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Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich

The best Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich features roasted red peppers, cucumber, tomato, avocado, hummus and basil for a healthy, quick and easy vegan sandwich everyone will love!

head on view of healthy mediterranean veggie sandwich with red peppers on a marble serving tray.

Hello, foodie friends! I’d like to introduce you to my new favorite sandwich, Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich, featuring roasted red pepper, hummus, and avocado – and it’s the bomb!

I’ve been putting together recipes featuring red bell peppers to round out my guide on How To Roast Bell Peppers. Whether you’re roasting a large batch to store or just making a few to use right away, we’ll need a way to use them up.

This wonderful sandwich is made with simple ingredients and is so easy to pull together for a quick lunch, dinner, or meal prep idea!

If you haven’t already seen the first recipe, Pasta & Peas + Red Pepper Romesco, in the series, do be sure to check it out. It’s delicious!

top down view of the ingredients needed to make the best mediterranean veggie sandwich.

Ingredients You’ll Need

The cast of characters for this easy recipe includes roasted bell peppers, crisp cucumbers, juicy tomato, and avocado all piled on your favorite bread and sliced in half for a healthy and delicious WFPB sandwich.

There isn’t too much here to change up. Of course, you can omit anything you like. Here is everything you will need:

  • Roasted red peppers – Use store-bought or use my How To Roast Red Peppers recipe.
  • Cucumber – Both regular and English will work.
  • Tomato
  • Red onion
  • Avocado
  • Hummus – Use store-bought or make Homemade Hummus.
  • Basil
  • Leafy greens – Use your favorite sandwich greens.
  • Salt + pepper
  • Bread – I love Dave’s, preferably one with the highest protein and fiber.
top down view showing the process of layer avocado and hummus on bread slices with items surrounding.

How To Make Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich

  • Spread your hummus on one slice and 1/2 smashed avocado on the other. The avocado can easily be mashed with the back of a fork right in its skin. You can also add sliced avocado if you prefer.
top down view of veggies layered on bread.
  • Start layering the bottom slice with your leafy greens, tomato slices, and cucumber.
  • Next, add the red peppers, red onion and basil.
  • Finish if off with a sprinkle of salt + pepper, and top with the remaining slice of bread.

And now you’re ready to enjoy this flavorful sandwich!

head on view of sliced and stacked mediterranean veggie sandwich with red peppers on a marble serving tray.

How To Store + Meal Prep

  • Refrigerator: Prepared sandwiches can be stored in the refrigerator for 1 – 2 days, but are best eaten within 24 hours.
  • Meal prep: When meal prepping, the sandwiches can be made the night before or the day of, and then stored in multi-use containers (affiliate link) or bento boxes.

Serving Suggestions

This savory sandwich is great on its own, but can be made even heartier with any of these serving options:

top down view of a hand holding a half of mediterranean veggie sandwich.

More Easy Sandwich Recipes!

If you try this roasted red pepper sandwich recipe, please let me know! Leave a comment and rate it below. I love to hear what you think, or any changes you make.



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What to do with roasted bell peppers? Added warm or at room temperature, they make great additions to this healthy and delicious Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich!

  • Author: Julie | The Simple Veganista
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 15 min
  • Yield: Serves 2
  • Category: Entree
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
  • Diet: Vegan


  • 4 slices of bread (toasted or not), use your favorite
  • 1/41/3 cup hummus (regular, sun-dried tomato or roasted red pepper works too)
  • 1 avocado, mashed or sliced
  • leafy greens of choice
  • 1 tomato, thinly sliced
  • 1 cucumber, thinly sliced lengthwise and cut to width of bread
  • 2 roasted red bell peppers, make your own or purchase in jars
  • 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 68 fresh basil leaves
  • salt + pepper, to taste


How to roast red peppers: Preheat oven to 475 degrees F. Cut peppers in half, remove stems and seeds, place baking sheet lined with a Silpat or parchment paper cut side down. Roast on middle rack for 40 minutes, rotating baking sheet 180 degrees after 20 minutes. Peppers are ready when blackened and blistered. Using tongs place hot peppers in a bowl and cover with a large plate, let steam for 30 minutes. Once cooled, peel skin away from bottom to top. Discard peels. Peppers are now ready to be used. For more detailed instructions (with pictures) see my guide, How To Roast Bell Peppers, for different methods of roasting and storing peppers.

Prep: Gather your ingredients and prepare the veggies, make everything handy.

Bread: Just before assembling your sandwiches, get your bread ready, if toasting go ahead and do so.

Assemble: Spread hummus on one slice of bread. Take the back of a fork and mash 1/2 avocado in its skin. Spread avocado on the other slice. Layer with the leafy greens, tomato, cucumber, red bell pepper, onion, basil, and a sprinkle of mineral salt & fresh cracked pepper.

Slice in half and enjoy!

Makes 2 sandwiches

Store: Sandwiches can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 – 2 days. These are best eaten within 24 hours.


Make this gluten-free by using gluten-free bread.

Nutritional values are estimates only. See our full nutrition disclosure here.

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  1. Delish! On a thick oat bread, I used spicy hummus, Jared roasted red peppers, which I think makes the dish. I also made a salad from the tomato, cucumber, and red onion with a balsamic vinaigrette, I piled that on too! Very good, messy, but good. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Love it!! Great recipe that I will making many times in the future.

  3. Shanasy Bratt says:

    Made this last night. Wasn’t sure how the hummus (I made a pimento hummus) and the avocado spread were going to mix but ….WOW…it was REALLY good! Thank you so much! I also posted this on my FB site ‘Super Quick Plant-Based Recipes.’ I think everyone where will LOVE this recipe AND your site. If you have any other recipes that take less than 20 minutes to make, feel free to shoot me an email and I’ll be happy to feature your site again!

    1. I’ve been eating this hummus, red and green pepper with onion sandwich for breakfast. So delicious and filling with fruit on the side.

  4. Amazing recipe. Thanks for sharing such an awesome recipe.

  5. There is nothing like roasted peppers.

    Just wondering how this sandwich would hold for work and does it get soggy if not eaten asap?

    1. Julie | The Simple Veganista says:

      I think it would be just fine, just be sure to pat the peppers dry before assembling the sandwich. Enjoy!

  6. Obviously still not actually joining the pepper train, but loved this post nevertheless and am so happy you’re continuing on in the spirit of the series. Now let’s just hope I get roasted red pepper crazy some day, so that I can put all those skills and ideas to good use :P
    Have a lovely day and enjoy the rest of the week xx

  7. When I received this in my email I was amused. I hiked a mountain thus weekend and this was essentially the sandwich I brought with me. It was fantastic.
    I had no roasted red pepper, so I’ll definitely have to add that.

  8. Izzy Bruning says:

    This looks so good! :)

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