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Boost the Flavor of Your Sandwich with These 6 Spreads

    Boost the Flavor of Your Sandwich with These 6 Spreads

    A time-honored combination that is combined into a single spread for your sandwich. From the author of Buttered Side Up, Erica Kastner.


    • 1/4 c. Mayonnaise
    • 2 tablespoons of mustard
    • 1 tablespoon of honey


    All of the components should be well mixed together. Put any leftovers in the refrigerator to keep them fresh.

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    There are too many things to think about to be able to say which parts of a sandwich are the most important. (In her piece on the components that make up a delicious sandwich, Dara does an excellent job of dissecting each one.) But if you ask me, the most important part of a sandwich is the spread that goes on the bread. Not only does it boost the flavor, but it also makes the texture of the dish better. It is upsetting to be given what would otherwise be a delicious sandwich devoid of any spread because there is none.

    I will give you six different options for what you can spread on your sandwich today. I have given recipes for 4 of them, each with 5 components.

    1. Mayonnaise with Honey Mustard and Honey

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    Let’s start with an old standby: honey mustard and mayonnaise! This spread is wonderful for spicing up a sandwich that could otherwise be boring. It has a velvety texture thanks to the mayonnaise, a sharp bite from the mustard, and a pleasant sweetness from the honey. It is possible to pair it with nearly any type of sandwich.

    The sandwich consisted of butter, lettuce, tomato, muenster cheese, and deli chicken. I served it beside a very simple sandwich. So traditional but so gratifying.

    2. Pesto

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    After that, let’s discuss one of my favorites: PESTO! This spread has a lot of flavors packed into a very small amount. The taste of basil hits you like a WHAM! in the face. The addition of Parmesan imparts a cheesy flavor to the dish. The nuts provide it with a delightfully grainy appearance and feel. Garlic imparts just a touch of spice to the dish. In addition, olive oil binds everything together to form a spread.

    You can find a fairly simple recipe for pesto on my blog, which you can access if you want to make it. There are just 7 components, or 5 if you regard to salt and pepper as separate components.

    I buttered a slice of bread, layered it with spinach and arugula, sundried tomatoes, chicken, and thin slices, and finished it with a swipe of pesto. The result was a sandwich that was nothing short of spectacular.

    If you prefer shrimp or turkey instead of chicken, use them in their place.

    3. Chipotle Mayonnaise

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    This Chipotle Mayo is perfect for you if you want some heat and spice in your food. It is, without a doubt, on the more robust side of tastes. In addition to this, it is quite simple to prepare (there are only five components, of course!). The chipotle pepper powder is the sole “special” ingredient that must be used. You probably already have the remaining items you require in your pantry. Do you not have any mayonnaise in your possession? Check out my step-by-step guide for making it on your own here!

    After some consideration, I settled on serving this chipotle mayo alongside a shrimp sandwich. On one slice of bread, I smeared some butter (obviously! ), added some broccoli slaw for some crunch, stacked the shrimp on top of that, and on the second slice of bread, I spread some chipotle mayonnaise. Boom. The center of flavor.

    In addition to that, this would go fantastic on a pulled pork sandwich or even a burger. Mmhmm.

    4. Avocado with a Fiery Kick

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    Spicy Avocado Spread is another option for those who enjoy the flavor of chili peppers. Although I like the depth of flavor that avocados bring to a sandwich, they may benefit from more tang and heat to help balance out the richness of the avocado. The spiciness in this dish originates from one of everyone’s go-to condiments: Sriracha.

    In a sandwich with tomato and bacon, this goes well. The flavors complement one another wonderfully, and the spiciness of the avocado spread provides a nice counterpoint to the saltiness of the bacon. Nevertheless, if we’re being straightforward, does bacon require any balancing?

    In addition, this would taste wonderful on a breakfast sandwich or an egg salad sandwich.

    5. Cream Cheese with Chives and Garlic

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    This spread, made with cream cheese and chives, is another of my faves. I enjoy combining the creamy and tangy cream cheese with the crisp and delicate flavor of the chives.

    This goes really well in a sandwich made with cucumber and salmon. You could also make this dish with only cucumber, which would be excellent in its purest form.

    6. Jam

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    My father and several of my close friends created the concept for this one. When I was younger, the idea that you could put a sweet jam on a savory sandwich was completely foreign to me. But then I noticed that my father was having toast with jam and a slice of cheese on top of it. Whaaa?! My grandmother gave it to him when he was a child. After that, some of our friends presented a turkey and cranberry sauce sandwich. It was wonderful to have.

    After that, I went to a neighborhood restaurant and ordered a chicken curry sandwich topped with apricot jam. I was convinced. Done.

    Believe me when I say that putting jam on a sandwich is not as revolting as it might sound to you. That truly is rather wonderful. It is not necessary to use an excessive amount; just a thin layer of it will be plenty to offer that hint of sweetness. Please give it a go, and then share your feedback with me.

    So there you have it: six different spreads that will make your sandwich’s tastes (and textures) more interesting.

    Make sure to tell us about your go-to sandwich spread in the comments section below if you have a favorite one. We enjoy having our minds blown!

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