Novelty sandwiches using vegetables

Different shapes, catchy names and unusual presentation add variety to a sandwich platter.

Novelty sandwiches using vegetables


Change basic ingredients into fantasy sandwiches!


Peanut butter and carrot windmills:
Spread bread with peanut butter.
Remove crusts if desired.
Make a 5 cm cut diagonally inward from each corner.
Add a little pile of grated carrot, fold each alternate corner inward and across the filling to form a windmill shape.
Secure with a slice of carrot or tomato.

Salad pinwheels:
Place 2 slices of bread with crusts removed side by side, overlapping by 1 cm.
Press edges to form a seam.
Spread with margarine and cover with an even layer of grated carrot, alfalfa or lettuce. Roll up.
Slice into 3 or 4 slices.

Cucumber and pickle sandwiches:
Like a pinwheel but made with only one slice of bread with all or some of the crusts removed.
Spread with pickle and long strips of cucumber.
Pickle can be replaced by Vegemite or a chutney.

Cream cheese and cress or microgreens fold-overs:
Using one slice of bread, spread the cream cheese on one half.
Sprinkle the cress on top.
Fold over to make either a rectangle or a triangle.
Variation: grated cheese with finely sliced celery.

Traffic lights:
Cut circular holes in the top layer of bread to expose red (sliced tomato) amber (grated carrot) and green (lettuce) coloured traffic lights.
Tip: Use a small round cookie cutter to cut out the circular holes.

Stackers - another name for club sandwiches:
3 or 4 slices of fresh sandwich bread
Spread the first slice with Vegemite or pickle.
Top with bread and lettuce.
Top with bread and sliced tomatoes.
Cover with last slice of bread.
Slice into three or four lengths.
Variation: grated carrot, sprouts, cucumber and avocado

Roasted capsicum and Pastrami salad stackers:
Lightly spread 5 slices of bread with cream cheese.
Top the first slice of bread with watercress
Top with a slice of bread and sliced roasted capsicum.
Top with a slice of bread and sliced cucumber.
Top with a slice of bread and shaved pastrami.
Cover with last slice of bread.
Slice into three.

Using any of the fillings, cut:
* Soldiers: Long thin sandwiches, crusts on or off.
* Elves Lunches: Very tiny square or triangle shaped sandwiches - about 8-12 per 2 slices of bread.

Nutrition information

Peanut butter and carrot windmill sandwiches

Per 100g  
Energy 960kj
Protein 9.5g
Total fat 10.2g
saturated fat 1.7g
Carbohydrates 22.4g
sugars 3.4g
Fibre 4.5g
Sodium 234.3mg

Salad pinwheels

Per 100g  
Energy 1026kj
Protein 9.7g
Total fat 7.9g
saturated fat 1.6g
Carbohydrates 31g
sugars 1.6g
Fibre 5.1g
Sodium 394.7mg

Cucumber and pickle sandwiches

Per 100g  
Energy 745kj
Protein 9.8g
Total fat 3.3g
saturated fat 0.4g
Carbohydrates 24.5g
sugars 1.6g
Fibre 4.7g
Sodium 582mg

Cream cheese and cress foldovers

Per 100g  
Energy 876kj
Protein 9.3g
Total fat 6.4g
saturated fat 2.2g
Carbohydrates 25.8g
sugars 1.4g
Fibre 4.8g
Sodium 332.7mg

Traffic lights

Per 100g  
Energy 671kj
Protein 7.1g
Total fat 3.1g
saturated fat 0.4g
Carbohydrates 23.4g
sugars 2.4g
Fibre 4.2g
Sodium 262.3mg


Per 100g  
Energy 917.5kj
Protein 10.4g
Total fat 4.3g
saturated fat 0.6g
Carbohydrates 31.4g
sugars 1.8g
Fibre 5.3g
Sodium 462.7mg

Roasted capsicum and pastrami stackers

Per 100g  
Energy 989kj
Protein 10.7g
Total fat 12.3g
saturated fat 4.2g
Carbohydrates 19.1g
sugars 1.7g
Fibre 3.3g
Sodium 525.4mg

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