You’ve never had broccoli like this, in a protein-packed, vegetarian sandwich that hits all the flavor notes and comes together in under 30 minutes.
Smashed Broccoli, White Bean and Mozzarella Sandwich with Romesco
I’ve really gotten into sandwiches lately. Long gone are the days of my raw vegetable sandwiches. There’s so much more to life than raw sandwiches! It’s now my goal to create a repertoire of easy (20 minutes or less) sandwiches that are fulfilling in every sense of the word.
Broccoli is so versatile and after making this smashed broccoli dish, I knew I had to use this method another way and this sandwich was born. The broccoli is hearty enough to make this a fulfilling sandwich and if the broccoli isn’t enough, there’s a garlicky white bread spread, a robust romesco, and of course, gooey mozzarella. Oh, and bread! And greens!
This sandwich really has it all and it’s meal prep friendly, believe it or not — just buy a romesco, make the white bean spread (will store well for 3-5 days), and steam some broccoli. Once you’re ready to eat, just assemble and melt! Lunch in 5 minutes.
I also feel like this is the kind of sandwich you order out at a restaurant and are pleasantly surprised. And yes, you could stick some chicken in there, but you don’t need it, trust me!
Don’t skip a single thing in this sandwich, but if you want to take it to the next level, use a smoked mozzarella. Again, trust me!