Vegan: Flavorful Veggie Sandwich

Posted by on May 29, 2010 at 3:04 pm.
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Veggie sandwich

 

I really love color, and enjoy seeing it displayed in the various cuisines I prepare. Naturally, I was extremely pleased with this colorful vegan sandwich. Although the cooked meals I prepare are usually ready within fifteen minutes there are times when I don’t feel like cooking. In those instances, I’ll choose something such as the veggie sandwich above.

My daughter and I can choose to eat a salad, or wrap the filling into a wrap. Today we decided to make sandwiches and so our wrap of choice was rye bread.

I’ve been vegetarian since 1992 (turned vegan a few years later.) You want to know something? I wasn’t always fond of salads. I chalk it up to the tasteless salads I encountered as a child. It was obvious that no thought was put into them. I was expected to eat them because they were a salad. You’re supposed to eat your veggies, right? Although I ate them, I didn’t enjoy the bland vegetables that were put out before me. Fast forward years later, and now I enjoy my salads and realized that they can be extremely flavorful, imagine that! ๐Ÿ˜‰

What’s in this sandwich?

  • Grated carrots
  • Spinach
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Collard greens
  • Raw sunflower seeds
  • Yellow onion
  • Raisins
  • Black olives
  • homemade mayonnaise

Within the next few days, I’ll come back to this post and include the exact measurements used for creating this salad.

The beauty of salads is that you can make them as simple or complex as you want them to be. This ‘salad on bread’ was bursting with flavor. My daughter enjoyed eating it a lot. I tend to make large batches of these types of salads so we can snack on throughout the day. There are so many different options that can be done with this sandwich, at times I use collard or kale leaves to make this a 100% raw meal. Regardless of what path you choose, it’s still delicious.

I really enjoy the weekends. If the weather is nice, it gives me a chance to hang outside with my daughter for the majority of the day. The sky was overcast for a good portion of the morning, however, the clouds eventually, rolled away to reveal the glorious sun.

Earlier today, I started the grill and grilled some homemade bean burgers. Yes, their vegan and no they didn’t fall apart. I’ll be posting the recipe for those burgers and a few other dishes sometime next week.

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6 Comments

  • kaozz says:

    Those look scrumptious! I’m not a vegetarian but I like vegetarian food! Bean burgers, bet those were delicious on the grill! I use to make them sometimes but my husband disliked them ๐Ÿ™ I tend to make meals like those for myself instead.

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    Moondancer Reply:

    they were delicious, I believe a lot of people consume vegetarian food even if they don’t know it’s vegetarian, some main courses, snacks, side dishes, desserts, etc. are vegetarian. There are a variety of different vegetarian burgers that you can make some are very meat like in their consistency. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • conradvisionquest says:

    those sammies look yum! i can’t wait to see your recipe for bean burgers that don’t fall apart on the grill! mine fall apart in the fry pan ๐Ÿ™

    ~wendy
    http://conradvisionquest.wordpress.com/

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    Moondancer Reply:

    Hello Wendy,
    Thanks for popping by my virtual spot. ๐Ÿ™‚
    They were delicious. My bean burgers used to fall apart too, it took some tweaking before I had a burger that stayed together on the grill. I tend to chill my bean burger mix at least an hour, but usually overnight, before adding them to the grill. Adding a binding ingredient such as ground flax seeds can help also.

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    conradvisionquest Reply:

    great tips, thanks!

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  • Jennifer says:

    I knew you would have veg sandwich options posted somewhere in your archives! I have to admit – I search your old posts often! I just love them so!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks girl!
    Jennifer recently posted..Artichoke Burgers by Five Star Foodies

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