The Best "Beefy" Vegan Burgers
This umami-rich burger is unabashedly attempting to imitate a beef burger in flavor, texture, and appearance. Mushrooms and grains form the bulk of the burger--the mushrooms are tender, and the grains stay firm to give the impression of protein which has been cooked. The fat helps coat the separate elements so that it holds together nicely and isn't piecey like most veggie burgers. The patty absorbs lots of grill flavor to deliver a charred, smokey patty just like a traditional beefy backyard burger.
Braising may destroy some of the good bacteria on the surface of the tempeh. But as long as the internal temp doesn't get too high, most of the probiotics will survive.
Avocado, Sprout, and Cashew Spread Sandwich
Top bread with a cashew spread, sprouts, radishes, avocado, arugula, and more to make this fresh and flavorful sandwich.
Egg and Tomato Open-Faced Sandwiches
Meaty, briny kalamata olives and a splash of vinegar punch up a quick red pepper sauce for these vegetarian sandwiches. Use slightly thicker (about 1 1/2-oz.) bread slices to build a sturdy sandwich base. You can slice your own, or ask to have it sliced on the thicker side.
Apple and Cashew Spread Sandwich
Spread a cashew mixture over bread and top with apple, lemon juice, and black pepper to prepare this sandwich.
Hummus in Pita
Grilled Margherita Sandwiches
This quick five-ingredient entrée transforms a favorite pizza combo into a melty grilled sandwich. To thinly slice fresh mozzarella with ease, freeze the cheese for about 30 minutes before cutting.
Hummus-Veggie Sandwich on Whole Grain
Hummus, veggies, and a hint of garlic and lemon are a sandwich lover's dream. Hummus-Veggie Sandwich on Whole Grain is hearty and satisfying, and a cool break during a day on the beach.
Grilled Cheese & Apple Sandwiches
No panini press? Cook sandwiches in a skillet 4 minutes on each side with a pan on top.
Open-Faced Sandwiches with Mushrooms and Fried Eggs
Open-Faced Jerk Vegetable Sandwiches
The vegetables can be assembled in advance and refrigerated overnight in the zip-top plastic bag. Preheat the broiler for the cheese toasts while you sauté the vegetables, and you'll save even more time.
Fried Chickpea and Arugula Pita Sandwiches with Lime Tzatziki
With flavors reminiscent of a falafel, Fried Chickpea and Arugula Pita Sandwiches with Lime Tzatziki take less work, are tasty with lots of texture, and an easy weeknight meal to put together.
Grilled Vegetable and Mozzarella Sandwiches
Top ciabatta bread wtih grilled vegetables and thick slices of fresh mozzarella for a hearty and healthy sandwich.
Nor-Cal Veggie Sandwiches with Hazelnut Butter
This is the kind of delectable vegetarian fare that makes you forget about meat. Any sprouts you like will work in place of radish sprouts.
Nan's Grilled Mozzarella and Olive Sandwich
Stretchy, mild fresh mozzarella is layered with briny olive tapenade to create a rich, savory sandwich. Sue Conley and Peggy Smith, of Cowgirl Creamery in Northern California, created this recipe for Nan Haynes, olive lover, Conley's life partner, and cheesemonger extraordinaire at Cowgirl's shop in the Ferry Building in San Francisco. The recipe is adapted from one in Cowgirl Creamery Cooks (Chronicle Books).
The Cowgirls make their own fresh olive salad with green and black olives, but it's fine to use chunky tapenade instead.
Grilled Eggplant Banh Mi Sandwich
Once grilled, eggplant comes into its full glory: tender, creamy flesh with a satisfying meatiness that makes it ideal for our Vietnamese-style Grilled Eggplant Banh Mi Sandwich.
Almond Butter, Plum, and Granola Sandwich
Forget the typical PBJ and try Almond Butter, Plum, and Granola Sandwich. Drizzle with a little honey for a little added sweetness.
Tempeh Sloppy Joes with Coleslaw
Roasted Vegetable Sandwiches
Spicy Chickpea Sandwiches
Time: 1 hour. In the streets of Palermo, Sicily, you'll find panelle, fried chickpea-flour patties served on a roll. Kevin Sandri of Garden State adds a carrot slaw, salad greens, roasted squash, and spicy aioli for an exceptionally tasty vegetarian sandwich. Here's our simplified version, broiled and minus the squash.
Parmesan-Herb Crusted Tofu Sandwich
When their parents were away for the weekend, 19-year-old Dominique Ng and her sisters Madeline, 16, and Gabby, 12, survived nicely on these easy toasted sandwiches.
Summer Veggie Sandwich
Scooping out part of the bread in this simple version of pan bagnat allows for more tasty fillings and acts as a hull to collect flavorful tomato juices. Make breadcrumbs with scooped-out bread.
Hummus "Cheesesteak" Hoagies
Hummus "Cheesesteak" Hoagies are a great option for a quick weeknight supper. Made with yellow onion, red bell pepper, Polano chile, and provolone cheese, these vegetarian sandwiches are very hearty and filling. Serve with Napa Cabbage Slaw.
Cheddar and Chutney on Sourdough
Serve with your favorite variety of chutney and some sweet, tangy pickles.
Grilled Goat Cheese Sandwiches with Fig and Honey
These Grilled Goat Cheese Sandwiches with Fig and Honey are equally good for breakfast or dinner. Mixing honey with the goat cheese makes it easier to spread over the cinnamon-raisin bread.
Sweet Potato Sandwiches with Feta and Salsa Verde
The meatiness of sweet potatoes makes them perfect for sandwiches; salty feta and salsa verde add savoriness.
Grilled Cheese and Green Chile Sandwiches
We love the mix of mild green chiles (with their distinct vegetal flavors) and spicy poblanos. For fun, cut sandwiches into strips and serve with gazpacho.
Avocado-Egg Salad Sandwiches with Pickled Celery
To prevent avocado from browning in leftover egg salad, place any remaining salad in a bowl and cover surface with plastic wrap. Then cover the entire bowl tightly with plastic wrap.
Mexican-Style Grilled Vegetable Sandwich
This classic Mexican sandwich, or torta, swaps the usual meat for colorful grilled summer vegetables. The traditional black bean spread adds protein and acts as a moisture barrier so the bread stays extra crispy.
Open-Faced Mushroom, Tomato, and Goat-Cheese Sandwich
Our Test Kitchens staff suggests that you microwave the goat cheese at MEDIUM for 1 minute to soften for easy spreading.
Avocado and Sprout Sandwiches
Customize to suit your taste.
Open-Faced Eggplant Sandwiches
Here's the key to a speedy dinner: While the eggplant broils, toast your bread slices in a toaster oven.
Roasted Red Pepper Spread Sandwiches
If you like pimiento cheese, you'll enjoy this recipe. Keep the sandwiches well chilled so the cream cheese spread will remain firm. Sturdy, whole-grain bread works best.
Falafel Pitas with Cucumber-Yogurt Dressing
Make this healthy falafel pita recipe to get a taste of a Middle Eastern favorite.
Grilled Farmers' Market Sandwiches
The stack of grilled eggplant, red onion, and zucchini are quite a mouthful but still tasty to eat.