Nutritious Sandwich Options
Lemongrass Tofu Banh Mi
Open-Faced Blackened Catfish Sandwiches
Hoisin-Glazed Salmon Burgers with Pickled Cucumber
Lamb Burgers with Cilantro Raita
Grilled Tomato and Brie Sandwiches
These grilled tomato and brie sandwiches make the most of juicy, flavorful summer tomatoes. Serve with grapes or carrot sticks.
Soy-Marinated Pork Sandwiches
There's just the right amount of heat and sweet in these succulent pork sandwiches. Serve with a soba noodle salad.
Italian Beef Sandwiches
Barbecue Pulled Chicken Sliders
Open-Faced Eggplant Sandwiches
Tuna Salad Melt
You'll love this open-faced take on a classic tuna melt. Sustainable note: Solid white tuna is albacore, the most sustainable choice among varieties of tuna.
Slow-Cooked BBQ Fennel, Onion, and Pork Sandwiches
These pork sandwiches are a nod to low-and-slow Southern barbecue–using just a little bit of pork shoulder. And just like traditional pulled pork, the meltingly tender vegetables and pork are piled high on toasted buns, slathered with a Greek yogurt mixture, and topped with shredded cabbage.
Bacon and Egg Sandwiches with Caramelized Onions and Arugula
This upscale twist on the traditional breakfast sandwich features sweet, tender caramelized onion and peppery arugula. A fresh fruit salad would be a good accompaniment.
Roast Chicken and Cranberry Sandwiches
Open-Faced Prosciutto and Plum Sandwiches
Chicken Souvlaki Pitas with Tahini Sauce
If you can't find tahini, substitute an equal amount of peanut butter to make the sauce for these Middle East–inspired sandwiches. You can prepare the sauce and chicken ahead of time and stuff the pitas when you're ready to eat.
Grilled Goat Cheese Sandwiches with Fig and Honey
These grilled cheese sandwiches are equally good for breakfast or dinner. Mixing honey with the goat cheese makes it easier to spread over the cinnamon-raisin bread plus it adds a delectable sweetness that won't overpower the palate. This warm, ooey-gooey goodness is exactly what you're in the mood for.
Our Homemade Quick Black Bean Burger
Steak Sandwiches with Pickled Onion and Herb Aioli
Cornmeal-Crusted Tilapia Sandwiches with Jicama Slaw
Open-Faced Chicken Club Sandwiches
Beef, Orange, and Gorgonzola Sandwiches
Quick BBQ Sandwiches with Slaw
Pile the slaw on the sandwich for a crunchy contrast to the tender grilled pork. Serve with smoky grilled corn: Brush 4 ears shucked corn with olive oil. Grill 8 minutes, turning occasionally. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon smoked paprika. Serve with lime wedges.
Fried Egg BLT Sandwiches
Grilled Farmers' Market Sandwiches
Spicy Chicken Sandwiches with Cilantro-Lime Mayo
Smoked Mozzarella, Spinach, and Pepper Omelet Sandwiches
Italian Meatball Sliders
Fruity Tuna-Salad Pita Sandwiches
Chipotle Chicken Cheesesteaks
Italian Sausage Hoagies
The hearty filling of veggies and turkey sausage will get rave reviews from adults and kids alike.
Mushroom Lentil Burgers
Shrimp Salad Rolls
Curried Pork Salad Wraps
Breaded Fish Sandwiches with Mint-Caper Tartar Sauce
Spiking tartar sauce with mint and capers improves the classic fish sandwich deliciously. Cutting the fish into a square shape helps it fit the bun better. Be sure to use a sweet onion, and soak it in ice water so that you get the crunch but no harsh bite.
Berkeley Veggie Burger
Tomato and Feta Toasts with Mixed Greens Salad
Great Plains Burger
Grilled Turkey-Plum Sandwiches
This turkey sandwich loses the bland cold cuts and upgrades to thick turkey cutlets, sweet plums, and fresh basil.
New England Turkey Burger
Surf-and-turf sings a New England tune: Stick a few hunks of Maine lobstah on a beef patty and call it a day. But beef and lobster don't really belong together in a bun. I wanted something simpler, more basic and true to the region where I spent my college years. Turkey is a healthy choice and the essence of New England tradition. Caramelized onions simmer in hoppy Sam Adams beer, while shaved Vermont cheddar adds tang and richness to the meat. -Hannah Klinger, Contributor
Pacific Northwest Burger
Egg Salad Sandwiches with Bacon and Sriracha
Greek-Seasoned Steak Sandwiches
Kale and Caramelized Onion Grilled Cheese
These meaty, saucy, two-napkin sandwiches are destined for heavy dinnertime rotation.
Cheesy Chicken and Pepper Subs
Chicken Salad Melts
For a touch more sweetness, substitute halved grapes for the apple. You can also chop the apple and add it to the salad mixture.
Lamb and Red Pepper Pita Sandwiches
Shorty Shrimp Po'boys
Picadillo Sloppy Joes
Mini Philly Cheeseburgers
Ultimate Grilled Cheese
When a rich cheese mixture is slathered on whole-grain bread and sautéed in olive oil, the result is a glorious silky, ultra-cheesy sandwich.
Avocado and Tomato Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Soft, buttery avocado amps up the irresistible gooeyness of this grilled cheese. Tomato brings a bright, acidic contrast to the richness of cheese and avocado. Firm, ripe tomatoes will perform best--giving off some, but not too much, juice as the sandwich grills.