Most vegetarian sandwiches are easy and simple to make. From hummus with veggies to falafel in a pita pocket, there are so many great sandwiches to choose from.
Suggestions for Great Sandwiches
Try deli-style meat substitutes.
They can help make
vegetarian sandwiches a great source of vegetarian protein
and taste remarkably like the real thing, especially with toppings and condiments.
Add cheese, if you consume dairy.
My favorite brand is Boar's Head since they are fresh and made without fillers. Use mayonnaise, mustard, relish, and other condiments on sandwiches, if you want.
Try vegan cheeses and egg-less mayonnaise.
If you are 100% vegan, try Veggie Shreds or other non-dairy cheeses. Also, use a bit of Veganaise or another brand of mayonnaise that doesn't use eggs. They make many different flavors, which can add a lot of flavor and more variety to your sandwiches.
Experiment with different types of bread.
Switching the bread has two main benefits. There will be more variety in your vegetarian meals and you will learn which type of bread you prefer to use with different types of ingredients. Both of these mean more enjoyable meals.
Try these tasty vegetarian sandwiches!
Biscuit and Tomato
When I was offered a biscuit served with fresh tomato slices on it several years ago, I was horrified. Then, I tried a bite and proceeded to eat three of them.
Some of you may recognize this recipe, while some of you may be having the same reaction that I did. If you don't like or are allergic to tomatoes, this suggestion is not for you.
Bake a batch of biscuits from either from a tin package or even from scratch if you prefer.
Slice several tomatoes, depending on how many biscuit and tomato sandwiches you plan to make.
Cut each biscuit in half and spread a little butter on each side. Place two or three tomato slices on each biscuit.
Miss bacon, but determined to stick with a vegetarian lifestyle? No worries! There is no need to feel deprived with the wide variety of meat substitutes available.
Find a variety of vegetarian bacon that you like. Morning Star and Smart Deli both offer this tasty meat substitute, as do many other brands. Season the vegetarian bacon with salt, pepper, and other spices while cooking it to add flavor.
Spread about two tablespoons of mayo or vegan substitute for mayonaise on two slices of lightly toasted bread, if desired. For a bit extra protein, add a slice of cheese.
Add lettuce and a few tomato slices. Sprinkle basil on the tomatoes for more flavor. Use as much bacon as you want, without worrying about cholesterol, excessive fat content or animal suffering.
Cucumber and Cream Cheese
The first time I had this was at a restaurant with a friend of mine. I loved it! When I came to college, I started making it in the cafeteria when vegetarian lunch options were limited.
This one is pretty self-explanatory Just grab some bread, cream cheese and cucumbers. Use a much cream cheese as you want and pile on the cucumbers.
Use a dash of dill on the cucumbers to enhance the overall flavor of this vegetarian sandwich recipe, if desired.
Typically, I use plain cream cheese when making this sandwich. However, I sometimes use garden vegetable or onion and chive for variety.
Increase the nutritional value of this vegetarian sandwich recipe by adding fresh spinach, onions, sprouts, or other vegetables.
Pizza Pocket Sandwich
Fill a pita pocket with 2-3 tablespoons of tomato sauces. Next,add a handful of shredded Mozzarella cheese and 1/4 cup of chopped veggies, such as bell peppers, mushrooms and onions. Use a some slices of vegetarian pepperoni, optional.
Melt this in the oven on a well-greased cookie sheet at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 5- 10 minutes. Or microwave on high for 30 seconds. If not melted all the way, put it back in for 15 seconds. Continue until finished.
You can use these same ingredients on bagels, mini or regular sized. This is a great alternative to the frozen pizza bagels commonly found in the frozen food sections of most grocery stores.
This vegetarian sandwich recipe to make when you are craving pizza, but want to save money and eat something a bit more nutritious. Great to bring to parties and other gatherings.
If you have a microwave that you can use at work or school, go for it and make this while you're there.
For best results, bring the ingredients in separate containers and put it together right before you microwave it. You can also prep it the night before and warm it up at lunch time.
These vegetarian sandwiches are great to have alone or to share with friends! A platter of any of these sandwiches is a great item to bring to any social gathering.
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