If you would like to try something fresh and new for lunch, why not make over your favorite sandwich fillings in a slightly sweet way?
Six sweet spins on your favorite savory sandwich are:
1. Peanut Butter Sandwich
Everybody loves a peanut butter sandwich on thick, soft bread; try making yours with chocolate-hazelnut spread on potato bread, instead. Potato bread is light as air with just a hint of sweetness, so it is the perfect vehicle for your chocolatey filling. Top with sliced bananas sautéed in cinnamon and sugar for an added layer of flavor.
2. Chicken Salad
Sweeten up your favorite chicken salad recipe with a handful of crisp green or red grapes and a sprinkle of sugar in the dressing. If you make your chicken salad with mayo, add some sugar and a squeeze of citrus to make it a sweeter, slaw-style dressing for your sandwich. Serve on fresh-baked Kaiser buns for the perfect potluck or picnic sandwich.
3. Cheese Ciabatta
Ciabatta bread is flavorful and chewy, the perfect accompaniment to cheese. Go ahead and add a thick slab of cheddar but before you toast or put the sandwich on a grill or panini press, add a slather of apple butter to the ciabatta. The pairing of apples and cheddar is classic and so good on a buttery ciabatta roll.
4. Egg and Toast
Sometimes, an egg and slice of buttered toast is the perfect breakfast or snack. Toast whole-grain bread and sprinkle liberally with cinnamon sugar after buttering. Add an over-easy or scrambled egg and then drizzle with warmed maple syrup for a fresh spin on eggs and toast.
5. Pimento Cheese
There is a Southern sandwich favorite known as pimento cheese. Make your own strawberry cheese with cream cheese and diced strawberries. Fold the fresh berries into the cheese and then spread generously on slices of pumpernickel bread.
6. Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato
Prepare your bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich as you normally would with thick tomato slices, crisp lettuce leaves, and a bit of mayo on soft, white bakery bread. However, before adding the crispy bacon, roast the bacon in the oven covered with brown sugar or maple syrup. This candied bacon changes the flavor profile of the sandwich in a delicious and decadent way.
Visit your favorite bakery for the freshest baked bread to ensure your sandwich is top-notch. Try these ideas and experiment with new breads and rolls to find your own sandwich variations. These slightly sweet spins on favorite savory snacks will surely be a hit at your lunch, picnic, or potluck.