If sandwiches were a lunchbox staple of yours growing up, then you’re probably familiar with some of the classics, like ham and cheese, bologna, and more. But if you’re trying to cut back on meat and cheese, the standard peanut butter and jelly or hummus and avocado sandwich might leave you wanting a little more.
Sure, you can pick up vegan versions of your favorite cold cuts, but maybe you want to try something new. With a little bit of creativity, you can create flavorful, satisfying veggie-based sandwiches and wraps without meat or cheese — and that, Green Monsters, is where we come in. Try these 15 veggie-centric sandwiches and wraps from our Food Monster App! Your taste buds will thank you.
Source: Eggplant Sandwich
Tina Dawson‘s Eggplant Sandwich is to die for. The eggplant patty has some bite from the onions, jalapeños, and garlic – it’s sharp, sweet, spicy, creamy, soft, smoky, and extremely interesting. If you’re are looking for an explosion of nuanced flavor shoved between two buns, this recipe is for you.
Source: Crispy Kohlrabi Sandwich
Just wait until you take a bite of this Crispy Kohlrabi Sandwich by Nadine Horn and Jörg Mayer. The lightly breaded, tender kohlrabi is topped with tangy caramelized shallots and crisp cucumbers. It’s the best thing your going to taste between two pieces of bread.
Source: Sriracha Artichoke Rolls
Zsu Dever‘s spicy Sriracha Artichoke Rolls were inspired by the seafood sandwiches that are popular in the American Northeast features roasted artichokes, chickpeas, and vegetables. The dressing can be either vegan mayonnaise or vegan yogurt, which adds tanginess. The filling is laced with cilantro and shredded cabbage and perfect served on hot dog rolls with a salad on the side.
Who needs seafood to make a po’ boy? This soul food classic gets a makeover in Travis Piper‘s recipe Cornmeal-Crusted Oyster Mushroom Po’ Boys. The mushrooms are fried to crispy perfection and served on a fluffy, doughy homemade baguette. Garnish this delicious sammie with your favorite greens, vegan mayonnaise, and chili peppers for extra heat.
Chicken of the Woods is a mushroom also known by its fancy name, Laetiporus. It’s a bright orangey-yellow shelf mushroom with a texture similar to chicken and a soft, lemony scent. In this awesome Grilled Chicken of the Woods Sandwich by Wicked Healthy, these tasty mushrooms are cooked in a cast iron skillet with seasoning until golden and crispy before being baked in the oven. You can assemble the sandwich any way you like — with vegan cheese, onions, greens, etc… You’ll be amazed by just how chicken-like this sandwich tastes.
Maya Sozer‘s Kale, Red Cabbage, and Lentil Salad Wrap is everything you want a wrap to be: nutritious, super simple, and versatile. This wrap starts off with a kale and red cabbage layer. With a strong and complementary pairing like that, not a whole lot more is needed to arrive at a great salad. Pickles, parsley, and a vegan mayo-based dressing is added to brighten it all up, and green lentils to up the protein game. Dig in!
Source: Cauliflower Sloppy Joes
Think its impossible to make a vegetable like cauliflower taste like the smoky meat in sloppy joes? Think again! Taylor Kiser‘s recipe for Cauliflower Sloppy Joes uses peppers, onions, garlic, tomato sauce, broth, Worcestershire, and a medley of other spices to create a perfectly zesty beef-like mix that tastes amazing sandwiched between two buns. Roll up your sleeves and dig into this saucy, ultra-messy, and very delicious sloppy joe. And then show your friends!
Source: Pesto Veggie Sandwich
Life gets busy and sometimes, you just want to reach for the quickest eats. Gabrielle St. Claire‘s Pesto Veggie Sandwich can be thrown together in no time. Zucchini and bell peppers are grilled to perfection and then stacked high between two fluffy buns with a creamy basil-avocado pesto. Any vegetables could be substituted for the zucchini and bell peppers, be it mushrooms or something a little more seasonal.
Think you need meat and cheese to make a substantial (and tasty) sandwich? Think again, friends. Maya Sozer‘s Roasted Red Pepper and Toasted Walnut Sandwich is brimming with yummy flavor from the tomato paste, garlic, and olive oil on the bread to the red pepper and walnut topping. With a nice and rich umami taste and a good amount of texture, this sandwich will fill you up and feed your senses while nourishing you with nutrients.
Taylor Kiser‘s “Honey” Garlic Roasted Chickpea Wraps are just layer upon layer of flavor wrapped in a soft tortilla. It begins with crunchy, garlicky chickpeas, continues with tender, crispy cauliflower rice, and ends in a crackly bite of herbed veggies and coleslaw doused in a savory “honey” ginger sauce. Thick, sweet, tangy, zesty, and most importantly, delicious!
Source: Roasted Balsamic Veggie Rolls
Replace hot dogs with something much healthier with Sirke Reivo‘s Roasted Balsamic Veggie Rolls! Fresh and flaky homemade buns make the perfect vessel for savory roasted chickpeas and a rainbow of vegetables – carrot, parsnip, asparagus, and greens. The maple-y tahini sauce ties everything together beautifully.
Shanna Laychuk‘s Portobello and Peanut Banh Mi Sandwiches are pure perfection. They’re stuffed with tender marinated Portobello mushroom strips, crisp vegetables and crunchy peanuts on a soft baguette smeared with vegan mayonnaise and Sriracha. There’s also a burst of flavor from fresh herbs, heat, and creaminess. These flavor-balanced sandwiches are perfect for packing for lunch.
If you’re looking for a deluxe sandwich, you’ve found the right recipe. Liz Martone‘s Artichoke and Pesto Hummus Sandwich is layered with pesto and hummus and then stuffed full of artichoke hearts and oven roasted asparagus. It is perfect to eat pretty much any time.
Source: Red Cabbage Sushi Burrito
Get ready for the healthiest, cleanest, and maybe the best-tasting sushi you’ve ever ingested. This Red Cabbage Sushi Burrito by Bianca the Green Creator is comprised of tender quinoa, fresh red cabbage, and crunchy pumpkin seeds all wrapped up in nori. Though this recipe is a simple one, it’s exceptionally delicious.
Source: Loaded Veggie Hoagie
Say “hello” to the sandwich of your dreams. Valentina Chiappa‘s Loaded Veggie Hoagie has greens, tomatoes, an abundance of caramelized onion, meaty mushrooms, sliced seitan, and a generous amount of cashew cheese — yum! This sammie is so loaded, you might need to find someone to share it with … but it’s okay if you don’t.
Need more sandwich and wrap ideas? Check out our vegan sandwich and wrap recipes page for even more delicious recipes! We also highly recommend downloading our Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 15,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!
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