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Simple & Fresh Classic Sandwiches

Recipes for classic sandwiches: Bocconcini, Basil & Tomato Sandwich, Classic Tuna Sandwich, a Simple Summer Tomato & Avocado Sandwich and a Classic Turkey Sandwich

I don’t know about you, but I find lunch time the hardest meal of the day. It’s really just an annoyance…the same old, same old stuff everyday.  So I’m trying to shake it up a bit around here, because, well, the kids have to eat.  😉 So I’m starting with simple, but delicious sandwiches. And by changing the presentation of these sandwiches, or changing the ingredients a little bit, they are more fun to eat, and fancy enough for guests! 

You probably have your own staple recipes at home, but in case you don’t here are 4 of the most basic sandwiches you can get. Enjoy!

Bocconcini, Basil & Tomato Sandwiches

This one is my most favourite of them all! There’s something so yummy about fresh basil, cheese and balsamic vinegar.  Mmmm, my mouth is watering just thinking about it!

Nothing better than a classic turkey sandwich!


Classic Delicious Sandwich Ideas

  • Bocconcini, Basil & Tomato Sandwich
  • Classic Tuna Sandwich
  • Simple Summer Tomato & Avocado Sandwich
  • Classic Turkey Sandwich



Bocconcini, Basil & Tomato Sandwich

  • tomatoes (sliced)
  • fresh basil
  • bocconcini cheese (sliced)
  • balsamic vinegar
  • olive oil
  • fresh ground pepper

Classic Tuna Sandwich

  • 1 can tuna (156 gm)
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped onion
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped celery
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp mustard
  • 1/4 cup bread & butter pickles (chopped)
  • bread

Simple Summer Tomato & Avocado Sandwich

  • slices tomato (cut into chunks or)
  • slices avocado (cut into chunks or)
  • vegetable spreadable cream cheese
  • pea shoots or alfalfa sprouts
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • bread

Classic Turkey Sandwich

  • turkey (sliced)
  • cranberry sauce
  • mayonnaise
  • cheese (we love havarti with turkey)
  • lettuce
  • tomatoes
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • bread


Bocconcini, Basil & Tomato Sandwich

  1. This is a very simple sandwich to make, and tastes like a restaurant lunch.
  2. Lay out your bread, add a tomato, a slice of bocconcini cheese, some basil, drizzle with a bit of olive oil and balsamic vinegar, then add fresh ground pepper!

Classic Tuna Sandwich

  1. Combine all the above ingredients for the tuna sandwich, and serve on bread.

Simple Summer Tomato & Avocado Sandwich

  1. Toast your bread, then spread on some cream cheese.
  2. Top with the tomatoes, avocado, pea shoots and salt & pepper.

Classic Turkey Sandwich

  1. Assemble your turkey sandwich to your tastes using the ingredient ideas above, and enjoy!


You can serve these sandwiches open faced or closed – which ever you prefer.

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So that wraps things up!  If anything, I hope I inspired you to look at classic sandwich recipes in a new and refreshed light!  Just simple, fresh eating!

Have a delicious day!

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  1. These look amazing, thanks so much for the ideas! I definitely have the hardest time trying to figure out what to have for lunch.