Caramelized Onion and Apple Ciabatta

with Swiss cheese and Caesar salad

Prep & Cook Time: 30-40 min.

Cook Within: 7 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Eggs, Wheat

Vegetarian
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If a grilled cheese sandwich took a summer off and toured around Europe with a Eurail pass and a backpack, it would probably come back home looking like this toasted sandwich with Italian ciabatta, Swiss cheese, and rich caramelized onion. Leave the backpacking to the college kids and bring Europe to your plate without leaving your house.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • Info
    1 oz. Grated Parmesan
  • 1 Yellow Onion
  • Info
    2 Ciabatta
  • 1 Granny Smith Apple
  • 1 Garlic Clove
  • 1 Romaine Heart
  • Info
    3 oz. Swiss Cheese Slices
  • 1 oz. Apricot Preserves
  • Info
    1½ oz. Mayonnaise
  • 0.17 fl. oz. White Wine Vinegar

Due to our just-in-time sourcing model, we may have to send you a substitute ingredient. Not to worry! We make sure every ingredient sent to you meets our high quality standards. We’ll keep you informed should a switch occur, so please check the ingredient labels in your meal bag.

  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    751
  • Carbohydrates
    78g
  • Fat
    39g
  • Protein
    24g
  • Sodium
    1311mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Medium Pan
  • 1 Mixing Bowl

Before You Cook

  • 1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Halve and peel onion. Slice halves into thin strips. Halve ciabatta rolls. Core apple and cut into ¼" slices. Mince garlic. Hold romaine heart at root end and chop coarsely.

  • 2

    Caramelize the Onion

    Place 2 tsp. olive oil in a medium pan over medium heat. Add onion to hot pan and stir occasionally until browned, 10-13 minutes. Add water 1 Tbsp. at a time if pan becomes dry. Season with ¼ tsp. salt and a pinch of pepper. Transfer to a plate. While onions caramelize, melt cheese.

  • 3

    Melt the Cheese

    Place ciabatta halves on prepared baking sheet, cut side up, and top each halve with Swiss cheese. Broil in hot broiler until cheese is melted and beginning to brown, 2-3 minutes.

  • 4

    Finish the Sandwich

    Top bottom ciabatta halves with caramelized onion, apricot preserves, and apple slices. Top with other ciabatta halves. Press down lightly on sandwich to marry flavors together.

  • 5

    Make the Salad

    In a mixing bowl, combine mayonnaise, vinegar, half the Parmesan (reserve remaining for garnish), garlic, and 2 Tbsp. water. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Add romaine and toss to combine. Plate dish as pictured on front of card, garnishing salad with remaining Parmesan. Bon appétit!

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