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Tasty vegan sandwich recipes

The Best Vegan Sandwich Recipes

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From hearty plant-based proteins to an array of colorful vegetables, vegan sandwiches have evolved into a culinary phenomenon that caters to diverse tastes and preferences. Whether you’re a seasoned vegan, a curious omnivore looking to explore new horizons, or someone simply seeking a lighter, more sustainable lunch option, these recipes promise to be your compass in the world of delicious vegan sandwich innovation.

There are many reasons why vegan sandwiches deserve a special place in our diets. These wholesome creations offer a treasure trove of nutrients and health benefits that are worth celebrating:

  • Vibrant Ingredients: Vegan sandwiches are a canvas for colorful vegetables, fiber-rich legumes, and an array of whole grains. They provide a diverse range of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that support overall well-being.
  • Heart Health: By omitting saturated fats and cholesterol-laden animal products, vegan sandwiches promote heart health. The inclusion of ingredients like avocados, nuts, and seeds offers healthy fats that can help lower the risk of cardiovascular disease.
  • Weight Management: A well-balanced vegan sandwich can be a satisfying and calorie-conscious meal, making it a valuable choice for those aiming to maintain a healthy weight.
  • Digestive Wellness: The abundance of fiber in vegan sandwiches supports digestive health, aiding in regularity and promoting a balanced gut microbiome.
  • Ethical Eating: Vegan sandwiches align with values of compassion and sustainability by reducing the demand for animal agriculture, which has far-reaching consequences for animal welfare and the environment.
  • Reduced Disease Risk: Plant-based diets, including vegan sandwiches, have been linked to a lower risk of chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, certain cancers, and hypertension.
As we celebrate the nutritional prowess and health-conscious nature of vegan sandwiches, it’s important to remember that they are not just a meal but a lifestyle choice — a choice that fosters personal well-being while contributing positively to the world. With a myriad of flavors and combinations to explore, vegan sandwiches beckon us to embrace a diet that is not only nourishing but also exciting and compassionate.
 
So, whether you’re a seasoned vegan, a health enthusiast, or someone simply eager to diversify your diet, embrace the world of vegan sandwiches with open arms. Each bite is a step towards a healthier, more sustainable future — one that celebrates the harmony of taste and nutrition. 

Vegan Chickpea Salad with Nuttino Chives Spread Sandwich

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 sandwiches

Ingredients

For the Chickpea Salad:

  • 2 cans chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup vegan mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped pickles (dill or sweet, as per your preference)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped (or 1 tablespoon dried dill)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For Assembling:

  • 8 slices of your favorite vegan bread
  • Nuttino chives spread
  • Lettuce leaves
  • Tomato slices
  • Avocado slices (optional)

Instructions

  1. Prepare the Chickpea Salad:
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the drained and rinsed chickpeas. Mash them with a fork or potato masher until you have a chunky texture. You can leave some chickpeas partially whole for added texture.
  1. Add the Flavor:
  • To the mashed chickpeas, add the vegan mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, fresh lemon juice, chopped red onion, chopped celery, chopped pickles, fresh dill, and garlic powder.
  1. Season and Mix:
  • Season the mixture with salt and pepper to taste. Start with a pinch of each, then adjust according to your preference. Mix all the ingredients together until well combined. Taste and adjust the seasonings if needed.
  1. Assemble the Sandwiches:
  • Lay out 8 slices of your favorite vegan bread on a clean surface.
  • On 4 of the bread slices, spread on Nuttino chives spread and place a lettuce leaf on top
  • Top the lettuce with a generous scoop of the chickpea salad mixture (about 1/4 of the total mixture on each).
  • Add a slice of tomato and avocado (if desired) on top of the chickpea salad.
  • Finish each sandwich with another slice of bread.
  1. Slice and Serve:
  • Carefully cut each sandwich in half diagonally.
  • Optionally, secure each half with a toothpick or wrap in parchment paper for easier handling.
  1. Enjoy:
  • Your Vegan Chickpea Salad Sandwiches are ready to serve. Enjoy them fresh or refrigerate them for later. They make a delicious and satisfying meal for lunch or a light dinner.

