Few dishes are as reliable and versatile as the sandwich. From a quick dinner to entertaining a crowd, here are seven versions of this timeless classic that will suit your every need.
1. Meatless Mondays
Kick off the week with a light meatless wrap. Two of our favorites are Teriyaki Chickpea Collard Wraps and Quinoa-Tofu Chard Wrap. Both are a breeze to prepare and full of great greens and veggies.
Try roasted vegetables like zucchini, mushrooms, sweet potato and tomatoes for another flavourful meat-free filling.
2. Speedy Weeknights
Try our Korean-Style Meatball Sub or Meatloaf & Cheese Sandwich with Cucumber Salad after a long day at the office or on a busy weeknight. Both of these hearty meals take 30 minutes to prepare and will fill the belly of even the most hungry teenager.
3. Date Night Dinner at Home
If you’d rather have comfort food, try our Grilled Cheddar, Bacon and Apple Sandwich, which is every bit as delicious as it sounds. Use fancy cheeses such as fontina or Gruyère to instantly elevate this meal above its typical casual status.
4. Weekend Breakfast
Pass on the oatmeal and treat yourself to a decadent breakfast. If you have 30 minutes, our Sausage, Brie and Avocado Breakfast Sandwich will shake up your morning routine.
If time is tight, whip up our Ham, Tomato and Cheddar Egg Muffin in just 15 minutes. Tip: Always have hard-boiled eggs on hand — they’re perfect for packing in extra protein.
5. Sunday Game-Time Eats
It’s game day and you need to feed a legion of hungry fans. Cue our melt-in-your-mouth Oven-Braised Pulled Pork Sandwich. You’ll have to plan ahead – the pork needs two hours to cook – but the end result will satisfy your hungry football foodies.
If you’re pressed for time, the prosciutto-filled Family Size Italian-Style BLT is a delicious option. What it lacks for in prep time, it makes up for in taste!
6. Sweet Twists
Whoever said sandwiches can’t be dessert? If you’re looking for a sweet snack, try our Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Sandwich. Filled with fruit and ice cream stuffed between two tea biscuits, it might just be the sweetest sandwich you’ve ever eaten.
For another great dessert option, check out this decadent Strawberry-Lime Cheesecake Wrap.
7. Traditional Sandwiches
Sometimes you need quick and easy options that don’t require any cooking. That’s when the Vietnamese Chicken Sandwich and Shrimp Cobb Salad Wrap really shine. Simply prep the ingredients, assemble and enjoy.
To customize your sandwich, here are four extra tried-and-true tips.
- Add a handful of herbs.
Lettuce is great, but herbs add extra freshness and flavour. Basil brings Mediterranean flavour to tuna and olives, mint matches well with cucumber and carrot, and tarragon takes a chicken with mayo to the next level.
- Stuff it with veg.
It’s not just meat that makes the sandwich. Roast organic veggies like sweet potato, zucchini, mushrooms and tomatoes for a more flavourful filling.
- Spread on the fancy cheese.
Rich cream cheese spiked with flavour – think Boursin with garlic and herbs or shallots and chives – instantly elevates your everyday sandwich.
- Make it crunchy.
Crusty bread is the best way to add texture, but slices of cucumber or radish and even nuts are great too.