Make your own Jimmy John's Unwich! {VIDEO}

Make your own Unwich at home, Jimmy John's style! This is such a great way to ditch the carb- and calorie-loaded bread and enjoy a healthy salad in the form of a sandwich.


I recently fell madly in love with Jimmy John's delicious Unwich. I typically don't consume a ton of bread in the summer, so the love happened hard and fast. Using lettuce to hold together sandwich ingredients is pure genius! Last week I had a craving for an Unwich, so I made an impromptu stop at JJ's. I was so excited to eat it, but sorely disappointed when I unveiled the wrapping. Inside of the lettuce was, well, a lot of AIR, and then there were three tiny tomato slices and a sad squirt of mayo sitting atop a pathetic-looking piece or two of turkey.

The food blogger in me said I CAN DO BETTER, so I took action. I stopped at the store and picked up ingredients to make a WAY cheaper, WAY more packed, WAY tastier version of the Unwich. Friends, I introduce you to the Meg-Unwich!

The Montana mountains are calling! Until next time!

For other healthy lunch ideas, check out my Healthy Lunch Bowl and my Green Salad.

Veggie, Sandwhich, Whole30
Yield: 2


prep time: 5 minscook time: 5 minstotal time: 10 mins

Make your own Unwich at home, Jimmy John's style!


  • 4 large iceberg lettuce leaves
  • 6 slices turkey
  • 1 small tomato, cut into small slices
  • Half of a cucumber, peeled and sliced
  • Handful of assorted, chopped veggies (if desired)
  • Mustard and/or mayo
  • Seasoned salt


  1. Make two iceberg lettuce "bowls," two leaves deep. Divide the remaining ingredients between them and wrap tightly, enclosing them like burritos. Wrap with parchment paper for added stability.
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