Making a good sandwich is easy. All you need is some deli meat, a few leaves of lettuce, a slice of cheese, maybe some onion or tomato, and a slick of mayonnaise. Since it’s such a no-brainer, getting stuck in a sandwich rut can happen pretty easily. When your taste buds are longing for something more exciting, swap out that boring mayo for one of these six sandwich spreads. They’re easy, versatile, and much more exciting than anything you’ll find at the store. Get ready to supercharge your sandwich.
1. Veggie Cream Cheese Spread
Every bagel shop offers a pretty good selection of spreads to go on their baked goods, including a vegetable version. Aside from the occasional customer who makes an effort to construct a healthy bagel, no one really seems to go for the stuff since it doesn’t have that much flavor. Making your own is a completely different story. The Pioneer Woman’s recipe is brimming with crunchy vegetables, green onion, garlic, and dill. It’s miles ahead of any packaged version you’ve tasted. A bagel might be the obvious choice, but we love this spread on a sandwich with turkey, smoked salmon, or grilled chicken.
- 3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, slightly softened
- 6 green onions, thinly sliced
- 1 large carrot, peeled, and finely diced
- 1 celery stalk, finely diced
- ½ red bell pepper, finely diced
- ¼ cup finely diced red onion
- 1 tablespoon chopped chives
- 1 tablespoon chopped dill
- 1 garlic clove, minced
Directions: In a food processor, combine all ingredients. Pulse until mixture reaches your desired consistency. Transfer to a covered container, and store in the fridge. Serve cold.