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The best recipes for British Sandwich Week

Who doesn't love a good sandwich? Embrace this lunch staple with one of these tasty recipes

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The best recipes for British Sandwich Week

As if you needed an excuse to indulge in this absolute lunchtime classic, it's British Sandwich Week!

Named after 18th century aristocrat John Montagu (the 4th Earl of Sandwich), the nifty combination of meat tucked between two bits of bread has seen many an update over the years.

Here are a few variations ideal for satisfying those lunchtime, dinner time, afternoon (or even midnight) hunger pangs...

coronation chicken finger sandwiches 

Created in 1953 to celebrate the Queen's coronation, this mix of chicken, mayonnaise and curry powder is a long-standing British favourite. We've added sweet, diced dried apricots to our recipe, along with a chopped red pepper for added crunch. Serve these to family or guests and you can guarantee that they'll swiftly vanish.

toasted ciabatta tricolore

Tomato, basil and mozzarella – a foolproof combination. Served in warm ciabatta rolls, this Caprese sarnie will tempt vegetarians and meat eaters alike.  

smoked mackerel open sandwiches

Fans of Scandi grub will love these tasty open sandwiches. Soft cheese mixed with horseradish perfectly complements flaked, smokey mackerel. Top with crunchy apple, radish and fronds of dill - and don't forget the gherkins!

smoked salmon and chive soft cheese toastie

Ah, the toasted sandwich. Whether oozing melted cheese or served reuben-style (packed with pastrami), this is one finger-licking lunch. We love this smoked salmon and soft cheese sarnie. Warm, toasted bread, kiln-roasted salmon, creamy soft cheese and chopped gherkins – who could resist?

Mustard steak sandwich

A super substantial lunch option that will carry you through until dinner time, this steak and mustard on ciabatta number is best served warm with plenty of caramelised onions.

Bánh mì Asian baguette

Vietnamese sandwiches with fresh flavours and hits of spice can be easily created using leftover Sunday roast meat like beef or ham. Combine slices of cold meat with chilli, coriander and some crunchy veg, serve between fresh and chewy tiger bread and you've got yourself a taste of Vietnam in a sarnie.

Chess board sandwiches

Mix 'n' match sandwiches? We're game if you're are...

These dainty sandwiches are great for picnics, and make the perfect snack for kids' parties, too! Swap the fillings for whatever takes your fancy. Ham, tuna mayo or brie and cranberry sauce would all work well.

Find everything you need to make the ultimate sandwich at Asda or pop into your local store.