‘Pickle Subs’ Are The Most Delicious Low-carb Alternative To Your Favorite Sandwich
Posted February 11, 2019 3:09 p.m. EST
Updated February 8, 2021 11:00 a.m. EST
If you’re looking for a way to satisfy your craving for a big, juicy sub without overindulging on carbs, this bread-free hack is for you. “Pickle subs” require swapping bread for large pickle slices so you can still enjoy a sandwich without the carbs. It’s also way more inventive — and flavorful — than a lettuce wrap!
We found a recipe from blogger Badtuber that involves slicing large pickles lengthwise, combining condiments such as mayonnaise and mustard, then layering in cheese, salami and turkey. You can then use a toothpick to keep the entire Keto-friendly thing together. You won’t miss the bread at all!
This Instagram from California’s 19TEN Oceanside restaurant shows how theirs comes together:
New Jersey-based sandwich shop Elsie’s brands itself as the “home of the pickle sandwich.” Check this amazing monster out:
These easy-to-make subs will surely upgrade your desk lunch, make a great snack for the kids or be a crowd-pleasing appetizer. Of course, the great thing about sandwich recipes is that you can substitute the ingredients for all of your personal favorites.
For example, a recipe from Canadian Cooking Adventures shows how you can layer pickled beef brisket, Swiss cheese and Thousand Island dressing between two pickle slices to create a low-carb version of a classic Reuben sandwich.
Several food bloggers even recommend using pickle slices to make wraps, too. For example, this recipe from Unsophisticook shows how you can place cream cheese wedges around a pickle and then wrap everything in a slice of dried beef. Slice them into rounds, and you’ve got yourself one delicious snack or appetizer.
Meanwhile, Momdot points out that these roll-ups are so easy to make, you can even get your kids in on the action. So, meal prep just got a bit easier and more fun!
Plus, look at how adorable this wrapped, rolled-up food looks in a kid’s lunchbox. All you require is some turkey, American cheese and a little mayo to wrap around the pickle slices.
With sub, sandwich and wrap recipes this delicious, your bread-eating days are numbered! Pickles are clearly where it’s at.