15 Amazing Vegetarian Sandwiches

Who says sandwiches are for lunch meat? These easy vegetarian sandwiches are colorful, creative, and over the top delicious healthy sandwich ideas.

A sandwich might sound like a “boring” meal, but these vegetarian sandwiches are anything but boring! These healthy sandwich ideas work for spicing up a desk lunch or for an easy and healthy dinner. When Alex and I are wondering what to make for dinner, it’s often that a veg sandwich recipe comes along as the perfect solution. Here are our favorite easy vegetarian sandwiches…in no particular order, of course!

Note: Several of the sandwiches below are also vegan or have a vegan option.

Related: I Love This Vegetarian Sandwich at Least as Much as My Actual Children

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Ultimate Rainbow Vegetable Sandwich | A Couple Cooks via The Pretty Dish

Ultimate Vegetable Sandwich


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 large sandwiches 1x

Description

How to make eating vegetables fun? Try this colorful rainbow vegetable sandwich, which is as delicious as it is beautiful!


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Ingredients

For the pickled radishes

  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced radishes
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

For the roasted peppers

  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 to 3 pinches kosher salt

For the herb goat cheese spread

  • 4.5 to 6 ounces goat cheese, softened (for vegan, substitute 1/2 cup hummus)
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano

For the vegetable sandwich


Instructions

  1. Make the pickled radishes: Slice the radishes and place them in a jar or cup. In a bowl, whisk together the vinegar, sugar, and salt until the sugar and salt dissolve. Pour over the sliced radishes. Let sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes, or 1 hour if time. You can make this a day or 2 ahead of time and store it in the fridge or in a sealed container or jar.
  2. Make the roasted peppers: Preheat the broiler to high. Slice the peppers. Rub the pepper slices with the olive oil and place them on a baking sheet, skin side up. Broil the peppers until the skin becomes blackened and charred, about 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with a few pinches of kosher salt.
  3. Make the herb goat cheese spread: In a bowl, stir together the goat cheese, olive oil, basil, and oregano until combined.
  4. Prep the other veggies: If desired, soak the red onion in cold water for a few minutes to remove the bit. Wash the lettuce. Slice the avocado. Slice the bread.
  5. Assemble the sandwiches: Spread 2 slices of the bread with the goat cheese spread. Top with red onion, lettuce, avocado, yellow and red peppers, pickled radishes, and the remaining pieces of bread.

Notes

Reprinted with permission from The Pretty Dish by Jessica Merchant

  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Roasted
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Vegetarian Sandwiches

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

4 Comments

  • Reply
    Roxane Rosalinda Marek
    February 13, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    I used to love an egg salad sandwich once in a while. Now I make a vegan version using potato salad with cooked pasta, like rotini . I add garlic oil with toasted garlic, Tofutti Sour Supreme ,mustard and a little curry. It’s delicious warm on sourdough toast.

    • Reply
      Sonja
      March 23, 2019 at 10:49 pm

      That sounds delicious! We’ll have to try a take like that. Yum!

  • Reply
    alyse
    June 5, 2020 at 11:48 am

    Think feta would be a good substitute for goat cheese in this recipe?

    • Reply
      Alex Overhiser
      June 5, 2020 at 12:44 pm

      That should work! You may need a tad more olive oil for a smooth consistency.

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