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Grilled Open-face Ham, Brie, and Arugula Sandwiches

Makes 20 sandwiches

Total Time
20 mins

Prepare to indulge in a life-changing sandwich. The combination of creamy brie, salty ham, and crisp arugula is heaven on a plate.

Grilled Open-face Ham, Brie, and Arugula Sandwiches

Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Randy Mon
 1/4 cup olive oil, plus more for grilling bread
  Juice and zest of 1 lemon
 1 garlic clove, minced
 1 teaspoon sugar
  Salt and freshly ground black pepper
 20 slices (1/2 to 3/4 in. thick) ciabatta (1 loaf)
 1 pound brie cheese, cut into 1/4-in. by 2-in. slices
 3/4 pound ham, thinly sliced
  About 1/2 lb. arugula, washed and spun dry
Step 1

Put 1/4 cup olive oil, the lemon juice and zest, garlic, sugar, and salt and pepper to taste in a blender and pulse to combine.

Step 2

Preheat a gas or charcoal grill to medium (you can hold your hand 1 to 2 in. above cooking grate only 4 to 5 seconds). Brush oil on both sides of bread and put on grill; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill 2 minutes. Turn over, top with cheese, close lid, and grill until cheese melts, 1 to 2 minutes.

Step 3

Top cheese evenly with ham. In a large bowl, toss arugula with vinaigrette and arrange a handful on each sandwich. Drizzle remaining vinaigrette over sandwiches.

Step 4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per sandwich.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 245Calories from Fat 59
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g25%

Saturated Fat 4.9g25%
Cholesterol 32mg11%
Sodium 580mg25%
Total Carbohydrate 22g8%

Dietary Fiber 1.2g5%
Protein 12g24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.