Sandwiches–that don't suck!

PHOTOGRAPHY: PAULINE BOLDT

Push that sad ham and cheese sandwich out of your mind and start experimenting with different textures, flavours, ingredients, and most importantly MUSTARD! 

When it comes to sandwiches, the sky’s the limits in terms of combinations you can make to keep things interesting. Playing around with new ingredients such as cheeses, meats, veggie preparations and sauces is everything! Maybe adding chopped nuts and fruits to the mix? Don’t knock it till you try it! 

We created 5 NEW sandwiches to add to your lunchbox that we can guarantee will brighten your lunch hour.   

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SMASHED GREEN GODDESS CHIckpea SALAD SANDWICH

‘Green Goddess’ is a term used for a dressing that has tons of chopped fresh herbs for bright, punchy flavour. The chickpeas are packed with dense protein, but the avocado adds beautiful creaminess to this sandwich.  

  • 1 - 540mL can of chickpeas

  • ¼ cup mayo

  • ¼ cup chopped mixed herbs (parsley, chives, green onion, basil, tarragon)

  • Juice of ½ a lemon

  • 1 clove of garlic

  • 2 tbsp SMAK DAB Mustard (any flavour except Beer Chipotle)

  • Good pinch of salt and pepper

  • Bread of choice

  • Sliced Avocado

  • Sliced cucumber

  • Alfalfa sprouts

Open the can of chickpeas, drain, rinse well and pour into a medium bowl. Add the mayo, herbs, lemon juice, garlic, mustard, salt and pepper. With a fork, mash the chickpeas and mix well with the ingredients. Build your sandwich with chickpea mixture, avocado, cucumber, and sprouts between slices of bread.


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CURRIED CHICKEN SALAD WITH ALMONDS, APPLE, AND DRIED CRANBERRIES

This one is full of contrasting textures and exploding with flavour! Try on your favourite bread or scooped with seedy crackers. 

  • About 2 cups of cooked, chicken (chopped or shredded)

  • 1/3 cup mayo

  • 2-3 tbsp SMAK DAB Curry Dijon Mustard

  • ½ tsp curry powder

  • ½ small apple, chopped

  • 3 tbsp almonds, chopped (you could also use walnuts or cashews)

  • 3 tbsp dried cranberries

  • Good pinch of salt and pepper

  • Bread of choice

In a bowl, combine all the ingredients above and mix well. Layer between two pieces or bread.

 Makes about 3 cups of chicken salad.


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DIJON-ROASTED VEGGIE SANDWICH WITH GOAT’S CHEESE

Roasted peppers, zucchini and onions paired with tart goat’s cheese is a really impeccable bite! I love this one on bagels or pita, but really, anything goes. 

  • 4-5 cups of mixed veggies, sliced (zucchini, red onion, red pepper)

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 2 tbsp SMAK DAB Mustard (any flavour will do!)

  • Splash of balsamic vinegar

  • Salt and pepper

  • Goat’s cheese

  • Lettuce or sprouts

  • Tomato

  • Bread of choice

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Arrange veggies on the baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil, mustard, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper. Toss well to combine.

 Roast for 15-20 minutes, or until the veggies are soft and slightly caramelized. Allow to cool.

 To build the sandwich, spread the goat’s cheese on both sides of the bread, add roasted veggies, tomato, and lettuce.


ITALIAN MUFFULETTA

This one is an ode to my love of cured meats and mustard! The pickled vegetable spread is a must, it cuts the fatty-ness of the cheese and meats for a delightfully light tasting bite. 

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  •  Antipasti/Giardiniera Spread (chopped mixture of pickled vegetables, olives, capers)

  • Thinly sliced ham or capicola

  • Thinly sliced mortadella

  • Thinly sliced salami

  • Sliced provolone cheese

  • SMAK DAB White Wine Herb Mustard

  • Arugula, optional

  • 1 round loaf (focaccia or ciabatta)

Slice the entire loaf in half and lay open. On the top half, slather a generous layer of mustard. On the bottom half, spoon a generous amount of vegetable spread and slather evenly. From there, layer the ham, mortadella, salami, cheese and arugula, if using. Add the top half of the loaf and slice into wedges for serving.


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TOMATO AVOCADO BLT WITH DIJONNAISE 

‘Dijonnaise’ is a made-up word for mustard and mayo mixed together into a magic delectable spread. And I mean, you can’t go wrong with a BLT with Avo… classic!

  • Bread of choice

  • Sliced avocado

  • Sliced tomato

  • Lettuce or romaine

  • Cooked bacon

  • 1 tbsp mayo

  • 1 tbsp SMAK DAB Mustard (any flavour will do!)

In a small bowl, mix together mustard and mayo.

Toast the bread lightly then lay two slices open and slather with the mustard mayo mixture. Starting from the bottom layer, add bacon, tomato, avocado and lettuce. Finish with the top piece of bread.


Enjoy! Cheers!

Carly Minish