New York City is an awesome place to get the best deli sandwiches in the country and as more and more people discover this secret, it also means waiting in a long queue before getting served. While sometimes it’s worth the wait, most of the time customers just want things to hurry up so they can finally satisfy their deli sandwich cravings.
If you are one of the million people who does not have the patience to wait outside in the cold, having to endure happy people walking by with their beloved pastrami or corned beef on hand, then here is ten delicious deli sandwich recipes to try by yourself. But beware, these recipes are so good, you might reconsider going back to your favorite deli like Publix next time.
A classic Reuben sandwich contains corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and Thousand Island dressing in between two toasty slices of rye bread. However, this recipe gives the old favorite a whole make-over by using an Italian baked flatbread similar to that of a pizza dough called Focaccia bread, Gruyere cheese, and homemade slaw from fresh cabbage, vinegar, sugar, and kosher salt.
Turkey Pastrami Sandwich
A pastrami sandwich is made using different types of meat, usually beef or pork. However, this tasty yet healthy swap will not only make your mouth water but is also best for those watching their blood cholesterol level. What more, make it a to-go sandwich by lining the turkey pastrami on one side and the Swiss cheese on the other, then tuck in the sauerkraut, apple and other wet ingredients in the middle to avoid getting the bread soggy.
Grilled Chicken Melt
Just like any classic melt sandwich, this gooey creation creates a feeling of nostalgia among anyone who grew up eating grilled cheese or tuna melt. But this recipe takes it a step further by making it healthier yet cheesier at the same time because instead of a beef burger patty, chicken patty is used with American cheddar cheese. Similarly, the mayo dressing is also substituted with a tangy balsamic vinaigrette, making it taste more sophisticated and comforting at the same time.
Tuna Salad on Rye Bread
Staying away from red meat but still craving for a deli sandwich? There is no need to fret as this tuna salad sandwich using rye bread and lots of vegetables like celery, pickles, and black peppers will satisfy not only your hunger pangs but also your healthy diet. If you are counting calories and trying to get more nutrients in your body, this recipe can also be used on top of a bed of greens then grilled with Daiya cheese for a twist on the open-face tuna melt.
Turkey Tomato Panini
A yummy combination grated Parmesan, fresh basil, and sun-ripened tomato, this panini recipe is the perfect marriage between savory and sweet. The turkey adds the much-needed meat flavor and protein to make the sandwich a complete, healthy and nutritious lunch. Best of all, you can either use a ciabatta, michetta or baguette bread for this sandwich recipe to enhance the taste even more.