Pear, blue cheese and walnut sandwich topper

The Pear, Blue Cheese and Walnut Sandwich Topper is a delicious blend of flavors that will take your lunch sandwich to a new level.

Enjoy the crisp freshness of the pear, which perfectly complements the rich and spicy notes of blue cheese. The addition of walnuts gives the mix a delicious nuttiness and a filling texture.

But what really sets this topping apart is the finishing touch of peppery watercress, which adds a refreshing and slightly spicy note to every bite. This simple yet irresistible combination promises a harmonious symphony of flavors and textures in every bite.

Ingredients

  • 25 g blue cheese or vegetarian alternative
  • 1 small pear, sliced
  • a large handful of watercress
  • 2 walnut halves, chopped
  • To serve, slice wholemeal bread, rye bread or wholemeal pitta

Preparation steps

  1. Choose your bread or flatbread and slice it as desired.
  2. Spread a generous amount of blue cheese evenly on the bread or pita.
  3. Cut the pear into thin, even slices.
  4. Place the pear slices on top of the blue cheese, covering the surface of the bread or pita.
  5. Take a handful of fresh watercress leaves and spread them over the pear slices.
  6. Sprinkle a handful of walnuts over the watercress leaves.
  7. Finally, place the other slice of bread on top or close the pita bread to create a sandwich.
  8. Gently press down on the sandwich to ensure all the ingredients are held together.
  9. Your delicious pear, blue cheese and walnut sandwich topper is ready to enjoy!

Nutritional Information

kcalfatsaturatescarbohydratesSugarfiberproteinSalt
320 19g 7g 26g 15g 7g 11g 0.9g

Equipment and tools

To prepare the pear, blue cheese and walnut sandwich topper you will need the following equipment and tools:

  • cutting board
  • Knife
  • Bowl

Allergen information

This recipe contains the following common allergens:

  • Dairy products: blue cheese
  • Tree nuts: walnuts

If you have allergies or dietary restrictions, please ensure you use appropriate substitutes or skip this recipe altogether.

Storage and leftovers

Any leftover pear, blue cheese and walnut sandwich topper can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. However, for the best flavor and freshness, it is recommended to consume the sandwich topping within 1-2 days.

When storing, be sure to separate the dressing (if any) from the ingredients and only assemble the sandwich just before serving to ensure optimal consistency.

Health Benefits of Pear, Blue Cheese and Walnut Sandwich Topper

The combination of pear, blue cheese and walnuts in this sandwich topper not only provides a delicious and filling taste but also offers numerous health benefits. From promoting heart health to boosting brain function, here are some reasons why this sandwich topper is a nutritious choice:

1. Blue cheese

Blue cheese is a type of cheese made from cow’s, sheep’s or goat’s milk that has a distinct blue or green mold pattern. Despite its strong taste, blue cheese offers several health benefits:

  • Rich in calcium: Blue cheese is an excellent source of calcium and promotes healthy bones and teeth.
  • Probiotic effect: Certain types of blue cheese contain beneficial bacteria that can improve gut health and digestion.
  • Antioxidant properties: Blue cheese is rich in antioxidants, which help protect cells from damage caused by harmful free radicals.

2. Pear

Pears are a sweet and juicy fruit that not only gives this sandwich topper a refreshing taste but also offers significant health benefits:

  • Rich in fiber: Pears are an excellent source of fiber, which aids digestion and helps maintain regular bowel movements.
  • Rich in vitamins and minerals: Pears are rich in vitamin C, vitamin K, potassium and antioxidants that support overall immune function and health.
  • Moisturizing: Thanks to their high water content, pears help hydrate the skin and promote healthy skin.

3. Walnuts

Walnuts are a nutty and crunchy ingredient that add texture and nutty flavor to this sandwich topper. They are packed with essential nutrients that benefit your health in multiple ways:

  • Heart healthy: Walnuts are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, which promote heart health by reducing inflammation and improving cholesterol levels.
  • Brain-boosting: The omega-3 fatty acids contained in walnuts are essential for brain development and function and help improve cognitive performance.
  • Anti-inflammatory: Walnuts contain antioxidant compounds that have anti-inflammatory properties and protect against chronic diseases.

Combined, these ingredients create a flavorful, nutritious and balanced sandwich topper that can be enjoyed on whole wheat seed bread, rye bread or whole wheat pitta. Consider adding this delicious combination to your diet and reap the health benefits it offers!

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