CRUMBS! We munch our way through 11.5billion sarnies a year – so let’s give the sandwich the celebration it deserves.
Every country has its favourites, with wraps, flatbreads, ciabattas, bagels and croissants all claiming a slice or two of the action in butty sales here.
And they are the perfect solution whether you are packing the kids’ lunchboxes for school, rustling up a work-from-home meal or enjoying the last of the warm weather with a picnic in the park.
So here are my top ideas for building your own – with recipes from Morrisons.com and some great in-store bargains.
Use your loaf
FROM bagels to buns, pittas to flatbreads, anything goes when it comes to constructing a tasty sandwich.
Pick your chosen slice from these great offers . . .
- For a simple sarnie, Morrisons has cut the cost of its medium white sliced loaf to 49p.
- With a new price of 99p on eight Warburton’s rolls at Morrisons, lunchboxes can get a lift.
- For a break from the norm, New York Bakery Co’s bagels, including red onion and chive, are down from £1.60 to £1 for a pack of five at Asda.
- Kids love a simple wrap. They are 90p for eight at Sainsbury’s, with cheese or ham, while the more adventurous might stuff them with falafel and yoghurt.
- Try a different slice with Morrisons wholemeal sunflower and spelt loaf, down from £1 to 79p.
- Earn your stripes with Tesco’s sliced tiger loaf, 79p.
- Get extra goodness with 50p off a Hovis Fabulous Fibre loaf at Waitrose, now £1.
Have your fill
- Sainsbury’s Taste The Difference honey roast air dried lean ham, 120g, is down to £2.25 from £2.75.
- Fill your pitta, wrap or sandwich with tasty salad or serve on the side. Morrisons medium salad boxes from its salad bar are half-price, down from £2.75 to £1.37.
- Save £1 on Cathedral City mature cheddar, 350g, at Sainsbury’s, now £2.50.
- Save 50p on Waitrose essential sandwich fillers, including free-range egg mayonnaise, now £1.
- Asda has a family tube of Philadelphia Original, 340g – perfect with bagels, for just £2, saving you £1.
- Morrisons The Best Sandwiches, which cost £2.75 when bought alone, are now sold as part of its £3 meal deal including a snack and drink. Try flavours such as New York Deli grab bag or chicken caesar triple wrap.
- For a tasty tuna mayo sarnie, Morrisons has cut the price of a four-tin pack of John West’s tuna in brine from £5 to £2.99. Pack in some iceberg lettuce, too now 43p.
- As part of Tesco’s £3 sandwich meal deal including a snack and drink, you can try out a Hoisin duck wrap or chicken peanut satay wrap. The wraps are £2.75 when bought individually.
- Upgrade your filling to Sainsbury’s 16-month aged Parma ham, 80g, now £2, saving 50p.
- Squash some Waitrose falafels, £3.50, in a wrap with World Deli turmeric houmous, £3.50, part of a “three for £7” deal at the store.
Baked falafel wraps
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
- 1 x 400g tin of chickpeas
- 2 carrots
- 100g Greek-style yoghurt
- 2 wraps (try wholemeal)
- 2 red onions
- 1 lemon
- 15g harissa paste
- 2g coriander
- 3g smoked paprika
- 2 tspn olive oil
- Preheat oven to 190C. Drain the chickpeas, peel and grate the carrot and slice the red onion. Squeeze as much water as possible from the carrot.
- Using a blender (or mashing by hand), blend the chickpeas, carrot, half the coriander and harissa paste, seasoning to taste.
- Roll your mixture into 12 falafel balls.
- Add the falafel balls to a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper and two tspn of oil, then roll them around to coat in oil and bake for 18-20 minutes.
- Combine the onion and the remaining coriander with half the lemon juice and seasoning. Once mixed, strain and set aside.
- Stir the paprika into the yoghurt.
- Heat your wraps in the microwave for ten seconds each when the falafel balls are cooked.
- To serve, spread some yoghurt into the wraps, followed by the onions and the hot falafels, then fold to seal.
Asian-style turkey baguette
Prep time: 14 minutes
Cooking time: Six minutes
- 1 large carrot, cut into thin strips
- 3 salad onions, trimmed and cut into thin strips
- ½ cucumber, cut into thin strips
- ½ red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
- 1 clove garlic, crushed
- 2 tbsp caster sugar
- 2 tbsp rice vinegar
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 480g turkey breast steaks
- 4 baguettes
- 4 tspn light mayonnaise
- 1 handful fresh coriander
- Mix together the carrot, salad onions, cucumber, chilli, garlic, sugar, rice vinegar and a pinch of salt, the leave to marinate for a few minutes.
- Heat the oil in a large frying pan.
- Season the turkey breasts on both sides and fry for two to three minutes on each side or until golden.
- Cut the ends off the baguettes and slice each one lengthways. Spread each of them with 1 tspn of mayonnaise.
- Cut each turkey steak in half and place in the baguettes, then top with the vegetables and coriander.
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