We’ve rounded up some of our favorite vegan sandwiches on The Simple Veganista. Each recipe includes full nutrition information in the recipe card, and most include tips and substitution ideas!
Cranberry Walnut Vegan ‘Chicken’ Salad
The versatile chickpea strikes again, making for a great salad filler that will knock your socks off! This vegan ‘chicken’ salad is delicious as a sandwich filler, topped on a bed of leafy greens, or made into lettuce wraps. Any way you serve this healthy sandwich filler is delicious!
Full of protein, fiber, and flavor, this hearty mashed chickpea ‘egg’ salad is a keeper! Make sandwiches, lettuce, or tortilla wraps, scoop them up with veggie sticks, or eat it straight from the bowl! Recipe can easily be doubled.
Smashed chickpea salad is a flavorful mix of Mediterranean flavors, including chickpeas, red bell pepper, artichokes, and kalamata olives with a simple hummus dressing. Great sandwich and lettuce wrap filler, ready in minutes!
This Smashed Chickpea and Avocado Salad is made with hearty chickpeas, creamy avocado, and crunchy carrot. It’s a quick, easy, and healthy salad perfect as a sandwich filler or scooped up with crackers!
🌟 PRO TIPS FOR CREATING VEGAN SANDWICHES WORTH REPEATING!
When it comes to vegan sandwiches, there are a few tips and tricks that’ll elevate your creations to a whole new level of deliciousness. With just a little bit of creativity and some kitchen know-how, you’ll be assembling plant-based masterpieces in no time.
Get creative with your spreads: Think beyond the traditional mustard or mayo. Experiment with hummus, tahini, mashed avocado, or even homemade cashew cream. These spreads not only add flavor but also provide a creamy texture that binds your sandwich together.
Choose your bread wisely: Opt for whole grain or sourdough bread for extra flavor and texture. Keep an eye out for vegan-friendly bread options, as some varieties may contain milk or eggs.
Play with flavors: Don’t be afraid to mix sweet and savory ingredients. Try combinations like almond butter and sliced apples or hummus with roasted beets and baby greens.
Amp up the flavor with herbs and spices: Don’t be shy with your seasonings! Fresh herbs like basil, cilantro, or dill can brighten up your sandwich, while spices like smoked paprika, cumin, or za’atar can add depth and warmth.
Toast your bread: A simple yet effective trick, toasting your bread not only adds crunch but also prevents sogginess from moist fillings. If you’re using a spread like hummus, try toasting one side of the bread to maintain some softness on the inside.
Pile on the veggies: Take advantage of the wide variety of veggies available. Layer roasted or grilled vegetables like eggplant, zucchini, or bell peppers for extra flavor. Don’t forget about classics like cucumber, spinach, or sprouts for added freshness.
Embrace plant-based proteins: There are plenty of options for satisfying and protein-packed vegan sandwiches. Try tempeh, tofu, seitan, or chickpeas as your protein source, and feel free to get creative with marinades and cooking methods to keep things interesting.
Wrap it up: If you’re looking for a lighter option, use lettuce or collard green wrap instead of bread. This alternative can be just as satisfying, and it lets the flavors of your fillings shine through.
Make it portable: If you’re planning to take your sandwich on-the-go, wrap it tightly in parchment paper or aluminum foil to help it maintain its structure and prevent sogginess.
By keeping these tips and tricks in mind, you’ll be well on your way to crafting incredible vegan sandwiches that’ll impress vegans and omnivores alike. Happy sandwich-making!