Friday, November 2, 2012

National Sandwich Day

The 18th century  Earl of Sandwich would probably be shocked to see the variety of creative and nutritious sandwiches enjoyed today!  Sandwiches on the dairy farm are usually meals of convenience when schedules are too busy to linger at the dinner table or dairymom's favorite  excuse--" just no time to cook."  One thing for sure, no sandwich is served without cheese of some kind.

Celebrating National Sandwich Day calls for a little more stylish sandwich so I'm planning to give Sirloin Pita  Salad Sandwich a try!   You can find other delicious and nutritious recipes at Dairy Makes Sense.

Sirloin Pita Salad Sandwich

For the dressing:
2 (8 oz.) containers of fat-free plain yogurt
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 tablespoon minced parsley
1 tablespoon minced chive
1 teaspoon dried oregano

For the sandwich:
1/2 pound sirloin or rib-eye steak,trimmed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
4 (4-inch) whole wheat pita bread rounds,cut in half moons
2 1/2 cups mixed salad greens (such as arugula,radicchio,and baby spinach leaves)
2/3 cup crumbled Blue cheese
1/2 small red onion,sliced and separated into rings
8 cherry tomatoes,halved

Spoon yogurt  into medium bowl and stir in garlic,parsley,chive and oregano until well blended.Set aside.
Rub both sides of steak with salt and pepper. Heat medium, non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook steak about 6 minutes on each side (for medium) or until desired. Allow steak to rest 5 minutes before cutting into thin slices.
Warm pita halves in toaster. Into each pita half, spoon 1/4 of the yogurt dressing,mixed salad greens,Blue cheese,onion,steak and tomato. Spoon additional yogurt dressing over top.
Serves: 4

Happy National Sandwich Day!!

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