Get creative in the kitchen this summer with seasonal flavors that can turn an ordinary meal into an invigorating treat. We love the idea of putting fruit on sandwiches to add a sweet and refreshing burst of summer flavor. So we sought out some quick and easy summer sandwich recipes with our favorite summer fruits.
Surprisingly Berry Good Sandwich
Jazz up a meat and cheese sandwich by substituting slices of strawberries for slices of tomatoes. You can also use cherries, apricots or figs! TheKitchn.com explains why this summer sandwich substitute will always turn out tasty.
“…any fresh, in-season fruit makes a great tomato substitute until the real things are ready. Of course, we all know by now that tomatoes are actually a fruit, so this makes sense. In texture, sweet-to-tart ratio, juiciness and color, many fruits are excellent stand-ins for fresh tomatoes, especially in salads and on sandwiches.”
Grilled Watermelon & Cheese Bites
We all know how delicious fruit and cheese combos can be. And if you tried one of our recipes from our post on “Uniquely Delicious Grilled Fruit Desserts,” you know that fruits are great on the grill! So naturally, our mouths began to water when we saw this summer comfort food recipe for Watermelon Grilled Cheese Bites from Brit + Co.
Slice watermelon and a firm, salty cheese into sandwich-friendly slices and throw them straight on the grill or stick them on a kabob first. After about a minute on each side, take the slices of watermelon and cheese off and stack them into sandwiches with some arugula leaves.
Tropical Chicken Salad Sandwich
If you love chicken salad, you’ll love this tropical version of this classic summer sandwich. When preparing your salad with diced chicken, onion and mayo, toss in a cup of sliced mango. Add chopped fresh basil, too!
Do any of these summer sandwiches have your mouth watering? Tell us what your favorite sweet and savory summer combinations are in a comment below!
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