Sandwiches! Everyone loves sandwiches! It’s true – a study found that approximately half of Americans over 20 years old eats one sandwich per day! Ever since the 4th Earl of Sandwich asked for his meat to be tucked between two slices of bread back in the 18th-century, sandwiches have been considered the best invention since…well, sliced bread.
Sandwiches are fast and easy to make, they are portable and easy to eat. You get to eat a whole meal inside two slices of bread or rolled up in a wrap. They can be as simple as PB & J or an exotic gourmet sandwich – the combinations of breads, fillings and toppings are infinite. They can be hot or cold, cooked or raw, hearty or light. Sandwiches are perfect for lunch, picnics or parties. Look at these 7 Super Sandwiches for the Superbowl that would be perfect for any get-together.
If you’ve been getting bored with your usual sandwiches, we can help you liven things up. Anyone can make a sandwich by throwing some food between a couple of slices of bread but making a great sandwich takes a bit more imagination. Check out 5 Steps for Making Incredible Sandwiches for some helpful tips and 8 Creative Ideas That can Turn Your Veggie Sandwiches From Dull to Delish. We have Quick Ideas for Sandwich and Wrap Fillings and 6 Creative Pita Sandwich Ideas.
Don’t worry, we know it’s summer and that sometimes sandwiches can get a bit high in fat, carbs and calories. Follow our advice on How to Lighten Up Sandwiches for Summer so you can enjoy yummy sandwiches and not feel weighed down. Then get ready to indulge in these 20 super sandwiches and wraps that are perfect for summer.
1. Fresh and Healthy Protein-Powerhouse Tempeh Burgers
These Tempeh Burgers are the best because they are simple to make, easily transportable, and absolutely delicious. Feel free to add your favorite salad ingredients and spreads as they are very versatile!
2. Chickpea Salad Sliders
These Chickpea Salad Sliders are the perfect size for a snack, a party or a light lunch. The chickpea salad is bright with lots of lemon and cilantro and sits on cute little slider buns.
3. UnTuna Wraps
These UnTuna Wraps are not only delicious but they are super-creative. Made with walnuts, celery, Kalamata olives and seaweed, this salad tastes great on bread or wrapped in greens.
4. Baked Tofu Caesar Sandwich
Your favorite salad gets a twist to become your new favorite sandwich. This Baked Tofu Caesar Sandwich has avocado, homemade vegan Caesar dressing and walnut parmesan for an amazing summer sandwich.
5. Ranch Pitas With Roasted Potatoes and Chickpeas
These Ranch Pitas are a perfect way to use up those russet potatoes. The roasted chickpeas add a wonderful little crunch, and the homemade ranch dressing lends a nostalgic creaminess, all cozied up in a soft, warm pita!
6. Nori Wrap With Sweet Potato, Avocado and Miso Dressing
Nori Wraps make an excellent light lunch. Try this combination of the salty miso dressing with the creamy avocado, comforting oven-baked sweet potato and crisp green pepper and red onion.
7. Portobello Mushroom BLT Sandwich
In this Portobello Mushroom BLT Sandwich, the B stands for “better.” What could be better than smoky bacon made from meaty Portobello mushrooms? Nothing, except having it on this yummy sandwich.
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8. Maple Sriracha Tempeh Bacon BLT With Creamy Dill Mayo
Who says vegans don’t love bacon? We love the smoky, spicy Maple Sriracha Tempeh Bacon on this BLT. It pairs perfectly with creamy dill mayo.
9. Rawsome Wraps
These Rawsome Wraps are so easy to make, and the most refreshing lunch ever. They’d also be a great dinner if you want something lighter. The beautiful colors will have you smiling every time you take a bite.
10. (I-Can’t-Believe-It’s-Not) Egg Sandwich
This I-Can’t-Believe-It’s-Not-Egg Sandwich is made with tofu skin. Served between toast with gooey vegan cheese, a pinch of salt and a good grind of pepper, this faux scramble will make you forget you even liked real eggs.
11. Sloppy Josephs
Sloppy Joes are just burger buns filled with bliss. These Sloppy Josephs have a bold spice mix and would be really good with sweet potato fries, salsa and creamy guacamole.
12. Tandoori Cauliflower Wraps
These Tandoori Cauliflower Wraps are full of healthy vegetables coconut yogurt, and bold spices. Topped with smashed avocado and wrapped in cabbage leaves, this is a light but flavor-packed meal.
13. Beanball Sub Sandwich With Marinara and Greens
If you are looking for a hearty, filling sandwich that even meat-lovers will drool over, look no further than this Beanball Sub Sandwich with Marinara and Greens. Trust us, this healthier version of the Italian classic will not disappoint!
14. Buffalo Cauliflower Lettuce Wraps
When you have something as flavorful as Buffalo Cauliflower, the last thing you want to do is cover the flavor with bread. Lettuce leaves make the perfect wrap for the fire-y cauliflower!
15. Kale Avocado Wraps With Spicy Miso-Dipped Tempeh
These Kale Avocado Wraps are perfect for a quick lunch or dinner anytime. The tempeh is dipped in a miso dressing and seasoned with chipotle pepper for a spicy kick.
16. Sloppy Lentils
Comfort food should be quick, easy, nourishing and nostalgic. These Sloppy Lentils accomplish all of these criteria in a delicious and hearty sandwich.
17. ‘The Notorious G.R.E.E.N.’ Collard Wrap
Be a wrap star with The Notorious G.R.E.E.N. Collard Wrap! It’s so simple: just take a nori sheet, brown rice wrap, collard leaf, or large piece of romaine lettuce, add everything you want inside, roll it up and (hip hop) hooray, it’s ready!
18. Grilled ‘Cheese’ and Tomato Soup Sandwich
You can have soup and a sandwich or you can have soup in your sandwich. This Grilled “Cheese” and Tomato Soup Sandwich takes the classic pairing and combines them into a thick, savory spread to put on your favorite bread.
19. Harissa Tahini Romaine Wraps and Salad
These Harissa Tahini Romaine Wraps have quinoa, black beans, carrots and pumpkin seeds but the real star may be the harissa. The red chili pepper paste is mixed with tahini to create a spicy sauce you’ll want to put on everything.
20. Banana-Strawberry ‘Dillas
In a world filled with savory sandwiches, these Banana-Strawberry ‘Dillas will satisfy those of you with a sweet tooth. Bananas, strawberries, almond butter and cinnamon are cooked between tortillas and ready to redefine what it means to be a sandwich.
Whether you’re packing your lunch for work, going on a picnic or just hanging at home, these sandwiches and wraps will make your summer easy-breezy and delicious.
Lead image source: Portobello Mushroom BLT Sandwich