Vegan Sandwich fillings

Article published Aug 2017

What to put in a sandwich if your vegan? – that is the question!!! Or on toast or on top of a baked spud!!

ARTICHOKES

Can be bought in jars in oil and make a great addition to a sandwich. These can be added to salad or hummus or used to make a spread. Bargain shops like Home Bargains and Lidl also have these cheaper than supermarkets.

AVOCADO

with roasted peppers

with pesto and tomato

mashed with salad

 

BABA GANOUSH (aubergine dip)

with picked beetroot or roast peppers

BAKED BEANS

Great hot in a sandwich!

 

BANANA

with chocolate, chocolate spread, melted chocolate, soft brown sugar, dates,chopped nuts, dried fruit, nut or seed butter, jam, grated apple, cinnamon, pie filling.

 

BEETROOT – raw, cooked or picked.

Sliced beetroot with thinly sliced onion, tomato and salad cream. Yum!

 

BLT

Use vegan bacon and add lettuce, tomatoes and salad cream.

 

CHEESE – there is so many vegan cheeses (blocks, slices and grated) these days that we have a dedicated blog post on it. Cheezly and Sheese also been around for years with about 9 flavours each and Sheese makes the Tesco and Sainsbury’s own brand free from cheese. Now there is many new vegan cheese companies although usually only available through online stores or health food stores. Violife seem to be the only one widely available in Supermarkets. So vegan cheese with all the usual combinations really – easy!

Sundried tomato paste and vegan cheese

CHEESE SPREAD

Vegan cream cheese comes in several flavours from brands such as sheese, Violife  Tesco or Sainsbury’s free from or Tofutti or other small independent companies. See dedicated post.

Cream cheese and strawberry jam

Cream cheese with dried fruit and sunflower seeds

Cream cheese with pickle

Plain cream cheese with yeast extract

 

CHESTNUT PATE/SPREAD

Ready made or a recipe served with salad.

 

CHICKPEAS/VARIOUS BEANS/PEAS

Mash and mix with herbs or spices or salad cream and serve with salad. Hundreds of variations and cheap too.

 

CHOCOLATE SPREAD

with raisins, banana, chopped nuts or all- see our dedicated article for more info

 

DIPS

Some dips are great for sandwiches, others are a little runny, but still good to add a bit spread within a sandwich for flavour.

If you see a dip recipe that you might fancy as a spread don’t be scared of thickening it with breadcrumbs or beans to make it into a spread or add less liquid then the recipe says instead and it might work.

I made a Pea and mint dip into a spread last week. I don’t have the recipe I based it on know as it was out of a library book, but basically as far as I remember it was pouring boiling water over frozen garden peas in a colander and then whizzing them with mint and water. I then added some breadcrumbs to thicken and left in the fridge to firm up. Odd, but tasty!

FALAFELS are available from all major supermarkets. Branded and supermarket brands. They can be bought fresh or frozen, some ready to eat, others to warm or cook. Also packet mixes from supermarkets and health food stores.

 

‘FISH FINGERS’

QUORN OR VEGIDEL

 

GUACOMOLE – yes really a dip, but ideal for a sandwich with lots of extra’s. Just watch out for milk in most brands. Low fat brands are sometimes accidentally vegan.

 

‘HAGGIS’

Canned or in the fridge usually. Serve with salad and pickle! Available from health food stores, supermarkets and M & S.

 

HUMMUS/HOUMOUS – whichever way you spell it! it is available from every supermarket, most health food store and often even corner shops these days. Plain or lots of very different flavours including ones made with different beans. Just watch out for honey and lemon rind that may be treated with shellac. Here is a few to see the variety, this is not all of them.

Hummus with roasted red peppers or pickled beetroot, avocado, guerkins, picked or fresh cabbage, salad, grated carrots, beansprouts, salsa, or olives. So many additions to add to your hummus buttie!

Also Tesco do a Broad Bean, Asparagus & Mint hummus which makes a change from traditional chickpea based ones.

 

LOTUS SPREAD

A spread made from Lotus biscuits, very sweet and you would use as you would use jam basically. Great if combined with chocolate spread, bananas, raisins or other sweet foods.

 

MAYO/SALAD CREAM – SEE OUR DEDICATED ARTICLE

Suggestion: Vegan mayo, walnuts and sultanas or salad cream and crisps!! No one said this had to be a healthy article!!

 

MILLET

Not something I would usually use in a sandwich, but I like this recipe. Carrot, Millet and Almond Sandwich recipe

 

MOCK MEATS

Nutolene (canned)

Mocked duck (canned)

Redwoods vegideli – duck, chicken style pieces, beef, falafels, sage & marjoram ready to eat sausages, ready to eat pork style sausages.

 

MUSHROOMS

Fried mushrooms with onion and garlic or homemade mushroom pate, or tartex or granovita brands.

