Grinder Sandwich

The famous TikTok Grinder Sandwich
Better late than never, we always say! We’re a little behind on this one, but we’re not ashamed to say that TikTok made us do it – and we’re so glad we did. Following food trends is kind of our thing. Some are trendy for the sake of being trendy (we’re looking at you, baked feta pasta), but some are genuinely delicious. This is one of them. The Grinder Sandwich catapulted into TikTok stardom some months ago, and it’s not hard to see why. It’s a play on the traditional Italian sub. Packed with flavoursome deli meats, slabs of cheese, and sandwiched in fresh bread, it’s a no-brainer. Oozing with saucy goodness that will sate your soul, there’s so much to love about this classic sandwich. Give it a go – you’ll be glad you did.

What you need



1 long baguette, halved lengthways

2 cups lettuce, shredded

¼ red onion, shredded 

1 banana pepper, sliced thinly

1 tomato, sliced

2 tbsp. mayo

1 tsp. Dijon mustard

1 tbsp. red wine vinegar

1 tsp. dried oregano

6 slices spicy salami

6 slices prosciutto 

4 slices olive mortadella

3 slices swiss cheese

Salt & pepper, to taste


Step 1
Toss lettuce, onion, banana peppers, mayo, mustard, vinegar, salt and pepper in a bowl and set salad aside. 

Step 2
Layer deli slices on the bottom half of sandwich, followed by cheese – if you would like your sandwich toasted, pop it under the grill for 2-3 minutes here.

Step 3
Top cheese with tomato slices and tossed salad. Close sandwich and cut in half. Enjoy! 


  • DELI MEATS: You can really pick any three here – we like the mix of spicy salami, salty prosciutto and the olives in the mortadella. But you can use any ham, turkey, sliced chicken or pastrami. Try to use a few different variations to add to the layering of textures and flavours. 
  • MAKE IT VEGAN: Vegan deli meats and cheeses have come a long, long way in recent years. We would know – we’ve tried basically every one! Swap for the vegan ham, cheese and mayo alternatives and you absolutely will not miss a thing with this grinder sub.
  • ADD SOME HEAT: Add a heaped tsp of chilli flakes or some hot sauce to your salad mix if you’d like that extra kick. Opt for spicy meats for that touch of extra heat.

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