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The Most Refreshing Summer Sandwich

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Have you ever made a summer sandwich? When I became a wife and mama, I had elaborate dreams of homemade meals each night served with an entree, a side or two or three and a sweet little treat. In reality, that happens maybe every other week. And I’m finally okay with that fact. Even more, I’m becoming much smarter with our dinner plans, because although they’re not elaborate, we do still eat dinner every night 🙂

summer sandwich

Hence, I’m popping in to say that serving sandwiches for dinner is 100% acceptable in my book. They cover all the major food groups, can be modified for each family member and are often a really delicious and heat free meal for these summer evenings.

This particular sandwich got two thumbs up from everyone at our table – including grandma and auntie who were visiting! Get ready to fall in love with sandwiches all over again, this one will become a family favorite for sure!

summer sandwich with blackberries

INGREDIENTS

  • Sourdough bread (or another fancy variety)
  • Cream cheese
  • Avocado
  • Cucumber
  • Turkey
  • Swiss cheese
  • Micro-greens or sprouts

DIRECTIONS & TIPS

Building a summer sandwich is pretty simple, but I’ll share my few tips! Cream cheese definitely needs to go on both sides of the bread, don’t skimp there. And avocado is much easier eaten in a sandwich when you smear it on like a spread rather than trying to balance slices. That way you get avocado in every bite! Plus, the cream cheese and avocado kind of act like a glue for your cucumber slices.

I love a good oven-roasted turkey. This time I bought a pack from Trader Joe’s and it was divine. I also found the micro-greens there. Again, it’s way easier to enjoy a little green on your sandwiches when they’re bite size like micro-greens or sprouts instead of lettuce that slips and slides.

Obviously the world is your oyster when it comes to bread and cheese selection, but for this sandwich I felt like sourdough and Swiss were the ticket. Next time I may give pumpernickel and/or pepper jack a try to spice things up a bit!

And remember, chips aren’t the obligatory summer sandwich side. We opted for berries this round, but I also think a cup of soup or a pickle would go wonderfully. 

OTHER SANDWICH RECIPES

Fancy Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Open Faced Pesto Turkey Sandwich

Apple Sandwiches

Hot French Dip Sandwich

Monte Cristo Sandwich

The Most Refreshing Summer Sandwich

Summer Sandwich

Hollie Schultz
This summer sandwich should be a lunch must have for all summers.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Entree
Cuisine American
Servings 1 servings
Calories 751 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 slices sourdough bread
  • 1 tbsp cream cheese
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 4 slices turkey
  • 1 slice swiss cheese
  • 1/4 cup sprouts

Instructions
 

  • Building sandwiches is pretty simple, but I’ll share my few tips! Cream cheese definitely needs to go on both sides of the bread, don’t skimp there. And avocado is much easier eaten in a sandwich when you smear it on like a spread rather than trying to balance slices. That way you get avocado in every bite! Plus, the cream cheese and avocado kind of act like a glue for your cucumber slices.
  • I love a good oven-roasted turkey. This time I bought a pack from Trader Joe’s and it was divine. I also found the micro-greens there. Again, it’s way easier to enjoy a little green on your sandwiches when they’re bite size like micro-greens or sprouts instead of lettuce that slips and slides.
  • Obviously the world is your oyster when it comes to bread and cheese selection, but for this sandwich I felt like sourdough and Swiss were the ticket. Next time I may give pumpernickel and/or pepper jack a try to spice things up a bit!
  • And remember, chips aren’t the obligatory sandwich side. We opted for berries this round, but I also think a cup of soup or a pickle would go wonderfully. 

Nutrition

Calories: 751kcalCarbohydrates: 86gProtein: 37gFat: 31gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 76mgSodium: 815mgPotassium: 1032mgFiber: 11gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 638IUVitamin C: 16mgCalcium: 247mgIron: 6mg
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