 

NUT BUTTERS – Not just peanut these days, almond, cashew and hazelnut and combinations too. Supermarkets sell some and if you want combinations or crunchy versions or a wider range, health food stores are your best bet. Peanut butter is sold everywhere and you can even get chocolate ones too. Just watch out for honey that crops up in some like in M & S.

nut butter and jam or fruit spread
nut butter and cucumber
nut butter and raw onion
nut butter and beetroot
nut butter and banana
nut butter and vegemite
nut butter and sliced apple
nut butter and melted chocolate
nut butter and chocolate chip!
nut butter, vegan cheese and jam
nut butter and sultanas (or other dried fruit soaked such as figs, apricots, raisins)
nut butter and sliced tomato
nut butter and pickled onion
nut butter and agave syrup/golden syrup/sweet freedom
nut butter and salad
nut butter with grated carrot
nut butter and sprouted pulses
nut butter and chopped dates
nut butter and coconut
nut butter and kiwi fruit
nut butter and canned peaches

NUT LOAF

Cold and served sliced with salad or cranberry sauce!

 

ONION BHAJI

Served with lots of extras or just mayo!

 

PATES – There are a few vegan pates about, but it is usually health food stores to buy these. Asda sell one or more of the granovita brand in their free from section and sometimes Aldi have these on specials. Sold as long life tubs and tubes usually. Tartex or granovita Pate – mushroom, herbs, tofu, tangy tomato, Vegetarian Tofu Pate – Spicy Mexican (contains palm oil though). Although vbite VegiDeli do a few refrigerated ones. Vegusto (mostly online) also have pates and different sandwich fillings.

fridge – health food shops

VegiDeli mushroom pate, Brussels style pate, beanfeast pate (11 different beans and seeds).

from Ocado

from Polish shops

 

PESTO/HERB PASTE

I love pesto with tomatoes and avocado. It is great added to lots of sandwiches for flavour.

 

POLENTA

Fried and served with dressing of your choice and salad. Ready make blocks or made from ground polenta.

 

REFRIED BEANS

Served with salad and avocado

 

SALSA

Suggestion: with mixed cabbage

 

SAUSAGES/HOT DOGS

Cook and leave to cool and serve with various fillings and sauces

 

SEITAN

As slices or sliced roasts – cold served with salad

 

SEED BUTTERS Usually health food stores with a few now popping up in supermarkets.

 

SLICES – Imitations of meat slices such as chicken, beef, turkey and sage and onion flavours. The largest range and brand is Vbites sold in Health food stores. The sage and onion is sold in Morrison’s. Other brands too, but usually in health food stores or online only. Tofurky has now arrived in the UK too and some places even sell sandwiches ready made with it.

Vbite ‘meat’ slices (ham, turkey, chicken, beef, sage & onion, bacon, garlic sausage style, pepperoni) or chorizo chucks made up in the traditional ways such as

Ham and cheese

Ham, mayo and dried onion

Ham, Dijon mustard, sweet freedom and sesame seeds

Chicken with mayo, chutney and raisins

Chicken with mayo and curry powder

Beef with horseradish and dried onion flakes

Sage and onion slices with apple sauce

Turkey with cranberry sauce

Garlic sausage style with mayo and olives

Chorizo with vegan mayo

Pizza style – sundried tomato, olives, roasted vegetables, pepperoni and optional cheese

Also seitan slices as often sold in independent health food stores.

Vegusto also have several flavoured sandwich slices and luncheon rolls.

 

TAPENADE

Green/black olive tapenade with vegan cheese or roasted red peppers

TOFU

Marinated tofu (such as cauldron) with vegan mayo, hummus and sundried tomatoes

Taifun have lots of flavoured tofu’s that you could serve with different fillings such as

Smoked tofu with sweet chilli relish/mayo and roast peppers

Cold scrambled tofu with salad cream and cress

Other flavours are

Smoked with almonds & sesame seeds

Smoked with herbs & sunflower seeds

Tofu Roso (flavoured with olives, tomatoes and pepperoni)

Tofu Basil Tofu olive

Or just flake and mix with mayo and herbs/seaweed for a tuna style and serve with salad or sweetcorn

 

‘TUNA’ – vegan mock tuna is now available by VegiDeli do anything you would with fish tuna. They also do vegan salmon slices.

 

YEAST EXTRACT (Vegemite/Marmite/Natex)

We have these covered in our gravy article, as they are often used in this way too. Serve with grated carrot, salad, tomato, avocado or crisps.

EXTRA ADDITIONS TO PIMP UP YOUR SANDWICHES

Salad dressings and vegan mayo, roasted red peppers, vegan pesto, vegan mayo, vegan salad cream, crispy dried onions, chutney, pickle, curry powder, dried herbs, vegan horseradish, picked onions, picked red cabbage, picked beetroot, picked guerkins, sweet freedom, golden syrup, jam, yeast extract such as vegemite or natex, mustard, sun dried tomato paste, pickle, homemade coleslaw, beetroot coleslaw, seeds, raisins, cinnamon, sundried tomatos, capers, crisps, salsa, saverkraut, apple sauce, tapendade, cranberry sauce, crisps, mixed bean salad, salt and pepper.

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