Wait, what? Skinny and cheese in the same title? it’s true folks, the big fat is on a mission to eat healthy and since that involves whipping up dinner and lunch every day, i’ve been a tad busy, unable to document anything. But the great part is, i have delicious healthy, almost fat free recipes to share which don’t compromise on the taste!
I guarantee you that this sandwich is going to give you happy dreams, so you can kiss your grease ridden nightmares goodbye and give your tummy a reason to love you back. This is very filling, and I’ve used low-fat cottage cheese in two ways, one as meat and the other, as well – cheese.
All aboard the low-fat train? CHOO CHOO!
- Multi-grain bread, sliced
- 1 cup cottage cheese, sliced
- 1 small onion, sliced
- 1 cucumber, sliced into rounds
- 1 small tomato, sliced
- Sprinkle of Paprika
- Sprinkle of salt
- Mayonnaise (optional – I only used a little smidgen)
- 1 tsp BBQ sauce
- Olive oil (as needed)
- Soy sauce (as needed)
- Honey mustard (as needed)
Prepare your veggies and set aside. They should be sliced up and ready to be used for the sandwich, otherwise you’ll probably cut a finger off in between prep. Divide the cheese into two portions, we will imagine one portion as the meat substitute in the sandwich.
Fry half of the sliced cottage cheese in a pan over a slight drizzle of olive oil and season with paprika and salt. Keep going till your sliced have a golden crunchy crust. This will be the winning layer, I kid you not.
Saute the onions in the same pan, without adding more oil, you can add a bit of soy sauce to achieve a slight caramelization but the purpose is to have glistening pink sweet onion in the end. Set these two on a plate. Looks gorgeous already, doesn’t it?
Toast the bread and start with a little smidge of mayonnaise. I would have skipped this altogether, but you can use some to hold the sandwich together. Wish we could use mayonnaise on humans to hold them together too. eheheheh :3
Layer with fresh cheese, then cucumbers, then tomato. Add the onion and lastly, the grilled and seasoned cottage cheese.
Finish it off by spreading BBQ sauce on the other toast and a slight spatter of honey-mustard. The sandwich now should come forth and get ready to be devoured.