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Cherry Tarragon Chicken Salad Sandwich

Cherry Tarragon Chicken Salad Sandwich

Last week I had a bag of cherries leftover from my delicious Bourbon Bacon Cherry Crumble and a bunch of fresh tarragon left from preparing my Zucchini Corn Cakes with Tarragon Remoulade, so I decided to combine the two in a scrumptious Chicken Salad!

Gluten Free Cherry Tarragon Chicken Salad

Sticking with my “Glutenless in August” theme, I picked up a loaf of Rudi’s Multigrain Gluten Free Bread.  I’m not BS-ing you here, this is some of the best bread I’ve ever had! It was really flavorful and toasted up perfectly for the base of my Chicken Salad Sandwich.

Cherry Chicken Salad Sandwich

In an effort to not overwhelm the delicious chicken salad, I kept the sandwich open face and simply piled it on top of fresh spinach.

I prepared this sandwich for myself and my producer last week.  That’s right, I said producer!  In case you missed my previous post, I’m launching a web series September 2nd!

Cooking Secrets of a Single Girl will go live in less than 3 weeks, so be sure to check it out!

In the meantime, prepare this delicious sandwich for a simple lunch to take to work or school!

Cherry Tarragon Chicken Salad Sandwich Ingredients

Ingredients

  • ⅓ cup greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 lemon (zest and juiced)
  • 1 tbsp fresh tarragon (minced)
  • 2 tbsp green onions (chopped)
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 2 cups chicken (cooked and shredded)
  • ¼ cup walnuts (chopped)
  • ½ cup cherries (pitted and chopped)
  • ¼ cup celery (chopped)
  • 4 slices Rudi’s Gluten Free Multigrain Bread
  • 1 cup fresh spinach

Begin by combining the greek yogurt, honey and dijon mustard in a small bowl.

Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad Dressing Recipe

Add the lemon juice and zest, tarragon, green onions and black pepper.

Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad Dressing Recipe

In a large bowl combine the shredded chicken, walnuts, cherries and celery.

Gluten Free Tarragon Cherry Chicken Salad Recipe

Add the dressing to the chicken salad and stir to combine.

Tarragon Cherry Chicken Salad Recipe

Place in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes.

Lightly toast the gluten free bread, then place 5-6 leaves of spinach on top of the bread, add the chicken salad and serve.

Gluten Free Cherry Tarragon Chicken Salad Sandwich

This sandwich was so good, I ate the leftovers at 9 AM the next day for breakfast! True story, you can ask my intern 😉

Cherry Chicken Salad Sandwich

♦ Gluten Free Option: This recipe is gluten free.

Cherry Tarragon Chicken Salad Sandwich

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 sandwiches

Cherry Tarragon Chicken Salad Sandwich

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 lemon (zest and juiced)
  • 1 tbsp fresh tarragon (minced)
  • 2 tbsp green onions (chopped)
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 2 cups chicken (cooked and shredded)
  • ¼ cup walnuts (chopped)
  • ½ cup cherries (pitted and chopped)
  • ¼ cup celery (chopped)
  • 4 slices Rudi's Gluten Free Multigrain Bread
  • 1 cup fresh spinach

Instructions

  1. Begin by combining the greek yogurt, honey and dijon mustard in a small bowl.
  2. Add the lemon juice and zest, tarragon, green onions and black pepper.
  3. In a large bowl combine the shredded chicken, walnuts, cherries and celery.
  4. Add the dressing to the chicken salad and stir to combine.
  5. Place in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes.
  6. Lightly toast the gluten free bread, then place 5-6 leaves of spinach on top of the bread, add the chicken salad and serve.
http://whitneybond.com/2013/08/13/cherry-tarragon-chicken-salad-sandwich/

Grilled Portobello Caprese Sandwich

Grilled Portobello Caprese Pesto Sandwich

This is the first in a series of upcoming sandwich recipes I’ll be posting in conjunction with Mezzetta’s “Make That Sandwich” Contest.

Gluten Free Grilled Portobello Mushroom Sandwich

The lovely folks over at Mezzetta reached out to me about entering the contest a couple of weeks ago. I was very excited when I received their e-mail because I’ve been using their products for years and love their pepperoncini’s, olives and sliced jalapeños! I then found out that there was a $25,000 prize for the winner. Let me tell you, being a full time food blogger, the thought of winning $25,000 sounds pretty amazing right now!

