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35 Vegan Sandwich Recipes

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These vegan sandwiches are quick and simple with minimal prep time because let’s face it, life is busy! Whether you are looking for a healthy lunch recipe or something for dinner, these vegan sandwich ideas cover a variety of tastes and textures!

photo of 3 different vegan sandwiches

This list of healthy vegan sandwich recipes is proof you don’t need meat or cheese for a killer sandwich! Marinated tofu, fresh veggies, crunchy chickpeas, pesto, and creamy avocado elevate these plant-based recipes into handheld nirvana.

From veggie burgers and sloppy joes to tuna salad, you won’t want to miss out on these vegan sandwiches. Enjoy a vegan spin on your favorite classic sandwich whenever you crave a drool-worthy lunch.

How To Build The Best Vegan Sandwich

The best sandwiches are crafted with multiple flavors and textures. Follow these steps to upgrade your sandwich game!

  • Layer Accordingly: The best vegan sandwich is layered properly! The heavier items go on the bottom layer of the sandwich, with the more delicate items such as lettuce, tomatoes, etc. at the very top.
  • Include Textures: Include a variety of textures from crisp cucumbers, tomato slices, alfalfa sprouts, portobello mushrooms, crunchy bell peppers, pickles, red onions, vegan cheese, and more! Sundried tomatoes add a sweet and chewy texture!
  • Spread with Sauce: The best things in life are covered in sauce! Make creamy homemade hummus to spread on the bread slices or use vegan mayo or pesto. Creamy sauces are the best things for sandwiches! Dijon mustard, vegan cream cheese, or your favorite BBQ sauce are also great options.
  • Toast the Bread: If you want some extra crispiness and texture, then be sure to toast the bread, especially if you are using vegan cheese!
  • Quality Bread and Fresh Ingredients: A good sandwich always starts with quality ingredients. I like to use Dave’s Killer Multigrain Bread or fresh sourdough, ciabatta, whole wheat, baguettes, or even gluten-free breads. Feel free to use your favorite bread, just be sure it’s vegan!

What Is The Best Vegan Bread?

Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Whole Grain Bread is my favorite vegan friendly bread. It also happens to taste great and bea healthy for you too – win win! Other vegan bread brands I like are: Happy Camper’s Gluten Free Bread, Silver Hills Bakery Breads, and Dave’s Killer Bread (but watch out, some of their varieties do include honey)! This guide has even more healthy vegan bread brands that are available at most grocery stores!

Equipment You Will Need

  • Panini Press for grilled cheese or other delicious vegan sandwiches like paninis with melty cheese.
  • A quality knife for chopping the vegetables and slicing the sandwiches.
  • Be sure to use a wooden cutting board while slicing the fresh vegetables to keep the knife in great condition!
  • Grill pan for whenever you need to toast your sandwiches and bread slices.
  • Measuring cups & spoons to measure the fresh vegetables and other healthy ingredients. Eye-balling it is perfectly acceptable too!

Healthy Vegan Sandwich Recipes

Veggie Shawarma Recipe

veggie shawarma with marinated tofu, served on a tan plate

Tender marinated tofu is coated in warm spices like curry powder and paprika for a delicious take on veggie shawarma! This recipe comes with a creamy yogurt sauce made with tahini and garlic powder that’s made vegan with dairy-free yogurt. Great for easy lunches, ready 20 minutes!

Easy Eggplant Sandwich

Vegan Eggplant Sandwiches stacked on a white plate

With perfectly toasted bread and tender layers of fresh eggplant, this eggplant sandwich is hearty, savory, and filled with flavor! The eggplant is marinated in maple syrup and soy sauce then baked. Once you take one bite of this simple sandwich you will be blown away.

Mediterranean Sandwich

mediterranean sandwich cut in half on a blue plate

This crispy fresh Mediterranean sandwich is filled with fresh veggies that are crunchy and bright. The bread is perfectly crisp for the perfect texture! Leave the feta off or use vegan feta if you wish. This healthy sandwich boasts crunchy red peppers, sweet tomatoes, red onions, and salty olives!

