Who doesn’t love a mouthwatering, handcrafted sandwich? It’s a work of art, beautiful to behold and even better to eat.
The key to creating amazing sandwiches–both hot and cold–is to use a variety of ingredients that provide color, flavor, and texture. As always, we suggest you use fresh and local ingredients.
Read on for some helpful tips and sandwich recipe ideas.
Begin with delicious bread. Choose bread that complements the sandwich you’re making. Popular breads for sandwiches include white, wheat, rye, pumpernickel, baguette, peasant, tortilla, pita, bagels, croissants, and rolls.
Add your favorite condiment. If the only condiments currently in your fridge are ketchup, mustard, and mayonnaise, it’s time to expand your horizons. There are so many other delicious options: vinaigrettes, pestos, BBQ sauces, chutneys, relish, coleslaw, and salsa are just a few to try on your next sandwich.
Choose your filling. Anything goes when it comes to fillings: meat, cheese, eggs, seafood, beans, nuts…the list goes on and on. Never be afraid to try something new.
Choose your veggies/fruit/herbs. These toppings provide color, crunch, and flavor to your sandwich, and help to offset rich fillings. Lettuce and tomato are probably the most popular, but there are so many other delicious toppings to experiment with: roasted peppers, fennel, spinach, shredded cabbage, cucumber, peaches, pears, apples, basil, oregano, dill, and parsley. Make sure these items are thoroughly washed and dried before placing them in your sandwich.