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Simple Summer Sandwiches

Whether it’s grown-up grilled cheese, halvies for your half-pints or picnic perfect pita pockets, mastering sandwich-making is a must if you want to keep meals simple but flavorful this summer. This is the time to incorporate seasonal stars like strawberries, cucumbers from the garden and grilling greats like summer squash, portabello mushrooms and swordfish.

Think outside of the lunch box too; sandwiches can make an easy and delicious dinner for the family or be served buffet-style for a crowd. Read on for a chance to share your favorite sandwich and be entered to win a $50 Whole Foods Market® gift card.

Here’s a hot tip for this season: save leftovers from the grill for easy sandwich solutions. (Whipping up new tasty creations with what’s on-hand has led to some of my all-time favorite sammies.) Take a look at these five simple sandwiches that really stack up without piling on too much time or cost if you use what you have handy.

  • Pita + hummus + grilled peppers + olive tapenade
  • Sourdough + bacon + lettuce + avocado + tomato
  • Flatbread + slices of chicken breast + buffalo sauce + blue cheese + julienned celery
  • Kaiser roll + grilled fish + coleslaw + pickled onions
  • Ciabatta + slices of grass-fed beef steak + grilled onions + feta crumbles

If you’re sandwiched between saving time and money and going all out on flavor this summer, grab these go-to recipes for stackables, wraps and pitas.


The Great Sandwich Stack-Up How does your homemade sandwich stand up to your neighbors’? Share your favorite way to build a super sandwich in the comments now through August 31 and be entered to win a $50 Whole Foods Market® gift card. The fine print: No purchase necessary.

Promotion ends August 31, 2012, 11:59 PM CDT. Must be a legal resident of the US or Canada (except in Quebec, where it is void) age 18 or older to participate. Taxes on prize, if applicable, are the responsibility of the winner. Employees of Whole Foods Market, Inc., are not eligible. Void where prohibited.

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Henry Bohleke says …

Nothing beats a simple grilled cheese and I love to try many different cheeses from the cheese shop at Whole Foods.

stacy hancock says …

I love to do a BLT with a fried egg and avocado on top! We use gluten free bread and the eggs are from our small backyard flock.

Jared Soack says …

Mine is sort of a super sandwhich you might say. First you get a slicce of whole wheat bread and spread a special mixture of steak sauce(perfurbly A-1) and manniouse. Then you add turkey, lettuce, tomatoe, chedder cheese, bacon, a dash of hot sauce, shrimp, chedder cheese, turkey, and the bread with the sauce. Hope you like it!

Yessenia Tinoco says …

My fav sandwhich is pretty stacked with all kinds of veggies on some whole five grain wheat bread spread some homemade hummus then add some avocado slices lots of spinach and sprouts add some cucumbers bell peppers pickles and some juicy tomatoes.

Goldie says …

My favorite is my Avocado Sandwich. Toast a couple of slices Ciabatta bread. Top with sliced avocado, cilantro and tomato. Top with cheese and broil until it melts. Eat open-faced.

Kelli Arnold says …

Sun dried tomato turkey breast, honey roasted ham, crispy bacon, provolone cheese, fresh homemade wheat bread, homemade blend sauce, lettuce, tomato and love.

mell morgan says …

My favorite sandwich is a black forest ham and cajun roasted turkey breast with romaine lettuce, honey mustard dressing, 2 slices of hothouse tomatoes on toasted 7 grain bread.