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Mezzetta's Make That Sandwich Contest: Not Your Boring Egg Salad Sandwich

Growing up in Russia, sandwiches were usually open faced. We had bread, butter, and cheese sandwiches; salami sandwiches, and sometimes fish sandwiches. But then we moved to the USA and discovered the big fat sandwiches with two slices of bread and a zillion types of fillings.

I became a fan! What can I say? I like stuff :)

Although a slice of toasted bread smeared with mayonnaise and topped with thinly sliced ripe tomatoes and sprinkled with salt is heaven, most of the time I prefer a marriage of multiple flavors and textures.

Last month I was contacted by Mezzetta and informed about their Make That Sandwich contest. Although I'm sort of over recipe competitions, I was happy to tell YOU about it and create something with a few of the products the company sent me. I had a hard time deciding on what kind of sandwich to make: should I do something complicated? Or should I just do something simple and delicious? In the end, I went with the middle ground: Not Your Boring Egg Salad Sandwich.

Not Your Boring Egg Salad Sandwich 
Makes 2 
2 hardboiled eggs, chopped
6 chopped calamata olives
2 tablespoons chopped roasted bell peppers
1 tablespoon fresh chopped cilantro
1 tablespoon chopped red onion
2 teaspoons mayonnaise
2-4 tablespoons sun ripened dried tomato pesto
baguette, halved, sliced in half, some of the middle scooped out, and the rest toasted

1. Combine the eggs, olives, pepers, cilantro, red onion and mayonnaise in a bowl. 
2. Smear both sides of the baguette with the sun ripened dried tomato pesto. 
3. Divide the egg salad between the two baguette bottoms, top with the upper part of the baguette. 
4. Eat immediately. 

Ta da! Doesn't this look great? It was really good. The crunch of the onions and the toasted baguette balanced the creaminess of the pesto and the eggs and the mayonnaise. And I liked the saltiness of the olives: no need for additional salt.

What sandwich is your favorite? Go ahead and enter your creation into the
Make That Sandwich contest!

Disclaimer: Mezzetta sent me 4 of their products, but I was not compensated for this post. All opinions are my own. 


Megan said...

I think you need a mayonnaise intervention. :) But man, that sandwich looks good!