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Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich

When I was a freshman at Penn State, there was a little eatery right across the street from campus called Beekman's Bagel Deli. I was a vegetarian in those days, and I loved going to Beekman's for a cream cheese, hummus, and veggie sandwich. The last step of the sandwich-making process involved steaming the sandwich to heat it without wilting the veggies. Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich on Sara Lee Soft & Smooth mini bagelOh my. I have wonderful memories of Beekman's Bagel Deli. Except that it disappeared over the summer before my junior year. I was heartbroken. And then, during my senior year, I saw Beekman's Bagel Deli had not closed at all. It had simply moved to Columbus, Ohio. The menu was the same, the people were the same, and the bagels were steamed. I was so happy that I considered transferring to Ohio State. No, I didn't. Not even for a moment. I'm a Nittany Lion through and through. Chef Jill Houk shared another wonderful recipe with me, and it reminded me of my favorite sandwich from Beekman's. I doctored it to be more like the original, and it is delicious. I'm going to experiment with my vegetable steamer and see if I can recreate the Beekman's steaming process. I can't help it. I'm obsessed.

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Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich
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  1. Spoon hummus onto lower half of bagel. Spread cream cheese on the other half.
  2. Top with cucumber and red pepper slices, followed by cheese, alfalfa sprouts, and carrots.
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I received Sara Lee Soft & Smooth Mini Bagels to try out before writing about them.

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22 thoughts on “Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich”

  1. Being from NY, I have a soft spot in my heart for any place with Bagel and Deli in the name. We just don’t have many places like that down here in FL. A place where you can go and order breakfast and they’ll cook you an egg sandwich fresh from a griddle, not microwaved in an oven. This sadnwich looks wonderful!!!!!
    .-= Live.Love.Eat´s last blog ..Coffee Braised Pot Roast =-.

  2. Being from NY, I have a soft spot in my heart for any place with Bagel and Deli in the name. We just don’t have many places like that down here in FL. A place where you can go and order breakfast and they’ll cook you an egg sandwich fresh from a griddle, not microwaved in an oven. This sadnwich looks wonderful!!!!!
    .-= Live.Love.Eat´s last blog ..Coffee Braised Pot Roast =-.

  3. You have no idea how jealous I am. I'd ask you to buy me some sandwiches and send them on over, but it's the steaming that makes the sandwich so wonderful. I think the Nature's Nurture was the one I loved. That sounds so familiar.

  4. I graduated from Ohio State in 2001 where Beekman's was my FAVORITE place on or off campus.
    I even remember the day in 1997 when I found it for the first time!
    Enough about me…sadly to say, Beekman's fell under the same ax as most of OSU's greatest, grimy campus gems. Yep, even Beekman's was not strong enough to fight the yuppie takeover that has now absorbed similarly excellent establishments.
    I wonder what campus it has moved to now…

  5. I graduated from Ohio State in 2001 where Beekman's was my FAVORITE place on or off campus.
    I even remember the day in 1997 when I found it for the first time!
    Enough about me…sadly to say, Beekman's fell under the same ax as most of OSU's greatest, grimy campus gems. Yep, even Beekman's was not strong enough to fight the yuppie takeover that has now absorbed similarly excellent establishments.
    I wonder what campus it has moved to now…

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