Entrees, Recipes

3 Vegan School Sandwiches

School is right around the corner. We know, not the words you wanted to hear. As much as school means the end of summer, there are still great things to look forward to this time of year. Fall is starting to arrive which means soon you’ll be able to bust out your sweaters. There are a lot of back to school sales going on. You can almost stop shaving your legs every other day. Plus back to school means you get to have delicious back to school sandwiches!

Who doesn’t love a good sandwich? They’re hearty, delicious, and packed full of nutrients. If you’re a sandwich hater these recipes are not for you. Back to all the sandwich lovers out there. Sandwiches are the perfect school lunch. They’re easy to pack, transport, and aren’t very messy. You don’t need to bring anything with you in order to enjoy them.

We’ve created three delicious school sandwiches ideal for the busy student. Whether you’re looking for a chickpea tuna, baked tofu, or roasted red pepper pesto sandwich – we’ve got the recipe for you. Check out the full recipes and video below.

Chickpea Tuna

Course Lunch
Cuisine Sandwich, Vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 sandwiches

Ingredients

  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 3 tbsp vegan mayo
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill minced
  • 1/4 cup celery diced
  • 1 pickle diced
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 leaves kale
  • 4 slices tomatoes
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 4 slices of bread

Instructions

  • Prepare your sandwich toppings by dicing your celery and pickle, mincing your dill and slicing your tomatoes and avocado.
  • Drain and rinse your chickpeas and add to a food processor. Pulse until you get the consistency you want. You can also mash with a fork or potato masher if you don't have a food processor.
  • Add your mashed chickpeas to a bowl along with your vegan mayo, garlic, dill, celery, pickle, mustard and black pepper. Mix this until the flavours are all evenly distributed.
  • Assemble your sandwich with a layer of chickpea tuna, kale, tomatoes and half an avocado.

Baked Tofu

Course Lunch
Cuisine Sandwich, Vegan
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2 sandwiches

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 5 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp all spice
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 block tofu sliced
  • 1/2 cup sprouts
  • 4 to mato slices
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 2 leaves kale
  • spicy mustard 2 tbsp mustard + 1 tsp sriracha
  • 4 slices of bread

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • In a bowl prepare your marinade by combining the soy sauce, sesame oil, lime juice, water, all spice, garlic and black pepper. Add your tofu slices to it and let sit for about 20 minutes.
  • Bake your tofu in your preheated oven for about 20 minutes, flipping half way through.
  • Assembled your sandwich with kale, tomatoes, half an avocado, tofu and spicy mustard.

Roasted Red Pepper Pesto

Course Lunch
Cuisine Sandwich, Vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 sandwiches

Ingredients

  • 2 leaves dino kale
  • 1 whole roasted red pepper
  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tbsp classic hummus
  • 1/2 cup sprouts
  • 1/2 cucumber sliced
  • 4 slices tomatoes
  • 1 cubanelle pepper sliced

Instructions

  • To a food processor add your kale, roasted red pepper, nutritional yeast, garlic and onion powder. Pulse until you get a slightly chunky mixture. You still want it smooth enough to spread though.
  • Construct your sandwich by adding your pesto, classic hummus, sprouts, cucumber, tomatoes and pepper.

How to make 3 Vegan School Sandwiches