Pressed Sandwiches are great for many reasons, you can assemble them the day ahead, pack them for a fun beach trip, or day at the park, bring them to work and share with some friends, or slice off a piece to enjoy each day for a week. You can make them in whatever size you prefer, and I give you more flavor options in the post.
Summer is filled with lots of running around if your trip includes a day at the beach, a picnic, or just a fun lunch with friends. This is a great sandwich.
It can be prepared a day or two before, which is great for getting out of the house quickly to enjoy all summer has to offer!
Peppered Salami (Salame as Columbus calls it), pesto, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, and Jarlsberg Cheese……oh yes this is a sandwich to sink your teeth into. It’s full of delicious flavor!
It all starts with a Ciabatta bread, sliced twice.
- Ciabatta bread
- Peppered Salami
- Jarlsberg Cheese
- sun-dried tomatoes
Load up the yumminess, as you can enjoy a small piece and feel satisfied.
Spread pesto on the underside of the top and middle pieces, then begin to pile on the Peppered Salame, (I love Columbus Peppered Salame)
and top it off with fresh spinach.
Pile on sliced Jarlsberg Cheese and it’s OK to try a few pieces to see how delicious it tastes, or at least that is how I make a sandwich.
then add a layer of sun dried tomatoes.
Wrap the sandwich all up in plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator with a heavy weight on top to press the sandwich down, I placed a small cutting board on top of the sandwich and a 5 lb weight. I love how this can be made a day or two ahead of time.
When you unwrap this and you begin slicing it you can see every layer so nicely pressed into one another, now all you need is a sunny day a towel, an umbrella to enjoy a great picnic or day at the beach!
other great flavor combos to use in this style sandwich are:
- roast beef/provolone
- add jalapenos, and pickled veggies, use mustard instead of mayo
- some great additives are pickles, olives,
make the sandwiches with french bread, long baguettes, or other firm bread so it’ll press nicely and evenly while not going completely flat.
More great sandwiches to try:
- Grilled Goat Cheese and Avocado Sandwich
- Eggplant Sandwich
- Italian Chicken Cutlet Sandwich
- Peppered Salami Pressed Sandwich
- Grilled Eggplant & Mozzarella Sandwich with Lemon Artichoke Spread
- Shrimp Roll with Lemon Basil Aioli
- Chicken BLT Sandwich
- Cornbread Waffle Turkey Sandwiches with Cranberry Aioli
- and don’t miss this: Breakfast Toast, so many simple ideas
Blog is the New Black says
This looks so delicious! I wish I’d had that for lunch!
Yes, delicious. And I like salami…
ooooooooh i cannot wait to try this!!!!
Love love love pressed sandwiches and these look sooo delicious!
Simple cake recipes says
wow, looks so yummy and perfect for a picnic. I’m glad I found your blog!
Can I come to the beach with you, I promise to eat all my lunch 🙂
Oh please come with us!!!!
Carsedra - Sweet Tooth Desserts says
This looks so delicious!!
Sanjeeta kk says
I like the filling of fresh baby spinach! Will you take me along to the beach 🙂
oh yes plenty of sand and sun for everyone 🙂
shelly (cookies and cups) says
what a pretty sandwich!! pesto makes everything better 🙂
Ah yes, can never have to much PESTO!!
I love a good sandwich! I really need to try one of these pressed sandwiches! Soon! 🙂
so many possibilities and great for summer!
Hope you are having a great weekend Sue
Jarlsberg USA says
What a fantastic idea! I bet this sandwich actually tastes better after giving the flavors a few days to meld together. Thanks for including the Jarlsberg!
on behalf of Jarlsberg USA
Yes, it really is better if it sits for a couple days 🙂
Thank you for posting this.
I made this for a romantic picnic and it worked out splendidly!