Black & Decker Ultimate Sandwich Recipe Contest: Mediterranean Surprise

@black_deckerus After being accepted to take part in the Black and Decker Ultimate Sandwich recipe contest campaign, I decided to create a sandwich that brought together a combination of favors: the nutty taste of multi-grain bread, two of my favorite cold cut meats and cheeses, the earthy taste of cilantro coupled with the sweetness of plum tomatoes, the tang of green onions and mayonnaise, and the freshness of lime. Use a low-fat mayonnaise to make this sandwich low-fat.

Eating healthier doesn’t mean you have to give up taste and our grilled sandwich creation is the perfect example. It is full of subtle and bold tastes that will keep you guessing. This sandwich surprises you at every bite. Each time you take a bite you get a different burst of flavors and textures.

Note: Of course, if you aren’t a fan of Cilantro you can exclude that from your sandwich but we think Cilantro is one of the unique flavors that makes this sandwich so special.

The overall taste leads me to think of the cuisine from the Mediterranean region so we named it the Mediterranean Surprise


  • 2 slices of 15-grain bread
  • 2 slices of roast beef
  • 2 slices of corn beef
  • 1 slice of Swiss cheese
  • 1 slice of Muenster cheese
  • 3 tablespoons of chopped plum tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh Cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped green onion stalks
  • 1 tablespoon of Mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVO)
  • Dash of Salt
  • Dash of black Pepper
  • Dash of lime juice
  • 3 leaves of red-tipped Romaine lettuce

black & decker grilled sandwich challenge mediterranea surprise

How to put the sandwich together:

  1. In a small bowl; combine tomatoes, Cilantro, green onion stalks, olive oil, salt, pepper, and lime juice.  Lightly stir to combine all ingredients.  Sit aside.
  2. Set toaster oven on “toast” at a temperature of 375 degrees. Place roast beef slices on one slice of bread.  Place corn beef slices on the other piece of bread.  Place in toaster oven and grill for approximately 2 minutes.
  3. Remove slices from toaster grill.  Place Swiss cheese on one slice and Muenster chess on the other.  Return to toaster oven and grill until cheese just starts to melt.
  4. Take the mixture from step 1 and add the mayonnaise.  Lightly stir to mix in the mayonnaise.
  5. Remove the bread, meat, and cheese slices from the toaster oven.  Evenly spread the mixture from step 4 over each slice.  Top one slice with the red-tipped Romaine lettuce.  Combine the slices to make a sandwich.
  6. Eat and enjoy.

Voila! Our finished sandwich, enjoy!

black & decker grilled sandwich challenge entry recipe

black & decker grilled sandwich challenge entry

As part of this Family Review Network campaign we received a Black & Decker Convection Toaster Oven (model #TO1675B, available at Walmart) from Black & Decker who provided the complimentary product for participation in this contest. Using this toaster oven made it easy create the sandwich.

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