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Jul 15, 2009 11:57 AM

Favorite summer sandwich recipes?

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. 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. 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.

        1. 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!

          1. 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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            1. re: cheesecake17

              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.