Whether you are making a classic BLT or grilling your favorite cheese sandwich, the ingredients are important. Fresh, high-quality fixinís are always best. Start with a solid foundation of bread, layer on the sandwich filling, then add taste and texture with condiments, and you have a meal worthy of feeding to your favorite people.
While you donít need to keep all of these foods in your pantry, make sure that you have the ones that you and your family will enjoy. Here are ideas for a basic list of sandwich ingredients:
Bread is the foundation for your sandwich. Whether you are using buns or sliced bread, it should be fresh and pair well with your filling. A package of flour tortillas in the fridge makes it easy to create a wrap or quesadilla sandwiches. Use the bread that works for you!
Breads and buns:
White, potato, sourdough, whole wheat, 10 grain, sprouted grains, oatmeal, rye, pumpernickel, ciabatta, Italian, French baguettes, focaccia, Kaiser rolls, hoagies, hamburger buns, hot dog buns, slider buns, pita.
Fillings give flavor and purpose to a sandwich. They can be the foods that are beloved by any carnivore or a vegetarian choice.
Ham, deli turkey, deli chicken, deli roast beef, hamburger, buffalo burger, turkey burger, meatloaf, bacon, chicken salad, ham salad, seafood salad, fish filets (fried or grilled), oysters, clams, tuna patties, tuna salad, bologna, salami, mortadella, capicola, pickle loaf, pepperoni.
Tofu, tofu salad, portabella mushrooms, eggs, egg salad, American cheese, Swiss cheese, provolone, Lorraine Swiss, gouda, smoked gouda, cheddar, pepper jack, Colby, Morningstar Farms meatless fillings, Quorn, eggplant, squash, bean burgers, peanut butter, almond butter, sunflower butter, jelly, jam, whole fruit spread, cream cheese fillings, Nutella.
Condiments add flavor, texture, and moisture to a sandwich. Whether it is a little drizzle of olive oil and vinegar or a slather of mayonnaise, condiments bind and enhance your sandwich ingredients.
Mayonnaise, Miracle Whip, Ranch dressing, blue cheese dressing, Thousand Island dressing, yellow mustard, stone ground mustard, spicy mustard, Dijon mustard, catsup, barbecue sauce, chutney, teriyaki sauce, pepper sauce.
Lettuce, butter lettuce, spinach leaves, alfalfa sprouts, tomatoes, peppers, onions, sweet pickles, dill pickles, muffeletta spread.
Combining breads, fillings, and condiments in novel ways can result in the sandwich of your dreams. Find combinations that will please you and your family. You are limited only by your creativity and the contents of your pantry!