One of the greatest and most beloved of all meals is none other than the sandwich. Everyone loves sandwiches from simple grilled cheese sandwiches to gourmet sandwiches, from six-ingredient heroes to wraps and warm, melty paninis — and in August, we get to celebrate our love, because it’s National Sandwich Month!
It’s easy to make sandwiches, but with a little imagination and the right ingredients, we can make transform our everyday sandwiches into something memorable and mouthwatering. If you like your sandwiches hearty, then you’ll want to make these 7 Super Vegan Sandwiches for the Superbowl. For more recipes, see 20 Super Veggie Sandwiches and Wraps for Summer and Pack These 12 Sensational Veggie Sandwiches for Lunch in Honor of National Sandwich Day! Then get ready to have the most delicious August ever because we’ve got a yummy sandwich recipe for every day this month.
1. Thai Green Curry Salad Sandwich
Having a great sandwich recipe that you can make in advance makes lunchtime easy — like this Thai Green Curry Salad Sandwich. It’s budget-friendly, filling, and takes only two steps to make enough for nearly the entire week. This puts a spin on the classic chickpea salad by adding Thai green curry paste, mango, and crushed cashews for texture. Yum!
2. Eggplant Kebab With Tahini Sauce
This Eggplant Kebab with Tahini Sauce is a delicious play on the beloved street food. It is seasoned with za’atar and served with crunchy salad, creamy tahini, and a drizzle of tahini on top. What’s great about this recipe is that it’s completely oil-free, salt-free, and plant-based. It’s filled with great spices, crunchy salad, creamy hummus and, of course, tahini drizzled on top.
3. Grilled Tofu Tikka Sandwich
Typically served as an appetizer in a spicy, aromatic sauce, this Grilled Tofu Tikka Sandwich is a vegan version of the popular dish. Tofu is marinated in a creamy, garlicky, spicy sauce and combined on a bread with fresh tomatoes and chutney. This sandwich is an easy and healthy meal that can be served for dinner, lunch or even as a party appetizer when cut into smaller pieces.
4. Baked Tofu Caesar Sandwich
Your favorite salad just got the best makeover ever. This Baked Tofu Caesar Sandwich is made with the most delicious oil-free baked tofu, avocado, homemade vegan Caesar dressing, and walnut Parmesan. It has all the makings for the best summer sandwich ever.
5. Easy Quinoa Sloppy Joes
These Easy Quinoa Sloppy Joes are everything you love about the classic sandwich – flavorful, spicy, messy, and delicious – while also being vegan and nourishing! Talk about best of both worlds. Tossed in tomato sauce and seasoned with plenty of spice, feel free to top this sandwich with your favorite fixings.
6. Lentil Meatball Marinara Sandwich
This carb-tastic Lentil Meatball Marinara Sandwich starts with veggie meatballs made from lentils, spiced with Italian herbs and spices, and then baked so they’re a little crisp on the outside and warm on the inside. You could stop right there and enjoy them with pasta, but the best things in life are served on bread. They’re stuffed into a hoagie with a smear of savory marinara sauce, fresh basil sauce, and vegan cheese. Yum!
7. Artichoke Lobster Roll
Lobster roll is a popular sandwich in New England that consists of a mayo-based filling in a soft, toasted, and buttered bun. This classic sandwich is easily veganized in this Artichoke Lobster Roll. It uses artichoke hearts, vegan mayonnaise, and a touch of dulse seaweed flakes. Transport yourself to Maine with this delicious comfort food sammie!
8. BBQ Pulled Veggie Sandwiches
Summer may be over but we can still enjoy the flavors of barbecue. These BBQ Pulled Veggie Sandwiches have thinly sliced veggies tossed in tangy BBQ sauce and piled on a soft bun … HELLO! Bring a tray of these playful sandwiches to your next shindig and have fun watching them all disappear!
9. Green Goddess Griller
Grilled cheese sandwiches are great, but you’ll feel like a green goddess (or god) when you treat yourself to one of these amazing Green Goddess Griller Sandwiches! Nutty pesto, creamy avocado, and melty vegan cheese come together between two pieces of bread to create the grilled sandwich of your dreams.
10. Oat Millet Falafel in Spinach Naan With Almond Feta
Falafel is typically made from chickpeas, but these Oat-Millet Falafel are also worthy of holding the title. Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, they’re you’ll want to eat them all before you can even wrap them up in the spinach naan. Potato fries and homemade almond feta crumble round off these green wraps for the perfect lunch.
