Salsa & Cheese Sandwich

I was in a hurry to finish my kitchen work as fast as i could. With a  Semi-final match that too India vs Australia, my mind was not in the kitchen at all. Though the mind knows that Aussies are a better team than our Men in Blue, Magar Dil tho Pagal Hai, Dil Deewana Hai!!! I made a batch of Wholemeal Burger buns yesterday night so i could whip up a heavy breakfast, that could last long until the first half of the match. 
I picked up a bag of baby spinach from the market last week. This was the first time i m using them  and i wanted to use them raw in my sandwich. First i was planning for Baked sandwich like that of Varada’s, but then didn’t have that patience or time. So i just made a simple salsa, by putting some raw veggies and seasoned it with some lemon juice and pepper. It was a filling and content breakfast for us. I tried baking it for 10 minutes @ 180 and packed it for hubby, got some good comments on that too!!!

Though the match went in favor of the Aussies, i m happy with our Team performance throughout the World Cup and at the end of the day, it is the game that matters, Winning or Losing is part of it.  

Ingredients
2-3 tbsp Cream cheese (i used Philadelphia)
2 slices of Cheddar cheese (I used block cheddar)
handful of baby spinach

For the salsa

1 onion
1 green pepper
1 green chili
1 tomato
1/2 a cucumber
juice of 1/2 a lemon
1/4 tsp pepper
Salt to taste (be careful with the amount, as cheese too has salt)

Method

  • Chop all the veggies into bite-sized pieces. Mix them together in a bowl, add lemon juice, pepper, and salt. Toss well to combine.
For Assembling the Burger
  • Cut the burger buns into halves in the center. Apply Cream cheese on both the sides. Place 2-3 tsp full of salsa on to the bottom side of the bun.



  • Top it with 4-5 baby spinach leaves, place  a slice of cheddar and close the burger.
  • Toast it slightly for the cheese to melt, Sever warm, It usually doesn’t need any condiment. If needed, serve it some Tomato ketchup.
  • I was way too excited with the India-Australia match, i burnt a side of the burger. Never mind it gave a nice crunch to the bun. Instead of toasting you can also warm the sandwich in the Microwave for a minute, it makes the Cheese a bit gooey and gives a taste texture and taste to the sandwich(Uptdated on 27th March 2015).