Guide Sandwiches and wraps are the perfect easy-to-serve option when prepping for lunch, brunch or picnic with family and friends.
Keep an eye on the contrast of crisp and soft textures, and remember not to overfill the sandwich – it will only make it hard to eat. Follow Martin Berg’s simple structure for assembling complete bread-based dishes to create your own house recipes from favourite in-season ingredients.
Cooking guide Four steps to a perfect sandwich
01 The Bread
Good bread makes good sandwiches, and the quality of the ingredients is crucial for the result. We work with 5 five different bread types – flatbread, rye bread, sourdough panini, and small sourdough rolls. Whether you bake bread at home, shop from a bakery or supermarket, take your time to find your favourites for different occasions. Prep the bread with a simple spread – like the hummus base or cream cheese, before continuing with the other layers.
02 The Base
The foundation is key to a successful sandwich or wrap, so do not neglect the base. Seasonal fresh leaves and lettuce, crisp cabbages, herbs and sprouts provide the dish with a rich core of flavour and crispness. Adding boiled grains, legumes or quinoa is a great way to make it more filling. Finish off the base with some grated or sliced raw vegetables for full flavouring and texture.
03 The Seasonal heroes
Following your local climate and vegetation is a sustainable way to get close to harvest time and get a richer taste experience. Spring and summer veggies, such as raw, marinated or pickled carrots, red onions and radishes, are ideal for soft-bread sandwiches. When autumn and winter arrive, turn on the oven for a gentle roast of vegetables or mushrooms, like portabello, fennel, and beetroots.
04 The Toppings
Dressings are not only for salads but are a true game-changer in sandwiches, too. The variations are endless – from vivid seasonings, like a homemade sprinkle mix to the natural delight of fresh herbs and lemon zest. Our soy tahini dressing adds a palatable touch of umami. The pairing of shaved cheese and berries brings out that satisfying juxtaposition of sweet and salty. For an extra crunch, crown your dish with roasted nuts or seeds.
This guide and the full recipe can be found in upcoming ARKET café Cookbook, launched this winter. A vegetarian recipe collection with delicious dishes, cooking guides and personal stories on the philosophy behind our café.