Tired of the same old boring sandwich? SAVEUR magazine puts some pizazz into brown bag lunches with 10 fresh sandwich recipes for gourmet chicken salad, the muffuletta, avocado and goat cheese, and more.
Laura’s Mom’s Chicken Salad
Savory chicken salad gets a sweet kick from a generous dose of pickle relish in this Southern recipe, which comes from web editorial assistant Laura Sant’s mom. It’s perfect on soft rolls or white toast, and we particularly like it with good old Saltines. See the recipe for Laura’s Mom’s Chicken Salad »
Helen Corbitt’s Chicken Salad
Famed Texas cook Helen Corbitt created this rich chicken salad for the café menu at Neiman Marcus department stores in the 1950s. It’s delicious on toasted multigrain bread with lettuce and tomato.
Pulled Pork Italiano
DiNic’s, in Philadelphia, serves this sandwich of luscious wine- and herb-braised pulled pork, sharp provolone, and roasted long hot peppers.
A New Orleans staple, the hefty Muffuletta is an irresistible sandwich stuffed with layers of olive salad, meats, and cheeses.
Elena Ruz (Cuban Turkey Tea Sandwich)
Commonly served during merienda (afternoon tea) in Cuba, this sandwich of turkey, jam, and cream cheese on a roll is sweet and savory all in one.Commonly served during merienda (afternoon tea) in Cuba, this sandwich of turkey, jam, and cream cheese on a roll is sweet and savory all in one.
Cucumber and Cream Cheese Sandwiches
There’s no reason this tried-and-true combination needs to be limited to tea time. Make three or four of these paper-thin preparations of white bread topped with tangy, softened cream cheese and crisp cucumber slices, and call it a lunch.