Mar 152011

Is everyone experiencing rain in their respective areas lately? Well, it feels like this non-stop pour has been around for so long with no intention of leaving anytime soon. Many people find rain very depressing. It’s cold, uncomfortable to be in, and limits many outdoor activities. I, however, thoroughly enjoy the rainy days. For me, it’s quite comforting and brings a sense of warmth. I know that sounds strange because rain is anything but warm, but I think it makes me think of being in a cozy house, under a big blanket and reading a good book. Plus, the sound of raindrops outside on the dark pavement and running down my window is so soothing to me. I actually like to crack my window at night and let the rain drown away the silence of the night!

With all of this rain, a common staple of mine is soup. Any kind, really. Chicken noodle, clam chowder, tomato, minestrone, tortilla, and sometimes a nice bowl of piping hot chili. When I eat soup, I like to eat it with something. Usually, a slice of toasted bread, a side salad or a grilled cheese will hit the spot. But sometimes, I like something a little more healthy and fresh. Ergo, the turkey pesto sandwich. The secret to this mouth-watering sandwich is the vinaigrette that marinates the red onions. Yum! Adapted from a wonderful little restaurant in Davis, Delta of Venus, this recipe is incredibly easy to make at home (because satisfying a constant food craving from any restaurant can cost a pretty penny).

This sandwich is incredibly tasty, light, and goes wonderfully with any bowl of soup. I especially like to eat it with a tasty bowl of warm tomato soup though. I hope everyone is making the best out of their rainy days this winter. Below is the recipe for the sandwich in case you need something to appreciate the rainy days more. Enjoy!

Turkey Pesto Sandwich

Sourdough bread
Sliced turkey
Sliced Tomatoes
Sliced Avocado
Mixed Greens
Sliced Red Onions
Balsamic vinaigrette

Slice the red onions into thin slices and set in a small bowl of balsamic vinaigrette to marinate (this can be done 30 mins ahead of time. The taste of the onion becomes less strong the longer you let it marinate). If you want, toast the slices of bread first. Then, spread a layer of pesto on each side of the bread. Remove the onions from the extra balsamic vinaigrette, and layer on the turkey, tomatoes, avocado, onions and mixed greens. And then your sandwich is ready to eat! So simple, yet utterly delicious.

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  1. I love this. We make a similar sandwich, except we prepare it much like a grilled cheese- (avocados go on after it’s done cooking). And you’re right- SO good with soup. Thanks for sharing it! :)

  2. Looks delicious but I think it would be even better if you grilled it panini-style!

  3. Chefshellina: Yum, cheese sounds like such a great addition.

    Sheeter: Grilled as a panini would make it even better for soup!

    Put both of these suggestions together an I think we may have just made one of the best tasting sandwiches in the world!! Thanks guys! :)

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