Thursday, September 8, 2011

Lunch for the Week

After a few weeks of taking salads for lunch, I began to get sick of my piled-high veggies and dressing. There is such a thing as having too much salad (especially when you are eating one for lunch and as a side salad for dinner), and I definitely hit that wall. With that said, I brought back one of my favorite lunches with a little twist. A goat cheese and salami sandwich with a spoonful of olive tapenade as the spread. (If you are thinking this sandwich sounds somewhat familiar, it's because you may have seen the goat cheese + salami combination in a few of these posts.) 

Goat Cheese + Salami + Olive Tapenade Sandwich: The recipe is obviously pretty easy. I take a whole wheat sandwich thin, a few slices of salami, a tbsp or two of some olive tapenade (I chose Trader Joe's black olive tapenade spread.), and a small handful of goat cheese crumbles. Before I'm ready to eat it, I place the two halves together with all of the ingredients and place the sandwich in a toaster oven to heat it up a bit. 

This combination is to die for. I promise you. Not a salami fan? Sub out another deli meat of your choice. Don't eat meat at all? I could see some sliced tomatoes pairing nicely with these ingredients. Of course for me, you put goat cheese on anything and i'm one happy girl.

To me, this sandwich is gourmet eating on a budget. All of my ingredients ring in at under $12 for the week. Here's the breakout:
1 package of whole wheat sandwich thins - $2.99
1 container of goat cheese crumbles - $2.29
1 jar of olive tapenade spread - $2.29 (I think?)
1 package of salami - $2.99

The grand total of this sandwich for the week comes in at a little under $11 before tax. (After tax I would guess it would be around $12.) Quite the steal, don't you think? Buying lunch during the week can cost about that for just one meal (at least in this city it does). This will definitely get you at least five meals, and it just tastes SO good!


jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

i bought some low fat salami for lunch this week too! i was getting super sick of turkey... wish i had some goat cheese tho :) xo

Fashion Meets Food said...

Your sandwich looks delish!


Jen said...

Yum! I'm not a goat cheese fan, but I think this would be great with fresh mozzarella, too!

Lindsey said...

Oh I'm a salami fan, its my favorite lunch meat after turkey. I have a slice on my sandwich today! This looks yummo!

Andrea said...

That sounds really good! I know what you mean about getting sick of eating a pile of veggies. I'm looking for healthy ways to spruce up my lunch, and this is great!

Maris (In Good Taste) said...

Sounds awesome! I am not a big salami fan but I think I would like it even without the meat - love goat cheese!!

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