Ode to the Sandwich- Veggie on Wheat Berry Bread

by | Jun 21, 2017

The Oxford Dictionary tells us a sandwich is “[a]n item of food consisting of two pieces of bread with a filling between them, eaten as a light meal.”  As we know, this simple creation has many, many variations. All cultures seem to have their own versions. We find them hot or cold. We make them on all different types of bread…some bread choices can actually change the name of the sandwich to something specific like a hoagie, submarine, or gyro. They can be made with as little as one ingredient between the slices (e.g., cheese) or as many as we can stack up and fit in our mouths!

In my family we love a good sandwich. My dear friend Ellen, who grew up in Norway and England, once told me that we Americans take sandwich making to a whole new level! She loved it when I would make sandwiches for our lunches together.

Wheat Veggie Sandwich 2

Today I had a sandwich for lunch and it was one of my favorite combinations. Here is what I spread and stacked between two slices of my absolute favorite wheat bread:

  • 2 slices of Oroweat Honey Wheat Bread
  • Avocado sliced and crushed on one slice of the bread (about ¼ of the avocado)
  • Sabra Classic Hummus spread on other slice of the bread (amount to your liking)
  • 1 slice Swiss cheese
  • Multiple thin slices of English cucumber (I rarely peel my cucumber for sandwiches or salads)
  • Multiple slices of Campari tomato
  • 1 leaf (or more) of Red Leaf Lettuce
  • Salt and Pepper to taste (often I don’t add any)
  • Optional: sliced Turkey (I usually eat just as a Veggie sandwich)


Enjoy your own sandwich creations! I will share others I love in future blog posts. I often create and combine flavors based on the season, my mood, and/or fresh ingredients I have on hand. I tend to eat sandwiches more often when I have bread that I adore.

If you can find this Oroweat wheat bread buy it and try it. Honestly, I cannot find it where I live and so I buy it when I visit my parents and bring it home and freeze it for later use.  That is how much I love it!  It reminds me of the homemade wheat bread my Mom used to make. It may inspire new sandwiches for you too!


I am Judy and David’s daughter and Mel and Tillie’s and Fred and Luella’s granddaughter. I am the beaches and coast, lakes and steams and mountains of California. California is in my heart and soul, where I grew up, and it will always feel like home. My family and my oldest, cherished friends are there and dotted around the West. But, I am also downtown Chicago where I walked to work in knee-high snow and the shores of Lake Michigan where my husband and I strolled pulling my son behind us in his red wagon so he could learn to pump a swing and build sandcastles at the playground on our local beach.Read More

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