Copycat Panera Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich Recipe

Yield: 1 sandwich
Prep Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • Bread: 2 thick slices Tomato Basil bread (or your favorite hearty bread with a similar flavor profile). Toasting the bread is optional.
  • Hummus: 1/4 cup of your preferred hummus (plain or flavored varieties work well, like roasted red pepper or jalapeno)
  • Feta: 2-3 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese (vegan feta works if you prefer)
  • Lettuce: 1-2 leaves green leaf lettuce, washed and dried
  • Cucumber: 1/4 cucumber, thinly sliced
  • Tomato: 2-3 medium slices of ripe tomato
  • Red Onion: 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
  • Roasted Red Pepper: 2 tablespoons jarred roasted red peppers, drained and sliced (optional)
  • Peppadew Peppers: 2-3 Peppadew peppers, chopped (optional, but adds authentic Panera flavor)
  • Salt and Pepper: To taste

Instructions

1. Prepare your vegetables: Wash and slice the cucumber, tomato, and red onion into thin rounds or strips.

2. Assemble the base: Spread half the hummus onto one slice of bread, and the rest onto the other slice.

3. Add the feta: Sprinkle half the feta over the hummus on one bread slice.

4. Layer the veggies:

  • Start with lettuce on the hummus-only slice.
  • On the feta-topped slice, layer cucumber, tomato, red onion, roasted red pepper (if using), and Peppadew peppers (if using).

5. Finish and Season: Top with the remaining feta. Close the sandwich. Add a pinch of salt and pepper if desired.

6. Slice and enjoy: Cut the sandwich in half for easier handling and enjoy the fresh, vibrant flavors!

Tips

  • Experiment with flavors: Use a flavored hummus to add a twist, like roasted garlic or jalapeno.
  • Choose quality ingredients: Fresh, ripe vegetables make a world of difference in taste.
  • Bread matters: If you can’t find tomato basil bread, try a flavorful ciabatta, focaccia, or sourdough.
  • Vegan adaptation: Substitute a vegan feta cheese for a dairy-free version.

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