I’m kind of a sandwich fanatic.
On every corner of NYC there are bodegas that sell hoagies but there is one that my husband and I frequent that we have coined “The Deli Man.” Usually I peel off the top piece of bread so I don’t feel like I am eating a loaf for dinner, but even so, my bread consumption needs to take a back seat from time to time.
But, ditching the bread doesn’t mean you have to ditch the sandwich. Here are ten ways to celebrate your love for sandwiches without the bread. Click on the photo to be taken to the recipe!
1. Get Creative with Cucumber
Roast Beef and Cheese Cucumber Sandwich from The World According to Egg Face
Loving these bite size cucumber sandwiches because a) they are adorable and b) you can fill them with anything you want. I’m thinking hummus, tuna, turkey….
2. Lettuce Wrap Please
Cuban Pork Lettuce Wrap from PaleOMG
If you have a Jimmy Johns in your neighborhood, I hope you are familiar with the un-wich. This brings lettuce wrapped sandwiches to a whole new level.
3. Make Room for the Mushroom
Portabella Mushroom Grilled Cheese from Food for my Family
Inspired. Melty. Goodness. This clever sandwich idea will be a real crowd pleaser.
4. Wrap it with Nori
Nori Wrap “Sandwich” from Gluten-Free Gobsmacked
Even Chef Morimoto would eye up this beauty. Spread a bit of avocado to the nori as your “mayo” and get creative with the rest. Mmmm.
5. Eggplant Beyond the Parmesan
Quinoa and Eggplant Sandwich from Science of Spirituality Vegetarian Life
Using slices of eggplant as bread is genius. This is the perfect Meatless Monday meal.
6. Substitute Tofu
Koya Tofu Sandwich from Just Bento
Good sandwich bread can make or break a sandwich, but this creative take is everything you crave a breadless sandwich to be.
7. Get Fruity
Apple Sandwich with Peanut Butter, Granola and Chocolate Chips from The Peaceful Mom
If my mom was serving this as my after school snack I would be RUNNING home from the bus.
8. Finger Licking Good
Meat Roll-Ups from Instructables
Why try to replace the bread when you can just make roll-ups that look this pretty? Finger sandwiches are easy to make and even better to eat.
9. Slice Some Tomatoes
Grilled Green Tomato Sandwiches from American Profile
My Forman is already warming up for this brilliant sandwich idea. The filling is an herbed cream cheese but anything between grilled tomatoes sounds like a winner.
10. Put it on a Salad
Hummus Chicken Salad from Aggie’s Kitchen
When all else fails, put those sandwich topping on a bed of lettuce. Same great flavors and extra greens!
A sandwich is still a sandwich even with its outer bready layers! Don’t forget to check out our last recipe round-up on summer’s favorite treat…Popsicles!
Which breadless sandwich idea is your favorite? Any other ideas to add to the list?