Sandwich Recipes

If you have a good collection of sandwich recipes, you're always ready to make a quick lunch.

Sandwiches are the obvious choice to put in a lunchbox. They travel well, and they are easy to eat. They require no utensils.

When you're making a sandwich, don't think only of white bread. Sandwiches are great on any kind of bread:

  • whole wheat
  • rye
  • sourdough
  • French
  • multigrain
  • spelt
  • kamut
...or whatever you can find where you live!

And don't get stuck using just bread, either. Try making a sandwich on

  • a crusty roll
  • a bagel
  • an English muffin
  • a croissant

You can even roll up your filling in a tortilla, or stuff it in a pita pocket.

The possibilities are endless!

The sandwich is a very popular lunchtime choice. It is estimated that North Americans eat an average of one sandwich per day per person! That's not surprising, since sandwiches are quick to make, easy to pack and convenient to eat. Here are some old favorite sandwich recipes and some new ideas.

Traditional Sandwiches

  • Avocado-Salmon Sandwiches have a unique flavor. Since they don't contain mayonnaise, they are perfect picnic sandwiches.

  • Black Bean Hummus isn't just a tasty dip for tortilla chips. It's a great sandwich spread, too!

  • So is Chickpea Hummus

  • Here's an easy Egg Salad Sandwich Recipe.

  • This Grilled Cheese Sandwich recipe makes real comfort food. I like to eat grilled cheese sandwiches with a dill pickle on the side.

  • Don't forget Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches. Or maybe you'd like to try a variation:

    • Peanut Butter and Banana
    • Peanut Butter and Honey
    • Peanut Butter and Lettuce
    • Peanut Butter and Pickle

    Or get creative and invent your own peanut butter sandwich. (You can also use almond butter, cashew butter, sunflower seed butter, or soybean butter!)

  • When I'm stuck for a lunch idea, I get a can of tuna from the cupboard and make Tuna Fish Sandwiches.

Open Face Sandwiches

An open face sandwich uses just one slice of bread. The toppings are often hot and saucy.

  • An Avocado-Cheese Melt is delicious and unique - but very easy to make.

  • Cheese Under the Broiler is warm, cheesy goodness.

  • A Sloppy Joe sandwich is made on a bun. Here's a good recipe for Sloppy Joes.

    Who invented the sandwich, anyway?

    The sandwich is named for British politician John Montague, who held the title "4th Earl of Sandwich" in the 1700s. Although Montague is often credited with inventing the meat sandwich, humans have probably been eating some combination of bread and meat for as long as there have been humans, bread and meat!

    There are two stories about the reason for John Montague's mealtime preference.

    • Montague was a hard-working navy man and politician, who requested meat between slices of bread so that he could eat at his desk and not interrupt his work.

    • He was an incompetent politician but an avid gambler. He ordered the meat/bread combination so that he could eat at the card table without interrupting his game - and not get the cards greasy.

    Since we'll never know which story is the truth, pick your favorite!

    Either way, his contemporaries liked the idea and began ordering "the same as Sandwich" - or eventually just "a Sandwich".

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