Tuesday, July 10, 2012


Hi campers!  I thought today I would share a simple recipe with you.  This recipe is great for camping and for eating on the go.  As a matter of fact, I think I will make these for or lunch on the road when we head to the UP later this summer.    Easy and yummy!  Two "must haves" for camping food.

6 large whole wheat bagels
Grainy mustard
8 ounce cream cheese
Medium size sweet onion like a Vidala
12 thin slices of a round, dark, yellow cheese like Colby or Cheddar
6 slice hard salami

Split the bagels, spread cut sides with mustard and let stand a few minutes while mustard soaks in.  Let cream cheese come to room temperature and spread a thin, even layer over the mustard.  Cut the top and bottom off the onion, peel it, cut in half from north to south and slice thin crescents.  Press onion crescents around the cream cheese in a sunburst pattern.  It's the "sun" that shows through the bagel hole.  Put a slice of salami in the center of the cheese and put the second slice of cheese over the salami.  Top with the other half of the bagel, pressing firmly so the cream cheese "glues" everything together.  Leave whole and wrap.

Serve with some carrot and celery sticks. 

We often use a nice firm apple in place of the onion.  Just core it and then cut like the onion above.  It adds a real nice crunch and flavor for those who aren't real fond of onions.  You could use a tart apple like Granny Smith or one of my favorites, a Pink Lady for a sweeter taste.

I hope you get the chance to try out this recipe on your next trip.  Let me know how you like it. 

Share one of your favorite "traveling" recipes?

1 comment:

  1. Just wanted to comment that I found this recipe in the the Camping Life magazine from May 2006. Always want to give credit where credit is due ;)