Summertime is in full swing. Hot ass days, garden fresh veggies, zucchinis as big as whales, and did I mention that hot ass heat? If you have been around here before, you know how well I handle the heat. (NOT WELL AT ALL!)
I think we are all hot these days. But really, lets just focus on the good things, like fresh summa veggies!
This sandwich is all about summertime and not having to turn on a single flame or heat source and takes all of 5 minutes to make. Zucchini because it is everywhere, beans for more substance and they are delicious, all mixed up in a creamy bean and tahini sauce. Super fast, fresh and oh so delicious. I made a big batch for sandwiches but also I was just eating it with a fork. It’s a tasty one that will be on the summer rotation for sure for the next few months, or until the zucchini runs out and I dare to turn the oven on again. (Ok, I am being a whine ass. It’s not THAT bad and I did turn the oven on, early morning, to bake bread. So yeah.) But for real. This is a great, super fast, throw together, fresh, light but filling, sandwich situation for any and all of your summertime eating needs. What more do we need? The mr said all he needed with the sandwich were chips. Chips and a nice cold drink.
Done sir. Done.
Now to the sandwich!
The stuff. White beans, a zucchini, and a fresh spring onion. Also some tahini, a lemon, a few cloves of garlic, a little vinegar and water, and salt and pepper. And to serve as a sandwich you need bread. lettuce, and tomato. Well you only need the bread, but you get what I am saying.
Fist off. Half the white beans go into blender or jar with the tahini, the juice of the lemon, garlic, vinegar and a splash of water. Blended unit nice and creamy smooth. And yes, it is basically hummus but whatever.
Julienne the zucchini and chop up the onion.
Note. You don’t have a mandolin or done’t want to julienne with a knife, well just chop the zucchini into small little chunks.
Bean, onion, and zucchini in a bowl. Add in the bean tahini mixture and mix. And ta da, all done. All of 5 minutes and no heat. Good for us.
Now here is the thing. This salad is ready to eat now. You can continue onto the sandwich path or just eat it like it is with a fork. What I really liked to do is scoop spoonfuls into lettuce cups with a slice of tomato and a squirt or mustard. So yes sandwich, but also whatever else you want it to be.
But as a sandwich…. Bread. And lettuce and tomato and heck, whatever else you want to throw on there. (Again, mustard is A+)
Now stop. Sandwich time.
White Bean Zucchini Salad Sandwich
makes 3-4 sandwiches
1 medium sized zucchini
2 1/2 cups cooked and strained white beans (a can will do)
1 spring onion (or a small white or red onion)
3 tablespoons tahini
2-3 cloves minced garlic
1 tablespoon white or red wine vinegar
2-3 tablespoons warm water
salt and pepper
And to serve as a sandwich
bread or wrap of your choice
anything else you want
Place half of the beans, tahini, garlic, juice of the lemon, and the vinegar into a jar and use a immersion blender or a regular blender and blend until creamy smooth. Add in a tablespoon at a time of water until the consistency is just slightly thinner then hummus.
Grab zucchini and using a mandolin or a knife and julienne it. (You can also just cut into small little cubes.) Dice the onion up into small pieces and toss with zucchini, onion, and the other half of beans into a big bowl. Dump the bean tahini mixture all over and veggies bean mixture and toss around. Add salt and pepper to taste.
To make it a sandwich… Place a scoop onto a bread situation, add some lettuce and tomato and whatever else you want, and eat it.