fruit for a simple summer supper! The possibilities are endless. Enjoy!

Jeff’s Prosciutto Pear Sandwich
Prep Time: 15 min.Total Time: 20 min.Serves: 4

INGREDIENTS
4 Tbsp. crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
1 Tbsp. minced garlic
3 Tbsp. Jeff’s Naturals Non-Pareil Capers, rinsed, drained, and chopped
2 Tbsp. dry toasted pine nuts (pignolias)
1/2 tsp. fresh-ground black pepper
6 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
1 Italian ciabatta loaf, cut into 4 pieces
8 oz. prosciutto (plain, not smoked)
1 ripe Bartlett or Anjou pear, sliced into thin wedges
8 oz. Jeff’s Naturals Roasted Bell Peppers
1 bunch fresh spinach, washed and chopped
A few sprigs fresh basil, main stems trimmed off
Sea salt, to taste*

PREPARATION

Pre-heat the oven to broil.

In a small bowl, combine the Gorgonzola cheese, crushed garlic, non-pareil capers, pine nuts, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, and 4 tablespoons of the olive oil. Mix well, and set aside.
Spread one side of each sandwich roll with 2 tablespoonfuls of the Gorgonzola cheese mixture.

Next, layer each sandwich with 2 oz. prosciutto, 3 slices of pear, and some roasted red bell pepper strips.

Top each sandwich with several spinach leaves plus a few basil leaves. Drizzle the greens with a dash each, olive oil, sea salt, and additional black pepper, if desired.

Fold the sandwiches closed, and broil, on the center rack, for about 5 minutes, or until bread is just toasted. Enjoy!