If you’ve ever eaten a bad sandwich, you know that the culprit can often be the vegetables. A soggy tomato, wilted lettuce or limp pickles can spoil an otherwise tasty sandwich and take you straight into sad desk-lunch territory. But here’s some good news for sandwich lovers everywhere — summer produce is at its peak right now. That means crisp lettuce; crunchy radishes and cucumbers; basil, chives and parsley eager to be blitzed into pesto (hello, pesto mayo); and of course, juicy tomatoes are all available and ready to take your sandwiches to the next level.
In honor of National Sandwich Month, we’ve rounded up 11 delicious and healthy sandwiches that celebrate summer’s best. From putting green goddess dressing and spinach in your turkey sandwich to adding fresh peaches to a mozzarella panini, these recipes elevate the humble sandwich. Grab your farmers market tote and a loaf of bread — it’s time to make an epic sandwich.