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Favorite summer sandwich recipes?

mankymiss Jul 15, 2009 11:57 AM

I'm eating lunch at home a lot this summer, and I like to keep things simple and light. But I'm getting bored with my standby sammies. So, I'm looking for your fave sandwiches that involve little cooking.

One of my current faves is Grilled Prosciutto-Mozzarella-Fig Jam on whole wheat Italian bread, adapted from a Chow recipe.

Have anything new for me to try? I'll report back on the ones I make.



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  1. corneygirl RE: mankymiss Jul 15, 2009 12:09 PM

    This link might help: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/623465

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      sagestrat RE: mankymiss Jul 15, 2009 12:31 PM

      Some veggie--not vegan--options. The classic Southern favorite: tomato and a bit of good mayo. I also like:

      Good peanut butter with sprouts and cucumbers.
      Boursin with tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, arugula, sprouts.
      Over easy egg with tomato, lettuce, and onion.
      Cheddar, avocado, lettuce, tomato, sprouts, sunflower seeds, and chipotle-spiked mayo.

      1. Phurstluv RE: mankymiss Jul 15, 2009 01:15 PM

        My faves are:

        grilled or roasted portobellas, garnished like cheeseburgers with cheddar, tomato or roasted red pepper, arugula and mayo or pesto on the bun or roll;

        salami, provolone, rr peppers, arugula w/ mayo or pesto or chimichurri mayo

        roast pork loin sliced thin, dill pickles, swiss and mustard, grilled or panini style like a cubano medianoche;

        turkey breast, boursin, tomato, onion sprouts & whole grain bread.

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          KiltedCook RE: mankymiss Jul 15, 2009 01:26 PM

          Pulled Pork or Shredded BBQ Chicken. Cook it on Sunday and have sandwiches all week. Just a minute in the microwave to warm the meat before you artisticaly arrange in on the bun, slather with sauce or add a scoop of cole slaw, and pig out!

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            cheesecake17 RE: mankymiss Jul 15, 2009 01:27 PM

            baguette with pesto goat cheese, roasted peppers, and grilled portabella mushroom. can serve open faced... not as heavy

            hummus, avocado, sprouts on sourdough, warmed

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              greenstate RE: cheesecake17 Jul 16, 2009 05:32 AM

              My favorite summer sandwich is a slight variation on yours. I roast Vidalias with the peppers in fig vinegar, instead of mushrooms. The carmelized juices mix with the pesto and goat cheese are are just heavenly.

            2. CreativeFoodie42 RE: mankymiss Jul 15, 2009 01:28 PM

              That sounds delicious! My favorite standby sandwich for all seasons is a good French bread drizzled with olive oil and balsamic, served with tomato, mozzarella and basil. Sometimes I'll add some proscuitto or pesto spread to keep it from getting boring!

              1. shaogo RE: mankymiss Jul 15, 2009 01:31 PM

                Good Italian bread with hot (spicy) capicola, rare roast beef and brie cheese with tomato and mayonnaise.

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                  Old Spice RE: mankymiss Jul 15, 2009 10:18 PM

                  Right now, for just a few rarefied weeks, my favorite "summer" sandwich is the good ole BLT, with fresh local tomatoes. My only tweaks to tradition are multi-grain bread and I really do prefer arugula to the traditional iceberg. Call me an elitist, but it's just how my tastebuds work. And Hellman's.

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                    Phurstluv RE: Old Spice Jul 16, 2009 08:51 AM

                    I love it with arugula, also! Love the bitter bite with the sweet ripe tomato.... making blts now!

                  2. meatn3 RE: mankymiss Jul 15, 2009 11:03 PM

                    When my garden is overflowing with cucumbers I slice them lengthwise, scoop out the seeds and fill with tuna salad. Very refreshing bread-less sandwich!

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