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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 bread-free 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 also way more inventive — and flavorful — than a lettuce wrap!

We found a recipe from blogger Badtuber that involves slicing large pickles lengthwise, combining condiments such as mayonnaise and mustard, then layering in cheese, salami and turkey. You can then use a toothpick to keep the entire Keto-friendly thing together. You won’t miss the bread at all!

This Instagram from California’s 19TEN Oceanside restaurant shows how theirs comes together:

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, the great thing about sandwich recipes is that you can substitute the ingredients for all of 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 between two pickle slices to create a low-carb version of a classic Reuben sandwich.

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


Several food bloggers even recommend using pickle slices to make wraps, too. For example, 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.


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

Plus, look at how adorable this 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.