We know what you’re thinking: this sandwich is way too involved for a quick midday bite, but hear us out. If making an aioli is out of the question, simply grate a bit of garlic and squeeze fresh lemon juice (and finely chopped anchovies, if you fancy!) into any mayo you’ve got at home and toss that through the lettuce before assembling. A six-minute egg wouldn’t be out of place here either, even if it’s not very traditional.
Get the recipe for Caesar sandwich here.
Coronation chicken-and-corn toasties
For those times you can’t face another chicken mayo, this Coronation-inspired version is here to renew your faith in sandwiches. The delicately spiced mayo is topped with a crunchy slaw that you could leave out if you’re in a rush, but it takes everything to a whole new level.
Get the recipe for Coronation chicken-and-corn toasties here.
Inside-out trout-and-cucumber finger sandwiches
We’ve taken granny’s tea sandwich and given it a new lease on life with the addition of a punchy sour cream base and smoked trout. Feel free to riff on this, and know that even without the trout, this makes the best cucumber sandwich you’ll ever eat.
Get the recipe for inside-out trout-and-cucumber finger sandwiches here.