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Cheese and Pear Sandwich with Red Onions and Rosemary plus a bonus egg salad recipe and giveaway

by Laura

Maria over at Two Peas and Their Pod recently shared this yummy sandwich idea.  I have been seeing these sandwich thins or buns in the store recently and wanted to give them a try.  Maria’s post gave me the reason to pick some up and make her sandwich.  I happen to pick up the Earth Grains whole wheat thin buns.  They are only 100 calories with 4 grams of fiber.  I just picked up a package of the Oroweat sandwich thins to try this week.  I did notice that the Oroweat sandwich thins have 5 grams of fiber.  They are both yummy, but if I had to pick between the two brands I would probably choose the Oroweat.  It had a slightly better texture and I’d go for the higher grams of fiber.
I did try the thin buns with a little egg salad on them too and they were delish.  I included my easy egg salad recipe for you as another option to use in the thin buns, but really anything you like on a sandwich would work.
So Maria’s sandwich also uses Laughing Cow Cheese.  If you haven’t tried Laughing Cow Cheese, you must.  It’s a soft spreadable swiss cheese, very similar to a cream cheese.  They even sell a light version too.  I usually find it in the refrigerated cheese section of the deli at my grocery store.  I also used the thin buns for breakfast with the Laughing Cow Cheese spread on them then topped each half with 1 tsp of homemade raspberry jam.   YUM!
Ok, so enough about the thin buns and cheese.  I must say that Maria’s sandwich was delicious.  All the flavors went so well together.  I do think my pear was a little too ripe when I grilled it but it was still delish.  You get a nice tang from the cheese along with some sweetness from the pear and grilled red onion.  The rosemary just helps round out the flavors.  Love it, give it a try, and guess what, IT”S GOOD FOR YOU!
The recipe also calls for agave nectar, I used the Xagave brand.  They have decided to provide a giveaway to one on my readers.  They will give one of you a bottle of Xagave along with a cookbook.  To enter, go to this link and tell me which of the Xagave recipes you would want to try if you are the winner.  You have until Sunday Feb 7 at 10 pm (MST) to enter.  The winner will be notified by email on Monday.  You can check out some more recipes I tried using Xagave along with info benefits of the Xagave brand HERE.  These recipes are in the cookbook included in the giveaway.  Xagave can be found in some Associated Food Stores and Kroger stores.

Pear and Cheese Sandwich with Red Onions and Rosemary

  • 1 Bosc pear, sliced (I used  an Anjou)
  • Agave or Xagave nectar, to brush on pear slices, just a little bit
  • Red onion slices
  • 1  Sandwich Thin or bun
  • 1 Light Laughing Cow cheese wedge (I used regular Laughing Cow Cheese)
  • Spinach leaves (I used baby lettuces)
  • Fresh Rosemary (I used dry rosemary)

1. Heat the grill pan. Brush the sliced pears lightly with agave nectar. I used a pastry brush to do this. A little goes a long way. Grill the pears and red onion slices on the hot pan. Turn the pears over once one side is done cooking. This won’t take long. (I used my George Foreman Grill)
2. Toast the Sandwich Thin. Spread each half with the Light Laughing Cow cheese. Add the spinach leaves.
3. When the pears and onions are done grilling-place them on the sandwich. Add a sprinkle of fresh rosemary. Eat and Enjoy!
Quick Egg Salad Sandwich ( I calculate this to be just under 200 calories if you only use 1/2 Tbsp canola mayo)

  • 1 Sandwich thin or bun
  • 1 hard boiled egg
  • 1/2 – 1 Tablespoon canola mayonnaise
  • salt
  • pepper
  • dill weed

1. Dice up hard boiled egg and mix in canola mayonnaise along with a little salt, pepper and dill.
2.  Toast sandwich bun or thin and fill with egg mixture.  Enjoy!

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Donna May 22, 2010 - 12:33 pm

Love the new Earth Grains thin buns…only place I can find them so far is Target Super Store..appreciate all the recipes you shar!

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Jessica February 6, 2010 - 10:20 pm

The sandwich looks so tasty and healthy! Thank you for all your recipes. I would love to try the
Blueberry-Cranberry Granola Bar Muffins with the Xagave.

Tiffiny February 6, 2010 - 7:23 pm

I would love to try the Chocolate Protein Oat Shake! It sounds so yummy!

kathy February 6, 2010 - 6:46 pm

I too would have to go with the Teriyaki glaze–we love Teriyaki and would love to try a healthier alternative in our cooking. Thanks!

