A Better Foccacia Sandwich

We’ve got a great picnic recipe to share. Spring is in the air, and I’m dreaming of dining al fresco. This yummy sandwich recipe ditches traditional fattening spreads in favor or protein-packed Greek yogurt. ATHENOS Greek Yogurt is made the Greek way, simply, with respect for ingredients.  That’s why it is incredibly rich and delicious. From snacks (like the smoothie from last week) to supper, swapping Greek Style yogurt into your recipe plans can leave you a feeling lean and strong by summer. Why? ATHENOS Greek Yogurt has zero grams of fat and twice the amount of protein of regular yogurt!

Recipe: Amy’??s Endless Summer Sandwich

Prep Time: 15 min. | Total Time: 35 min.

What You Need:
1’?4 Cup ATHENOS Greek Nonfat Yogurt
2 Tbsp. pesto
1 Loaf (12 oz.) focaccia bread, cut horizontally in half
2 Small boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1/2 lb.), grilled, sliced
4 KRAFT Deli Fresh Provolone Cheese Slices
3’?4 Cup roasted red peppers
1 Jar (6 oz.) artichoke hearts, drained, thinly sliced
1 Cup mesclun salad greens

MIX Greek yogurt and pesto until well blended; spread onto cut surfaces of bread. COVER bottom half of bread with chicken, cheese, peppers, artichokes and greens; cover with top of bread. CUT into four wedges to serve.

This recipe can be made in advance (don’t assemble sandwiches until you get to your picnic site) and is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

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Want more ways to liven up your breakfast table? ATHENOS offers five flavors of yogurt and is the only brand that offers a dual compartment, nonfat product ‘?? yogurt in one section and fruit or honey on the side. Pick from: Plain, Honey, Strawberry, Peach or Blueberry. ATHENOS Greek Yogurt is available nationwide in select retailers and Walmart store. Suggested retail price of $1.50 for the 5.3-oz. size and $3.99 for the 16-oz. size.

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  • We use Athenos Feta cheese all the time! I used it in the Spinach & Feta Pasta Salad that I linked up last week. Thanks for hosting the recipe linky!

    • Feta and salads are a great combo. Can’t wait to see what you made this week.

  • I use their feta in the BIG BLOCKS from Costco!! Thanks for linking up to Foodie Friday.

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  • Can’t wait for picnic season, though my kids like to indoor picnic all year round!

    That sandwich sounds awesome!

  • That sandwich looks wonderful – i love it when delicious is healthy too! Thank you so much for hosting the linky, and have a lovely weekend.

  • NIcole, I was just thinking, this would link up beautifully with the Let’s Do Brunch linky I co-host – if you would like to come along and link up, you would be very welcome! Here is the link

    http://www.21stcenturyhousewife.com/index/Blog/Entries/2011/4/20_Entry_1.html

  • Wow, that looks tasty. Now I want to go on a picnic!

  • Thanks for stopping by Nicole and the kind words.I linked my recipe.Hope to catch your blog more often nw.

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    An ambrosial, heartwarming sandwich–I’m so glad you shared the recipe on Foodie Friday. I just hope our grocery carries Athenos yogurt!

  • Thank you so much for sharing this with Let’s Do Brunch, Nicole. It’s a great recipe and a very welcome addition to the linky!

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