Hummus Veggie Wraps

2 hummus veggie wraps cut in halves, and placed on a wooden board

Made with only 7 ingredients, these hummus veggie wraps are easy to make and perfect for a quick lunch! Made with soft tortillas, fresh cucumber, crunchy bell peppers, and more, this colorful veggie wrap is the perfect way to enjoy simple but fresh flavors. To make this into a veggie hummus sandwich, use toasted bread in place of wraps!

Easy Greek Pita Sandwich with Chickpeas

pita sandwich with chickpeas, arugula, tomato, and yogurt sauce served on a wooden cutting board

Packed with veggies and fiber-rich chickpeas, these Greek pita sandwiches make the ultimate veggie sandwich! Peppery arugula and thick tomato slices are packed into pitas with seasoned chickpeas for a vegetarian twist on the classic pita!

Vegan Tuna Salad Sandwich

This creamy chickpea tuna salad is a plant-based twist on the classic tuna sandwich from childhood. This well-loved sandwich comes together in 10 minutes with only six ingredients!

Samosa Wraps

samosa wraps with tofu served on a white plate

If you love Amy’s Indian Samosa Wraps you will love this homemade version! Potatoes, tofu, and peas are spiced and wrapped in whole grain tortillas for a delicious lunch recipe. This is the perfect sandwich if you love Indian spices!

Pav Bhaji (Indian Sloppy Joes)

Pav Bhaji (or Indian Spiced Vegetarian Sloppy Joes) served on a wooden cutting board with a wheat bun

Vegetarian sloppy joes get an Indian makeover with aromatic spices such as masala, ginger, turmeric, and more. Mixed with veggies and lentils, this protein-rich sandwich is a must for lunch and dinner! This is one of my favorite vegan sandwich recipes, and I promise – meat eaters won’t miss a thing! Make the filling ahead of time and the next day you’re only 5 minutes away from a sloppy joe!

Avocado Toast | Guacamole Sandwich

avocado sandwich served on a plate with a side of tomato sauce

Creamy avocado is mixed with onion, green chiles, garlic, olive oil, and cilantro for a delicious guacamole that’s sandwiched between two slices of bread. If you love avocado toast, you will love this easy avocado sandwich!

Mushroom Toast with Spinach and Garlic

mushroom toast with spinach and roasted garlic on a wooden cutting board

Use vegan parmesan to keep things dairy-free and vegan! Made with tofu, cremini mushrooms, garlic, and fresh spinach, these savory mushroom toasts are oh-so-good! They’re healthy, cheesy, and packed with plant-based protein from the tofu!

Vegan Maine Lobster Rolls

vegan lobster maine rolls in basket

These plant-based lobster rolls taste shockingly close to the real thing! Made with hearts of palm, scallions, and fresh lemon juice, this vegan twist is excellent for whenever you have a craving for “seafood”.

Black Bean Quinoa Burgers

 black bean quinoa burgers on a white plate served with fries

Black bean quinoa burgers are hearty and perfect for veggie burger nights! Pair them with homemade fries for a well-balanced but classic meal! Top with vegan cheese to make these life-changing black bean burgers even better!

Ultimate Eggplant Sandwich

one eggplant sandwich on buns

Perfectly crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, this is the ultimate veggie sandwich! Fried eggplant is topped with vegan slaw and banana peppers for a punch of flavor. Vegan sandwiches shouldn’t be boring and this one is far from it!

Roasted Veggie Sandwich with Basil Pesto

Roasted vegetable sandwich with tomato soup

Made with roasted veggies like eggplant, zucchini, Portobello mushrooms, and peppers, this veggie sandwich is a great recipe for whenever you want to fill up on colorful vegetables! The dairy-free garlic cream cheese really ties this sandwich together!

Cashew Cheese Veggie Sandwich

open vegan sandwich with cashew cheese

This crisp cucumber and tomato sandwich is made with cashew cheese, fresh tomatoes, crunchy cucumbers, and creamy avocado for a refreshing yet simple sandwich. This delicious sandwich makes a perfect on-the-go sandwich for busy weekdays!

