My work lunches have been a little boring lately. I really love sandwiches and should experiment with trying new combinations more often. I saw this Smashed White Bean, Cucumber and Radish sandwich in the June 2011 issue of Woman’s Day, cut it out of the magazine and forgot about it until I was meal planning yesterday.
I didn’t use dill or the alfalfa sprouts, but otherwise, I followed the recipe.
Woman’s Day Smashed White Bean, Cucumber and Radish Sandwich
Total Time: 10 min
Prep Time: 10 min
1 can(s) cannellini or other white beans, rinsed
2 tablespoon(s) fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon(s) olive oil, Kosher salt and pepper
1 tablespoon(s) chopped fresh dill
8 slice(s) whole-grain bread
1/2 seedless cucumber, thinly sliced
6 radishes, thinly sliced
1 cup(s) alfalfa or radish sprouts
In a medium bowl, using the back of a fork or a potato masher, gently smash the beans with the lemon juice, oil, and ¼ tsp each salt and pepper; fold in the dill.
Form sandwiches with the bread, smashed bean mixture, cucumber, radishes and sprouts.
I enjoyed trying something different for lunch today! I made some to take to work tomorrow as well.
The only thing I found is that maybe the dill adds extra flavor because it’s a pretty bland sandwich overall. I didn’t really mind, but others might.