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The Eat-Your-Veggies Sandwich

Deborah Baic/The Globe and Mail

With Halloween looming mini Kit Kats may become your go-to power bar this week. Keep your eye on the food pyramid (the bottom section) with this texture mash-up of crunchy veggie slaw, silky cheese and tender focaccia. Buffalo mozzarella can go head-to-head with a Tootsie Pop any day.


1/4 cup julienned carrots

1/4 cup julienned zucchini

1/2 roasted red pepper, sliced into strips

few slices of red onion

1 tsp balsamic vinegar

salt and pepper

1/4 tsp honey mustard

1 tbsp olive oil


Ontario buffalo mozzarella slices


For the veggie slaw, combine ¼ cup julienned carrots, ¼ cup julienned zucchini, ½ of a roasted red pepper sliced into strips and add a few thin slices of red onion. In a small bowl, whisk together a scant teaspoon balsamic vinegar, good pinch salt and pepper, ¼ teaspoon honey mustard and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Toss with vegetables. Generously layer the focaccia with Ontario buffalo mozzarella slices (look for the Bella Casara label).

Bring the slaw in a separate container and add to sandwich just before digging in.

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About the Author

Sue Riedl worked for 12 years in the Toronto film industry where her culinary passion was ignited while consuming countless unhealthy snacks off the craft service table. More


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