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Whole Wheat Focaccia Sandwich

  • Yield: 6 little snacks


  • 1 recipe basic dough using 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour and 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons olive
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 8 slices of smoked salmon (about 4 ounces)
  • 3 -1/4 inch slices red onion
  • 1 hard boiled egg, chopped
  • 1 cup picked watercress sprigs
  • Salt and pepper


  • Preheat the grill to medium. Divide the risen dough into two pieces. Oil your hands with 1 Tbsp. of olive oil and form a round of dough, pressing dimples into the dough. Place the dough on the grill. Continue shaping the next piece. Watch the grill carefully, flipping the dough when the first side is golden brown. When they are both cooked, smear one of them with cream cheese. Top with the salmon, onions, egg and watercress. Season and top with the other piece. Cut into 6 wedges and serve it up.