11 Easy Sandwiches That Are So Good They'll Make You Want to Start Packing Your Lunch Again

These quick and easy recipes are perfect for a packed lunch

11 Easy Sandwiches That Are So Good They'll Make You Want to Start Packing Your Lunch Again

If you're looking for ways to refresh your lunch routine, try these easy sandwich recipes.

Avocado and Chicken Sandwich

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This fresh and filling sandwich gets lots of balanced flavor thanks to tangy goat cheese, sweet red onions, and peppery arugula. Creamy avocado and nutty basil pesto round out this easy-to-make meal.

Balsamic Chopped Chicken Salad Sandwich

If you’re tired of the same old mayonnaise-based chicken salad sandwich, try this sweet and tangy version that uses balsamic vinegar and lemon juice. It’s perfect served on a dense, nutty, whole-grain bread.

Barbecued Chicken Sandwich

The great thing about this easy-to-make sandwich is that all you have to do to prepare the barbecued pulled chicken is toss a few ingredients into your slow cooker — or into a cooking pot on the stove — and then let them simmer away. Just be sure to pack the chicken separate from the roll and assemble your sandwich at work, otherwise the bread will get soggy. Top with tangy vinegar-based coleslaw for a crunchy finish.

Chicken Pesto Sandwiches

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One of the easiest ways to add some variety to your sandwich routine is to incorporate pesto. A traditional pesto is made with a number of flavorful ingredients like basil, pine nuts, and Parmigiano-Reggiano, so any sandwich you spread it on is guaranteed to be flavorful and delicious.

Curried Chicken Salad Sandwich

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This easy-to-make sandwich is full of flavor and good-for-you fruits and vegetables. Save time by using a precooked rotisserie chicken and mixing the chicken salad ahead of time.

Fig and Goat Cheese Sandwich

This quick and easy sandwich is best served during the summer, when fresh figs are in season. If you can’t get fresh figs, try substituting fig jam and topping the sandwich with a little prosciutto to make it more filling.

Mediterranean Tuna Salad

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This tangy tuna salad is perfect on thick, flavorful focaccia bread. Make this sandwich before you go to work and the dressing will seep into the bread all morning, guaranteeing a delicious and flavorful lunch.

Peanut Butter, Strawberry, and Basil Sandwich

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This grown up version of the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich can be made with any nut or seed butter and whichever fresh fruit you like. Add freshly chopped basil for a sophisticated finish.

Roast Beef and Gorgonzola Sandwich


Transform your classic roast beef sandwich into a healthy and delicious lunch with just three simple ingredients: peppery watercress, tangy Gorgonzola, and slivers of red onion.

Vegetable Sandwich

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The great thing about this grilled vegetable sandwich is that it’s delicious served cold, too. Just grill up the vegetables the night before or use leftovers. When the vegetables have cooled, add them to the sandwich for a super healthy and delicious lunch.