Just because we’re stuck inside indefinitely, doesn’t mean we need to eat pb&js every day. Today I’m sharing 5 quarantine friendly sandwiches that don’t suck.
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What makes a good quarantine sandwich?
Look, I’m not hating on the classics. I love a good ham and cheese sandwich as much as the next girl.
That said, in times like these, we need some variety to break up all of the repetition. We also need to be able to achieve said variety without buying a million different ingredients.
A good quarantine sandwich does both. That means using versatile ingredients that can take on different forms when paired differently.
Some go-to ingredients for making these 5 quarantine friendly sandwiches:
- bread – (duh) but really, finding a good quality bread for your sandwiches can quickly take things to the next level. This is my favorite gluten free sandwich bread.
- a good crunchy element – this could be fresh lettuce, a thinly sliced pickle, or cucumber. It’s a great way to add texture and get some fresh veggies in the mix
- something creamy – whether it’s a spread of hummus, pesto or some creamy peanut butter, we all know a creamy schmear goes a long way when making sandwiches.
Now that we’ve covered the basics, let’s dive into my favorite sandwich recipes:
The tuna melt
You’ve probably had some sort of canned tuna during your time in quarantine. If you aren’t turning your canned fish into a tuna melt, you’re doing yourself a serious disservice.
All it takes is a slice of cheddar cheese, some toasted bread, and your favorite tuna mix.
Grilled cheese & tomato soup
Maybe you’ve already made grilled cheese & tomato soup by now, but you haven’t tried this grilled cheese & tomato soup.
My friend Candice over at Proportional Plate is putting a twist on this classic recipe by adding fried eggs (optional but why wouldn’t you?!)
I love the use of real tomatoes (and still minimal ingredients) to make homemade tomato soup.
I know, I know, burgers aren’t really considered a sandwich. But we’re making an exception for these stunning lamb kofta burgers made my friend and blogger Cosette from Cosette’s Kitchen.
You could totally make this an *official* sandwich by using a baguette or some toasted sandwich, and it would still be just as good.
When all else fails, I turn to avocado toast. It’s easy, takes 2 ingredients and can be dressed up easily.
Some of my favorite toppings to up my avo toast game:
- crumbled bacon bits
- roasted corn
- feta cheese
- a fried egg
- everything bagel seasoning
Homemade bread + jam
Sometimes, all it takes to take a sandwich to the next level is high quality ingredients. And it doesn’t get much better quality than homemade bread and jam.
My friend LaRae over at Chez LaRae is a canning master, and does a wonderful job making just about anything from scratch look easy.
Want More Like This?
We’ve been making the quarantine recipe rounds here on Salima’s Kitchen. Looking for some more approachable quarantine bites?
You can find some of my other favorites here:
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