Le Petit Spring Sandwiches

Le Petit Spring Sandwiches // After a grey winter, Le Petit Spring Sandwiches bring color and vitality to lunch. They're perfect for picnicking under your favorite tree. // Homegrown Provisions #veganrecipe #lunch #spring

After a grey winter, Le Petit Spring Sandwiches bring color and vitality to lunch. They’re perfect for picnicking under your favorite tree. They make lunchtime a splendid occasion: crunchy radishes for crispness; cucumber slices for cooling balance; peppery baby arugula for an herby bite; quick pickled carrots for tang; all layered over a fresh baguette spread with vegan butter and flaky sea salt.

Long ago the French created the perfect trio: butter, salt and radishes. The subtle heat of radish pairs beautifully with creamy butter and flaky sea salt. Radishes offer an amazing pop of color to any dish, and, though they are available year round, red globe radishes are bountiful during spring months. Radishes are a good source of vitamin C. // Homegrown Provisions #radishes

Long ago the French created the perfect trio: butter, salt and radishes. The subtle heat of radish pairs beautifully with creamy butter and flaky sea salt. Radishes offer an amazing pop of color to any dish, and, though they are available year round, red globe radishes are bountiful during spring months. Radishes are a good source of vitamin C.

Le Petit Spring Sandwiches // After a grey winter, Le Petit Spring Sandwiches bring color and vitality to lunch. They're perfect for picnicking under your favorite tree. // Homegrown Provisions #veganrecipe #lunch #spring
Le Petit Spring Sandwiches // After a grey winter, Le Petit Spring Sandwiches bring color and vitality to lunch. They're perfect for picnicking under your favorite tree. // Homegrown Provisions #veganrecipe #lunch #spring

With spring underway, it’s the perfect time to enjoy Le Petit Spring Sandwiches. They take well to variations, so use this recipe as a guide and change things up as you wish!

Looking for more recipes that feature radishes? Check out this Simple Avocado Toast or this Quinoa Salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette
Happy spring!

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Le Petit Spring Sandwiches // After a grey winter, Le Petit Spring Sandwiches bring color and vitality to lunch. They're perfect for picnicking under your favorite tree. // Homegrown Provisions #veganrecipe #lunch #spring

Le Petit Spring Sandwiches

  • Author: Shannon
  • Prep Time: 25
  • Total Time: 25
  • Yield: 34 1x

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Ingredients

  • 1 fresh baguette*
  • 68 oz European Style Cultured Vegan Butter, room temperature
  • pinches of flaky sea salt (such as Maldon)
  • 1 bunch of red radishes, washed and trimmed
  • 1/2 hothouse cucumber, thinly sliced
  • baby arugula sprigs

Quick Pickled Carrots

  • 1 large carrot, peeled, trimmed and shredded
  • 1/4 cup organic brown rice vinegar
  • 1/4 water
  • 1 tsp organic cane sugar
  • a few pinches of flaky sea salt

Instructions

  1. Pickle the carrots. Add the rice vinegar, water, sugar and salt to a large glass jar or small bowl. Stir gently, then add the carrots (it’s okay if the sugar is not completely dissolved). Let the carrots pickle in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes.
  2. While the carrots are pickling, add the radishes to a bowl of ice water. Let the radishes soak until you are ready to make your sandwiches. (Note: this is an optional step, but it helps to keep the radishes crisp and fresh.)
  3. Slice the baguette crosswise into quarters or thirds, then slice each piece lengthwise to open.
  4. Spread a generous, even layer of vegan butter on both sides of the baguette (top and bottom). Sprinkle a few pinches of flaky sea salt over the butter. Repeat this step for each baguette pair.
  5. Remove the radishes from the ice water, pat them dry and then thinly slice them.
  6. Layer the radish slices on one side of the baguette and the cucumber slices on the other side. Top the cucumbers with a few of the quick pickled carrots; top the radishes with a few sprigs of baby arugula. Repeat this step for the remaining baguette pairs.
  7. Put the sandwich halves together, serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • *Gluten-free friends, use your favorite gluten-free bread or baguette variety of your choice to make these sandwiches.
  • This recipe takes well to variations. Swap vegan butter for hummus, mashed avocado or even vegan cream cheese as you wish.
  • Having a spring soiree? Serve these sandwiches as hors d’oeuvres! Simply cut the baguette into smaller pieces before dressing them-up and serving.
March 17, 2019

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4 Comments

  1. Reply

    Jen | My Healthy Homemade Life

    March 31, 2019

    What a lovely spring meal! I never knew about the French trio of butter, salt & radishes! Your photos are breath-taking as always, Shannon! Whenever did you find the brown floral platter? It reminds me so much of curtains we had hanging in our dining room when I was small.

    • Reply

      Shannon

      March 31, 2019

      Thanks for putting a smile on my face today, Jen! I found the brown floral platter at a little antique shop and have been waiting for just the occasion to pull it out. Hope you are having a lovely spring thus far!

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    Tamara

    April 1, 2019

    This is totally perfect for a picnic and I canโ€™t wait to put it on a french baguette!

    • Reply

      Shannon

      April 1, 2019

      Thank you so much, Tamara! I can only imagine how dreamy your next picnic will be in beautiful Paris!

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