Pastrami Salad Sandwich #CookOffBeforeKickOff

Warburtons are running a competition of their Facebook page to celebrate the 2014 World Cup. 'Cook Off Before Kick Off' challenges footie fans to share photos of their choice of match-time snacks for a chance to win prizes.

Here's my American style snack for the USA vs Germany match on 26th June - it's my take on 'Pastrami on Rye' served at the famous Katz Deli in New York - remember 'that' scene from When Harry Met Sally? It's filmed there!

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Mr Kay and I once ate there, a fair few years ago before the boys came along. The servings were enourmous - the steaming hot pastrami making up 90% of the sandwich, which was also served with mustard and pickles. It was delicious and all American.

My Pastrami Salad Sandwich is slightly lighter - spicy pastrami, tangy Swiss cheese, sour gherkins, juicy tomatoes and crunchy lettuce sandwiched between Warburtons deli thins (just 100 calories per serving) smeared with mustard. Perfect with a beer. Go USA.

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Pastrami Salad Sandwiches: 

  • Makes: 6 sandwiches
  • Time:  10 minutes
  • Cost:  £1.48 per sandwich
  • Calories:  289 per sandwich


  • Pack of 6 Warburtons Sandwich Thins
  • 6 teaspoons hot dog mustard (or extra if you like)
  • Around 18 slices of pickled cucumber or gherkins
  • 6 slices of Swiss cheese
  • 330g thinly sliced beef pastrami (around 30 slices)
  • 3 ripe tomatoes, sliced
  • 12 little gem lettuce leaves
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Spread one side of your Warburton deli thin with mustard - or both if you love mustard. Place 3 gherkin slices on top of the mustard followed by a slice of Swiss cheese, 4-5 slices of pastrami, sliced tomato, lettuce and finally the second side of your Warburton deli thin. Slice and enjoy straight away.

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One last thing, I gave my boys (age 37, 5 and 3) some Pastrami Salad Sandwiches to try to see what they thought. Mr Kay loved them with a beer and ate several. The younger two enjoyed them minus the pickles, mustard and salad! Oh well, you can't please them all!

Pastrami Salad Sandwich

This post is in association with Warburtons. All content is my own.