Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Fancy Veggie Sandwiches

Leftover Veggies... That's a wrap!
Nearly a week ago, I promised to show you how to use up the leftover perfect grilled veggies.  I hope that you weren't waiting with bated breath, because you would be dead now.  I also hope that you found something to do with those veggies, because they really only last for about 4-5 days in the fridge.

The reason for my delay is that I've decided to start another blog where I write cookbook reviews. My inspiration for this blog originally, was to share recipes that I've adapted from around the web, but I've found that my day to day cooking tends to be inspired more by cookbooks than from websites.  Go figure.

Starting the cookbook review website (called Cookbook Authority) was a natural extension of this website, but I think the cookbook review website has more monetization opportunity than this one, so this site is now officially a hobby website, where I can post whenever the fancy strikes me.  Which I hope is often, as I've been thoroughly enjoying writing and cooking for this website.

And onto the sandwich.

This sandwich is one of the more wonderful tasting sandwiches that I've made primarily because it's eaten on fresh, warm, homemade tortillas, and it has a fancy sauce called Remoulade.  In case you were wondering, Remoulade is nothing but fancy mayo, whereas aioli is nothing but fancy mayo with garlic.

In addition to the warm, bready tortilla, and the tangy sauce, the sandwich has creamy avocado, perfectly seasoned leftover vegetables, and delicious roasted chicken.  It has so many unique flavors and textures going on, but they all work together perfectly.

Now, before I give you the recipe for this sandwich, I want you to know that I will not give you sandwich assembly directions.  This is because one of my earliest cooking memories was getting a Kraft Recipe Magazine, and I showed my Dad a recipe for a sandwich and he remarked how ridiculous it was that they gave assembly directions, as if a person didn't know how to assemble a sandwich.  I don't know why that has stuck with me so much, but since it has, I will only give you directions on the parts that require directions.

The most important part of this recipe is the homemade tortillas, which are as ridiculously quick and simple as they are delicious.  They come from a cookbook called Djiboutilious which is written by my old babysitter, Rachel Pieh Jones who is a ridiculously cool person and a fabulous writer (at least it appears that way online, I haven't seen her in about 20 years, so I can't say for sure).

If you need to use up those leftover veggies, this is definitely the way to do it, enjoy!

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Fancy Veggie Sandwiches
A Delicious sandwich on homemade tortillas from Rachel Pieh Jones' book Djiboutilicious
  • 2 Cups Flour + Extra for sprinkling
  • 2 Tablespoons Vegetable oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 3/4 Cup Warm Water
  • 1/3 Cup Mayo
  • 1.5 Tablespoons Ketchup
  • 1.5 Tablespoons Mustard
  • 2 Teaspoons Paprika
  • 2 Teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground black pepper
  • 1.5 Avocados- Sliced
  • 2 Cups Leftover Vegetables- sliced
  • 2 Cups Leftover Pulled Chicken or Roasted Chicken
1. In a bowl, combine water, flour, oil and salt and form a ball.2. Break dough into 6 balls of equal proportion.3. Roll out tortillas using a rolling pin (For wraps like this, I prefer to roll an oblong shape as opposed to a perfect circle)4. Place tortilla on a hot griddle or a hot dry frying pan for about 60 seconds per side.5. To make the remoulade, combine mayo, ketchup, mustard and all spices.6. Assemble sandwiches, using toothpicks to hold them together.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 6 Servings


  1. Love that quick homemade remoulade! Grilled veggies are definitely one of my favorite foods. I eat them all summer long, and never get tired of them, in any way, shape or form! But, I often grill WAY more than I need for a particular meal, and this is such a better way to eat them the next day rather than trying to re-heat them somehow. Thanks for this great idea!

    1. Grilled veggies are a new found favorite for me too (We just got our first grill!), but I totally agree I always seem to make too much.
      I like to use them in omelettes too!