Sliced rye bread loaf on board

Rye bread recipes

Make your own rye bread or rye sourdough from scratch, or use ready-made slices to make Scandi-style open sandwiches with a range of delicious toppings.

18 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

This rye bread recipe is lower in gluten than your average white loaf - this recipe uses white or wholemeal flour to give a light texture but you can experiment with ratios

50 mins
Easy
Healthy
14 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This basic all-rye sourdough loaf has a deep malty flavour which works well with smoked fish or cured meats. Rye has less gluten than wheat so requires a slightly different technique

More effort
Vegetarian
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4 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

This quick canapé of traditional Jewish salt beef with a twist has the wow factor despite taking only minutes to make

10 mins
Easy
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

Serve these healthy salmon canapés at a dinner party. They come with a choice of delicious toppings – either pickled cucumber or apple with chilli salsa

25 mins
Easy
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Open sandwiches mean you use less bread, but can pile on plenty of topping, in this case Coronation-spiced lean turkey with crisp salad

8 mins
Easy
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

Open sandwiches make a lovely light lunch or dinner - try topping dark rye bread with Scandinavian-style fish, crème fraîche and tomatoes

20 mins
Easy
6 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

A lunch-friendly rye bread sandwich with salty cheese and guacamole. Serve with a zesty squeeze of lime

5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Rye bread makes for a substantial base for a lunchtime meal. Top with guacamole, Cajun chicken and lime

5 mins
Easy
7 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Some rye bread piled high with your favourite sandwich topping can be a tasty and healthy lunch, here's a few ideas

10 mins
Easy
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Combine layers of stewed apple, cardamon-flavoured rye breadcrumbs and whipped cream in this Scandinavian-inspired dessert that's fabulous for a dinner party

1 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
10 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This recipe uses a basic bread dough method, but the mix of flours gives an interesting texture and flavour

3 hrs and 55 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
4 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Banish the glassware and serve your prawn cocktails in one stylish, bite-size go

20 mins
Easy
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Take a Scandinavian approach, with an open sarnie made with rye bread and topped with smoked fish, raw fennel, capers and cream cheese

15 mins
Easy
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