I absolutely love fattoush, the Lebanese pepper and cucumber salad with mint and other great summer stuff. Instead of serving it in the traditional way, with stale pita crumbs incorporated into the salad, I like to fold it up in a soft pita and make a great summer sandwich. And because I find the onions, garlic and cilantro flavors so assertive, I really like to punch up the fresh mint so it stands out!
A croque monsieur is the sandwich of the masses in France. You'll get them in every deli, street fair and local restaurant. This recipe shows you how to enjoy this treat without a sandwich maker, but if you are lucky enough to own a sandwich maker then you can skip the frying part, cutting down on the fat and calories.