Veggie Bagel Sandwich
Back in March of 2014 I made a bagel sandwich that we made in the deli of the grocery store I used to work at, Vegetable Sandwich with Dill Sauce was my take on that grocery store sandwich.
Fast forward a few years and it’s time for a healthy re-make. Not that the original wasn’t good for you, but there is always room for improvement right???
Since becoming a Weight Watchers point counter, I try and revamp my favorite foods to be the least number of points as possible. Bagel are 9-10 points and cheese is another 4….. thats 14 points…yikes…no way does that fit in my 23 point world!
2 ingredient bagel recipes are all over Pinterest. What the heck I gave them a whirl. Impressive is all I can say…..oh wait….. super easy too!! Self rising flour and greek yogurt. I know right too easy!
So, what do they taste like?? Really, really good and they toast up like a dream. Toasted bagels are the base of my Veggie Bagel Sandwich, so I’m off to a good start.
Dill sauce made from greek yogurt, dill, dijon, and a splash of vinegar is the prefect fresh spread for all those veggies.
As far as the veggies……..go crazy use what ever veggies you like. In the original I used cheese and feel free to add it if you like. My veggie choice was tomato, cucumber, peppers, and spinach. Next time I will add the red onion that I forgot……
Veggie Bagel Sandwich is a healthy, vegetarian, good for you sandwich. Perfect for that brown bag lunch or anytime you want a light refreshing sandwich.
Veggie Bagel Sandwich
- Yield: 4 sandwiches
1 cup self rising flour
1 cup plain greek yogurt
egg for egg wash
1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
2 tablespoons fresh dill chopped
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
Salt & Pepper to taste
English cucumber, sliced
Green, red or orange bell pepper, sliced
Fresh spinach chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine self rising flour and Greek Yogurt in a bowl until a dough starts to form. Turn on a lightly floured surface and knead into a dough. Divide dough into four pieces.
Roll dough into ropes and form a circle pinching the ends together. Place bagels onto baking sheet. Make an egg wash by beating 1 egg with a tablespoon of water and brush over bagels.
Sprinkle with seasoning of your choice.
In a small bowl, stir together the yogurt, dill, mustard, vinegar, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.
Split and toast the bagels.
Spread dill sauce on each side of each the toasted bagel half. Layer the veggies in what ever order you wish.
Place the top on the sandwich and enjoy.
I use Fage 0% greek yogurt
Bacon Apple Chicken Burger
We first posted this burger back in 2014. Apparently Spring was not anywhere to be seen in 2014 either…..after last nights snow…yes, I said snow and hopefully this is the last of it. Winter has stuck around wayyyy too long this year.
Bacon Apple Chicken Burger was originally called Apple Bacon Chicken Burger, but I discovered it’s a no no to use the same post title twice??
Making this burger again was not a no no, it was a great idea!
I said it a million…slight exaggeration …times, but I love ground chicken for a burger in place of turkey. For me, it has a better flavor, but if you are a lover of the turkey, please substitute it in this recipe.
As anyone who has used ground chicken (or turkey) knows it can be a little dry, but in the case of this burger, the add-ins make it nice and juicy. One other tip, I know its poultry and you do need to cook it through, but do not over cook it. If you do, no matter what you have added, it will be dry. A little bit of bacon, onion, sage and maple syrup add a nice flavor to the burger and a topping of Maple Dijon sauce and grilled granny smith apples and wow!!!
Since we revisted this recipe we decided to revisit the pictures too! Funny when you start a blog you think your pictures are really good, then later you look back and …YIKES!!! It’s an understatement to say we have improved.
So, brush off the snow, drag out the grill and try Bacon Apple Chicken Burger. If the snow won’t stop where you are, cook them inside until summer shows up!!
Bacon Apple Chicken Burger
- 2 slices bacon
- 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
- 1 pound ground chicken
- 2 teaspoons fresh sage, chopped
- 3 teaspoons maple syrup, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 granny smith apple, cored, and cut into 12 wedges
- 4 hamburger or kaiser buns, lightly toasted
- Dice bacon and cook in a small skillet until crisp. Remove from pan to drain on paper toweling. Add onions to bacon drippings and saute until lightly browned. Set aside and allow to cool slightly.
- Combine, ground chicken, bacon, onion, sage, 2 teaspoons of maple syrup, salt and pepper. Mix well and divide into 4 burgers.
- Place the burger on a grill pan or outdoor grill coated with non-stick cooking spray. Grill burgers 5 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
- Meanwhile, toss apple wedges with remaining 1 teaspoon of maple syrup. Grill the apple slices until you have nice grill marks.
- To assemble the burgers place burger on bottom half of bun. Top with Maple Dijon Sauce (see recipe below), top with grilled apples and top half of bun.
- Maple Dijon Sauce:
- Mix together 3 tablespoons mayo or salad dressing, 2 tablespoons dijon mustard, 2 tablespoons maple syrup, and 1 small shallot( about 3 teaspoons). Serve with Apple Bacon Burger.
Chipotle Street Corn Burgers
Even in the dead of winter there is nothing better than a burger. Flavored to perfection, cooked up just right, and topped with those perfect ingredients. This is that burger!!
If you follow Tim and I, you know that there are a few foods that we find variations for over, and over, and over. Yea …..we like some stuff that much, burgers are one of those things.
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