Start by toasting the bread in a toaster. If you are making open-faced sandwiches toast only 2 slices of bread. Option to pre-heat the broiler to low if you want to melt the cheese.
While the bread is toasting mix together the ingredients for the chipotle sauce, then set aside.
Assemble the sandwich by first spreading 1/4 of the amount of sauce on one slice of toasted bread. Top with the vegetables - tomato, red pepper, onion, avocado, spinach or lettuce. Repeat with the second piece of bread. Place the sliced cheese on top. Option here to place the open-faced sandwich under the broiler to melt the cheese for 3 to 5 minutes, depending on the heat of your broiler.
If you are making a full sandwich, while the cheese is melting divide the remaining chipotle sauce between the last 2 slices of bread.
Remove the open-faced sandwiches from the oven and top with the remaining slice of bread. Slice the sandwich in half before serving.
Which Bread To Use?
Whole-grain sourdough is my top choice. The natural fermentation process of real sourdough bread helps to make many of the minerals in the bread more bioavailable to our bodies.
What Is Chipotle Puree?
You can make our own chipotle puree at home by purchasing canned chipotle chilis in adobe sauce. Simply blend the canned ingredients (chipotle chilis and adobe sauce) and this is your chipotle puree. Save the rest of the puree in a sealed glass container in the fridge, it will last weeks.
What Else Can I Use The Chipotle Puree In?
Use the puree in any Mexican inspired dish to add that punch. I like adding it to beans and using this as my protein for Mexican inspired salad bowls. Add the chipotle puree to your next taco protein mix, by frying it up with your beans, tofu or tempeh. You can also use it in salad dressings, start with about 1 teaspoon and go from there.
What Else Can I Add The Chipotle Sauce To?
This sauce recipe is so delicious, you may want to double the batch and enjoy it on other dishes throughout the week. Have the sauce with some eggs on toast the following morning. It is also great on wraps or as a dressing for a Mexican Inspired Salad Bowl - just add a few tablespoons of oil or water to thin the sauce out into a dressing.