11. Pepper, Onion, and Sweet Corn Open-Faced Sandwich With Smoked Almond Cheese
The flavors of this Pepper, Onion, and Sweet Corn Open-Faced Sandwich go together so well. Sweet corn and bell pepper both provide a hint of sweetness, while the red onion brings tanginess on top of smooth, creamy smoked almond cheese on crispy oven-toasted bread. Easy to make, this sandwich is perfect for when you are looking for a comforting meal without too much hassle
12. Grilled Fruit Breakfast Sandwich With Chocolate Sauce
You’ve never had a sandwich like this Grilled Fruit Sandwich With Chocolate Sauce. Slices of grilled pineapple, banana, and strawberries are drizzled with caramel and peanut butter and stacked in spelt buns. Sweet, sticky, and fruity … this recipe proves that sometimes the best things in life are unexpected.
13. Hummus, Avocado, and Sun-Dried Tomato Sandwich
Even when we have the best intentions, sometimes there’s just no time for cooking! This Hummus, Avocado, and Sun-Dried Tomato Sandwich is perfect for those times. It’s fast, super easy, and mind-blowingly yummy. The best part is there’s absolutely no cooking involved, so it’s also great for all of those days it’s too hot to turn on the stove.
14. Maple Chipotle Meatball Grinders
These Maple Chipotle Meatball Grinders are sweet, savory, and a bit spicy. They have green onions, maple syrup, and Chipotle chilis – a fusion of Asian and Mexican flavors. You can opt to make homemade meatballs for these grinders, or use pre-made ones if you want to speed up the whole process!
15. Roasted Red Pepper Hummus and Sweet Potato Sandwich
This Roasted Red Pepper Hummus and Sweet Potato Sandwich is a feel-good sandwich. It has everything you need for a filling lunch. Creamy roasted red pepper hummus is spread onto gluten-free bread and served with roasted sweet potato slices and plenty of dark, leafy greens. Slicing the sweet potato into large rounds and then roasting it results in a “cutlet” that’s sure to satisfy.
16. Tempeh Kebab Rolls
These Tempeh Kebab Rolls transform bland, flavorless tempeh into something wonderful. Tempeh is coated in spices and then cooked on the stovetop in white wine until soft, tender, and flavorful. They’re topped with fresh tomatoes, garlic, and herbs. The skewers are entirely optional, but they help the overall presentation in this easy meal that’s perfect for summer.
17. Mediterranean Pinwheels
Who says sandwiches have to be square? These easy Mediterranean Pinwheels are big on delicious Mediterranean flavor. Tangy olives, meaty marinated artichoke hearts, crisp lettuce, and juicy cherry tomatoes are rolled up with a creamy tahini sauce. Pack these easy pinwheels for lunch, picnics, or bring them to that summer potluck you were planning on attending.
18. Ranch BLT With Portobello Mushroom Bacon
This Ranch BLT with Portobello Mushroom Bacon is the next level of sandwiches. Ranch dressing on a BLT takes it to the max but don’t forget to toast the bread so it doesn’t become soggy. Or you can even put the dressing between the veggie layers instead of next to the bread. The ranch isn’t an exact replica, rather it tastes slightly like gravy. The bacon is super, ultra-sweet but it is also wonderfully smoky and salty.
19. Smashed White Bean, Avocado, and Basil Sandwich
Instead of your typical chickpea salad, white beans are the star of this Smashed White Bean. Avocado, and Basil Sandwich. They’re mashed together with creamy avocado, whole grain mustard, lemon, and fresh basil. Leaving the beans slightly chunky gives them the perfect contrasting texture to the creamy avocado and crisp, fresh lettuce. Mixed with all those fresh flavors and tangy mustard, this easy sandwich is the perfect lunchtime staple for anybody.
20. Caprese Sandwich With Cashew Mozzarella
There is nothing quite like a grilled cheese sandwich and this Caprese Sandwich Qith Cashew Mozzarella turns the popular Italian salad into a grilled cheese. Gooey, melty cashew mozzarella is sandwiched between two buttery slices of Italian bread with an easy balsamic vinaigrette dressing, fresh lettuce, and thick slices of tomato. Behold, the vegan Caprese sandwich!
21. Cheesy Tofu Breakfast Bagel
Skip the fast food place and recreate an eggy and comforting breakfast with this Cheesy Tofu Breakfast Bagel. This savory breakfast has tofu, avocado, and caramelized onions on a bagel for a delicious sandwich. In addition to being a savory delight, it’s filling and protein-packed. Hooray!