Vegan Falafel Wrap

falafel wrap recipe with tomatoes, spinach and tahini sauce served on a white plate with falafel balls in the background

We all love falafel, don’t we?! This falafel wrap is one of the best things we’ve ever tasted! Homemade falafel is made with chickpeas, garlic, cilantro, and parsley for the best falafel you’ll ever eat. Pair this vegan sandwich with hummus, dolmas, pita bread, cucumbers, and more for a full spread!

Mini Gluten-Free Waffle Pb&J Sandwiches

mini pb&j waffle sandwiches on white plate

These cute mini peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are made with waffles. They’re perfect for any time of day! Great for toddlers, kids, and even adults, these quick snacks will satisfy any craving and make you dream about your favorite PB&J as a kid.

Pear and Arugula Sandwich

goat cheese grilled cheese with arugula and pear

Fresh pears and peppery arugula create the ultimate combination of sweet and savory. Sub in vegan cream cheese and use my vegan honey recipe to keep this crispy sandwich vegan.

Chickpea Sandwich

A stack of sandwiches.

This delicious take on a vegan chicken salad sandwich is packed with flavor! Creamy and fiber-rich chickpea salad is sweet AND savory! Made with canned chickpeas, raisins, and mango chutney this recipe delivers bright flavors from the perfect blend of ingredients.

Grilled Green Goddess Wrap

wrap on white plate with parsley

This green goddess wrap is loaded with fresh flavors! Made with a lima bean spread, broccoli, hearts of palm, nutritional yeast, and fresh lime juice, you will love these healthy wraps! Quick and healthy!

Banana Peanut Butter Sandwich Recipe

Close up of sliced bananas on the sandwich

This classic creamy peanut butter and banana sandwich is one of the best vegan sandwich recipes ever! Great for breakfast, lunch, or just whenever you want some extra protein! Made with freshly chopped walnuts and sweet maple syrup, the whole family will love these sandwiches. Make them on whole wheat bread for even more feel-good nutrients!

Peruvian Sandwich Recipe

Peruvian sandwich full of spiced vegetables in a roll, with recipe ingredients in the background.

Made with plenty of flavorful spices, fresh veggies, and quick pickled red onions, this Peruvian sandwich is out-of-this-world delicious! Serve the seasoned veggies on your favorite soft rolls or bread.

Healthy Vegan Egg Salad

Two vegan egg salad sandwiches on top of each other with arugula and spinach leaves

This tofu-based egg salad is vegan and egg-free, but tastes just like traditional egg salad! Made with cashews, garlic powder, lemon juice, and nutritional yeast, this vegan egg salad sandwich is creamy and delicious.

Buffalo Chickpea Sandwich

Buffalo chickpea sandwich on a wooden board

If you love buffalo cauliflower, you’ve got to try this buffalo chickpea sandwich! This sandwich is a little bit spicy from the tangy homemade buffalo filling. Layered with vegan yogurt, mixed greens, and garlic, this spicy sandwich is ideal whenever you have a craving for those classic buffalo flavors.

Rainbow Roast Vegetable Sandwich

one stack of veggie sandwiches with pesto

Colorful and anything but dull, this rainbow roast veggie sandwich is easy to make and perfect for a satisfying lunch! Made with homemade beetroot hummus and kale pesto, this bright sandwich has ALL the flavors you didn’t know you wanted! Bell peppers, zucchini, and alfalfa sprouts make one nutrient-packed lunch.

Pumpkin Burgers with Black Beans and Vegetables

pumpkin burgers on a white plate - black bean pumpkin burgers topped with spinach, tomato, cheese, onions, ketchup

Pumpkin and black bean burgers are full of protein and another great option for burger night. Pair this veggie burger with homemade fries and a salad to complete the meal! The pumpkin and black bean patty is juicy and so flavorful you will defenitely want seconds! Add vegan cheddar cheese to make it a “cheeseburger”.

Vegan Philly Cheesesteak

2 bread loaves stuffed with brown mushroom shreds and melted cheese wrapped in a white paper.

Beefy and cheesy, this vegan Philly cheesesteak sandwich is comfort in a hoagie! Made with mushrooms, soy sauce, vegan Worcestershire sauce, and more, this sandwich tastes just like a real Philly cheesesteak.

