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Veggie Mettbrötchen with Tomatoes and Herbs Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 4 Mettbrötchen (bread rolls)
- 2 ripe tomatoes, sliced
- 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh herbs (such as parsley, basil, and chives)
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- Salt and pepper to taste

Special equipment needed:

Step-by-step instructions:
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
2. Cut the Mettbrötchen in half and place them on a baking sheet.
3. Bake the bread rolls for 5-7 minutes until they are lightly toasted.
4. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt, and pepper to make the dressing.
5. Spread the dressing on the bottom half of each Mettbrötchen.
6. Top each Mettbrötchen with sliced tomatoes and red onion.
7. Sprinkle the chopped herbs on top of the vegetables.
8. Place the top half of the Mettbrötchen on each sandwich.
9. Serve immediately.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 5-7 minutes
5. Temperature:
Serving size:
4 servings

Nutritional information:
Calories per serving: 250
Total fat: 14g
Saturated fat: 2g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 250mg
Total carbohydrates: 27g
Dietary fiber: 3g
Sugars: 4g
Protein: 4g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Mettbrötchen can be substituted with any type of bread roll.
- Tomatoes can be substituted with any other type of fresh vegetables.
- Red onion can be substituted with any other type of onion.
- Olive oil can be substituted with any other type of oil.
- Red wine vinegar can be substituted with any other type of vinegar.

- Add sliced avocado or cucumber to the sandwich.
- Use different types of herbs, such as cilantro or dill.
- Add a slice of cheese to the sandwich.

Tips and tricks:
- Use ripe, juicy tomatoes for the best flavor.
- Toasting the bread rolls before assembling the sandwich will prevent them from getting soggy.

Storage instructions:
The sandwich is best served immediately. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Reheating instructions:
Reheat the sandwich in the oven at 350°F for 5-7 minutes until warmed through.

Presentation ideas:
Serve the sandwich on a plate with a side salad or chips.

Garnish the sandwich with a sprig of fresh herbs.

Pair the sandwich with a cold drink, such as iced tea or lemonade.

Suggested side dishes:
Serve the sandwich with a side salad or chips.

Troubleshooting advice:
If the sandwich is too dry, add more dressing or a slice of cheese.

Food safety advice:
Make sure to wash all vegetables before using them in the sandwich.

Food history:
Mettbrötchen is a popular German sandwich made with raw minced pork. This recipe is a vegetarian version of the classic sandwich.

Flavor profiles:
The sandwich is fresh and flavorful, with the sweetness of the tomatoes and the tanginess of the dressing.

Serving suggestions:
Serve the sandwich as a light lunch or a snack.

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Region: German

Taste: Savory, Herbal, Tangy, Fresh, Earthy