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10 Best Sandwich Ideas

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10 Best Sandwich Ideas

By Cait Johnson, Assistant Producer, Care2 Healthy Living Channels.

Here is an international festival of quick-and-easy, absolutely delicious sandwich ideas that are a snap to make, travel well, and deliver summertime satisfaction on picnics or outings of all kinds.

Recipes combine fresh seasonal vegetables and other unique ingredients—including leftovers—to make tasty and versatile treats great for day-camp lunchboxes, long hikes, or elegant romantic getaways for two!

Use these ideas as jumping-off places for your own creativity. And keep sandwiches in mind when you cook: Leftovers from the grill or the frying pan make great sandwiches the next day.

1. French Peasant Loaf
Cut crusty French bread or baguette in half lengthwise, brush with olive oil or butter, and fill with thin slices of Gruyere cheese, a sprinkling of fresh thyme leaves, mesclun salad greens, salt and freshly-ground black pepper to taste.

2. Crunchy English Garden Rolls
Slice tender white rolls in half, slather with mayonnaise or soy-mayonnaise, and fill with thinly-sliced radishes, thinly-sliced English cucumber, chopped scallions, watercress, and fresh or dried dill.

3. Hearty Tuscan Grill
Fill wholegrain bread or rolls with leftover grilled vegetables—bell peppers, eggplant, zucchini or summer squash, tomatoes, onions. Drizzle with olive oil and fresh herbs.

4. Fruit Nut Delight
Spread cashew or almond butter on the inside of a pita. Add fresh sliced peaches (leave whole until ready to serve, then slice and add to sandwich) or peach jam. Sprinkle with sunflower seeds, if you like.

5. Asian Surprise
Saute onion, celery, garlic, ginger, and Asian greens (Chinese cabbage, bok choy, etc.) in oil and soy sauce until tender. Add to inside of a pita spread lightly with peanut butter.

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Cait Johnson

Cait Johnson, MFA, is the author of six books, including Earth, Water, Fire, and Air: Essential Ways of Connecting to Spirit, Witch in the Kitchen, Celebrating the Great Mother and Tarot Games. She has been a counselor for more than 20 years, and teaches workshops on seasonal elemental approaches to self-healing, conscious eating, and soul-nurturing creativity.


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6:21PM PDT on Jun 17, 2013

Healthy Recipe!
I have more vegan sandwich recipes that might interest you!

1:40AM PDT on Apr 29, 2013

Thank you ♥

11:37AM PDT on Mar 12, 2013

Good recipes.Thanks for sharing

8:54PM PDT on Mar 11, 2013

So many wonderful ideas for sandwiches. Always colourful and tasty ideas.

Don't worry, for those who wanted some meat in an earlier comment, simply add the ones of your choice to the mix.

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11:05AM PST on Jan 16, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

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1:03AM PDT on Sep 22, 2012

I am amazed again and again by the recipes I find here on Care2. These look really good too! I don't see the recipe for the sandwich in the picture though, It looks especially good. I know the tomato and red onion combination on any sandwich is fantastic. So is cucumber, but I have never combined them all.

11:45AM PST on Nov 20, 2011

Thank you

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