Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom

Veggie Sandwiches

  • 1 piece of pita bread or 2 flour tortillas
  • 1 medium size ripe tomato, sliced into thin rounds
  • 1/2 cup softened cream cheese
  • 8 spinach leaves, clean and crisp
  • 3 basil leaves
  • 1 scallion or 6 chives, minced

Spiral Sandwich

  1. Snip around the edge of the pita bread to make two circles. Place the circles, inside up, on plates.
  2. Place the softened cream cheese in a small bowl.
  3. Stir in the minced scallion, chives or basil or a combination of the three. Or leave the cream cheese plain.
  4. Use a butter knife to spread a thin layer of cream cheese onto each pita half.
  5. Place about 3 thin slices of tomato on top of the cream cheese to make a single layer.
  6. Spread a little cream cheese onto each spinach leaf. (This helps hold the sandwich together.)
  7. Lay the spinach leaves on top of the tomatoes.
  8. Roll up the sandwich slowly, pressing tightly as you roll.
  9. Cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces to see the spiral.

(per student)

  • 1 large eggplant
  • salt
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1/3 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 medium tomato, thickly sliced
  • shredded fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 c Parmesan cheese bread crumbs

Eggplant Sandwich

  1. Cut eggplant into 8 slices, about 1/2 inch thick.
  2. Arrange in a single layer on a tray or board, and sprinkle generously with salt.
  3. Let stand for 20 minutes, rinse under cold water, and pat dry with paper towels.
  4. Preheat oven to 425.
  5. Brush a shallow baking pan with oil.
  6. Lay 4 slices of eggplant on prepared pan.
  7. Brush with oil.
  8. Spread ricotta cheese on each slice.
  9. Top with a slice of tomato and some basil.
  10. Place another eggplant slice on each stack.
  11. Brush lightly with olive oil.
  12. Sprlinkle with combined parmesan cheese and bread crumbs.
  13. Bake for 20 minutes, until eggplant is tender and golden.

Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom is a program of the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry and the Oklahoma State Department of Education


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