Aussie Milk Bar Salad Sandwich

Australian milk bar salad sandwiches are one of my favourite childhood foods. Prepared sandwiches and rolls are often sold in small, family run corner stores. They are also common in bakeries and at schools and cafes across Australia.

As large supermarkets and chains reduce business at many small stores, the sandwiches can be harder to find. No problem, we can make them ourselves!

This recipe is a typical of what you would find at milk bars. It features beetroot, carrot and alfalfa sprouts and a slice of cheese for a dairy kick.

Beetroot is among the most common ingredients used in Australian recipes. It also features on the Aussie Burger, if you are in the mood for a meatier meal.


  • 1 small carrot, grated
  • 1 beetroot, peeled and cooked, or a couple of slices of tinned beetroot
  • 1/4 cup of alfalfa sprouts
  • 1 slice of cheddar or swiss cheese
  • 2 slices of buttered white bread
  • 1/2 a sliced tomato


1. Butter two slices of bread and set aside.

2. Prepare the ingredients by grating the carrot, and cutting the beets and tomato into slices. Set the ingredients aside.

3. Assemble the sandwich by layering the cheese slice at the bottom, followed by the grated carrots, alfalfa sprouts, tomato slices, and beetroot. Enjoy!


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