Grilled Tortilla Sandwich

Start your day with a warm sandwich

Start your day with a warm sandwich

Warm sandwich recipes are ideal for those mornings when you only have time for a quick breakfast. The total time needed to prepare a warm, nice sandwich can be as little as 10 minutes. I believe it’s healthier to have a warm breakfast rather than to grab some cold snacks and eat them while standing in front of the fridge door.

Start the sandwich by setting the stove top grill on medium heat. When it’s hot, put a tortilla on it and heat it for 1 minute, then flip it and heat it on the other side for another minute.

Heat the tortilla on the stovetop grill

Heat the tortilla on the stovetop grill

Put some diced cheese on half of the tortilla, then add some diced ham on top of it. Heat it for 1 minute.
Put ham and cheese on the tortilla

Put ham and cheese on the tortilla

When the cheese starts melting, add a handful of rucola (or rocket salad, as it is also called in some parts of the world).
Add rucola to the tortilla sandwich

Add rucola to the tortilla sandwich

Add a few tomato slices and a tablespoon of mayonnaise.
Add the tomato slices and the mayonnaise

Add the tomato slices and the mayonnaise

Add salt and pepper according to your taste, then fold the tortilla.
Tortilla sandwich recipe for a quick and warm breakfast

Tortilla sandwich recipe for a quick and warm breakfast

Transfer the sandwich on a plate and enjoy your quick breakfast.
Grilled tortilla sandwich - yummy!

Grilled tortilla sandwich - yummy!

I won’t be giving you quantities for this recipe, because I don’t believe there’s a right way of making a sandwich. Just use whatever ingredients you like, in the quantities that fit your preferences best. If you like the tortilla less cooked, remove it from heat just after the cheese melted, and only then continue adding rucola, tomatoes, mayonnaise and other goodies. If you are on a low-fat diet, you can replace the mayonnaise with 0% fat yogurt or with salsa.

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The Ultimate Bacon-Leftovers Sandwich

Ingredients for one sandwich:

  • 1 baguette
  • 2 slices of bacon, fried and diced
  • 1-2 slices of cooked chicken leftovers, cut small
  • 1-2 slices of ham, diced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • paprika

Fry the bacon over high heat until it gets really crispy, then dice it. It’s much better to fry the whole bacon slices rather than dice them prior to frying, because you’ll end up with much less oil in your food.

In a small bowl, mix the mayonnaise with parsley, chicken bits, ham and bacon. Add a teaspoon of mustard. Mix it very well, until it looks like a creamy sauce with bits of meat in it.

Slice a pocket in the baguette, spoon the mayonnaise mix inside and sprinkle some paprika on top.

I love this sandwich recipe because it helps me “clean” the fridge after Christmas and other holidays, when we usually end up with lots of chicken, turkey or ham leftovers. Occasionally, I like to chop a small red onion and mix it into the mayonnaise dressing.

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Healthy Sandwich With Lettuce, Tomato And Ham

How easy is it to prepare a healthy snack? As easy as this sandwich recipe which takes 5 minutes to make and is healthy and delicious.

Healthy sandwich recipe

Healthy sandwich recipe


  • 2 pita breads, cut in halves
  • 4 slices of ham
  • 1 big, red, ripe tomato, sliced
  • 4 lettuce leaves
  • 1/2 cucumber, sliced
  • parsley
  • paprika powder
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

Grill the pita bread for about 1-2 minutes on each side. Optionally, you can oil the bread before putting it on the grill. Add a layer of fresh, crisp lettuce. Put the ham on top of it, then the tomato slices. Add a little parsley and a sprinkle of paprika. Fold each half pita into a sandwich shape and enjoy your healthy snack.

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