A classic smørrebrød comprised of a creamy, mustardy vegetable salad and savory ham alongside.
For the Smørrebrød:
4 thin slices of dense rye bread
Butter for spreading
Baby arugula or other small salad greens
4 slices of thinly sliced ham
Italian Salad, recipe follows
Chopped chives for serving
For the Italian Salad:
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
½ cup frozen peas
2-3 small to medium size carrots, peeled and cut into ½ inch cubes (about ½ cup)
6-8 thin asparagus spears, chopped into 1 inch lengths
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons sour cream
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
In a medium bowl whisk together mayonnaise, sour cream and mustard. Add vegetables and gently mix to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste (you may not need any).
Transfer bread slices to a work surface. Spread with butter and top with lettuce greens. Add a slice of ham and a generous dollop of the Italian Salad. Garnish with chopped chives (parsley or dill would also be nice). Serve.
Keywords: smørrebrød, ham, Italian Salad, asparagus, carrots, peas, open sandwich, Danish