Feel free to customize your sandwiches by adding ingredients like sprouts, cucumber slices, or vegan cheese for extra flavor and texture. Enjoy your plant-based creation!

Vegan Jackfruit Sandwich with Nuttino Paprika Chili Cheese

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4 sandwiches

Ingredients

For the Jackfruit:

  • 2 cans of young green jackfruit in water or brine, drained and rinsed
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Coleslaw:

  • 2 cups shredded cabbage (green or purple)
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup vegan mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or agave nectar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For Assembling:

Instructions

  1. Prepare the Jackfruit:
  • In a large skillet, heat the chopped onion and sauté until translucent, about 3-4 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook for another 30 seconds until fragrant.
  • Add the drained and rinsed jackfruit to the skillet. Use a fork or potato masher to break the jackfruit into shreds.
  • Sprinkle smoked paprika and cumin over the jackfruit, then stir to combine. Cook for 2-3 minutes to allow the jackfruit to absorb the flavors.
  1. Make the Coleslaw:
  • While the jackfruit is simmering, prepare the coleslaw. In a mixing bowl, combine the shredded cabbage and carrots.
  • In a separate small bowl, whisk together the vegan mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup or agave nectar, and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Pour the dressing over the cabbage and carrots and toss until well coated. Refrigerate the coleslaw until you’re ready to assemble the sandwiches.
  1. Assemble the Sandwiches:
  • Toast the hamburger buns lightly if desired.
  • Divide the jackfruit evenly among the bottom halves of the buns.
  • Add the Nuttino paprika chili cheese to the top half of the bun
  • Top the jackfruit with a generous portion of coleslaw.
  • Optionally, add a few pickle slices for extra flavor and crunch.
  • Finish with the top halves of the buns.
  1. Serve and Enjoy:
  • Your Vegan Jackfruit Sandwiches are ready to be devoured. Serve them with a side of extra coleslaw, some baked fries, or a fresh salad.

These sandwiches deliver a delightful mix of smoky and tangy flavors, making them a perfect choice for your next vegan barbecue or weeknight dinner. Enjoy!

Mediterranean-Inspired Vegan Sandwich with Nuttino Garlic Rosemary Spread

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 sandwiches

Ingredients

For the Sandwich:

  • 4 whole-grain sandwich rolls or pitas
  • 1 cup Nuttino garlic and rosemary spread
  • 1 cup baby spinach or arugula leaves
  • 1 cup cucumber slices
  • 1 cup sliced tomato
  • 1 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives (Kalamata or any variety you prefer)
  • 1/2 cup sliced roasted red peppers (from a jar or freshly roasted)
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced cucumber
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves or baby spinach leaves
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Slice and Assemble:
  • Slice the sandwich rolls or pitas in half horizontally, if they aren’t already. If you’re using pitas, gently open the pockets.
  • Spread a generous amount of Nuttino Garlic and Rosemary spread on the bottom half of each roll or pita.
  1. Layer the Ingredients:
  • Begin by adding a layer of baby spinach or arugula leaves on top of the Nuttino
  • Layer the cucumber slices, tomato slices, red onion slices, black olives, roasted red pepper slices, and thinly sliced cucumber on top of the greens.
  1. Fresh Herbs:
  • Top the sandwich with fresh basil or baby spinach leaves for a burst of fresh flavor.
  1. Season:
  • Season the assembled sandwich with a pinch of salt and black pepper if desired.
  1. Close and Serve:
  • Gently press the top half of the roll or pita onto the assembled ingredients to close the sandwich.
  1. Slice and Enjoy:
  • If you’d like, you can slice the sandwiches in half diagonally before serving. These Mediterranean-inspired sandwiches are perfect for a light and refreshing lunch or dinner.

Feel free to customize this sandwich with your favorite Mediterranean ingredients or add extras like artichoke hearts, or roasted eggplant for even more depth of flavor. Enjoy!