What do you do when you have leftover baguette, mozzarella cheese, and basil left over from your tomato, basil, and mozzarella sandwich? You replace the tomato with another vegetable: asparagus!
I think these ingredients made a beautiful, bright, and green sandwich. I made my sandwich with frozen asparagus. I heated them up in the microwave before adding them to the sandwich. You could use fresh, but you'd need to cook it beforehand.
I cut the asparagus to fit the baguette, added salt and pepper, and then layered on the mozzarella slices.
I baked the sandwiches for 5 minutes at 350 degrees before adding the fresh basil.
Good! The asparagus is a little more difficult to bit through then the soft tomato, but I was manageable.
These types of sandwiches are good because you can fool yourself into thinking your eating vegetables instead of a chunk of bread and cheese.
It's a quick and nourishing meal for summer. Two thumbs up!
I like how the asparagus stocks peak through the melted, gooey cheese.