25 Summer Sandwiches That’ll Make You Forget About Burgers

Try these delicious summer sandwiches for your next outdoor gathering. They are all quick, customizable, and bursting with flavor.

SUMMER SANDWICHES. PHOTO CREDIT: FOOD PLUS WORDS.

Sandwiches are a fantastic option for summer gatherings.

They are shareable and easy to assemble, so you can easily incorporate your favorite ingredients. It’s time to explore new flavors and recipes!

Ice Cream Sandwiches

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ICE CREAM SANDWICHES. PHOTO CREDIT: FOOD PLUS WORDS.

Enjoy these ice cream sandwiches on a hot summer day. You only need a few simple ingredients, like chocolate chips, cocoa powder, instant espresso powder, and sugar.

Serve them chilled, with fresh berries for an extra special touch.

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Vegan Chicken Salad Sandwiches

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VEGAN CHICKEN SALAD SANDWICHES. PHOTO CREDIT: HAPPY FOOD HEALTHY LIFE.

Make this healthy creation a part of your summer menu. It features tempeh, vegan mayo, celery and pickles.

Serve it on whole grain bread or in a lettuce wrap for a lighter option.

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Vegan Egg Salad Sandwich

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VEGAN EGG SALAD SANDWICH. PHOTO CREDIT: HAPPY FOOD HEALTHY LIFE.

This sandwich perfectly mimics the texture of eggs with tofu, while the vegan mayo and turmeric provide that classic taste.

Pair with a side of sweet potato fries for a complete meal.

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Copycat Zupas Ultimate Grilled Cheese

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COPYCAT ZUPAS ULTIMATE GRILLED CHEESE. PHOTO CREDIT: HAPPY FOOD HEALTHY LIFE.

This ultimate grilled cheese includes Muenster cheese, cheddar cheese, Roma tomatoes, pesto, and vegan butter.

Just layer the cheeses between slices of bread, then grill until golden and the cheese is melted. Serve it with fresh arugula salad to balance the richness.

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Mini BLT Bagel Sandwich

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MINI BLT BAGEL SANDWICH. PHOTO CREDIT: KIM SCHOB.

These mini BLT bagel sandwiches are packed with flavor! Toast the bagels, cook the bacon until crisp, then assemble with the lettuce and tomato slices.

Serve them as appetizers or a light lunch, with potato chips for added crunch.

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Summertime Turkey Sandwich

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SUMMERTIME TURKEY SANDWICH. PHOTO CREDIT: CAROLYN’S COOKING.

Looking for a refreshing and light summer lunch? This sandwich hits the spot with its layers of juicy turkey, crisp cucumbers, and creamy avocado.

Pair it with a light quinoa salad for a more satisfying meal.

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Steak and Chimichurri Sandwich

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STEAK AND CHIMICHURRI SANDWICH. PHOTO CREDIT: LEARNING TO SMOKE.

Savor the robust flavors of grilled steak and vibrant chimichurri in this hearty sandwich.

The steak provides a meaty taste, perfectly balanced by the tangy, herby chimichurri sauce. It’s one of the easiest dinners you can prepare this summer.

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Bacon and Benedictine Tea Sandwiches

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BACON AND BENEDICTINE TEA SANDWICHES. PHOTO CREDIT: JCP EATS.

We love everything with bacon! This recipe combines bacon with cucumber, cream cheese, and hot sauce.

To prepare, mix the benedictine spread, cook the bacon until crispy, and assemble on soft white bread.

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Tomato Sandwich

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TOMATO SANDWICH. PHOTO CREDIT: THE SUBURBAN SOAP BOX.

Celebrate the taste of summer with a simple yet delicious tomato sandwich.

In this recipe, juicy tomatoes shine with their natural sweetness, enhanced by a touch of mayo and a sprinkle of salt and pepper.

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Avocado Chickpea Salad Sandwich

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AVOCADO CHICKPEA SALAD SANDWICH. PHOTO CREDIT: PIPER COOKS.

This avocado chickpea salad sandwich is a creamy, protein-packed option.

The mashed chickpeas and avocado create a satisfying texture, with a hint of lemon for brightness. It also comes with green onions, cilantro, and parsley.

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Shrimp Salad Sandwich

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SHRIMP SALAD SANDWICH. PHOTO CREDIT: A TABLE FULL OF JOY.

This salad sandwich comes together in just 15 minutes with dill, mayo, lemon juice, and Worcestershire sauce.

Serve it with a side of crisp lettuce or a tangy pickled vegetable salad.

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Falafel Pita Sandwich

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FALAFEL PITA SANDWICH. PHOTO CREDIT: NUTS AND TWIGS.

Enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean with this easy falafel pita sandwich.

In this recipe, the crispy falafel balls are complemented by fresh veggies and a creamy tahini sauce. Feel free to add more of your favorite toppings.

