One of my first jobs was as a hostess at the Fox and Hound restaurant in North Hills. I eventually worked my way up to a waitress but every time I had a shift, I always ordered their black forest sandwich. Their version of this sandwich was made from shaved turkey, bacon, lettuce, and tomato. It was topped with honey mustard dressing and loaded on a pretzel bun.  Served warm, this sandwich was hard to beat. That’s why I made a Healthyish version.

black forest sandwich - healthyish foods

The black forest sandwich is traditionally made from Black Forest ham. The ham was given this name because it was originally manufactured in Black Forest, Germany. Black Forest ham is a dry-cured smoked ham that has a very distinctive black skin. The black skin is what gives it its unique smoky flavor and appearance. So, to keep things on the more traditional side, I opted for black forest ham in this recipe. Trust me guys, once you try this sandwich you’ll be hooked!

Ingredients Needed for this Black Forest Sandwich

Meat – You’ll need three slices of Black Forest ham for this recipe.

Toppings – Shredded lettuce and sliced tomato work best for this recipe.

Bun – I strongly suggest using a pretzel bun for this sandwich. It adds so much flavor and texture. Just be sure to toast it first.

Cheese – Swiss cheese tastes amazing with this sandwich. However, provolone would work well too.

Honey Mustard – Be sure to add the homemade honey mustard to this sandwich. Extra dressing can be stored covered in the refrigerator for three to four days.

How to Make a Black Forest Sandwich

Combine mayonnaise, Dijon, honey, apple cider vinegar, salt, and paprika in a small mixing bowl. Mix until well combined.

Slice and toast a pretzel bun.

In a small skillet, heat the ham slices and top it with a slice of swiss cheese.

Once the cheese is melted on top of the ham, add it to the bottom of the pretzel bun.

Top with shredded lettuce, sliced tomatoes and homemade honey mustard dressing.

Serve hot and enjoy.

black forest sandwich - healthyish foods

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black forest sandwich - healthyish foods

Ultimate Black Forest Sandwich

As background, black forest sandwiches are traditionally made from Black Forest ham. The ham was given this name because it was originally manufactured in Black Forest, Germany.
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Ingredients

Homemade Honey Mustard

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1.5 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Pinch paprika

Black Forest Sandwich

  • 1 pretzel bun toasted
  • 3 slices Black Forest ham
  • 1 slice Swiss cheese
  • ¼ cup shredded lettuce
  • 2 slices of tomato

Equipment

  • 1 non-stick skillet
  • 1 toaster
  • 1 small mixing bowl

Instructions 

  • Combine mayonnaise, Dijon, honey, apple cider vinegar, salt, and paprika in a small mixing bowl. Mix until well combined.
  • Slice and toast a pretzel bun.
  • In a small skillet, heat the ham slices and top it with a slice of swiss cheese.
  • Once the cheese is melted on top of the ham, add it to the bottom of the pretzel bun.
  • Top with shredded lettuce, sliced tomatoes and homemade honey mustard dressing.
  • Serve hot and enjoy.

Nutrition

Serving: 1sandwich, Calories: 627kcal, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 22g, Fat: 49g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 25g, Monounsaturated Fat: 11g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 85mg, Sodium: 2029mg, Potassium: 456mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 23g, Vitamin A: 728IU, Vitamin C: 8mg, Calcium: 176mg, Iron: 2mg