Tofu Banh Mi Sandwich

tofu bánh mi sandwich

The next time you get a craving for the classic Asian sandwich known as the banh mi, consider trying this veggie-based sandwich! This recipe tastes just like a banh mi and is loaded with fresh crunchy veggies that are filled with nutrients and bright flavors!

Vegan Hummus Avocado Sandwich

Two stacked sandwich halves, filled with avocado, cucumber, tomato and sprouts. Tomatoes in the background.

This vegan hummus and avocado sandwich is fresh and easy to make! Creamy avocado and crisp cucumbers complement each other perfectly. The microgreens and fresh tomatoes give this sandwich extra oomph!

Vegan BLT Sandwich with Tempeh Bacon

one vegan blt on slices of bread

This vegan BLT sandwich has all the flavor and texture of a traditional BLT but without the meat. The vegan bacon is perfectly crunchy and is served with onion, lettuce, and tomato for a veg-friendly twist!

Vegan Rainbow Sandwich

open-faced rainbow sandwich with colourful vegetables on top and around rainbow sandwiches

Eat all the colors of the rainbow with this veggie-packed sandwich! Made with crispy toasted bread and topped with fresh ingredients like peppers, mico greens, cucumbers, cabbage, and more! You will love with this simple and flavorful sandwich.

Southwestern Pinto Bean Burgers

southwest pinto bean burgers served on a whole wheat bun

Sub in vegan sour cream and a chia egg to make these plant-based burgers vegan! Pinto beans are high in protein and a great source of plant-based nutrients! Enjoy with a side of French fries!

Vegan Mushroom Parm Sandwich

one mushroom parm sandwich on buns

Mushrooms are cooked until crispy then paired with robust tomato sauce, garlic, and dairy-free dill cheese! This hearty sandwich makes a perfect weeknight dinner!

Pulled BBQ Jackfruit Sandwiches

pulled bbq jackfruit sandwich on plate

The next time you get the craving for BBQ, try out this vegan pulled jackfruit sandwich. Simple to prepare and great for holidays or special occasions, this recipe is sweet and tangy!

Chipotle Black Bean Burgers

chipotle black bean burgers with tahini sauce and sweet potato fries

Chipotle black bean burgers are hearty and satisfying. These protein-packed chipotle black bean burgers are perfect for summer cookouts! Top with all the fixing’s for sandwich nirvana.

Vegan Sandwich FAQs

What sandwiches can vegans eat?

Vegans can eat any classic sandwiches without animal products. It can be rather easy to make a regular sandwich into a vegan one. Swap out regular cheese for vegan cheese, leave off the meat, and pack on the veggies! Avocado, chickpeas, beans, mushrooms, tomatoes, red onion, tofu, hummus, mashed white beans, sweet potatoes, and plant-based meats are all great options! Be sure to check the ingredients of the bread you choose to make sure it’s vegan as well!

Is bread vegan?

Many breads contain only four main ingredients – flour, water, salt, and yeast. This means many types of breads are naturally vegan, but always check labels. Some breads contain eggs, honey, butter, and other sneaky animal products.

What snacks are vegan?

Cashews, almonds, guacamole, banana chips, fruit, and smoothies are all vegan. Nowadays vegan snacks are easy to find and usually labeled as such! Many varieties of chips are also vegan.

Is peanut butter and jelly vegan?

As long as the peanut butter does not contain any honey, then yes, PB&Js are vegan!

Final Thoughts

If you’re on the hunt for satisfying vegan sandwich ideas, save this list for future reference! Each one of these sandwiches is drool-worthy, packed with nutrients, and easy to make!

Many of these vegetarian sandwiches could easily be devoured for breakfast too. Just pick a few to try and customize to your tastes and preferences. My favorite vegan breakfast sandwich is hands-down the peanut butter and banana sandwich!

For more delicious ideas, check out the rest of my vegan recipes here!

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8 responses to “35 Vegan Sandwich Recipes”

  1. Wow, what a collection. Mindblowing! Everything looks so delicious. I don’t know where to begin. Thank you, this post is a keeper.5 stars

  2. This is a great list of vegan sandwiches to make for my kids. Love the many options and will try the mushroom parm soon!5 stars

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