Mmmm … sandwiches. There’s something comforting and delicious about holding a sandwich in your hands – not just any sandwich, of course – but one that’s packed full of amazing, mouthwatering ingredients. On November 3rd, we get to celebrate these creations because it’s National Sandwich Day. There’s no limit to what you can put into a sandwich. Think of the bread as a blank canvas on which you can paint an edible masterpiece worthy of stuffing your face with.
Let us blow your mind with the most creative and amazing sandwiches you have ever seen. Check out these 7 Super Sandwiches for the Superbowl, Gooey Grilled Cheese, Meatball Subs, and Refreshing Wraps: 31 Delicious Vegan Sandwich Recipes, Forget Cold Cuts – 15 Veggie Sandwiches That are Warm and Delicious, and last year’s Pack These 12 Sensational Veggie Sandwiches for Lunch in Honor of National Sandwich Day! But we have even more — so, rejoice! Here are 15 incredible veggie sandwiches to put in your lunch bag.
1. Barbecue Pulled Jackfruit Sandwich With Avocado Slaw
These Barbecue Pulled Jackfruit Sandwiches With Avocado Slaw are a dream come true for anyone who loves meaty, savory sandwiches. It has an amazingly meaty texture that pairs so perfectly with the barbecue sauce. Sweet, smoky, and a little spicy, it’s perfectly balanced by the crisp, fresh avocado slaw. Serve this with pickles and fries on the side.
2. Dabeli: Indian Potato and Chutney Sandwich
Dabeli or Indian Potato and Chutney Sandwich is a popular street food hailing from Gujarat, India’s westernmost state. It’s a very tasty sandwich that combines many contrasting flavors and textures. A sweet and spicy potato mixture is stuffed between two buns that are coated generously with spicy garlic chutney, then topped with roasted peanuts, pomegranate seeds, sev (crunchy chickpea noodles), and a sweet date and tamarind chutney.
3. Sweet Potato Reuben Sandwich
The traditional Reuben consists of roasted corn beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and Russian dressing. This Sweet Potato Reuben Sandwich is a unique take on the classic sandwich. The meat is substituted for savory, roasted sweet potato greased in coconut oil, and the rest of the toppings are the same but dairy-free. Make sure to serve this on toasted rye bread for ultra-authentic flavor.
4. Barbecue Smoked Tofu Open-Face Sandwich
When it comes to making a tofu sandwich, a few flavorful touches can make all of the difference. In this Barbecue Smoked Tofu Open-Face Sandwich, smoked tofu is used and marinated in a garlicky soy sauce mixture, drizzled with BBQ sauce, and then topped with flaked almonds. These savory components contrast wonderfully with the refreshing zucchini and creamy avocado. Yum!
5. Cauliflower Sloppy Joes
Think it’s impossible to make a vegetable like cauliflower taste like the smoky meat in sloppy joes? Think again! This 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!
6. Grilled Blueberry Cheesy Sandwich
It’s never a wrong time for sandwiches, especially not when they’re as amazing as these Grilled Blueberry Cheesy Sandwiches. Sweet blueberry sauce, mustard sauce, and a cheesy corn sauce are sandwiched between bread and then grilled until the bread is nice and crunchy. Don’t have a grill pan? No worries — it can also be made in a skillet. Enjoy this colorful, savory, hearty, crunchy, flavorful, addictive, easy, and comforting sandwich with a topping of caramelized onions.
7. Pesto Veggie Sandwiches
Life gets busy and sometimes, you just want to reach for the quickest eats. This 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.
8. Mushroom and Tofu Cutlet Sandwich
Say “hello” to the perfect weekend lunch. This Mushroom and Tofu Cutlet Sandwich is packed with crispy tofu cutlets, meaty mushrooms, greens, and vegetables between two toasted buns. It’s stacked, so you could even split it with somebody or save the other half for later.
9. Portobello and Tofu Scramble Sandwich
This warm Portobello and Tofu Scramble Sandwich is a hearty breakfast option filled with savory goodness. Toasty ciabatta bread is slathered in red pesto, topped with tender Portobello mushrooms, roasted red peppers, and a well-seasoned tofu scramble. Super satisfying and healthy way to start the day or to enjoy on those nights where you’re craving breakfast for dinner.
10. Pesto Portobello Sandwich With Spicy Sauce
This Pesto Portobello Sandwich With Spicy Sauce packs all the delicious flavors you love about Italian food in a filling and portable meal — with bread. Portobello mushroom caps are roasted until meaty and tender, then coated in a fresh basil-avocado pesto. Toast the bread, cover with the spicy red tomato sauce, add any additional fixings, and then dig in!
11. Katsu Banh Mi: Crispy Tofu Cutlet Sandwich
Presenting: the Katsu Banh Mi. Katsu is Japanese for “cutlet” and it’s the centerpiece in this sandwich. Tofu is dredged in panko and then air fried (or baked) to crispy perfection. Then, it’s served on a roll with pickles, tonkatsu aioli, fresh herbs, and spicy jalapeños. Most components can be made up to three days ahead of time, so you can prep during the week and then indulge in this awesome monster of a sandwich.
12. Pulled Carrot Sliders With Peach Barbecue Sauce
Can’t find jackfruit in your area? Luckily, carrots make a fantastic substitute and in these Pulled Carrot Sliders With Peach Barbecue Sauce, they really shine. Carrots are shredded and then roasted to soften them up, tossed in a spicy and sweet barbecue sauce, then stacked with crisp slaw between two buns. It’s sweet, savory, effortless, has multiple textures, and is just an all-around game changer!
13. Avocado Pumpkin Panini With Caramelized Onions
Better than grilled cheese, this ooey-gooey gluten-free Avocado Pumpkin Panini With Caramelized Onions is filling and delicious, thanks to the creamy pumpkin and avocado. Plus, don’t caramelized onions just make everything better? They most certainly do.
14. Roasted Red Pepper and Toasted Walnut Sandwich
Think you need meat and cheese to make a substantial (and tasty) sandwich? Think again, friends. This 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.
15. ‘Tuna’ Salad on Toast
Most vegan tuna salads are made from chickpeas, but this unique “Tuna” Salad uses a combination of chopped almonds and celery. It’s crunchy, refreshing, and tastes surprisingly like tuna salad, thanks to a combination of herbs, spices, and umami notes. The best way to enjoy this is on toasted bread, but it would also taste fantastic on crackers.
These sandwiches are so mouthwatering and so delicious, you’ll not only have to write your name on your lunch bag, you may very well have to padlock it. Everyone will want a bite of these sandwiches.
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