Low FODMAP Italian grilled cheese sandwich on sourdough bread
I have been craving grilled cheese sandwiches lately. I have hardly eaten bread for several years now and I hardly ever miss it, but sometimes I suddenly feel like eating it.
Sometimes it is a sandwich with peanut butter and chocolate sprinkles (Jup, that’s something Dutch) and this time, it was a grilled cheese sandwich with loads of melted cheese.
More specifically: an Italian grilled cheese sandwich! With salami and a lot of cheese!
I found a hidden gem in Breda a few weeks ago. A small bakery where they sell delicious sourdough spelt bread. Bakery De Gomer is located in a small street in the center of Breda.
When you walk through the small alley and enter through a door that doesn’t conceal there is anything like a bakery behind it, you suddenly are in the middle of a bakery.
Literally between the sacks of flour. You can have ‘lunch’ there or coffee with something sweet. You pick something to eat in the bakery, like a fruit- and nuts bun or a croissant with butter. Then you can prepare your own coffee or tea and sit down to eat.
A kind of self-service. In the past, they used to serve lunch, but they have reduced it to this concept. There are also several kinds of cakes (also gluten-free ones!) and next to that they many kinds of sourdough bread and spelt bread.
Sourdough spelt bread is low FODMAP, so I can really recommend this bakery to fodmappers. You pay about four euro’s for a sourdough spelt bread, but this kind of bread is always expensive and for this price you get a large bread.
For me, this bread is perfect to make a FODMAP grilled cheese sandwich. I decided to make an Italian grilled cheese sandwich by putting pureed tomato on it and put cheese and salami on top.
But wait, doesn’t salami contain loads of garlic, that is not low FODMAP?! I hear you think. WRONG, not every salami contains garlic (I explain more about this here).
In Albert Heijn (a Dutch supermarket) I bought Salami Milano, which is low FODMAP.
While it is very easy to put your grilled cheese sandwich under a grill, it is worth it to bake it in a pan. The outside gets very crunchy and your sandwich will get less flat. I would choose to make a grilled cheese sandwich in a pan over a grill!Print
An Italian grilled cheese sandwich with salami and cheese on sourdough spelt bread. Because some salamis don’t have garlic this recipe is low FODMAP too
- Two slices of sourdough spelt bread (normal spelt bread is ok too if you tolerate this)
- ½ can tomato paste (about 30 g)
- A slice of yellow cheese
- A few slices of low FODMAP salami
- Fresh basil (dried is also ok)
- Pepper and salt
- Spread one side of one slice of bread with tomato paste
- Sprinkle some pepper, salt and fresh basil on top.
- Put the cheese and a few slices of salami on top of the tomato paste.
- Cover with the other slice of bread and spread both outsides of the slices of bread with margarine.
- Heat a pan on the stove. Because you have already spread margarine on outside of the sandwich you don’t need to add butter or oil to the pan.
- Bake the grilled cheese sandwich for about 5 minutes on each side until the bread has become nicely brown and crunchy and the cheese has melted.
- Prep Time: 10 min
- Cook Time: 10 min
- Category: Lunch
- Method: Grill
- Cuisine: Italian
Keywords: low FODMAP grilled cheese sandwich
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