Just out of the kitchen on a hot day in May, I must share a new lunch treat I made. Thanks to A Couple Cooks blog I’ve got a new sandwich in my repertoire. It took about 10 minutes to put together and turned into a dreamy combination of melted cheese with garlic flavored spinach artichoke….kind of like a grilled cheese sandwich with artichoke spinach dip inside. So here are the ingredients and the recipe. Make this for a lunch or quick dinner. Add a salad or fresh veggies and fruit as sides and enjoy.
Spinach Artichoke Melt with Multi Grain Bread
- fresh baby spinach - 3 big handfuls
- canned artichokes – about 4 (about 1/2 of 14 oz can)
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 tablespoons sour cream
- 1 cup shredded cheese (I used a mozzarella, monterey and cheddar combination)
- 4 pieces of multi grain or your choice of crusty bread
- sea salt
Dice the cloves of garlic. Drain and chop the artichokes. Wash and dry spinach (I left stems on).
Add the olive oil to a large sauté pan and then the garlic. Sauté garlic for about 1 minute then add the spinach. Sauté for a short time until spinach is cooked down. Then add artichokes and sauté for a bit longer until heated through. Mix in 3 tablespoons sour cream and sea salt to taste.
Cut 4 slices of bread and spread one side of each pair with butter. Heat a griddle or non-stick pan to medium heat and add two slices of bread butter side down. Sprinkle each piece of bread with 1/4 cup cheese (or guess like I did), spoon 1/2 of the spinach mixture onto each sandwich then add a little more cheese. Top each sandwich with the second piece of bread and butter the top of both pieces. Cook until each side is golden brown and cheese is nicely melted. Serve immediately. Makes 2 sandwiches.
Source: Adapted from A Couple Cooks .