This peanut butter, honey, and arugula sandwich is a grown up version of your childhood favorite. A satisfyingly easy, pantry staple supper that’s unexpected…and unexpectedly amazing.
Peanut Butter, Honey, and Arugula Sandwich
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- 5 M
- 5 M
- Makes 1 open-face sandwich
Recipe Testers' Reviews
Toasted multigrain sourdough + creamy, salted, organic peanut butter + honey + baby arugula = one fine sandwich.
Funny, this sandwich came along just a few weeks after some friends packed up a peanut butter and romaine lettuce sandwich on untoasted bread for me before I had to travel by air. That was also delicious, but the bite of baby arugula really rounds out the flavor profile in a way that fairly bland but crunchy romaine did not.
Having added baby arugula, I now would like to sub fully mature arugula as it adds more bite, and sub out almond butter for the peanut butter to complement the Italian nature of the arugula. I think it’ll be the perfect sandwich.
This is an interesting sandwich, just not for your PB&J purist. It’s reminiscent of a sandwich my mom made when I was a kid. Back then, it wasn’t unusual for lettuce to be added to a peanut butter and honey sandwich. The arugula adds a subtle peppery bite to the sweetness of the honey and offsets the richness of the peanut butter.
This would be a nice nostalgic sammie for those children of the ‘60s and ‘70s. The reaction of several of my tasters was to take a pass on this, but I enjoyed the taste and texture of the sandwich. I think this would work just as well with differing types of lettuce like mache, endive, or frisée, as well as your standard lettuces.
I love peanut butter sandwiches and I love arugula, but I never thought to put the two together. This just sounded so weird that I had to try it. It was strange, but really satisfying!
The arugula adds a nice freshness and helps prevent the peanut butter from sticking to your mouth. It also made me feel like I was eating a salad along with my sandwich - how healthy of me!
I used crunchy peanut butter and sourdough bread (toasted) .... I think I'll add a sprinkle of salt next time... but it was good and weird and really enjoyable!