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‘Pickle Subs’ Are The Most Delicious Low-Carb Alternative To Your Favorite Sandwich

If you like pickles, you'll love these!

If you’re looking for a way to satisfy your craving for a big, juicy sub without overindulging on carbs, this no-bread hack is for you. “Pickle subs” require swapping bread for large pickle slices so you can still enjoy a sandwich without the carbs. It’s way more inventive than a lettuce wrap!

This video from Delish shows how you can take large pickles, slice and core them and then layer mayo, mustard, ham, cheese and tomato in between to create a sub-style sandwich. You won’t miss bread at all once you end up with this delicious-looking meal.

See how it all comes together here:

These subs will surely upgrade your desk lunch, make a great snack for the kids or be a crowd-pleasing appetizer. Of course, you can substitute the sandwich ingredients to include your personal favorites.

For example, a recipe from Canadian Cooking Adventures shows how you can layer pickled beef brisket, Swiss cheese and Thousand Island dressing in between pickle slices to create a low-carb version of a classic Reuben sandwich.

Canadian Cooking Adventures

A version from Wicked Stuffed also highlights how using pickle slices can upgrade a regular tuna salad sandwich. This recipe suggests adding fresh dill to go along with the salt and pepper. Yum-my.

Wicked Stuffed

You can incorporate pickle slices to make wraps too. This recipe from Unsophisticook shows how you can place cream cheese wedges around a pickle and then wrap everything in a slice of dried beef. Slice them into rounds, and you’ve got yourself one delicious snack or appetizer.


The Momdot website also points out that these roll-ups are so easy to make, you can get your kids in on the action. So, meal prep just got a bit easier!

Plus, look at how adorable this version looks in a kid’s lunchbox. All it requires is some turkey, American cheese and a little mayo to wrap around the pickle slices.


With sub, sandwich and wrap recipes this delicious, your bread-eating days are numbered!