Mixing mayonnaise into chicken salad is the most common way to add moisture, but it's not the only way. Vinaigrette works well too, like this tangy Korean-inspired rendition with kimchi, pine nuts, and lots of fresh ginger.
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Inspired by both the Cantonese dish of crabs sautéed with scallions and ginger, and Vietnamese banh mi, these oversized soft-shell crab sandwiches feature lightly toasted soft baguettes packed with three crisp sautéed soft-shell crabs each, along with ginger-chili mayo, quick-pickled carrots and cucumbers, fresh scallions, and cilantro.
Grilled cheese sandwiches with nutty charred brussels sprouts and sweet, lightly caramelized onions.
Heaped with creamy black bean spread, salty white cheese, and creamy avocados, these sandwiches are dead-easy to prepare at home: in the time it would take you to head out to your favorite Mexican joint and order a torta, you could make five of them from the comfort of your own home.
Toasted bread with sweet and nutty broiled kale, topped with a fried egg and Parmesan cheese.
Toasted sourdough bread layered with Taleggio cheese and figs, broiled until melty, and drizzled with olive oil.
Fat slices of heirloom tomatoes with garlicky mayonnaise, olive oil, chives, and sea salt on toasted sourdough bread.
Charred corn, avocado, and radishes on a slice of toasted sourdough bread.
A Rachel sandwich—hot pastrami on rye with swiss cheese, cole slaw, and Thousand Island dressing—made with fried New Jersey pork roll in place of the pastrami.
A few softly blistered cherry tomatoes roasted with bacon and thyme make the ideal accompaniment to this savory rarebit. If you're looking for a more filling meal, try topping the rarebit with a runny fried egg, and, as always, serve this light lunch with a cold pint of whatever beer you use to make the dish.
Open-faced pita sandwiches made with ground lamb, asparagus, peas, and mint.
It's a cubano sandwich but without the roasted pork and the addition of a buttery, grilled crust.
Pepperoni, pickled peppers, and melted cheese in a buttery sandwich. What's not to like?
A grilled cheese sandwich stuffed with spicy tangy kimchi.
A dessert grilled cheese made with Nutella and creamy brie.
A classic grilled cheese sandwich with roasted pineapple and ham.
A grilled cheese sandwich layered with sliced meats and olive salad.
Grilled cheese with creamy guacamole in the center that bursts out as you bite into it. This may be the greatest thing ever.
Rustic Italian bread slathered with garlic aioli and layered with fresh basil, sliced tomatoes, and a sprinkling of capers all make for a great match with anchovy fillets—almost like a Provencal BLT of sorts with the salty anchovies subbing in for the bacon, and basil in place of the lettuce.
After purchasing my first batch of early-season strawberries, I decided to combine them with some cream and basil in a rather unconventional way—in a grilled cheese sandwich.