Tracy February 6, 2010 - 2:11 pm

Definitely the pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. Is there anything better then those?

Paige February 6, 2010 - 12:13 pm

omg – my husband loves carrot cake – I’d love to try that recipe for him and see if he notices the difference!! It looks amazing – I am guessing he’d never know!! Thanks for the great contest!

Michelle February 6, 2010 - 10:59 am

The Xagave site made me excited to try some yummy and healthy looking recipes. The three that stood out to me were Swiss Muesli-what a great looking breakfast. Chocolate Protein Oat shake I would add the banana like it suggested. The last one would be the teriyaki glaze, we like asian food at our house and that would be a great addition to pick from.

Kathi February 6, 2010 - 8:28 am

I will have to try this sandwich. I would love to try soooo many of the recipes lol Teriyaki Glaze and the Island Painkiller along with the Asian slaw. But the first one would probably be the Teriyaki glaze.
I love this site!!!!!

Anne February 6, 2010 - 8:21 am

I would love to try the pumpkin chocolate chip whole wheat cookies. Sounds delish! I love checking out your website each day to see what yummy thing you’ve made!

Stephanie February 6, 2010 - 2:39 am

I have actually been to one of his cooking demonstrations and it was yummy. I tried the pumpkin chocolate cookies and they were really good. I think I’d like to try the gingerpuff cookies since the other ones were so good!

Julie February 5, 2010 - 10:32 pm

That pear sandwich sounds really interesting! Love the laughing cow cheese on there.

Trinity February 5, 2010 - 8:49 pm

I’d like to try the Teriyaki Glaze. Teriyaki is one of my favorite sauces to use and I have missed it since my blood sugar tested high.

Jennifer February 5, 2010 - 5:32 pm

I want to try the classic pound cake or strawberry pie! Yum!

Robin Schick February 5, 2010 - 5:15 pm

I think that the Kansas City Barbecue Sauce sounds delish.
I can’t wait to try these two recipes. I saw the buns in the store didn’t know why they would make them. Now I know I can use them.

Heather S. February 5, 2010 - 3:54 pm

I have never heard of Xangave before and am very curious like others. The pineapple-mango salsa sounds so good. We love salsa at our house and I would love to treat my husband to something different.

Chery A. February 5, 2010 - 3:51 pm

The pumpkin choco. chip whole grain cookies.

Cheryl S. February 5, 2010 - 1:29 pm

Asian Slaw sounds amazing. Now I have to go read more about Xagave. I’ve never heard of it!

Heather February 5, 2010 - 12:33 pm

I would love to try making the Teriyaki Glaze! I make Teriyaki a lot & I bet with Xagave it would be awesome! Thanks for your awesome site & your awsome giveaways! This sandwhich sounds awesome too! MMMMM Love you site!!

Joddi February 5, 2010 - 11:29 am

I saw the Earth Grain Thin Buns in the store a couple of weeks ago and bought some! We LOVE them! My kids love taking them in the lunches! Healthy and yummy!!!

Marci February 5, 2010 - 10:58 am

I have never heard of Xagave before but am intrigued! I would love to try the Asian Cabbage and Sprout Salad…it sounds delicious!

Kimmi February 5, 2010 - 10:14 am

I have never used Xagave or cooked with nectar of any kind. I am very curious about this. I would try the Teriyaki Glaze. We love teriyaki and I’m always looking for a better recipe. The sandwich sounds interesting. I love Laughing Cow cheese on crakers, yumm. Why have I not thought about putting it on a sandwich?

Dezi A February 5, 2010 - 9:58 am

The recipe sounds delish!
I’d sure love to make the Strawberry Pie for my sons.

****ANDREA*** February 5, 2010 - 9:44 am

I would love to try the whole wheat carrot pineapple cake.

Sandra February 5, 2010 - 9:23 am

I definitely want to try that pear and cheese sandwich! It looks divine! As for the Xagave recipes, I would like to try the strawberry jam and the pineapple-mango salsa!

Deanna February 5, 2010 - 9:00 am

These sound like yummy sandwiches! I would love to try the blueberry-cranberry granola bar muffins with the Xagave. Thanks for your website…I love it!

maria February 5, 2010 - 8:19 am

Yea! Glad you liked the sandwich. I love those sandwich thins!


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