20 Pickle-Licious Sandwich Recipes For Pickle Lovers

Try making one of these pickle-filled sandwiches for yourself and be amazed by how tasty they are!

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    Hummus and Pickled Veggie Sandwich

    Hummus and Pickled Vegetable Sandwich
    Grilled Cheese Social

    This Hummus and Pickled Veggie Sandwich is a must for pickled veggie lovers!

    We will be totally honest here when we say that it's hard to make a vegetarian sandwich that excites us (...unless it's a grilled cheese of course!) But it doesn't have to be like that! Say goodbye to lifeless limp vegetables and start piling on some pickled vegetables, some savory protein-packed hummus, and crisp, fresh produce. By switching up the veggies, you can create a sandwich that's anything but boring.

  • 02 of 18

    Traditional Cuban Sandwich

    Traditional Cuban Panini
    The Spruce

    In Florida the residents and the Cuban sandwich have some history. With it's salty, rich, and tangy flavors, this sandwich is the epitome of Cuban cuisine. But don't worry, you don't have to go to Tampa, Miami or Cuba to find the perfect Cuban sandwich - with this simple and easy recipe, you can make it right at home!

  • 03 of 18

    Korean Barbecue Steamed Buns with Bulgogi Beef

    Bulgogi Beef Steamed Bun
    Grilled Cheese Social

    Korean Bulgogi Beef Steamed Buns are made with a spicy blend of gochujang, ginger, garlic, spices, and soy sauce, marinated, grilled, and stuffed into light, fluffy, and slightly sweet steamed buns. Fresh shredded carrot, sprigs of cilantro, slices of pickled burdock (or radish), and pickled cucumbers rounds are added to the sandwich to lighten and freshen it up. And as for the kewpie mayo, well that creamy Japanese goodness is smeared on the inside of the steamed buns to help it all stay together. And trust us, if you're mouth isn't watering, go ahead and re-read the first few sentences. See what we mean? Ok, it's time for you to try this. 

  • 04 of 18

    The Best Ever Smoked Salmon Bagel Sandwich Recipe

    The Best Ever Smoked Salmon Bagel Sandwich Recipe
    Grilled Cheese Social

    This smoked salmon bagel sandwich recipe, made with grilled asparagus, pickled red onions, soft scrambled eggs with fresh dill and cream cheese on a toasted everything bagel might just be the best version we've ever made!

    And if you're up for a challenge, try this recipe for smoking the salmon yourself using this smoked salmon recipe

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  • 05 of 18

    Chicken Po'boy Sandwich

    Chicken Po'boy Sandwich
    Grilled Cheese Social

    Po'boys are a classic Louisiana staple. Made with a special french baguette, that's light and fluffy in the middle and crispy on the exterior, these sandwiches (according to wikipedia) were originally made with scraps and given out for free to working class men- hence the name poor boy. Usually made with seafood, or other local southern seafood, this rendition calls for a mix of light and dark meat. If you fancy mustard, we recommend a coarse creole mustard which can probably be found at your local grocery store. 

  • 06 of 18

    Vegetarian Sloppy Joes with Pickled Radish and Cucumber

    Vegetarian Sloppy Joes with Pickled Radish and Cucumber
    Grilled Cheese Social

    Vegetarian Sloppy Joes made with a mix of barley and caramelized vegetables are just as good - if not better - than the typical hamburger based versions. Packed full of flavor, vitamins and nutrients, these guilt-free sandwiches will please even the most die hard of meat eaters. And by topping these sandwiches with fermented vegetables such as DIY quick pickled radish and cucumbers, a significant dose of healthy probiotics are added to each bite. 

  • 07 of 18

    The Ultimate Smoked Salmon Bagel

    The Ultimate Smoked Salmon Bagel
    Grilled Cheese Social

    Whether you're into smoked salmon, lox, or gravlax – this open-faced salmon bagel sandwich will blow your mind! Pickled red onions not only add an unexpected pop of color but they also add a nice vinegary bite that helps lighten up the smokiness of the salmon. The capers add a salty depth to the sandwich while the scallions add a nice mild onion-y bite.

  • 08 of 18

    Spicy Chicken Biscuit Sandwich

    Spicy Fried Chicken Biscuit Sandwich
    Grilled Cheese Social

    This Spicy Chicken Biscuit Sandwich has super crispy fried chicken and tangy homemade pickles, slathered with a hot and spicy pepper sauce and packed into a buttery biscuit. Can't stand the heat? No problem. Check out this chicken sandwich or simply leave out the peppers from the ingredients below. 

