Beets, Caramelized Onions and Apple Walnut Sandwich

If I told you, I had the best sandwich, ever, at a college varsity sporting event, you won’t believe me.

But I did.

It was so divine that I devoured it in three bites and I didn’t even have a chance to take out my phone to take a photo.

Murphy’s Law; When you need a camera, you run out of battery. Fact. Film would have been the answer if we are talking about the 80′s.

Usually, vegetarian options at sports events are either a questionable Tuna Fish sandwich or some wilted lettuce leaves with anorexic slivers of carrot shavings. But at this particular event, I had a real sandwich. No. More than just a sandwich. I had a meal.

I had Beets Sandwich with Caramelized Onions, Candied Walnuts and Goat Cheese on Multigrain Bread.

I. kid. you. not.

I’ve been thinking about that sandwich ever since and I just had to make it again, with some of my own favorite ingredients,

I added roasted peppers to balance out the sweetness of the beets, apple slices, and candied walnuts.

Whoever paired caramelized onions to sandwiches was a genius. I sauteed mine with some drizzled balsamic vinegar.

And then, I piled up mile high on a multi-grain Panini bread, layering without thinking how the heck am I going to bite into this stack.

Then, I made one for my carnivorous Accidental Recycler. Because I am nice.

Admiring at the deliciousness.

Two minutes later….

Stop drooling and make the sandwich. Go on.

Beets, Caramelized Onions, and Apple Walnut Sandwich

  • 8 slices of Pickled Beets
  • 1 Roasted Peppers
  • 1/2 Med Red Onion, sauteed in EVOO and 1 tsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 6 Apple Slices – any variety
  • Crumbled Blue Cheese or Goat Cheese
  • Candied Walnuts or Plain Walnuts
  • Multi-Grain Bread

Layer the ingredients on the bread and devour!

**To make it vegan, leave out the cheese.

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I just have one word to say ... Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!! Thanks for sharing!


Roasted peppers and beets? Together? Just rubbing against each other? Never would have thought!


Oh, great! You'll love it!


Yeah, but stranger things have happened. :)