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

These recipes look delicious!

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 — and flavorful — than a lettuce wrap!

Here’s a recipe from blogger Badtuber, with instructions to slice large pickles lengthwise, combine condiments such as mayonnaise and mustard, then layer in cheese, salami, and turkey. You can use a toothpick to keep the entire Keto-friendly thing together. You won’t miss the bread at all!

See how it looks when it comes together, as illustrated in this Instagram post from @mashanda4real:

Or this one, from California’s 19TEN Oceanside restaurant:

New Jersey-based sandwich shop Elsie’s brands itself as the “home of the pickle sandwich.” Check this amazing monster out:


These easy-to-make 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.


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.


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 wrapped, rolled-up food looks in a kid’s lunchbox. All you require 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! Pickles are clearly where it’s at.