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  • 09 of 18

    Paneer Grilled Cheese with Pickled Vegetable + Curry

    Paneer Grilled Cheese with Pickled Vegetables
    Grilled Cheese Social

    Quick pickled slaw, made with carrots, cucumber, onion, mint and cilantro, paneer cheese, and yellow curry sauce get grilled between to crispy pieces of naan bread to make one Indian style grilled cheese that is crisp and fresh. 

  • 10 of 18

    Spring Roll Inspired Steamed Buns

    Vegetarian Steamed Buns
    Grilled Cheese Social

    Imagine if a super fresh Thai spring roll combined it's goodness with the richness of a Chinese steamed bun. Well that's what's going on in these spring roll inspired steamed buns. So go ahead and swap out the rice paper for these slightly sweet, light and airy steamed buns and add sweet a dollop of some spicy chili sauce, a few creamy slices of avocado, crisp strands of carrots and cucumbers rounds, zippy pickled red onions, spicy jalapenos and umami-rich hoison sauce. If you like it hot, add some sriracha or sambal and get ready to indulge in an almost perfect guilt free treat.

  • 11 of 18

    Spicy Fried Chicken Katsu Toasted Sesame Steamed Buns

    Chicken Katsu Steamed Buns with pickles, cilantro and chili paste
    Grilled Cheese Social

    With a kick from sambal, a spicy Asian vinegar-y hot sauce paste, a hint of tartness from quick pickled cucumbers, and a pop of herbal freshness from cilantro, this chicken katsu steamed bun recipe results in one heck of a spicy chicken sandwich. 

  • 12 of 18

    Meatloaf Sandwich Recipe

    Quick and easy meatloaf sandwich recipe
    Grilled Cheese Social

    This quick and easy meatloaf sandwich recipe is perfect for utilizing leftovers in the most delicious way possible. 

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  • 13 of 18

    Wisconsin Cheddar Grilled Cheese with Bacon Jam and Pickled Jalapenos

    Bacon Jam Grilled Cheese with Pickled Jalapenos
    Grilled Cheese Social

    This ultimate grilled cheese sandwich is loaded with Wisconsin's best aged sharp cheddar, sweet and savory homemade bacon jam, and spicy pickled jalapeños. It's rich, creamy, crunchy, meaty, cheesy, sweet, and spicy and basically encapsulates every delicious flavor between two hearty slices of buttery Texas toast. 

  • 14 of 18

    Roasted Corn Grilled Cheese with Pickled Jalapenos

    Roasted Corn Grilled Cheese with Pickled Jalapenos
    Grilled Cheese Social

    Buttery roasted corn, spicy jalapenos, and rich manchego cheese come together in this zesty Roasted Corn Grilled Cheese.  

  • 15 of 18

    Chicken, Mozzarella and Avocado Sandwich

    Chicken and Avocado Pretzel Sandwich
    Grilled Cheese Social

    This Chicken, Mozzarella and Avocado Sandwich is on a pretzel bun and features thinly sliced chicken alongside avocado, orange tomato, spicy pickled red onions, fresh mozzarella and honey dijon mustard

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    Asian BBQ Pulled Pork Slider Sandwich Recipe with Apple Slaw

    Asian Slaw BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders
    Grilled Cheese Social

    Check out the recipe for these tender pulled pork sliders topped with tangy asian bbq sauce, crisp refreshing apple slaw and sweet and spicy pickles. 

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  • 17 of 18

    Hawaiian Pizza Grilled Cheese

    Hawaiian Pizza Grilled Cheese
    Grilled Cheese Social

    Hawaiian Pizza Grilled Cheese is heaven on bread. Grabbing a slice of pineapple and ham pizza is nothing out of the ordinary, but what about transforming that dish into an exotic grilled cheese filled with sweet vibrant chunks of fresh pineapple, spicy rings of pickled jalapeños, milky strands of melted mozzarella and a umami-esque tomato sauce. All these ingredients melodically combine to help pack this Hawaiian pizza style grilled cheese full of flavor. Want more protein? Add some ham or pepperoni. Either way, this sandwich is to die for.

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    Vegetarian Steamed Buns with Hoison Glazed Mushrooms

    Hoison Glazed Mushroom Vegetarian Steamed Bun
    Grilled Cheese Social

    Sweet and savory hoison glazed mushrooms, creamy kewpie mayo, nutty toasted sesame seeds, and bright cilantro come together between two pillowy steamed buns in this Vegetarian Steamed Bun. Traditionally made with pork belly, this version of bao is not only vegetarian-friendly but even meat lovers will dig its umami richness.