Today’s recipe: an homemade gluten free Subway sandwich (my all time favourite – Italian B.M.T.) made with Schnitzer gluten free ciabatta bread, a quick homemade Southwest style sauce and added goat cheese. 🙂
Is there anything gluten free at Subway? This question pops up fairly often and sadly the short answer is no. At least here in the UK. Technically yes, some of the sandwich fillings are naturally gluten free of course, but let’s be real, Subway = crumb city! From bread being handled absolutely everywhere and right by the filling containers to them constantly picking from all said containers after touching bread… the place is a complete and utter cross-contamination nightmare.
For that reason, I’m not sure I’d want to eat at Subway even if they were to start stocking gluten free bread. Unless they had a separate area, utensils, filling containers, etc. dedicated to making the gluten free sandwiches, it wouldn’t work.
I have heard of people ordering salads and requesting that the fillings be taken from unopened containers at the back, but I’ve never personally done this… So I’m not really comfortable recommending something I have no experience of. Plus, I don’t know about you, but I don’t feel like it’s worth going to Subway and taking risks just for a salad, but maybe that’s just me. lol
But just because we can’t eat at Subway, nothing can stop us from making a gluten free Subway sandwich at home, right? 😉 And I stumbled onto such a perfect bread for it in Nisa the other day – Schnitzer gluten free ciabatta bread. So far I’ve tried the olive one (they come in different flavours) and oh my god it has to be one of the best gluten free bread I’ve ever had! It has a perfect soft texture and holds together really well. No falling apart, no cardboard flavour, just a delicious bread that almost feels like the real thing!
Has anyone seen or bought this bread before? I’ve never seen it in any major supermarkets so other than Nisa and the Internet, I have no idea where to find it… if you do, let me know in the comments! 🙂
But yeah, if you can get your hands on it, you really really need to try it! It’s not the cheapest, but there’s two in each pack and they’re a pretty decent size. As an occasional treat, it’s well worth the money in my opinion.
And on to the Gluten free Subway Sandwich recipe:
Preparation time: 5 mins (to chop everything)
Cooking time: 10 minutes (to warm up the bread) + (to grill the sandwich)
- Ciabatta bread or baguette (I used Schnitzer gluten free olive ciabatta bread)
- Cheese (I used goat cheese)
- Tomato slices
- Cucumber slices
- Iceberg lettuce
- Black olives
- Homemade Southwest sauce
- Dried oregano
- Black pepper
For the Southwest sauce:
- 5 Tbsp mayonnaise
- 1 Tbsp chipotle sauce (but when I don’t have any, I use Sriracha)
- 1 Tbsp dijon mustard
- Juice of half a lime (or 1-2 Tbsp bottled lime juice)
- 1 tsp harrissa paste
- Pre-heat the oven to 200C and cook the bread for about 10 minutes on the middle shelf.
- Meanwhile, prepare the Southwest sauce and chop all the vegetables.
- Once the bread has cooled down a bit, cut in half, but not all the way.
- Add the ham, salami, pepperoni and goat cheese as well as a bit of oregano on top and put under the grill (on the middle shelf) for 3 to 4 minutes. Until the cheese turn golden.
- Add everything else with a generous amount of sauce and some salt and black pepper on top.