Colourful and easy, these vegetable salad sandwiches will perk up your lunchbox.
I'm always experimenting with new sandwich ideas and these easy vegetable salad sandwiches did not disappoint.
They are vibrant with colours and flavours.
A real lunchtime winner!
- 🥪 Vegetable salad sandwich filler ingredients
- 🥒 How to deseed a cucumber
- 🥬 Variations to the recipe
- 🥙 10 ways to use vegetable sandwich filler
- 🍞 Best bread for a vegetable salad sandwiches
- 🥗 Be generous with the salad leaves
- 🥪 How long will vegetable salad sandwiches keep?
- 💭 How long does vegetable salad filler keep?
- 🥪 More delicious vegan sandwiches to try
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🥪 Vegetable salad sandwich filler ingredients
These are the simple ingredients you need to make these delicious lunchtime sandwiches.
- vegan cream cheese
- red onion
- salad leaves
- red pepper
- dried herbs
- vegan mayo
- buttered wholemeal bread
See recipe card for quantities.
🥒 How to deseed a cucumber
You don't want to add extra liquid to this sarnie filler, so do deseed the cucumber.
The easiest way to deseed a cucumber is with a teaspoon.
Just cut a decent size piece of cucumber, cut it in half lengthways, then drag the teaspoon along the centre channel to remove all the liquid and seeds.
You are left with nice, crunchy cucumber half-moons with none of the liquid.
I prefer it this way for salads and sandwiches.
🥬 Variations to the recipe
Here are a few tweaks you could make to this recipe.
- use vegan herb and garlic cream cheese
- only use cream cheese (no mayo), for a thicker sandwich filler
- use crunchy iceberg lettuce instead of soft salad leaves
- use orange or yellow peppers
- use fresh herbs
- add spices for a kick, paprika or chilli flakes would be good
- use a sourdough, bloomers loaf or baguette instead of wholemeal bread
🥙 10 ways to use vegetable sandwich filler
Here are a few other ideas for using this tasty vegan sandwich filler.
- Pitta bread - in a pitta with hummus and salad leaves
- Open sandwich - heaped on buttered soft bread, toast or a crispbread
- Toastie - in a toastie with vegan cheese
- Quesadilla - as a quesadilla filling with cheese & spices
- Baked potato - heaped on a baked potato
- Burger - heaped on a burger
- Slaw - mixed with shredded cabbage to make a tasty coleslaw
- Spaghetti - mixed through freshly made spaghetti
- Bow tie pasta - mixed through cold bow tie pasta (farfalle) to make a yummy pasta salad
- Picnic - as a dressed salad as part of a picnic, buffet or pot luck dinner
🍞 Best bread for a vegetable salad sandwiches
I have to admit I prefer soft wholemeal bread for this sandwich.
No fancy sourdough bread, it has to be soft and brown.
What I'm looking for with this salad sandwich is comfort.
Also, it has to be buttered. You could use vegan butter or vegan spread, but be generous.
Of course, you could use any bread you prefer, but do try it this way.
🥗 Be generous with the salad leaves
Soft herby salad leaves are my go-to, but you could go for crunchy iceberg lettuce.
Just pile it high.
Slices of cucumber and ripe tomato would be good too, but I will leave it up to you.
You could also add some sandwich pickle or chutney to one slice of bread instead of vegan butter.
🥪 How long will vegetable salad sandwiches keep?
Adding a layer of butter and salad leaves creates a bit of a barrier to stop the bread from getting soggy.
However, I would make the sandwich up fresh to eat at lunchtime or at the very longest, make it in the morning and wrap it carefully for lunch.
💭 How long does vegetable salad filler keep?
Now, this is a different story. The sandwich filler will keep much longer than the freshly made sandwich.
The sandwich filler can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.
Do give it a good mix before making up sandwiches or adding it to other dishes (see the above tips), as the dressing will drop to the bottom of the dish.
🥪 More delicious vegan sandwiches to try
Here are a few more of my favourite vegan sandwiches. Do try a few of them.
- Cheese & Onion Sandwiches (vegan)
- Cheese Savoury Sandwich
- Easy Vegan Egg Mayo Sandwiches
- Easy Vegan New York Deli Sandwich
- Falafel & Apple Salad Sandwich
- Falafel Beetroot Bagel Sandwich
- Hummus Beet Sandwich
- Italian White Bean & Tomato Sandwich
- Spicy Onion Bhaji Sandwich with Curried Slaw
- Vegan Cheese Ploughman's Sandwiches
- Vegan Cuban Sandwich with Mushrooms
- Vegan Reuben Sandwich with Russian Dressing
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🥪 How to make easy vegetable salad sandwiches
Step-by-step photos. Keep scrolling for the full printable recipe (with full ingredient list and nutritional info).
Add finely chopped red pepper, cucumber, red onion to a bowl, then add coarsely grated carrot.
Now add corn, vegan cream cheese and mayo as well as dried herbs.
For a smoother mixture, cream the cream cheese and mayo together before adding.
Season with salt and pepper and mix well.
Spread your bread generously with vegan butter or spread and top with a thick layer of the vegetable sandwich spread.
Add a layer of salad leaves. You could add slices of cucumber and tomato too.
Top with the other slice of buttered bread and cut into halves or quarters and serve.
Easy Vegetable Salad Sandwiches
- 6 slices wholemeal bread
- 3 tablespoons vegan butter or spread
- ½ red pepper finely diced
- 8 cm cucumber (3 inches) halved, deseeded and finely cubed (
- ½ small red onion finely diced
- 1 medium carrot coarsley grated
- 6 tablespoons corn cooked or tinned
- 3 tablespoons vegan cream cheese
- 3 tablespoons vegan mayo
- 2 teaspoons dried parsley
- 2 teaspoons dried dill
- 1 pinch salt and pepper
- 1 handful salad leaves
- Add all of the diced vegetables to a mixing bowl and mix well.
- Cream together the cream cheese and mayo and add to the veg,
- Add the herbs, salt and pepper and mix well. Taste to check the seasoning.
- Spread the bread with vegan butter or marg, then top three slices with a generous layer of the vegetable salad sandwich spread, top with salad leaves and finish with the other slices of buttered bread.
- Cut in half or quarters and serve.
- You can just use vegan cream cheese for a thicker sandwich filler.
- Add paprika or chilli flakes for a bit of a kick.
- Make the sandwiches fresh to eat at lunchtime or at the very longest, make them in the morning and wrap it carefully for lunch.
- The sandwich filler will keep much longer than the freshly made sandwich. The sandwich filler can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.