My moving day is now officially two weeks away! As I mentioned, I’m trying to clean out my cabinets, and I wanted to do something with the half bottle of balsamic vinegar I had left. I’ve always loved balsamic glazes and figured it couldn’t be too hard to make (it’s not), so I made some and then figured I’d use it to “dress” my sandwich since I loathe mayonnaise.
The super easy sandwich I made was a Turkey Ricotta Baguette with Balsamic Glazed Cherry Tomatoes. It was so delicious, and filling without being heavy. It was the perfect dinner for this too hot (90 degrees) summer night.
A quick note about making your own balsamic glaze – your house will smell terrible for a few hours. The vinegar smell is very strong and even with all the windows open, it will linger for a while. So proceed with caution. Or just buy it pre-made.
Turkey Ricotta Baguette with Balsamic Glazed Tomatoes
- 1 c balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 c brown sugar
- Heat the vinegar and sugar over medium heat in a small pot and whisk until sugar is dissolved.
- Bring the mixture to a boil, and then reduce to a simmer and let cook for about 20 mins until reduced by half. The glaze should coat back of spoon.
Yield: 1 serving
- 6″ baguette sliced down the middle
- 1/4 c sliced cherry tomatoes
- 2 tbsp balsamic glaze
- 2 tbsp ricotta cheese
- 3 slices turkey
- 4 basil leaves
- enough spinach to coat sandwich
- Spread 1 tbsp of ricotta on each side of the baguette.
- Mix the cherry tomatoes with the balsamic glaze.
- Add your glazed tomatoes to one side of the baguette
- Layer the turkey, basil & spinach on the other side of the baguette.
- Drizzle glaze over the basil & spinach.
- Put the two slices together.