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Italian Vegetable Hoagies

Italian Vegetable Hoagies

This delightfully easy, and somewhat messy, sandwich packs a punch with sweet balsamic vinegar, artichoke hearts, red onion, provolone cheese and zesty pepperoncini. We love it for dinner as well as lunch. If you’re packing the hoagies to take along, keep the ingredients separate and assemble right before eating to avoid soggy bread. Serve with tomato and cucumber salad.

Servings

4 servings

Prep Time

20 minutes

Total Time

20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4cup thinly sliced red onion, separated into rings
  • 114-ounce can artichoke hearts, rinsed and coarsely chopped
  • 1medium tomato, seeded and diced
  • 2tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1teaspoon dried oregano
  • 116- to 20-inch-long baguette, preferably whole-grain
  • 2slices provolone cheese (about 2 ounces), halved
  • 2cups shredded romaine lettuce
  • 1/4cup sliced pepperoncini (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place onion rings in a small bowl and add cold water to cover. Set aside while you prepare the remaining ingredients.
  2. Combine artichoke hearts, tomato, vinegar, oil and oregano in a medium bowl. Cut baguette into 4 equal lengths. Split each piece horizontally and pull out about half of the soft bread from each side. Drain the onions and pat dry.
  3. To assemble sandwiches, divide provolone among the bottom pieces of baguette. Spread on the artichoke mixture and top with the onion, lettuce and pepperoncini, if using. Cover with the baguette tops. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving (recipe makes 4 servings)

Calories 263kcal
Carbohydrate Total 39g
Total Sugars 3g
Added Sugars 0g
Fiber 8g
Total Fat 8g
Saturated Fat 3g
Mono Saturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 10mg
Sodium 624mg
Protein 14g
Potassium 174mg
Calcium 129mg
Chromium 1mcg
Folate 41mcg
Vitamin E 1mg
Zinc 1mg