Sandwiches are the perfect quick lunch or dinner and are easy to prepare to take to the office each day. Just because you are vegan, doesn’t mean that you are limited by your choices.
There are dozens of creative ideas for sandwiches, so you don’t have to just eat the same thing over and over again each day. Here are some of my favorite vegan sandwich recipes to spice up your lunch routine.
20 Veg Sandwich Recipe Ideas
1. Chickpea ‘Egg’ Salad Sandwich
This recipe makes the perfect filling for sandwiches but can also be used as a dip or in wraps. It’s a filling and healthy vegan option which uses tofu to recreate the texture of eggs. This soy-free, plant-based recipe from The Simple Veganista still offers the same texture and feel as eating a regular egg salad. Made from fresh ingredients including celery and onion, it’s the perfect midday pick me up!
2. Pulled Jackfruit Sandwiches
Jackfruit is a fantastic substitution for anyone not eating meat and makes for a hearty sandwich filling. This sandwich from Vegan Richa uses shredded jackfruit, seasoned with BBQ seasoning and BBQ sauce, which is then baked and served with slaw. It uses just six ingredients, so it’s easy to rustle up at lunchtime and is a nut-free recipe.
3. Vegan Veggie Sandwich
This Vegan Veggie Sandwich from The Kitchen Girl is perfect for the whole family, and even meat-eaters will approve of it! It uses ten fresh ingredients and doesn’t incorporate fake meat products into the recipe. Served on multigrain bread, this sandwich includes avocado, hummus, and pumpkin seeds for a nutritious lunch on the go.
4. Mediterranean Vegan Sandwich
Lazy Cat Kitchen has a fantastic Mediterranean Vegan Sandwich, which is colorful, moist, and super easy to make. With the perfect combination of softness and crispiness, it’s a good school lunch for kids and perfect for taking to work with you. The recipe calls for red peppers, aubergine, courgette, rocket leaves, and black olive tapenade, which when combined make an exciting adventure for your taste buds.
5. Vegan Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Just because you are following a plant-based diet, doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the creamy goodness of grilled cheese sandwiches. This recipe from Bianca Zapatka is so delicious that you won’t even miss the cheese version anymore. It uses creamy vegan cheese spinach fillings, and you can make this recipe gluten-free by using your choice of bread. It’s a great choice for winter, and you could serve it alongside a vegan soup to dip it in.
6. Toasted Avocado & Tofu Sandwich
Combining two of my favorite vegan ingredients, this sandwich from The Simple Veganista is fresh and satisfying. For the filling, you will add pan-seared tofu and sauteed onions, which are then topped off with fresh avocado, leafy greens, and Dijon mustard. It’s a hearty sandwich that’s perfect for lunch or dinner when you are in a rush.
7. Vegan Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese
For a twist on a regular grilled cheese, this vegan jalapeno popper grilled cheese makes a fun addition to your sandwich menu. It’s perfect for parties or sharing with a group of friends and will be popular with teens and adults alike. Peas and Crayons has an easy to follow recipe that takes just thirteen minutes in total to cook, including prep time!
8. Green Goddess Hummus Sandwich
Hummus is one of the staple spreads and dips for vegans, and with all of the varieties available in grocery stores nowadays, you’ll never get bored with it! This recipe from Cookie + Kate uses green hummus and makes a fresh and healthy sandwich. With a whole grain bread base, it’s a filling and nutritious lunch option. The sandwich is topped with cucumber, lettuce, combined with tangy pickles, and will take just minutes to put together when you’re in a rush.
9. White Bean and Artichoke Vegan Sandwich
This vegan and gluten-free recipe from Vancouver with Love is filled with protein and would make a great choice for a picnic lunch. The spread in the recipe is made from celery, artichokes, and cannellini beans, which makes a fresh sandwich filling that you’ll come back to over and over again. You can save any of the leftover spread and enjoy it as a dip or by itself afterward.
