This sandwich may sound a bit odd, but I promise it’s so frickin’ yummy.
Also yes, I am posting two recipes using shaved asparagus in a row. But, it totally makes sense because my Asparagus Gruyere Pizza with Garlicky Whipped Ricotta only uses half a bunch of shaved asparagus. Just shave up the whole bunch, and make the pizza and these sandwiches!
By the way, I can’t get enough cherries right now. They’re so sweet, and juicy, and unbelievably delicious! I seriously have 2 more pounds of them in my fridge (more Bing, and Rainier), so you should expect more cherry recipes from me in the near future. And, not to get you super excited about something that’s 2 months away, but I made a really awesome cherry dessert recipe for Food Fanatic this weekend that will show up in August.
Okay, but this sandwich.
There’s fresh, juicy cherries mixed with lemon zest and balsamic vinegar.
There’s asparagus ribbons tossed with fresh mint, fresh basil, and one of the most delicious ingredients, ever—pistachio oil. (Yes, you should buy some even though it’s a bit pricey. Make this sandwich. Then make these tartines/salad. Then make this salad. Then tell me how I just improved your life, drastically.)
There’s creamy ricotta AND gooey, melty fresh mozzarella.
There’s crispy, crunchy pressed multigrain baguette. (Um, WHY are the take-and-bake baguettes from Fred Meyer so life-changingly amazing?!)
It’s just the bee’s knees, you guys. Every bite is the perfect bite. I ate it for dinner, then made it the next day for lunch. I’ll probably be making it for lunch again today because I’m full-on obsessed.
Oh, and Mikey liked it, which is cool because he’s not really into sandwiches with no meat on them. So yeah, score!
FYI, this recipe is all about eye-balling. You’ll notice that most of the ingredients have like a range, or just no specified amount next to them… That’s because it might take a slightly different amount of ricotta or mozzarella to cover your bread, or maybe you like more balsamic flavor. Basically what I’m saying is, these are more like guidelines. You should make your sandwich to how you want it!
P.S.— This has nothing to do with the sandwich, but I almost bought a romper today. A romper. As in shorts connected to a shirt. Like a shorts dress. I hate rompers. Or….I though I did until today. Now I’m kinda sad I didn’t buy it. This is big news.
Yield: 4 servings
Yield: 4 servings