Don't Forget The Pickles: They're Piquant, Pungent And Perfect For Sandwiches
  • There are endless varieties of pickles with varying degrees of spiciness from hot pickled banana peppers to sweet pickle relish. Mix them in, layer them on, or serve them with sandwiches.

 

  • Pickles are to deli cuisine what sauce is to French food.

 

  • Pickles punch up flavor with no fat and few calories - 15 in a hefty dill and 7 in an ounce of pickled peppers. Pickles add fun to meals.

 

  • Pickle and pickled pepper garnishes transform good sandwiches into great ones. Their interesting shapes, vibrant colors and snappy flavors add appetite appeal. Try mellow bread and butter pickles, golden hot pickled banana peppers, plump red cherry peppers, candied dill pickle sticks or traditional Kosher dill spears or sweet garnish.

 

  • Tingle your tastebuds by adding chopped mildly hot pepperoncini to your favorite tuna salad sandwich. Garnish with sweet gherkins.

 

  • Perk up classic egg salad with chopped red and green cherry peppers.

 

  • Layer pickle chips or pre-cut thin dill slices on sandwiches.

 

  • Low-calorie Chili Burger sauce makes burgers heavenly. Combine low-fat mayonnaise with chili sauce, a splash of red wine vinegar, finely chopped Kosher dill pickles and salt to taste. Spoon on burgers.

 

  • Combine pickled sweet red pepper slices with juice, lemon juice, olive oil and small whole mushrooms. Toss; marinate at least 30 minutes. Spoon on a grilled chicken breast and top with arugula on a crusty roll.

 

  • Try "Round Dogs." Slit hot dogs about 10 times horizontally without cutting all the way through. When grilled they'll curl into "round dogs". Serve on onion rolls topped with sweet and hot pickle relish, crunchy sauerkraut and mustard.