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    Default Vegetarian sandwiches?

    I love sandwiches but because I'm a vegetarian, there are only so many options out there. I get tired of eating the same whole-wheat / lettuce / tomato / cheese sandwich. I'll mix it up with different breads and cheeses but its still variations of the same standard.

    Do any of you have some good recipes for veggie sandwiches, or any tips to bring in more variety?

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    Avocado is great on sandwiches, you might also want to try your hand at making a dense 'quick bread' (no yeast). It's very easy and you can season the bread according to your taste, like adding sun dried tomatoes.

    Try some different greens than lettuce, check out your grocer and see what they have. I make sandwiches regularly with my wheat quick bread, avocado, mushrooms, spinach, onions and a yogurt spread that has garlic powder and cayenne pepper.

    Go nuts in the produce aisle and start chopping and piling. Anything can go on a sandwich. Also, don't discount the value of really good cheese. I've started buying KerryGold cheeses and although they are very expensive, they make all the difference in the world.

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    my favorite veggie sandwich is galic aioli, cheese of your choice, sprouts, sliced mushrooms, tomato, red onion, avocado & toasted sunflower seeds in a wheat pita. if you have access to a microwave, it's good warm.

    another favorite is sweet hot mustard, swiss cheese, red bell pepper, sprouts, onions & tomatoes in a wheat pita.
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    Quote Originally Posted by burnt_toast View Post
    Avocado is great on sandwiches, you might also want to try your hand at making a dense 'quick bread' (no yeast). It's very easy and you can season the bread according to your taste, like adding sun dried tomatoes.

    Try some different greens than lettuce, check out your grocer and see what they have. I make sandwiches regularly with my wheat quick bread, avocado, mushrooms, spinach, onions and a yogurt spread that has garlic powder and cayenne pepper.

    Go nuts in the produce aisle and start chopping and piling. Anything can go on a sandwich. Also, don't discount the value of really good cheese. I've started buying KerryGold cheeses and although they are very expensive, they make all the difference in the world.
    Awesome ideas- thanks! How hard is it to make quick bread?
    Quote Originally Posted by ang View Post
    my favorite veggie sandwich is galic aioli, cheese of your choice, sprouts, sliced mushrooms, tomato, red onion, avocado & toasted sunflower seeds in a wheat pita. if you have access to a microwave, it's good warm.

    another favorite is sweet hot mustard, swiss cheese, red bell pepper, sprouts, onions & tomatoes in a wheat pita.
    These sound really tasty. I think I'm going to give the first one a try tonight!

    I found this online too, and it sounds really good:
    Lunch Box Veggie Delight Sandwich

    • Sandwich:
    • 2 roasted yellow peppers, drained, seeded and sliced
    • 1/2 red onion, sliced
    • 4 slices provolone or mozzarella cheese
    • 2 pears, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
    • 2 roasted red peppers, drained, seeded, and cut into strips
    • 1/4 cup pitted and sliced kalamata olives
    • 1 cup arugula
    • 3 avocados, peeled, pitted and sliced 1/4 inch thick
    • Bread mixture:
    • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    • 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
    • 1 teaspoon chopped oregano
    • 1/4 teaspoon red peppers flakes or to taste
    • 8 slices wheat or multi-grain bread
    Method

    In a small bowl, whisk together all bread mixture ingredients and lightly brush on 8 bread slices, one side only. Layer sandwich as follows: yellow peppers, onion, cheese, pears, red peppers, olives, lettuce and avocados. Close sandwich and cut in half then serve.

    Number of Servings: 4

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    This is mine,from Schlotskys:
    Fresh Veggie
    Cheddar cheese, cucumber slices, red onion, tomato and lettuce with fat-free spicy ranch dressing and black olives on toasted Wheat bread.

    I get them to hold the cheddar,since I think colby/Monterey Jack would be far better!

    Just remembered my sisters fav:
    asparagus & articoke hearts,right out of a jar. Smush together with a bit of Hellmans mayo & seasonings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cali View Post
    Awesome ideas- thanks! How hard is it to make quick bread?
    This Swope bread recipe is my favorite, I cut it in half and make one loaf. I also bake at 400 because I like my crust a bit darker. You can toss in seeds, sun dried tomatoes, raisins, cranberries ... whatever you want. I haven't made a bad loaf yet: cornless: Swope Bread

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    I've made one similar to this:
    Vegetarian Chickpea "Tuna" Salad


    Submitted by MARASCA

    This reminds me of tuna salad because of the mayo and celery. It's a good sandwich filling for vegetarians or those trying to get more beans into their diet. To make it vegan, just use Veganaise for the mayo.
    5 Minutes to Prepare and Cook

    Ingredients

    1 can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed
    3 tbsp light mayo
    2 tsp mustard (or to taste)
    2 tsp pickle relish (sweet or dill, to taste)
    1 celery stalk, chopped
    1 carrot, grated (optional, but included in nutritional info here)

    Directions

    In a bowl, mash the chickpeas using a fork or potato masher. I like it a little chunky, but get it to whatever consistancy you like. Then mix in the rest of the ingredients.
    Put it on bread or in pita, and top with lettuce and/or tomato if you like.
    If you use the carrot it will make enough for 4 sandwiches. Without the carrot it might just be 3.

    Number of Servings: 4

    Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MARASCA.
    Number of Servings: 4

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 158.2
    • Total Fat: 4.8 g
    • Cholesterol: 3.9 mg
    • Sodium: 458.1 mg
    • Total Carbs: 24.0 g
    • Dietary Fiber: 4.6 g
    • Protein: 4.7 g

    Source: Vegetarian Chickpea "Tuna" Salad Recipe
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    I love chickpeas! Gonna try that.
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    i like hummus + cucumber on pita or crusty wheat bread. and the whole foods near me used to make a sandwich on foccacia with goat cheese + roasted eggplant slices. yummm.

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    Girl... hummus and tofurkey keep me from going crazy... so good.

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    I love a grilled portobello mushroom sandwich with pesto. Also cheese and dill pickle! Grilled cheese (or grilled 3-cheese, or grilled cheese with sauteed mushrooms, or grilled cheese with fried tomato and zucchini... etc.). Bagels with avocado and cream cheese... I really think I prefer most vegetarian sandwiches to meat-based ones, now that I'm thinking of it.
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    yum to all. I love boca burgers too wih portobellos. Cucumber and cream cheese
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    i think this is my new favorite thread. 5 stars.
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    these are my two fave 'sandwich' substitutes:

    Spinach & Artichoke Lavash Roll
    Tomatoes, caramelized onions, spinach, artichokes, mozzarella, feta cheese & garlic sauce rolled in lavash (very thin tortilla)

    Spinach Empanada
    Spinach, mozzarella and ricotta cheese, and spices


    They're very simple, yet so delicious. I always smear 2 tbsp of Dave's Insanity Sauce all over em
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