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Veggie Sandwich on Focaccia

In Bread, Cheese, Lunch, Mains, Vegetarian by Mandi Flake

As promised in my post last week on my homemade Rosemary Focaccia, here is the sandwich I enjoyed on my freshly baked bread – a veggie sandwich with arugula, tomato and avocado, along with some tasty slices of goat cheese. Can you say yum? The recipe is almost ridiculously simple, but I figured I’d share it as most of the time I feel as a non-vegetarian I confine myself into the formula of a sandwich always being about the meat, but with such beautiful produce available right now, this sandwich is the perfect way to say adieu to the last of the summer crops.

Veggie Sandwich on Focaccia

A quick note on some variations on this sandwich. First of all, I know there are a few people out there who aren’t as in love with goat cheese as I am. My first suggestion to you is find some better goat cheese… The taste and textures of goat cheese vary wildly, and I bet there is one out there you could enjoy. However, if you still aren’t convinced, I would suggest just substituting a smear of cream cheese instead, would be just as tasty and help balance the bite of the arugula. Which brings me to the other substitution… Maybe you can’t find arugula in your local store, or it’s too bitter for your palate… An easy substitution for arugula is always spinach. They have a very similar texture and even act similarly when cooking with them. Finally, looking for a good meat to add into the mix? I also had some hard salami slice that paired really well.

Veggie Sandwich on Focaccia

In a quick detour before the promised recipe of this ever-so-easy sandwich, I want to give you a heads up that this October will be very busy over here at My Cup Is Full! I have joined up with a group of amazing bloggers for the Write 31 Days challenge, where for every day in October I will write a blog post (obviously a touch shorter and only around a recipe a week like normal) all on the same topic. For my first round, to help share my love and passion for home cooking, I will be exploring how to love your kitchen more over those 31 days – everything from basic cooking and kitchen care tips to some philosophizing on how to love your family and friends more through a deeper love of the food we create and share. Fun, huh? But those of you out there who receive an email for every post, I’ll be scaling those back to a summary post once a week for you to catch up on all the topics covered without being flooded in your inbox. So I’ll see you on Wednesday for the first of the series, and in the meantime, go make yourself a sandwich!

Veggie Sandwich on Focaccia

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Quick and easy sandwich, best made with the freshest of tomatoes and avocados!

5 minPrep Time

5 minCook Time

10 minTotal Time

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  • Section of homemade focaccia bread, sliced in half lengthwise (or use slices of french or sourdough bread)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 avocado, sliced
  • 1/2 tomato, sliced (I used medium on the vine tomatoes)
  • 1-2 ounces goat cheese
  • 1 handful arugula


  1. Spread the butter on the cut sides of your focaccia, and toast them on a medium frying pan over medium heat, until lightly browned.
  2. On top of the bottom slice spread the avocado slices.
  3. Next layer the tomato slices.
  4. Next layer the goat cheese (either sliced or crumbled).
  5. Finally top with the greens and then close of the sandwich with your top slice.
  6. Voila!