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Let Your Sandwiches Get Fruity

It's been easy living meat-free for the Give It Up Challenge, except when it comes to lunch. Lunch for me is a turkey sandwich of some sort, which is off limits right now. And while I love a good veggie sandwich, I'm already tiring of the usual combos. But a recent lunch date taught me that fruit makes an awesome sandwich filling and, in terms of heartiness, a great meat fill-in.

On my lunch date, I had a grilled peaches with arugula and goat cheese sandwich; total game changer. The sweet peaches paired nicely against the peppery arugula and went especially well with the tart goat cheese. And because the peaches were grilled, they were a good substitute for meat. Vegetarian or not, fruit is a great way to put some extra nutrients on your sammie. Here are some fruit combs that I'm especially fond of:

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  • Nut butter with almost any fruit. There's the classic peanut butter and banana sandwich, which I'm a big fan of, but nut butters tend to work well with all sorts of fruit. Try this blackberry and almond butter combo, or pair figs with almond butter on a raisin roll.
  • Chop a little sweetness into tuna salad. The next time you make a tuna or chicken salad sandwich, try adding mango, apple, or pears to the mix. The sweet crunch of the fruit will bring a nice dimension of flavor.
  • Pair sweet fruits with savory meats. Figs taste especially nice on a roasted pork sandwich, and grilled pineapple is pretty delicious on a ham sandwich. There's also the ever-popular turkey with cranberry sandwich. The possibilities are endless: think of what fruit you would add to a specific meat if you were roasting it. Then put your idea between the bread!
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fuzzles fuzzles 6 years
Oooh, I forgot the raisins!
fuzzles fuzzles 6 years
Love love LOVE toasted grainy bread stuffed with Honeycrip apple slices and a slices of a nice aged white sharp cheddar, slightly melted.
Knight-Who-Says-Ni Knight-Who-Says-Ni 6 years
Grilled peaches with arugula and goat cheese? Woah. Sounds amazing.
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 6 years
Yummy. I love apples and cheese. It doesn't even have to be a grilled sandwich, I'll also slice both up and put it on bread with some mustard. Here's a delicious looking (though probably not very healthy) recipe from
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 6 years
my fav sandwich is: pesto, goat cheese, sun dried tomatoes, regular tomatoes, and lettuce. mmmmmm.....
lotuslight lotuslight 6 years
Fig and prosciutto...on a sandwich or just my current fave. It embodies the warm flavors associated with autumn, and since figs are in season it doesn't break the bank!
jessr1214 jessr1214 6 years
wow these are some great ideas! last night i actually had a barbeque chicken with pineapple sandwich but i LOVE your peaches/goat cheese/arugula idea! also love the idea of apples in tuna salad! I love fruit so much and these are fantastic ideas for incorporating it into meals rather than having it as dessert.
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