It’s no surprise that here at the Brick Market & Deli, we love sandwiches. We appreciate a well crafted mix of meats, cheeses, veggies, and condiments cradled by fresh bread. The possibilities are limitless. For our vegetarian and vegan friends, a little creativity can go a long way. Below are some tips to enhance your veggie sandwiches.
A great source of nutrition, beans can provide health benefits as well as a flavorful new texture. Mashed up or used in its original form, beans can help to make you feel satisfied longer. Feeling hesitant? Come in & try out Lentilicious sandwich, packed with lentils and veggies – you won’t be disappointed.
Pile On The Veggies
Why not? Since veggies are healthy (and presumably your favorite kinds), double up for a more filling meal. Or try different flavor combinations, such as adding roasted red peppers, beets, or avocado to change things up. Adding avocado slices brings a contrasting texture, great flavor, along with healthy fats and B vitamins. Or instead of slicing it, mash it up and use it as a healthy (and vegan) spread.
Most people don’t like their sandwiches dry, so for an easier way to add moisture and more flavor, try using mashed avocado (as mentioned), hummus, hot sauces, mustards, or olive spreads/tapenades. Or you can opt for making your own spreads at home, and, thanks to the Internet, there are numerous recipes at our fingertips. These recipes are usually healthier and easier on the wallet.
The bread can make or break a sandwich. Depending on your diet, you may want to nix the bread all together. Or if you want to try something different, transform your sandwich into a wrap. You can use tortillas, pita bread, or some even use collard greens. If you’re into DIY, you can even make your own bread, tailored to your flavor and texture preferences.
Adapt The Classics
Vegans & vegetarians can enjoy adapted versions of meaty sandwiches like the Reuben or a Philly Cheesesteak. Things like tempeh, seitan or tofu are delicious, protein rich replacements. If you’re in the mood for a burger, simply substitute a veggie patty, either store bought or homemade, and top it with your favorites. For great alternative recipes, check out our Pinterest page.
Don’t feel like making your own sandwich? Come down to the Brick Market & Deli and we’ll gladly craft a yummy sandwich for you!