I immediately started brainstorming and came up with a different sandwich for each of their categories: hot, cold and vegetarian.  This is my vegetarian sandwich!

Grilled Portobello Caprese Sandwich

While I usually love a couple slices of delicious bread to hold my sandwich together, I decided to go totally vegetarian and totally gluten free with this Portobello Caprese Sandwich.

Two hearty portobello mushrooms filled with fresh mozzarella, Mezzetta Sun-Ripened Dried Tomato Pesto and loads of other delicious flavors make this is a unique sandwich not to be missed!

Portobello Caprese Sandwich Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 large portobello mushrooms
  • 2 tbsp Mezzetta Sun-Ripened Dried Tomato Pesto
  • 1 tsp Mezzetta Crushed Garlic
  • 1/2 cup fresh mozzarella cheese (sliced)
  • 1/2 roma tomato (sliced)
  • 4-6 large fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup Mezzetta Sliced Peperoncini’s
  • 1/2 cup Mezzetta Roasted Bell Peppers
  • olive oil cooking spray

Turn heat on the grill to medium or preheat the oven to 400°.

Begin by cleaning out the inside of the mushrooms with a spoon.  During this process, try not to break the sides of the mushroom. (You want to be sure and keep all those delicious goodies inside the sandwich during the grilling process!)

Portobello Caprese Sandwich Recipe

Place 1 tbsp of pesto and 1/2 tsp of crushed garlic onto each mushroom.

Portobello Caprese Sandwich Recipe

Top each portobello with a large slice of mozzarella.

Portobello Mushroom Sandwich Recipe

Top one of the mushrooms with the sliced tomatoes.

Portobello Caprese Sandwich Recipe

Then add the basil.

Portobello Caprese Sandwich Recipe

On the other mushroom, top with the peperoncini’s.

Portobello Caprese Sandwich with Pepperoncinis

Then the roasted bell peppers.

Roasted Red Pepper Caprese Portobello Sandwich

Carefully put the two sides together.

Portobello Caprese Sandwich Recipe

Spray the grill with cooking spray then place the sandwich onto the grill for 20 minutes, flipping carefully half way through.

If a grill is not available, you can also place the sandwich into the oven on a rimmed baking sheet for 20 minutes or until the mozzarella is melted.

Grilled Portobello Caprese Sandwich

Remove from the grill and dig in!

Grilled Portobello Caprese Sandwich

So much melty goodness and flavor in every bite!

Grilled Vegetarian Caprese Sandwich

The portobello mushroom is so meaty, making it the perfect exterior for this vegetarian sandwich!

Italian Vegetarian Caprese Sandwich

♣ Vegetarian Option: This recipe is vegetarian.

♦ Gluten Free Option: This recipe is gluten-free.

Portobello Caprese Sandwich

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 1 sandwich

Portobello Caprese Sandwich

Ingredients

  • 2 large portobello mushrooms
  • 2 tbsp Mezzetta Sun-Ripened Dried Tomato Pesto
  • 1 tsp Mezzetta Crushed Garlic
  • 1/2 cup fresh mozzarella cheese (sliced)
  • 1/2 roma tomato (sliced)
  • 4-6 large fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup Mezzetta Sliced Peperoncini’s
  • 1/2 cup Mezzetta Roasted Bell Peppers
  • olive oil cooking spray

Instructions

  1. Turn heat on the grill to medium.
  2. Clean out the inside of the mushrooms with a spoon.
  3. Place 1 tbsp of pesto and 1/2 tsp of crushed garlic onto each mushroom.
  4. Top each portobello with a large slice of mozzarella.
  5. Top one of the mushrooms with the sliced tomatoes and basil.
  6. On the other mushroom, top with the peperoncini’s and roasted bell peppers.
  7. Carefully put the two sides together.
  8. Spray the grill with cooking spray then place the sandwich onto the grill for 20 minutes, flipping carefully half way through.
http://whitneybond.com/2013/07/17/grilled-portobello-caprese-sandwich/