You've heard of the perfect storm, well this was the perfect lunch! A perfect bagel-wich vegan lunch. A panini-grilled bagel topped with roasted peppers, Daiya Cheese, tender avocado slices, a thick tomato slice, a swipe of Vegenaise and plenty of love.
I served this crusty delicious bite with my Frosted Strawberry Lemonade. This was the perfect post-painting lunch for me on a sunny spring day. I love lunch time in spring. Iced tea, sandwiches, lemonade, picnics, sunshine. Get my bagel-wich recipe and have your own perfect storm - er - I mean lunch..
Well yesterday I finally broke out the old easel and started a new oil painting for the first time in over a year. I decided I wanted a bright yellow and green "V" image to hang in my kitchen. So I started. Not done yet, but when I finish I'll surely share.
Now this lunch really hit the spot! (My dad always says that. Isn't it funny when you start sounding like your parents?) I used my trusty panini press to seal in all the yummy bagel-wich flavors. And my beloved Vitamix to whip up this frosty lemonade sip. Get my 3-ingredient Frosted Strawberry Lemonade recipe here.
perfect lunch for a sunny day..
Peppers and Cheese Bagel-wich
serves 2 - makes 2 bagel-wiches
2 bagels, sliced (brushed in EVOO) - (any flavor)
2 tsp Vegenaise
4 roasted red peppers (marinated in olive oil and garlic)
1/3 cup Daiya vegan cheese
1 avocado, sliced
a few grinds of black pepper
2 thick red tomato slices
1. Prep all your ingredients.
2. I like to toast my olive-oil-brushed sliced bagel on the panini press for a few minutes first before add the ingredients and fully "pressing" the bagel-wich. Note: you don't need a panini press - you can easily do this on your stove top or simply toast the bagel in your toaster - a toaster oven will easily melt the cheese.
3. Add the Vegenaise, avocado, peppers, pepper, tomato and cheese.
4. Toast until the bagel is toasty and the cheese lightly melted.
Posted by Kathy on 6/04/2011