When I was thinking about what I wanted to bring to our collaboration 4th of July party, I asked my mom what she thought I should make. I wanted her to think vintage/retro foods that she hadn’t seen for a long time. That’s when she came up with ribbon sandwiches. I probably have eaten a ribbon sandwich before, but I didn’t remember what they had in them. I wanted to create a couple variations so there would be something for everyone.
My version of a ribbon sandwich is 3 slices of bread (they can be all the same type of bread or a variety for color) with 2 layers of filling.
I wanted to make one that kids would like and knew I needed to use peanut butter. I decided nutella, bananas ,honey and peanut butter would make a great combination.
I started with spreading nutella on a slice of bread and then added some sliced banana on top. I spread the middle piece of bread with peanut butter and honey.
I stacked up the slices of bread on top of each other.
Then I cut off the crust making a square (or close to a square).
Then I cut them in half creating 2 triangles. I loved being able to see the layers of goodness in these sandwiches.
My next ribbon sandwich I knew I wanted to create a ham salad layer. Once I had my ham salad spread on the first slice of bread, I decided I wanted to do a cream cheese and cucumber layer to go along with it.
This combination turned out really yummy. The cucumbers gave it a nice crunch.
- 2 slices ham (1/4 inch thick)
- 1/4 cup miracle whip
- 1 TBL mustard
- 1 TBL sweet relish
- salt & pepper to taste
- Chop ham into small pieces
- Add chopped ham, miracle whip, mustard, relish, salt and pepper to a bowl
- Mix until all is combined.
- Spread on bread
I then decided to make a classic egg salad. I love a good egg salad and thought 2 layers of egg salad would be so yummy!
My egg salad recipe is super easy:
1 dozen hard boiled eggs – peeled
1 cup miracle whip
salt & pepper to taste
Make sure your eggs get chopped up small and mix everything together and you’re done.
They all turned out so beautiful and looked just like I thought a ribbon sandwich should look like. Plus they were something different that you don’t normally see at a potluck or party.
Have you ever made ribbon sandwiches? What are some of your favorite combinations?