What’s your favourite sandwich filling?
There are so many great sandwich fillings out there – we’d love to know what your favourites are. Below are some sandwich fillings you may have tried in the past but also some that might be completely new. Let’s get creative in the kitchen and start making more exciting combinations of taste and texture!
Tuna, avocado, cucumber and tomato
This is the ideal sandwich for anyone who is health conscious. Start with some wholemeal bread and spread half a ripe avocado over the bottom slice.
You can then add tuna straight from the can or you can mix in a little bit of light salad cream first. Pop the tuna on top of your avocado then top that with slices of cucumber and tomato. Pop on the other slice of bread and you’re good to go with a healthy and nutritious lunch.
Asparagus and Cheshire cheese
Toast a roll under a grill until just brown. While you’re doing this, griddle your asparagus until it’s just going golden. Place it on the bottom half of your roll and crumble over your Cheshire cheese. Pop back under the grill for a minute or two until the cheese has melted. Top with the other half of your roll and your delicious warm sandwich is complete.
Brie and grape
The combination of creamy brie and sweet grape is a great one. It works well on both brown and white bread so which you use is up to you. Simply top a slice of bread with some slices of brie and some halved grapes. Top with the other slice of bread and serve.
Peanut butter and jam
This is an American classic that works with all sorts of nut butters and jams. The traditional way is to spread one slice of bread with peanut butter and the other with the jam of your choice (strawberry works particularly well). Sandwich these together and you have the perfect PB&J sandwich.
Honey and Stilton
This is another cheesy combo that sounds quite weird but a strong Stilton paired with some honey works so well. Simply lay out some Stilton on the bread of your choice and drizzle with your favourite honey.
Did you ever put crisps in your sandwiches as a child? This works on so many levels, you could fill simple bread and butter sandwiches with the crisps of your choice or you could start matching flavours. How about a cheese and pickle sandwich with pickled onion crisps? It works surprisingly well and the difference in textures is amazing; love that crunch as you bite down!
Smoked salmon and cream cheese
This sandwich filling works really well with bagels. If you don’t have bagels in the house then any bread will work. Spread some cream cheese on your bread of choice and top with slices of smoked salmon. You can drizzle a little lemon juice over this, then top with spinach before the final slice of bread, if you want.
BLT (bacon, lettuce and tomato)
This has to be one of the most popular combinations of all time. Stack a slice of bread high with freshly cooked bacon (you can let it cool if you don’t want a warm sandwich), tomato, lettuce and lots of mayonnaise. It’s a bit on the naughty side, admittedly, but totally irresistible.
If all this feels like hard work, why not go for one we made earlier?