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Blue Cheese, Radicchio, and Fig Sandwiches

If you can find fresh figs, by all means slice them and substitute for the jam in these sandwiches.

Ingredients: 

Ingredients: 

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3 oz. crumbled blue cheese
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3 oz. reduced-fat cream cheese
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8 slices sprouted whole-grain bread
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8 tsp. melted butter, trans fat–free margarine, or olive oil, divided
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4 Tbs. fig jam
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1 cup thinly sliced radicchio or Belgian endive

Instructions: 

1. Mash blue cheese and cream cheese together in small bowl, leaving some blue cheese chunks. Set aside.

2. Brush 4 slices bread with half of butter, and set butter side down on baking sheet. Spread each slice with 1 Tbs. jam, and sprinkle with 1/4 cup radicchio. Spread remaining 4 slices bread with blue cheese mixture, and set on top of radicchio. Brush sandwich tops with remaining melted butter.

3. Heat large skillet or griddle over medium-low heat. Cook sandwiches in skillet 4 minutes, or until browned and crisp. Flip, and cook 3 minutes more, or until second side is browned.

Nutrition Information: 

Calories: 
419
Protein: 
15 g
Total Fat: 
20 g
Saturated Fat: 
12 g
Carbohydrates: 
48 g
Cholesterol: 
52 mg
Sodium: 
607 mg
Fiber: 
6 g
Sugar: 
17 g
Yield: 
Serves 4