The top-selling sandwiches on any menu, BLTs and Bahn mi for example, have something in common, besides bread that is. It’s balance, in taste and texture by combining ingredients that complement each other. 

For example, a fatty ingredient is balanced with a little acidity, while something chewy is balanced by the contrasting texture of something crunchy. 

Just so you don’t spend your time trying to crack the code on what complements what, we’ve prepared a handy infographic that maps the six essential sandwich elements.

Six essential sandwich elements

Now that you’ve got a nifty little cheat sheet, why not test it out on one of these café faves?