Cucumber Ciabatta Sandwiches with Spinach and Lemon-Mint Goat Cheese
Makes 4 sandwiches
5 oz goat cheese log (not crumbled), softened
1 tsp fresh mint, roughly chopped
¼ tsp lemon zest
salt and pepper to taste
4 3-inch squares ciabatta, sliced in half lengthwise to create 4 sandwiches
1 cucumber, cut diagonally into thin slices
1 cup fresh spinach
Combine goat cheese, mint, lemon zest, salt, and pepper in food processor and pulse until combined. For each individual sandwich: Spread 1.5-2 tbsp goat cheese mixture* on the top half of ciabatta slice. Top the bottom half with ¼ cup fresh spinach, spread out in an equal layer. Top the spinach with cucumbers (roughly 5-6 slices), placed so that they slightly overlap one another. Replace the goat cheese-covered top slice of the bread. Repeat for the other three sandwiches. Serve.
*You may have a little goat cheese left over after this recipe. Feel free to add more to your sandwiches, or else refrigerate it and use it for veggie dipping!