If you’re looking for a way to satisfy your craving for a big, juicy sub but still want to keep things low-carb, this no-bread hack is for you. “Pickle subs” call for swapping bread for large pickle slices so you can still enjoy a sandwich (minus the bread) in a way that’s way more inventive than a lettuce wrap.
This video from Delish shows how you can take large pickles, slice and core them and then layer them with mayo, mustard, ham, cheese and tomato to create a sub-style sandwich that’s so good, you won’t miss the bread.
See how it’s done here:
These will surely upgrade your desk lunch, make a great snack for the kids or be a crowd-pleasing appetizer. Of course, you can substitute the sandwich ingredients to include your favorites.
For example, a recipe from Canadian Cooking Adventures shows how you can layer pickled beef brisket, Swiss cheese and thousand island dressing in between pickle slices to create a low-carb version of a classic Reuben sandwich.
A version from Wicked Stuffed also details how you can give tuna salad an upgrade by layering it between pickle slices. This recipe suggests adding fresh dill to go along with the salt and pepper. Yum-my.
You can also skip the bread when creating a classic “wrap.” This recipe from Unsophisticook shows how you can place cream cheese wedges around a pickle and then wrap everything in a slice of dried beef. Slice them into rounds and you’ve got yourself one delicious snack or appetizer.
The Momdot website also points out that these roll-ups are so easy to make, you can get your kids in on the action. So, meal prep just got a bit easier! Plus, look at how adorable this version looks in a kid’s lunchbox, and it simply calls for turkey, American cheese and a little mayo.
With sub, sandwich and wrap recipes this delicious, your bread-eating days are numbered!