Alsatian Parsley Salad Sandwiches

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30 minutes or fewer

In Alsace, a province in the northeastern part of France, this cheese salad is served as a (very hearty!) first course. The large amount of parsley used adds a fresh, green flavor that brings out the creaminess of the cheese. Once you’ve tried it between two slices of bread, you’ll never think of cheese sandwiches in the same way again.

  • SERVINGServings

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbs. red wine or cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbs. Dijon-style mustard
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 cups grated Gruyère or Emmenthaler cheese (about 8 oz.)
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped (about 1/4 cup)
  • 12 slices crusty bread
  • Lettuce and tomato slices for garnish, optional

Preparation

  1. Whisk together vinegar and mustard in medium bowl. Add oil and 2 Tbs. water, and whisk until combined. Stir in cheese, parsley and shallots, and toss until combined.
  2. Spoon 1/3 cup cheese mixture onto each of 6 slices of bread. Garnish with lettuce and tomato, if desired, and top with remaining bread slices.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: Makes 6 sandwiches
  • Calories: 437
  • Carbohydrate Content: 40 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 40 mg
  • Fat Content: 22 g
  • Fiber Content: 2 g
  • Protein Content: 17 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 8 g
  • Sodium Content: 638 mg
  • Sugar Content: 2 g