Super Vegetarian Sandwiches

Taking the meat out of these vegetarian sandwiches left room for a whole lot of sensational fillings and toppings.

  • Roasted Vegetable Sandwiches

    Roasted Vegetable Sandwiches

    We love sandwiches­—especially when you hold the meat. Try this hearty vegetable sandwich recipe featuring roasted zucchini, squash, and red bell peppers. Roasting vegetables brings out their rich, natural sweetness and makes them perfect for a hearty sandwich filling.
  • Tempeh Sloppy Joes with Coleslaw
    Photo: Jan Smith

    Tempeh Sloppy Joes with Coleslaw

    Tempeh is a fermented soy product formed into a flat cake boasting a yeasty flavor and firm texture. In this saucy, hot sandwich, tempeh crumbles take the place of ground beef.
  • Open-Faced Mushroom, Tomato, and Goat-Cheese Sandwich
    Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

    Open-Faced Mushroom, Tomato, and Goat-Cheese Sandwich

    Spread sharp-tasting goat cheese on sourdough bread and top with "meaty" Portobello caps, sliced red pepper and tomato for a satisfying knife-and-fork sandwich.
  • Falafel Pitas with Cucumber-Yogurt Dressing
    Randy Mayor

    Falafel Pitas with Cucumber-Yogurt Dressing

    Falafel–made from ground chickpea patties–is a traditional Middle Eastern favorite. The falafel patties are served here in pita pockets and topped with a tangy yogurt dressing.
  • Roasted Red Pepper Spread Sandwiches
    Becky Luigart-Stayner; Cindy Barr

    Roasted Red Pepper Spread Sandwiches

    Reminiscent of pimiento cheese, the flavorful filling for these sandwiches is made with cream cheese, cucumber, onion, and bottled roasted red pepper.
  • Open-Faced Jerk Vegetable Sandwiches
    Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

    Open-Faced Jerk Vegetable Sandwiches

    Jerk seasoning (typically a mixture of ground cinnamon, allspice, and pepper) is used in many Caribbean-style dishes. Here, the seasoning is used in a marinade for sautéed veggies. The spicy vegetables are then served on toasted French bread topped with chutney mayonnaise.
  • Grilled Goat Cheese Sandwiches with Fig and Honey
    Randy Mayor; Melanie J. Clarke

    Grilled Goat Cheese Sandwiches with Fig and Honey

    The tanginess of goat cheese and the sweetness of cinnamon-raisin bread, fig preserves and honey make this a distinctively flavorful version of a traditional grilled cheese sandwich.
  • Caprese Melts
    James Carrier

    Caprese Melts

    Perfect for summertime, this sandwich version of the classic caprese salad is composed of fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and basil.
  • Cheddar and Chutney on Sourdough
    Charles E. Walton IV

    Cheddar and Chutney on Sourdough

    A four-ingredient sandwich proves that, when it comes to sandwiches, sometimes simplicity is the best approach. For the best flavor, use an English Cheddar cheese.
  • Grilled Vegetable and Mozzarella Sandwiches
    Karry Hosford

    Grilled Vegetable and Mozzarella Sandwiches

    Hollow out a loaf of Italian ciabatta bread and fill it up with grilled veggies, salad greens and cheese for a complete meal.
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