22. Fried ‘Tuna’ Po’ Boy
What can you do with vegan tuna? You can make a classic tuna salad sandwich or you can take a walk on the wild side and make this monstrous vegan Fried Tuna Po’ Boy. Sandwiched between two slices of baguette with a spicy remoulade sauce, creamy avocado, jalapeños, and crisp lettuce, these fried tuna balls are crunchy, spicy, and they taste amazing.
23. Curried Chicken Salad Sandwich
Whether it’s for lunch or dinner, anyone would love this Curried Chicken Salad Sandwich. Vegan chicken strips are pan-seared and then combined with vegan mayonnaise, toasted cashews, golden raisins, and curry powder. Add some chopped celery to give it some crunch and serve with a big pile of diner-style fries.
24. Crispy Chicken Sweet Potato Sandwich
“World’s greatest sandwich” isn’t a term anybody should throw around lightly and these Crispy ‘Chicken’ Sweet Potato Sandwiches are worthy of the title. They look like fast food patties on the outside, but on the inside, they’re soft and tender. Made from rice and sweet potato and coated in herbed breadcrumbs, then fried until crispy, they’ll satisfy all your crunchy sandwich cravings.
25. Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower Sandwich
With tender, yet crunchy, cauliflower smothered in a spicy sauce, this Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower Sandwich is an example of how to make good things even better by putting them between two slices of bread. Layered on fresh, crispy bread with spinach, it’s the perfect sandwich for summer parties, hang outs, and picnics. Serve as is or add some coleslaw to balance out the spicy cauliflower with something cool and crunchy.
26. No-Chicken Coronation Sandwich
This No-Chicken Coronation Sandwich is so easy to make and so delicious, it’ll become a staple in your lunchtime rotations. It’s made with chickpeas and mango chutney with warm curry powder, cinnamon, and coriander. Serve this on sandwich bread or add it to your salads to give them a boost of flavor and protein.
27. Buffalo Chickpea Pita Pockets With Creamy Avocado
Buffalo chickpeas are great on their own, but when you stuff them inside bread, they’re even better. Not only are these Buffalo Chickpea Pita Pockets delicious, they’re downright easy to make. Chickpeas are tossed with a spicy Buffalo sauce and then stuffed in a pita pocket with kale and cucumber. A creamy avocado-lime dressing tops it all off. Try changing up the veggies in this recipe based on what you have on hand.
28. Tempeh Eggplant Sandwich With Basil Mayo
In this Tempeh Eggplant Sandwich, crispy smoked tempeh provides a hearty flavor and firm crunch in contrast to the creamy eggplant slices. The basil mayonnaise might be something you dream about — it’s cool, creamy, and you’ll want to put it on all of your future sandwich creations. It’s all topped off with savory fried onions and a handful of sprouts. Incidentally, this sandwich has a good amount of protein to it, thanks to the combo of tempeh and sprouts.
29. Gooey Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Making vegan grilled cheese without nuts or soy can be tricky, this Gooey Grilled Cheese Sandwich recreates the sandwich we all know and love without either! It combines vegetables, sunflower seeds, and a little bit of nutritional yeast for extra cheesy flavor, resulting in an ooey-gooey sandwich that’s perfect for dipping in tomato soup.
30. Caramelized Shallot and Portobello Open-Faced Sandwich
This Caramelized Shallot and Portobello Open-Faced Sandwich is what dreams are made of. The savory flavors of the shallots and mushrooms mingle with a creamy, yet refreshing homemade cashew cream sauce that’s both lemony and a little cheesy. This is a sandwich that you need to eat with a fork and knife and it’s best served with a bowl of soup.
31. Fooled Pork Sandwich With Fries
This Fooled Pork Sandwich With Fries is fit for a king! Young jackfruit is simmered until tender and then broiled in sticky barbecue sauce, allowing it to absorb the flavor. This sandwich is topped with creamy, crunchy coleslaw that’s a nice contract to the tender barbecue sauce-covered jackfruit. It all comes with a side of crispy oven-baked fries — why not try piling those on the sandwich, too?
Wow! These sandwiches are all so delicious, it makes us really happy that August has 31 days, so we can celebrate National Sandwich Month for as long as possible. Which sandwich will you start with?
Lead image source: BBQ Pulled Veggie Sandwiches