Salsa & Cheese Sandwich

By Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen - Thursday, March 26, 2015

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.  

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)
  • 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).

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  1. Love ur writing.. And this looks Super yummm

  2. Must have been so sinful with all that stuffing those baby spinach!

  3. You are so creative with your combinations. Salsa and cheese on buns sounds unique and tasty.

  4. salsa and cheese.. nice combo.. loved the way you packed it

  5. Same here Priya. Finished all the work before the match started! And this is such a brilliant idea for sandwich.Filling and colorful too...

  6. Home made buns sound good and that salsa is amazing. The burger looks colorful with baby spinach.

  7. Very colorful sandwich. Love the use of salsa in there.

  8. Lovely filling for a burger. Love the last picture!!

  9. Sometimes u just need to finish off in a jiffy... irrespective of whether there is a match or no! The last pic is too good...

  10. This sandwich is absolutely interesting and very droolworthy.


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