Sandwich Competition Winning Recipes

WLR set visitors to the site a simple challenge: tell us your favourite sandwich recipes. The only restriction: to keep it under 350 calories.

After much "mmm"-ing and "uugh"-ing over the entrants we narrowed it down to a shortlist to make up and test. And when the crumbs settled the final thirteen (and new owners of luxury picnic cooler bags) were decided.

The chosen baker's dozen:

Click the names for nutrition info and sandwiches recipes

Roast Chicken, Mango and Caramelised Onion Ciabatta

Emma-Jayne Cousins

Smoked Ham and Cheese Bagel

Catherine Jones

Brie, Grape and Watercress Baguette

Jane Alexander

Cheese, Pesto and Tomato Crusty Roll

Helen Stocks

Toasted Ham and Marmite Sandwich


Banana, Honey and Cottage Cheese Sandwich

Margo Bartlett

Chicken, Spinach and Pepper Wrap

Tony Pitt

Turkey and Cranberry Sandwich

Kyren Parker

Also shortlisted:


Tuna, Onion and Tomato Sandwich with Mayo

Pamela Deane

Bacon, Soft Cheese and Tomato Sandwich

Ray Powell

Roast Chicken, Stuffing and Salad Sandwich

Chris Webb

Curried Cheese Sandwich

Jayne Towgli

Chicken BLT Sandwich

Ceriann Lewton

Toasted Tuna and Avocado Sandwich

Barbara Lewis-McCarthy

Wensleydale and Jam Sandwich

Sally Bakewell-Elms

Chorizo, Houmous and Salad Sandwich


Turkey, Marmite and Soft Cheese Sandwich

Jo Brewer

We have seen that there are a lot of things you can do with bread and some filling; even with the limit of 350kcals. The entries took our tastebuds in many different directions to a wide range of places showing us that the humble sarnie is constrained only by the imagination and the tastes of the individual.

One thing we discovered from the contest was the power of pickles, chutneys and caramelised spreads to liven up a sandwich without the calorie hangovers that tend to come with mayonnaises.

Also, always be prepared to consider new taste combinations; your new favourite sandwich recipe could be out there just waiting to be found.

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