Balsamic Green Bean Sandwiches are an unusual sandwich option, but trust me – you’ll be dreaming about them after you try one. So simple, yet filling, delicious, and colorful.
I’m telling you, these Balsamic Green Bean Sandwiches have been in my dreams since having eaten one. This sandwich might sound a little weird, but ya gotta trust me on this one. It’s delicious!
I was reading a food magazine online recently, and ended up down a rabbit hole. Easy to do, right? My path led me to an article that mentioned a restaurant in Rhode Island that served marinated green bean sandwiches. Hey, Rhode Islanders, is this sandwich an actual thing?
My mom has always made marinated green beans with garlic as a side dish, eaten warm or cold, and it’s amazing. Sometimes she would add tomato sauce to her green beans. Check out the recipe for my mom’s Green Beans in Tomato Sauce.
The idea of a green bean sandwich was oddly wonderful to me, and I ended up thinking about it and thinking about it…until I just had to try one!
If you need a snack that is sandwich-like, try my Greek-Style Avocado Toast. It’s an open-faced sandwich you want to get your hands on!
Another somewhat uncommon sandwich that I love to make is my Grilled Brie, Fig Jam, and Dandelion Greens Sandwiches. These are also inspired by my Italian upbringing, and they are delightful.
When I thought about eating my dad’s homemade Italian bread with a side dish like my mom’s green beans along with some fabulous cheese, and maybe roasted red peppers, I knew I had my sandwich. Balsamic Green Bean Sandwiches came together pretty logically for me!
The bread sops up some of the oil and balsamic vinegar (from the green beans, and the from the oil that coats the roasted red peppers) and makes it soft and tasty. The green beans provide a bit of welcome crunch, and the cheese is something you cannot make the sandwich without!
Try Balsamic Green Bean Sandwiches soon, while you can still get some of the summer’s fresh green beans. I think you’ll love these! Let me know if you try them!
Patricia Conte/Grab a Plate
Serves Makes 2 sandwiches
5 based on 6 review(s)
- 2 ciabatta rolls, split in half lengthwise
- 4-6 slices fresh mozzarella cheese, 1/4-inch-thick
- Roasted red peppers packed in oil, strained from the liquid and sliced (about 1/2 cup worth)
- 1 bunch green beans, trimmed
- 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1-1/4 tablespoons olive oil
- 3-4 tablespoons balsamic glaze
- Salt and black pepper to season
- Add the green beans to a skillet filled halfway to the top with boiling water. Cook for until the green beans turn bright green, then continue for another minute or so.
- Drain the water from the beans and add them to a large bowl.
- While the beans are warm, add the garlic, olive oil, and salt and pepper and toss to combine.
- Add the roasted red peppers to the bottom half of the ciabatta roll, then a few slices of cheese, and the green beans.
- Drizzle the balsamic glaze over the top, top with the second half of the roll, and serve.