Roast Beef Baguette with Pickles and Red Onion Relish

Lunch, in the Netherlands, means bread. And most of us Dutchies eat it the way we were raised - open faced, with some ham or cheese and maybe some butter, but very little else. Or for the sweet breakfast version, with apple syrup, butter and chocolate sprinkles, or jam. And while as a Dutchie I’ll be the first to say that all that can be pretty wonderful when the bread is fresh and warm, and the ingredients are good - it’s not exactly exciting. 

But these days, I’ve got some extra time on my hands - which generally means good things as far as food goes. And while I generally wouldn’t really consider sandwiches to be blog-worthy, I was so happy enough with this one that I wanted to share.
Roast Beef Baguette
Ingredients (serves 1):
1 rye wheat parisienne or half baguette
50g cold roast beef (rare)
1 large pickle
2 tbsp mayonnaise
1 tbsp yoghurt
5 cherry tomatoes, sliced
handful of lamb's lettuce
couple of tablespoons of a sweet onion relish (try my Red Onion Compôte)
 
Instructions:
1. Chop the pickle and mix with the mayonnaise and yoghurt.
 
2. Spread along the bottom half of the baguette. On top, place the cherry tomato slices. Lamb's lettuce on top of that, then roast beef on top of the lamb's lettuce, and the onion relish on the very top.
 
Eat it closed, or forget the other half of bread and have it open faced. :)

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