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Baked Tofu Sandwich

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BAKED TOFU SANDWICH. PHOTO CREDIT: VEGGIES SAVE THE DAY.

Here’s a delightful option for vegans and non-vegans alike.

This baked tofu is a flavor-packed choice, with balsamic vinegar, tamari, and Dijon mustard. Assemble it on bread with fresh veggies.

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Strawberry Grilled Cheese Paninis

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STRAWBERRY GRILLED CHEESE PANINIS. PHOTO CREDIT: EAT MOVE MAKE.

Give that classic grilled cheese a unique twist. This sandwich features the sweet flavor of fresh strawberries alongside melty, savory cheese.

Serve it with mixed greens or a refreshing fruit salad.

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Balsamic Grilled Eggplant Sandwiches

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BALSAMIC GRILLED EGGPLANT SANDWICHES. PHOTO CREDIT: TOSHI’S TABLE.

Eggplant is a great ingredient for summer sandwiches. Its firm flesh and ability to absorb flavors make it ideal for grilling.

In this recipe, the eggplant is marinated in balsamic vinegar, giving it a tangy taste, while grilling adds a smoky note.

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Vegan Cucumber Sandwiches

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VEGAN CUCUMBER SANDWICHES. PHOTO CREDIT: BALANCE WITH JESS.

These cucumber sandwiches are perfect for a summer tea party or a light lunch.

You can even enjoy them on the go. Key ingredients include cucumbers, vegan cream cheese, and whole-grain bread.

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Crock Pot Pulled Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

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CROCK POT PULLED BUFFALO CHICKEN SANDWICHES. PHOTO CREDIT: DIZZY BUSY AND HUNGRY.

These buffalo chicken sandwiches only require six simple ingredients, like buffalo chicken sauce, celery and blue cheese crumbles.

Cook the chicken in a crock pot with buffalo sauce until tender, then shred and serve on buns.

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Tuna Croissant Sandwich

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TUNA CROISSANT SANDWICH. PHOTO CREDIT: GOLDEN TRUFFLE.

Prepare these tuna croissant sandwiches this summer and beyond.

This one features canned tuna, mayo, red onions, celery, pickles, and tomatoes. Go ahead and add more tomatoes and even some lettuce for extra freshness.

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Caprese Sandwich

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CAPRESE SANDWICH. PHOTO CREDIT: CHRISTINA’S CUCINA.

Capture the flavors of summer with this delicious caprese sandwich.

The combination of mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil, all drizzled with balsamic glaze, is simply unbeatable.

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Grilled Vegetable Sandwich with Tapenade

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GRILLED VEGETABLE SANDWICH WITH TAPENADE. PHOTO CREDIT: PARSLEY AND PARM.

A grilled vegetable sandwich with tapenade is the perfect way to enjoy fresh summer produce.

The combination of grilled zucchini, bell peppers, and eggplant creates a smoky flavor. The olive tapenade, meanwhile, adds a savory, briny touch.

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Summer Peach Grilled Cheese

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SUMMER PEACH GRILLED CHEESE. PHOTO CREDIT: AVOCADO SKILLET.

This peach grilled cheese offers captivating sweet and savory flavors. It also includes cheddar cheese and butter.

To prepare, layer slices of peaches and mozzarella on your favorite bread, then grill until the bread is golden.

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Smoked Brisket Sandwich

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SMOKED BRISKET SANDWICH. PHOTO CREDIT: SWEET TEA AND THYME.

You’ll love the smoky, tender goodness of this smoked brisket sandwich.

The brisket is slow-cooked to perfection, offering a robust flavor that’s enhanced by tangy barbecue sauce and crispy onions.

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California Club Sandwich

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CALIFORNIA CLUB SANDWICH. PHOTO CREDIT: BAKING BEAUTY.

This California club sandwich is a vibrant and hearty choice, packed with layers of turkey, bacon, avocado, and fresh vegetables.

Stack the sandwich layers neatly on top of each other and secure with a long toothpick.

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White Bean Avocado Sandwich

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WHITE BEAN AVOCADO SANDWICH. PHOTO CREDIT: KATHY’S VEGAN KITCHEN.

This white bean avocado sandwich is perfect for a nutritious summer lunch.

The creamy avocado and white beans create a hearty filling that’s both healthy and delicious. Pair them with carrot sticks for added crunch and flavor.

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Quick Fried Green Tomato Sandwich

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QUICK FRIED GREEN TOMATO SANDWICH. PHOTO CREDIT: BROOKLYN FARM GIRL.

Add a southern twist to your summer menu with this sandwich.

The tangy green tomatoes, coated in a crispy cornmeal crust, offer a delightful texture and flavor that’s hard to resist.

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Consider different ways to make them look good and easy for guests.

Arrange them neatly on a large platter, and garnish with fresh herbs like basil or parsley for a pop of color.

You can also use colorful plates or wooden boards to add a rustic touch.

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