We love sandwiches at our house for lunch or dinner. But sometimes we get in a rut, plunking the same kind of meat and cheese between the same old bread, slathered with the same drab spread.
Here are some ways to pull your sandwich from the brink of boring:
1. Change up the bread
Try tortillas (spinach or other flavors), pita bread, bagels, thins, rolls, buns, flatbread…
2. Add veggies
In addition to lettuce and tomato try avocado, red and/or green peppers, shredded carrots or broccoli, spinach…
3. Add red onion
Red onion can perk a sandwich up all by itself. A little bit adds a lot of flavor.
4. Add sprouts
Sprouts add flavor, crunch and a good does of health too.
5. Add pickled things
Banana peppers, roasted red peppers, dill pickles, sweet pickles bring interesting taste and color to sandwiches.
6. Skip the bread
Wrap the whole sandwich in a slice of cheese or in a lettuce leaf.
7. Season it
Sprinkle on salt and pepper, Cajun seasoning, ground red pepper, garlic powder, seasoned salt…
8. Try a different spread
Slather on the honey mustard, chipotle mayo, or other interesting spread. Or sprinkle the sandwich with oil and vinegar.
9. Change up the cheese
Try muenster, provolone, pepper jack, cream cheese (lots of flavors to choose from), cheddar, Swiss…
10. Heat it
Broil the whole sandwich, toast it on a griddle, toast the bread only, zap it in the microwave…
You can also change up the way you wrap a sandwich when packing. Baggies aren’t the only possibility. Try wrapping in foil or waxed paper instead.
Or try a reuseable sandwich bag, like these from Etsy. Click the photos to visit the Etsy stores.