Sandwich Sushi

I recently had the idea of making rolled-up sandwiches with spinach leaves, cheese, and lunch meat to look like inside-out sushi rolls. Today for lunch, I finally made some for Aaron and me!

Sandwich Sushi with Whole Wheat Bread, Mayo, Dijon Mustard, American and 2% Swiss Cheese, Spinach, and Deli Ham and Turkey

Sandwich "Sushi" with Whole Wheat Bread, Mayo, Dijon Mustard, American and 2% Swiss Cheese, Spinach, and Deli Ham and Turkey

They turned out very pretty, I thought.

Plate of Sandwich Sushi

Plate of Sandwich Sushi

The ones in the top right corner were my first attempt – you can tell, because they’re a little wonky-looking! My technique improved as I made more rolls.Β Here is a recipe explaining how I made these – though they’re probably pretty easy to figure out just by looking. πŸ™‚

Recipe for Sandwich “Sushi” Rolls: (Serves 2)

You will need:

  • 4 slices of soft 100% whole wheat bread (I like Nature’s Own brand)
  • Several baby spinach leaves, long stems removed
  • 2 slices of cheese of your choice
  • mayonnaise (Kraft’s light mayo with olive oil is yummy!), dijon mustard, and / or any spreadable condiments of your choice
  • 8 slices of lunch meat of your choice, sliced very thin

How to do it:

  1. Trim the crusts from the bread (you can save these to make bread crumbs, or add them to pesto sauce, as I like to do). Squish a crustless slice of bread slightly between your hands to take away from of the fluffiness. Spread the mayo and whatever other condiments you are using onto one side of the bread.
  2. Place a few pieces of the stemless spinach on the bread. One layer is plenty. In the center of the piece of bread, place a thin strip or two of the cheese of your choice. I found that a strip of cheese down the middle rolls up better than a slice of cheese spanning the entire slice. Place a slice of lunch meat on top of the bread.
  3. Roll the slice so that the ends of the strip of cheese stick out at both ends of the roll. Be careful that all your sandwich fillings are tucked snugly into the roll! Sort of smoosh the ends together so that the roll will (hopefully) stay mostly closed.
  4. Slice the roll in half and place it on the plate pretty-side-up.
  5. Repeat this method until all your ingredients have been turned into sandwich sushi! Using four slices of bread and cutting each roll in half should result in eight little sandwich rolls, unless a few get eaten on their way to the plate (this happens).
Try them. You'll like them.

Try them. You'll like them.


18 responses to “Sandwich Sushi

  1. These are so cute. This is my first time looking at your blog, and I just scrolled through your first page of posts. There was not one thing I did not want to make/eat. That’s pretty rare. I’m looking forward to browsing some more!

  2. I’ll definitely make this!! they look wonderful πŸ™‚

  3. Nice job on making the ordinary into something fun and interesting.
    Food that looks better always tastes better!

  4. Came over here from LJ. Love the sandwiches! I think I’ll have to steal this idea for my next tea party πŸ™‚

  5. That’s really creative! I like how they’re bite size like that and you can just pop them in your mouth.

  6. I am making these for my work pot luck!! Awesome! πŸ™‚

  7. NICE! I’ll have to try that with tortillas, since we seem to have an excess of them, as always. What a good way to just have a little bite of something, too.

  8. Looks beautiful.

  9. Haha, these are fantastic! This would be a good way to ease yourself into making ‘real’ sushi so I think I’ll be trying these out. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    Hungry Jenny x

    • They are soooo much easier than real sushi, which I haven’t really got the hang of, and probably never will, but that’s okay cause I have bread sushi!

      If you do give this recipe a try, I hope you enjoy it. πŸ˜€ Thanks for stopping by.

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