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6 Easy Vegetarian Sandwich Recipes That Will Make Your Mouth Water

6 Easy Vegetarian Sandwich Recipes That Will Make Your Mouth Water

Following a vegetarian diet is delicious, healthy, and super beneficial to the environment. Sometimes, though, vegetarian diets can become bland and we become less creative with our meal prepping. If you’re tired of eating a salad for lunch every day, be sure to try out these 6 vegetarian sandwich recipes that are as easy to make as they are delicious to eat!

1. Grilled Cheese With Brie And Apples

The classic grilled cheese is a vegetarian staple. Try mixing it up by adding some non-traditional ingredients! For this recipe, here’s what you’ll need. 

Ingredients/Materials:

  • 2 slices of bread
  • Butter
  • 1 wheel of brie cheese
  • 1 green apple
  • Foreman grill or stove pan.

Here’s what you’ll need to do: 

  1. Butter each slice of bread on one side.
  2. Slice the brie thinly. Line the unbuttered sides of the bread with slices of brie.
  3. Cut the apple into very thin slices. Places the apple slices on one of the pieces of bread, over the brie. Place the other slice of bread on top, with the brie side facing down.
  4. Cook the sandwich on a Foreman grill or in a buttered stove pan. Once the brie is melted (you’ll see it starting to run over the sides of the bread), remove it from the grill/pan and serve hot!

6 Easy Vegetarian Sandwich Recipes That Will Make Your Mouth Water

2. Mediterranean Sub Sandwich

This is one of my favorite vegetarian sandwich recipes, and I’m sure you’ll love it too! Here’s what you’ll need to make it. 

Ingredients/Materials:

  • Bakery bread
  • Butter (substitute vegan butter if vegan)
  • Salt, for seasoning
  • Hummus
  • Artichoke hearts, chopped 
  • Bell pepper slices
  • Cucumbers
  • Black or Kalamata olives
  • Feta (substitute vegan cheese if vegan)
  • Tin foil

Here’s what you’ll need to do:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. For ease of the process, lay the tin foil down first and assemble your sandwich on it.
  2. Slice a 6-inch piece off the loaf of bakery breadif you’re making an individual sandwich, that is. If you’re making a sub to share with family or friends, then go ahead and use the whole thing! Slice it in half and spread butter on each side. Sprinkle salt on both halves.
  3. Spread hummus on both sides of the bread. Layer cucumber slices, sliced bell peppers, olives, and artichoke hearts on one side. Sprinkle feta or vegan cheese on top. Then, place the other half of the bread on top.
  4. Wrap the tin foil around the sandwich and cook in the oven for 10-15 minutes. Remove the sandwich, unwrap it from the tin foil, and serve hot!

6 Easy Vegetarian Sandwich Recipes That Will Make Your Mouth Water

3. Garlic Bean Flatbread

This is my own personal sandwich creation, born out of a need to find more ways to get protein in my diet. Beans are a great source of protein and delicious flavor, and this easy, vegetarian sandwich recipe I’m really excited to share with you has both protein and flavor!

Ingredients/Materials:

  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup kidney beans
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • Flatbread of your choice (I prefer garlic naan)
  • Dash of salt and pepper 

Here’s what you’ll need to do:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Pour olive oil into a stovetop pan and set your stove heat to medium.
  3. Pour garlic, kidney beans, and chickpeas into the pan. Sauté until crispy. Squeeze lemon juice and sprinkle salt and pepper into the pan as you do.
  4. Cook your flatbread in the oven for 1-2 minutes. Once the flatbread is out of the oven and on a plate, scoop the beans out of the pan and onto the flatbread. Serve hot!

6 Easy Vegetarian Sandwich Recipes That Will Make Your Mouth Water

4. Salad Bar Panini

For all you college students, this vegetarian sandwich recipe is my go-to meal when the dining hall doesn’t have any edible meatless options. To make it, here’s what you’ll need. 

Ingredients/Materials: 

  • Flour tortilla
  • 1 lemon slice
  • Butter
  • Hummus
  • Pesto
  • Cucumber slices
  • Spinach
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Shredded carrots
  • Sliced onions
  • Black olives
  • Shredded cauliflower 

Really, it’s up to you on which vegetables you use. The ones I’ve listed are all vegetables readily available at my college’s dining hall salad bar. Feel free to use whatever vegetables you have on hand if these aren’t your faves! 

Here’s what you’ll need to do: 

  1. Spread butter on one side of your flour tortilla. This helps prevent the tortilla from charring while you wait for the cheese to melt! Then, flip it over.
  2. Spread hummus on one half of the tortilla. Spread pesto on the other half.
  3. Cover the hummus side of the tortilla with a layer of sliced cucumbers. Sprinkle sliced carrots over the cucumbers, and cheese over the carrots. Layer the pesto side with spinach, shredded cauliflower, and black olives. Squeeze lemon juice onto both sides, and fold the tortilla closed.
  4. Cook the panini on a small grill, panini press, or stove pan. Check intermittently to make sure the tortilla doesn’t burn, and, if necessary, flip it over to cook evenly on both sides. You’ll know it’s done when you see the cheese start to melt out of the side of the tortilla. 

6 Easy Vegetarian Sandwich Recipes That Will Make Your Mouth Water

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5. Pizza Bread

If you think about it, pizza bread is technically just an open-face sandwich! Consider adding this easy delight to your repertoire of vegetarian sandwich recipes. 

Ingredients/Materials:

  • 1 loaf of bakery bread
  • Salt, for seasoning
  • Pizza Sauce
  • Shredded mozzarella (or vegan cheese)
  • Any vegetable toppings you like 

Here’s what you’ll need to do: 

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°.
  2. Cut the bakery loaf in half (horizontally) and lay each side face up. Sprinkle salt on both sides, and spread pizza sauce over that. Cover the pizza sauce with shredded cheese. Add your favorite toppings.
  3. Place the pizza bread on a greased baking sheet and bake it in the oven for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Cut the pizza bread into slices and serve hot!

6 Easy Vegetarian Sandwich Recipes That Will Make Your Mouth Water

6. Peanut Butter & Jelly Panini

This easy vegetarian sandwich recipe is a fun way to take your ordinary PB&J to the next level. 

Ingredients/Materials:

  • Peanut butter
  • Your favorite jelly
  • Bread of choice  

Here’s what you’ll need to do:

  1. Make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, leaving some room around the crust. Pinch the crust together on all sides to keep the peanut butter and jelly from melting out.
  2. Cook in a panini press, Foreman grill, or stove pan until hot.

To make this vegetarian sandwich recipe even easier, skip the process of making the pinched-crust sandwich yourself and just grill an Uncrustable! Either way, your peanut butter and jelly will melt together, turning your ordinary lunch into gourmet deliciousness!

6 Easy Vegetarian Sandwich Recipes That Will Make Your Mouth Water

Which of these recipes has your mouth watering? Tell us your favorites in the comments below!

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