Easy Sandwich Ideas for Lunch
September 25, 2023
If you’re looking for a quick and easy lunch, you can’t go wrong with a sandwich. It’s the classic American lunch that works regardless of age or location. Whether served hot on a hoagie, spread onto gluten-free bread, tucked into a tortilla, or wrapped inside lettuce, a sandwich is a portable handheld meal you can pack and take anywhere.
Sandwiches have also come a long way since the days of PB&J on white bread or bland pink bologna circles on wheat zippered into a plastic baggie and tossed into a crinkled brown bag with an apple and a bag of oversalted chips. (Even if you’re not old enough to remember that school lunch letdown, no doubt you’ve seen it on retro TV shows.) The best sandwiches for school, home, or work are packed with love and flavor, not to mention clean-eating ingredients that leave you wanting more.
To give you some inspiration, we’ve gathered some straightforward sandwich ideas for lunch that are as delicious to eat as they are simple to create. Packed in a bento box for free period, waiting for noon in your work fridge, or served on a plate for work-from-home days and weekends, these six satisfying sammies are the best thing since… well, sliced bread.
If you’re a longtime Primal Kitchen fan, you know how we feel about the almighty avocado (hint: they really guac our world). In this classic combo, mashed avocado is front and center alongside our creamy, fiery Buffalo Mayo, made with real ingredients like avocado oil and cayenne pepper sauce. Roasted red peppers add a sweet & earthy bite, with bacon bringing salty, savory goodness to the sandwich party.
Oven-baked chicken cutlets dusted with chipotle powder provide a sturdy base for crisp bacon slices, avocado, and a healthy squeeze of our smoky, zesty Chipotle Lime Mayo made with real, honest ingredients. Best eaten warm straight out of the oven, this easy sandwich served on toasted bread is the perfect lunch partner for mustard-based potato salad, crunchy tortilla chips, or this delicious Mexican Street Corn Salad.
We’d love to take credit for inventing this trendy twist on an Italian club, but a certain supermodel’s gorgeous TikTok creation provided some viral inspo. We can, however, soak up the accolades for elevating salami and turkey with a mouthwatering melange of quality-certified EVOO, Dijon Mustard, Primal Kitchen Balsamic Dressing, and our creamy, savory Garlic Aioli. Only star-quality ingredients in here!
Dainty and delicious, these elegant sandwiches are equally perfect for picky kids, laid-back brunches, or fancy afternoon tea. We traded the bland cream cheese in this classic tea sandwich recipe out for our Whip Dressing & Spread, which adds a pop of nostalgic flavor without corn syrup, cane sugar, or other nonsense.
For times when thinly sliced lunch meats won’t cut it, this pesto chicken sandwich recipe is ready to roll! Served on a lightly toasted bun, it features a thin, oven-roasted chicken cutlet marinated in olive oil and tangy Organic Balsamic Vinegar straight from Italy, topped with strings of gooey melted mozzarella. A spread of our creamy, herbaceous Pesto Mayo made with avocado oil kicks up the flavor with a one-two punch of basil and parsley.
It doesn’t get more traditional than ribbons of thick, golden-brown bacon commingling with juicy tomatoes and crisp lettuce leaves between slices of hearty bread. We’ve classed up this classic sandwich with a luxe layer of rich, creamy Primal Kitchen Mayo crafted with high-quality ingredients you can pronounce. Pair it with a fresh side like veggie sticks or our Easy Coleslaw for a tasty BLT lunch that won’t require loosening your belt.
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