There are so many ways to make sandwiches today, and I have fun thinking of different ways to make a sandwich stand out. One of the ways is to use different spreads—such as pesto made with either basil or arugula, or an olive tapenade—along with different kinds of cheese and fresh herbs like basil, thyme and parsley.
There are also wonderful breads that you can toast or grill, such as olive, rosemary, focaccia, jalapeño, onion and herb, to give your sandwich extra flavor and texture. Grill any vegetable and add it to your favorite sandwich, or simply add it to some goat cheese for a delicious meatless option.
I also like to make a spicy spread, which is your basic base for Thousand Island dressing: 3/4 cups of mayonnaise, 1/4 cup of tomato ketchup and 2 tablespoons of Tabasco. Whip it all together using a whisk and add a pinch of cayenne if you want to make it really spicy. It will last in the refrigerator in an air tight container for up to a week.
To appease my love of sandwiches, I often have soup-and-sandwich parties at my home. I make a huge platter usually a few hours before friends and family arrive. Just store them tightly in plastic wrap and keep them in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
My 10 Favorite Sandwiches