10. Vegan Breakfast Sandwich
Who says that sandwiches are just for lunch and dinner? This vegan breakfast sandwich from I Love Vegan costs under $3 and is a healthier option than the ones from fast-food restaurants. For best results, use sprouted grain English muffins as a base. Your choice of vegan protein toppings is simply endless, and you can mix and match these to fit your needs. Options in the recipe include scrambled or smoked tofu, tempeh bacon, and tofurky slices.
11. Rainbow Veggie Sandwiches with Hummus
From My Bowl has shared a Rainbow Veggie Sandwich with Hummus that’s packed with fresh and healthy ingredients. The recipe serves four people, and it’s a wholesome and fulfilling option for lunch or dinner that can easily be made to be gluten-free. With its colorful ingredients, it’s an excellent choice for children and a great way to tempt them into eating more veggies with their meals.
12. The Vegan BLT Sandwich
By replacing bacon with tofu, you can easily make your own Vegan BLT Sandwich. Tofu is the perfect versatile protein for vegans and can be cooked in so many ways to recreate your favorite foods of the past. This BLT, or TLT (Tofu, Lettuce, Tomato) as they like to call it, from The Vegan Larder, will fulfill all of your cravings. Tofu is used to create a smoky, crispy bacon alternative, and then lettuce and tomato top the sandwich for a crunchy, fresh finish.
13. Vegan Christmas Feast Sandwich
With the holidays fast approaching, I’m always looking for seasonal sandwich options for work lunches and holiday parties. This is an exciting and colorful addition to any buffet and has layers of sage and onion stuffing, which adds texture and flavor. Tinned Tomatoes provides a recipe that is easy to follow and that will be enjoyed by all of your friends and family this winter.
14. Banh Mi Sandwich
If you aren’t familiar with this type of sandwich, it’s an incredibly popular dish from Vietnam. Usually containing various types of meat, this alternative recipe uses tofu as the main protein. It can be topped with vegan mayonnaise to give you a plant-based dish in this recipe from Love & Lemons.
15. Vegan Sandwich with Walnut Veggie Spread
For a new spread option for vegans to replace hummus, consider making this walnut veggie spread from Veg News. The spread is easy to blend together in a food processor, and then you can add your favorite seasonal vegetables to the dish. The walnut veggie spread will go perfectly with avocado, baby greens, carrots, and vine-ripened tomatoes.
16. The Ultimate Vegan Bagel Topping
Your bread options as a vegan are extensive, and bagels are a great base for lunchtime dishes. Tofu is the main protein in this recipe from Yum Vegan Food, and it’s loaded with fresh vegetables, avocado, and a delightful dill sauce on top.
17. Vegan Kale and Potato Sandwich
This sandwich is another great option for breakfast or can be taken into school or the office for a satisfying lunch. This recipe from Green Bowl 2 Soul uses kale, boiled potatoes, and mustard which come together to make a delicious stuffing. Seasoned with lemon juice, garlic, and chili flakes, you can toast this sandwich for the best results.
18. Monster Vegan Sandwich
Some days you just need a massive lunch to fill you up, and this monster vegan sandwich from The Flexitarian Runner is the perfect dish for those days. The recipe helps you to create chickpea patties and black bean patties, and then you’ll add squash and avocado on top. The size of the sandwich really does live up to its name, and you won’t be hungry until dinner after eating this.
19. Easy Turmeric Chickpea Salad Sandwich
If you are looking for an easy vegan sandwich recipe, Karissa’s Vegan Kitchen has just the dish for you. It’s full of flavor and protein, thanks to the chickpeas, which are a good alternative to tuna or egg salad. Chickpeas are high in fiber and manganese, and low in fat, so they help make the perfect sandwich filling.
20. Ultimate Vegan Sandwich with Red Lentil Spread
Lentils are a low-cost option for vegan dishes and are extremely versatile. They’re really healthy and easy to cook, and they make the foundation of this recipe from Easy Cheesy Vegetarian. While the texture and color may not look the most appetizing, you’ll be impressed by this delicious spread which complements the fresh veggies flawlessly in this dish.
The options for vegan sandwich fillings are extensive, and these are just a few of my favorites that I’ve enjoyed making recently. You can mix and match fillings and breads to create your perfect sandwich, and you’ll never be bored with packed lunches again.