Jul 12 2012

Summer Veggie Sandwich

This sandwich is a great way to sneak in a lot of vegetables, especially for kids. Cauliflower and spinach are so good for you, and when they are cooked they don’t have a very strong taste so they are perfect for sneaking in meals for picky eaters.

As I frequently say, I try to eat a cancer-fighting cruciferous vegetable every day (i.e. cauliflower, brussel sprouts, kale, broccoli). The kids like kale the most, and I often put cauliflower in pasta, and sandwiches because of its bland taste.

If you don’t feel like making your own flatbread, this is great on whatever bread you like, with toppings of your choosing. I happen to really like it with tomatoes, avocado, lettuce, and a little veganaise.


  • For The Flatbreads

    • 2 cups whole-wheat flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
    • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing
  • For The Filling

    • 1/2 head cauliflower, cut into large florets (3 cups)
    • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
    • 6 cups baby spinach, chopped
    • 3/4 cup frozen peas, thawed
    • Coarse salt


  1. Make the flatbreads: Stir together flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Stir in oil and 3/4 cup warm water until combined. Turn out dough onto a clean surface and knead until smooth, 5 minutes. Cover with a bowl and let rest 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, make the filling: Steam cauliflower until soft, 8 to 10 minutes, then transfer to a medium bowl and mash. Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat and stir in spinach until just wilted. Remove mixture from heat and stir in cauliflower and peas. Season with salt.
  3. Assemble flatbreads: Divide dough into six balls and roll out into 8-inch rounds. Heat a cast-iron skillet over medium heat and cook rounds until slightly puffed and golden, 1 to 2 minutes. Flip and spread half of each round with filling. Gently fold over other half and cook until golden, 2 minutes. Flip and cook 2 minutes more. Brush with oil. Serve flatbreads cut in half.

    Add your choice of toppings!

One Comment

  1. Posted July 13, 2012 at 4:31 pm | Posted By: Galen

    This flatbread veggie sandwich looks great. I’ve bookmarked your recipe. Thanks for sharing it.

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