During the hot summer months, I rarely make elaborate meals for dinner. Instead, I opt for large salads and light sandwiches. Sandwiches are the ultimate meal, as they can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and there’s really nothing that doesn’t taste great between two slices of bread.
When I worked in an office, I would often take tasty sandwiches to work with me for lunch, packing the components separately and assembling it all when I was ready to eat. My coworkers would always eye my meal with envy, as they ate their sad, soggy white bread meal. Why settle for an uninspired lunch, when you can have something fabulous?
To help you create a tastier lunch, here are 16 of my favorite vegan sandwich recipes:
Grilled Ratatouille Sandwich – My Ratatouille Sandwich is the ultimate way to enjoy summer’s vegetable harvest.
Spabettie’s Caramelized Onion Kabocha Sandwich with Garlic and Avocado – Kristina paired everyone’s favorite squash with sweet caramelized onions, creamy cool avocado, and roasted garlic mayo.
Portobello Cheesesteak – This “cheesesteak” is made with meaty portobello mushrooms and cashew cheese sauce.
Zsu Dever’s Classic Philly Roast Sandwich with Provolone and Rapini – Zsu also has a Philly
“cheesesteak” sandwich, but hers is made with rapini and homemade provolone.
Jazzy Vegetarian’s Reuben-Style Sandwiches – I don’t think I ever ate a reuben sandwich before going vegan, but now it’s one of my favorites! Photo by Andy Ebberbach.
Cadry’s Kitchen’s Kimchi Reuben with Bulgogi Tofu – Cadry put a Korean spin on a reuben with savory bulgogi tofu.
Glue and Glitter’s Corned Tofu and A Sandwich That is Totally Not a Reuben – Becky swears that this corned tofu sandwich is not a reuben, but it looks like one to me!
Robin Robertson’s Artichoke Muffaleta Po’ Boys – The best of two popular New Orleans culinary icons join forces to create the ultimate sandwich in these po’boys from Cook the Pantry. Photo by Annie Oliverio.
Chef’s Mojo Cubano Sandwich from Spabettie – This is a flavorful plant based take on the classic Cubano sandwich, inspired by the movie Chef.
Chickpea Salad Sandwiches – This salad is a bit like tuna, and it’s my go-to for quick sandwich filling.
Jazzy Vegetarian’s Mock Tuna Salad – Laura Theodore also has a tuna-like salad, but hers uses tempeh. Photo by David Kaplan.
Apple-Pecan Tempeh Salad – I also have a tempeh salad sandwich recipe, but it’s made with apples and pecans for a fall-like feel.
Spabettie’s Salt and Vinegar Grilled Cheese – This recipe reminds me of Liz Lemon’s words of wisdom on 30 Rock – “put potato chips on a sandwich!”
Glue and Glitter’s Grilled Avocado Sandwich with Sriracha Mayo – If grilled cheese isn’t your thang, maybe grilled avocado is!
What’s your favorite type of vegan sandwich?