Healthy Sandwiches

Smoked Salmon Sandwiches with Curried Almonds

From salmon club sandwiches to grilled eggplant tortas, here are healthy yet delicious sandwiches.

01 of 08

King Oyster Mushroom "BLT" with Basil Mayonnaise

King Oyster Mushroom "BLT" with Basil Mayonnaise

Chef Richard Landau skips the creepy packaged vegan bacon in favor of king oyster mushrooms, also known as king trumpets or royal trumpets. These have a firm, meaty texture and flavor that can mimic bacon on a BLT. While the texture of king oysters is unique, other thinly sliced wild mushrooms, like shiitake, would also be tasty on this sandwich.

02 of 08

Moscow Banh Mi

Moscow Bahn Mi. Photo © Con Poulos
© Con Poulos

Farmstead chicken is the star ingredient in a Moscow banh mi, a riff on a classic Vietnamese sandwich. What makes it Russian? The chopped beets and horseradish mayonnaise that are layered with the chicken, lettuce and vinegary carrots.

03 of 08

Salmon Club Sandwiches

Salmon Club Sandwiches
Kana Okada

Charles Dale makes this healthy club sandwich with omega-3-rich salmon grilled in a lightly sweet, tangy tamarind sauce. The extra sauce here can be refrigerated for up to 1 week and is delicious on chicken or pork chops.

04 of 08

Miso-Shrimp Po' Boys

Miso-Shrimp Po' Boys
© Con Poulos

These delicious sandwiches are filled with healthy grilled shrimp and a quick Napa cabbage slaw.

05 of 08

Vegetable Sandwich with Dill Sauce

Vegetable Sandwich with Dill Sauce
© CHRISTINA HOLMES

Stacked high with slices of tomato, onion, cucumber, avocado, and provolone cheese, this is a vegetable sandwich that even confirmed carnivores will love. You can add or substitute other fresh vegetables; radishes, spinach, or grated carrot go particularly well here. When you can't get good tomatoes, don't buy lousy, cottony ones; use twice the amount of lettuce instead.

06 of 08

Grilled-Vegetable Sandwich

2007 Trimbach Pinot Blanc

There's plenty of room for experimentation here. We've used grilled eggplant, zucchini, bell peppers, and onion sandwiched in crusty rolls with a little pesto. Fennel, endive, or mushrooms would make fine vegetable substitutes; sun-dried tomatoes or white-bean puree can replace the pesto; or omit the condiment altogether and top the sandwich with whole fresh basil or mint leaves. You can even change the cooking equipment, using the broiler or a grill pan in lieu of an outdoor grill.

07 of 08

Fried Green Tomato BLTs

Fried Green Tomato BLTs
Photo © Quentin Bacon

This is a brilliant marriage of two classics: cornmeal-dusted green tomatoes and a bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich.

08 of 08

Tuna Bocadillos

Tuna Bocadillos

These quick and easy spanish sandwiches are filled with a lighter, mayo-free, tuna salad.

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