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From lunchbox snacks to weekend treats, make lunch a lot more exciting with the following bread and sandwich square recipes.

Chicken & Tomato Sandwich Squares

Chicken lovers will enjoy this flavourful and succulent sandwich. Easy to make and great as a lunchbox snack.

Tip for lunchbox: Place the lettuce and tomato between chicken pieces to prevent sandwich squares from becoming soggy.


2 sandwich squares
40g smooth cream cheese
15ml basil pesto
A handful of lettuce leaves or rocket leaves, torn
6 slices shaved chicken
1 tomato, sliced
Salt and milled black pepper


  1. In a small bowl, mix the cream cheese and basil pesto.
  2. Open the sandwich squares and spread with cream cheese.
  3. Top the sandwich squares with torn lettuce leaves, shaved chicken and tomato.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Close the sandwich with the top of the sandwich square.

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Toasted Tuna Sandwich

With just a few ingredients, you can whip up this crunchy, good-for-you sarmie. It’s got loads of protein and fresh veggies – a delicious, easy lunch to make on the weekend.

Makes 4 sandwiches


2 cups tinned tuna, drained
2 tomatoes, cored and diced
2 sticks celery, peeled and diced
1/4 cup plain yoghurt
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
8 slices brown bread bread
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 Romaine lettuce, leaves torn
Salt and pepper


  1. Place the tinned tuna in a mixing bowl and flake with a fork. Add the tomatoes, celery, yoghurt, mayonnaise and seasoning. Stir well to combine.
  2. Toast the slices of bread under a hot grill or in a toaster until golden-brown.
  3. Remove and spread with butter. Top four slices with torn lettuce leaves and the tuna salad mixture.
  4. Place the other toasted slices of bread on top and then cut the sandwiches

Italian-Style Chicken Sandwich Square Melts

Turn chicken schnitzels or breasts into Italian-style sandwiches. Fancy grilled sandwiches bursting with flavour, ideal for picnics and easy dinners.


2 sandwich squares
15ml butter
30ml mayonnaise
6 large basil leaves
2 crumbed chicken schnitzels, cooked and cooled
60ml sundried tomato pesto or tomato pasta sauce
2 slices cheddar or mozzarella cheese


  1. Open the sandwich squares and butter the outer side of each slice and place onto a board, inner side facing up.
  2. Spread the mayonnaise onto two of the sandwich square halves and top with some large basil leaves.
  3. Cut the cooked and cooled chicken schnitzels in half and place on top of the basil.
  4. Spoon some of the sundried tomato pesto or tomato pasta sauce on top and cover with cheddar or mozzarella cheese.
  5. Close the sandwich buttered side facing outwards.
  6. Either grill the sandwich squares in a hot pan, under a grill, or on a panini-style press.
  7. Cook for 2-3 minutes, per side, or until the sandwich squares are crispy and golden and the cheese has melted.
  8. Cut diagonally in half. Secure with toothpicks before serving.

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Creamy Avocado on Toast


1 brown sandwich square
4 tbsp. cream cheese
1 ripe avocado
Lemon juice to taste
1 sliced tomato
Pinch of salt
Black pepper to taste


  1. Open one brown sandwich square and toast each slice until golden brown.
  2. Peel and chop avocado into a bowl, then add lemon juice, salt, and black pepper before smashing it all together using a fork.
  3. Season the cream cheese to your liking with salt and pepper.
  4. Spread each toasted square slice with seasoned cream cheese.
  5. Top with your freshly made guacamole.
  6. Add the sliced tomato as the finishing touch.

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Toasted Turkey Magic


1 brown sandwich square
Turkey roll
1 egg
50-75g cheese


  1. Separate the brown sandwich square and butter the outside of each half.
  2. In a pan, fry an egg as per your preference.
  3. Grate the cheese, then sprinkle over one side of the sandwich square slices.
  4. Stack your slices of cold meat on top of the cheese.
  5. Add some more cheese for good measure.
  6. Top with the other sandwich square slice and then toast until golden brown and the cheese is oozing.
SOURCERecipes supplied by Blue Ribbon. Use Blue Ribbon bread and sandwich squares for the best result.