Open Faced Veggie Sandwiches

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open-faced-veggie-sandwiches-1Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers.

The weather has been incredible here in Calgary. We’ve had a beautiful and warm day for Mother’s day. On such gorgeous day I don’t always feel like cooking, so most of the times I turn to sandwiches.

Here’s a sandwich recipe, if you want to call it that, that is super healthy. It’s full of flavor and it looks great too.

It’s like a salad on a sandwich. :)


I made a salad with chopped up tomatoes, cucumbers, blue cheese, olive oil and salt and then I spread some cream cheese on a couple slices of dark bread and added some sweet pea shoots. Then I simply took a spoon and spooned the salad over the slices of bread.

Couldn’t be any easier.


Of course I could have eaten the two separately, the bread and the salad, but it was more fun this way and it looked so cute. And you can eat a lot of these and not feel guilty. Just pile on the salad really high, and don’t forget the sweet pea shoots, which have virtually no calories, so add as much as you want.


Open Faced Veggie Sandwiches
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Serves: 2
  • 2 slices dark bread
  • 2 cocktail tomatoes, chopped in small cubes (1 cm)
  • 1 cup chopped english cucumber
  • 1 cup sweet pea shoots, chopped
  • 2 tbsp cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp blue cheese, crumbled
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a small bowl, add the chopped tomatoes and cucumbers and toss. Add the olive oil, salt and pepper and toss.
  2. Spread a tablespoon of cream cheese on each slice of bread. Top each slice of bread with half a cup of the sweet pea shoots.
  3. Spoon half of the salad on each slice of bread and serve.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 sandwich Calories: 215


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  1. Cay says

    Hey I gotta say this makes the perfect meal! Well balanced as well as tasty, plus I’ve never seen any recipes including sweet pea sprouts! I just normally throw them in a bowl and munch out like they’re potato chips. (: Good to see a good recipe with them, kudos!

  2. Fredrique says

    Made this (without sweet pea shoots) as I had everything else on hand. Had it on a pumpernickel slice – divine! Such a great, light lunch.

  3. Hira says

    Yum! Looks AMAZING!
    Definitely planning to make this for lunch this week. I was actually planning on finally starting that diet(I swear!).
    But I just have one question – what the heck are sweet pea shoots and where can I get them? I’m pretty sure I’ve never seen them at a store before!

    • says

      Hi Hira,
      Sweet pea shoots are the shoots of a small pea plant. You may find them in the same area where you find the alfalfa sprouts, they usually come in the same type of container. You’ve probably seen them used as garnish a lot. :)

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