Back to School Basics: 4 Mediterranean Sandwiches to Brighten Lunchboxes

It’s a month into the school year and you’ve nearly worked your way through the standard list of lunchbox sandwiches. Ham and cheese? Check. Turkey and mayo? Check. Peanut butter and jelly? Double check. As we enter October it’s a perfect time to expand the cafeteria course list with a few easy-to-make, Mediterranean-inspired sandwiches. Here are four simple recipes that will make your kids the envy of the lunch line.

  1. Zesty Egg Salad Sandwich
    Egg salad may be a love-it-or-hate-it kind of lunch, but the addition of chives and crunchy cornichons with EVOO in place of mayonnaise will make it a lot easier to love! Spread it on wheat bread for a simple and tasty sandwich you can make in minutes.
  2. Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich
    This colorful, healthy and delicious vegetable sandwich is bursting with flavor from meaty eggplant, tangy goat cheese and spicy-sweet Peppadew peppers. The eggplant cooks in just about 20 minutes, making this an easy and quick recipe.
  3. Muffuletta Sandwich
    The Muffuletta is a legendary sandwich in New Orleans’ French Quarter and it’s not hard to see why.  Layered Italian meats and provolone cheese topped with a crunchy, zesty mix of chopped vegetables on soft bread is as simple and satisfying as it gets; and with Divina’s premade Muffuletta Mix it’s a snap to make.
  4. Mediterranean Tuna Sandwich
    Here’s proof that tuna salad can still surprise you! In this sandwich, a garlicky vinaigrette takes the place of mayonnaise, while fresh tomatoes, hard-boiled eggs and smoky Kalamatas add layers of fresh, natural flavor. Served on a baguette, this sandwich looks almost as good as it tastes.
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