Far from ordinary, the sandwich is often overlooked as a hearty meal option. Not any longer!
Here are ten great sandwich recipes for you – simple and delicious options for any occasion, whether you enjoy breakfast in bed, want to give yourself a night off from cooking, or plan on throwing a casual dinner party. Plus, you’ll find a tip for preparing each, to help you in the kitchen.
Big Bold Sandwich
Grilled Salmon with Aioli, Arugula and Tomato
Craving a new kind of comfort food? Here’s a warm and hearty pita sandwich, accented by a simple aioli that comes together in four easy steps.
TIP: After washing, store herbs in damp paper towels in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.
BLT with Fried Egg and Smoked Mozzarella
How do you kick the classic BLT up a notch? Add a fried egg and rich, smoked cheese. Makes a great lunch option, too.
TIP: Cook with unsalted butter so you can control the amount of salt that goes into your dish.
Grilled Chicken with Artichokes and Lemon Hummus
Middle Eastern flavors come together wonderfully in this recipe. There’s nothing like preparing a simple, flavorful hummus right at home.
TIP: Kosher salt is best for cooking because the granules dissolve quickly.
Lamb and Pistachio Burgers with Feta Centers
There’s a surprise inside these lamb burgers: soft and creamy feta cheese. Ask your butcher to grind the lamb fresh.
TIP: Store nuts in the refrigerator or freezer instead of the pantry for freshness.
Easy Snack For Kids
Pizza Rollup with Pepperoni
A pizza you roll up! Kids will love it. Look for Muir Glen brand organic pizza sauce, favored by chefs.
TIP: The flavor impact of freshly grated cheese far surpasses that of pre-packaged Parmesan.
Crostini with Brie, Pears and Black Olive Tapenade
A tapenade is a condiment made from olives, citrus, oil and seasonings. Its complex flavors balance the simplicity of brie and pears in this sandwich.
TIP: Lightly tap olive with a meat mallet or can of tomatoes to split it open and remove the pit.
Breakfast In Bed
Chocolate Hazelnut Banana French Toast “Sandwich”
Not just any French toast! This version makes a gooey and delicious breakfast sandwich that’s sure to become a family favorite.
TIP: Always read a new recipe from start to finish at least once before beginning.
Kids Make Dinner
Spinach Wrap with Black Beans and Salsa
The kids can be in charge of this easy recipe (with Dad’s help). In season, substitute fresh corn cut from the cob.
TIP: Cut avocado in half around the diameter. Scoop out pit and place halves face down on a plate to prevent browning.
Italian Sausage, Pepper and Onion Sandwich
Hot and hearty, this recipe is perfect to eat in front of the television. Onions and peppers can be cooked the night before and refrigerated.
TIP: Before peeling and chopping, place onion in the refrigerator or freezer for 20 minutes to retard the onion gases that make us cry.
Shredded Barbecue Chicken Sandwich
Fresh, homemade barbecue sauce really makes the difference, and goes together quickly to brighten this sandwich.
TIP: Freeze or refrigerate remaining adobo peppers with a little sauce in plastic bags up to five months.
What sandwich would you add to this list?