Gourmet Sandwich Recipes That’ll Make Your Lunch Life Better


Sandwiches are often the go-to option for school and work lunches. But do you ever find yourself making the same types of sandwiches over and over? Well, we’ve got the cure for sandwich fatigue (we’re pretty sure it’s a real condition). Make one of these sandwiches and say hello to something new.


Sammi # 1 - Pulled Chicken Sliders

Pulled chicken sliders are a.) easy to make, b.) bite size, and c.) delicious. Shredded Nova Scotia chicken, tossed with a few simple ingredients and topped with sliced bacon will make you forget about plain old chicken sandwiches forever. P.S. If you like the pulled chicken, you should also check out our NS Pulled Pork Sandwich recipe.


Sammi # 2 – The Ultimate Western
This is a great way to enjoy Nova Scotia eggs any time of day. You could eat this for breakfast or pack it for lunch. Fresh veggies, chopped ham, local cheddar such as Knoydart Farm Cheddar and scrambled eggs all come together for a flavour party. Thanks to Saltscapes Magazine for sharing this recipe.


Sammi # 3 – Veggie Delight

You don’t need a lot of ingredients to make a great sandwich; you just need the right ones. And it doesn’t always have to include meat. That’s why we love the simplicity of this veggie sandwich. Hummus spread, ciabatta bread and a combination of local cucumber, tomato (from a producer like Den Haan greenhouses) and a couple other veggies is all you need. The slightly crusty ciabatta bread is fantastic.


Sammi # 4 – Smoked Salmon Quesadilla

Smoked salmon is great on its own. But J. Willy Krauch & Sons smoked salmon with creamy goat cheese (we used Ran-Cher Acres) mixed with some additional flavourful ingredients, then sandwiched between two tortillas and gently cooked, gives you a Nova Scotia inspired quesadilla that will satisfy any salmon lover.


Sammi # 5 - Cavicchi’s sausage and peppers with a twist

Ok. We found this great recipe for sausage and peppers from Cavicchi’s Meats. We made it and loved it. But that got us thinking, why not put them on a sub bun? So, we did. And suddenly…awesome sandwich! All we did was follow the recipe, added a little tomato sauce to the bun, spooned in the sausage and peppers and topped with some shredded cheese (optional). If you add the cheese, a minute or two in the oven to melt it and toast the bun is a great move.


Sammi # 6 – The Funky Monkey

This one comes to us via our friend, The Kilted Chef. He says it’s for the young and the young at heart. We wholeheartedly agree. The Funky Monkey is bound to become a breakfast staple in your household, but feel free to make it in the morning and take it with you to work or school. It’s got the classic combination of peanut butter and banana with some unexpected additions including Nova Scotia honey (Cornect Family Farm or Wood ‘n’ Hive to name a couple options) and bacon. What you can expect is something that is far from boring.


We love sandwiches so much because the possibilities are endless really. And, when we think about all the local breads, condiments, meats, veggies, cheeses and more to choose from,  it’s one of the easiest ways to combine local ingredients and create your own signature sandwich. BTW, if you do create your own signature sandwich, we’d love to hear about it. Share it on our Facebook Page.