10 Sensational Vegan Sandwich Fillings

Working out the best vegan sandwich fillings can be a tricky business for plant-based beginners. Here are some of our favourites!

vegan sandwich with tofu and vegetables
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Finding fillings that are both delicious and provide a plant-based protein boost can take a bit of thinking about. Do you want to replicate a beloved pre-vegan favourite like tuna mayo, or are you willing to spend an extra five minutes in the kitchen to make your sandwich into a real showstopper?

Whatever your preference, you’ll find inspiration here. These recipes are sure to whet your appetite and inspire some lunchbox creativity!

Vegan Sandwich Ideas

If you’re not sure where to start with sandwich alternatives, don’t stress. Take things back to basics and think about what you enjoyed on sarnies before switching to a plant-based diet. Here are some go-to vegan sandwich fillings you can always rely on.

  • Hummus and falafel
  • Meat-free deli slices (with a dollop of vegan mayo)
  • Vegan sausages or bacon
  • Grilled vegan cheese
  • Peanut butter
  • Vegan tuna alternatives

Vegan Sandwich Recipes

1. Chickpea ‘Tuna’

Who doesn’t love a classic tuna mayo? The good news is you can veganise the iconic sandwich thanks to this easy chickpea tuna recipe by Ethics and Antics.

The chickpeas provide a creamy, tasty base, while the veggies offer a satisfying crunch. This is one of our most popular recipes, making it a must-try vegan sandwich filler.

Chickpea tuna sandwich
Image Credit: Ethics & Antics

2. Falafel and Hummus

Hummus is one of the most versatile ingredients around, so if you’re not sure what to put in a vegan sandwich, you really can’t go wrong with it. The same goes for falafel.

This simple falafel and hummus sandwich is ideal for busy people, and even better if you’re on a budget. There are so many falafel and hummus mixes in supermarkets nowadays, so this can be your quick fix any day of the week.

Hummus & Falafel Sandwich
Image Credit: Clea Grady

3. Vegan Caesar Salad Sandwich

Plant-based deli meats are popping up in supermarkets all the time, making it easy to throw a sandwich together in no time at all.

This simple sarnie by Quorn will be your go-to recipe when you’re short on time and low on ingredients! It’s perfect for kids’ lunchboxes and vegan picnics too.

Quorn Caesar Salad Sandwich
Image Credit: Quorn

4. Whipped Tofu Bagel

Lunchtime just got a whole lot tastier thanks to this whipped tofu bagel recipe by our friends at Kikkoman.

If you’re a fan of tofu, you’ll enjoy this savoury lunch bagel. Ideal for vegans on the go.

Whipped Tofu Bagel Recipe
Image Credit: Kikkoman

5. Meatless Club Sandwich

Enjoy a taste of summer with this satisfying club sandwich by BOSH! In this recipe, king oyster mushrooms take centre stage to create a truly salivating sandwich. We’re sure you’ll savour every bite of it!

BOSH! Vegan Club Sandwich
Image Credit: BOSH!

6. Grilled Vegetable, Tofu and Kale Pesto Sandwich

In need of healthy lunch ideas? This veggie-packed sandwich by Nourishing Amy is loaded with protein and fibre and it’s gluten-free. The homemade pesto is a delicious finishing touch and this recipe will become a firm lunchtime favourite in no time.

Nourishing Amy Vegan Sandwich
Image Credit: Nourishing Amy

7. Vegan BLT

Why not try BLT with a vegan twist? This classic sandwich has been reimagined by The Vegan Larder. Even if you think you don’t like tofu, you MUST try making smoked tofu ‘bacon.’

It’s incredibly tasty with a crispy and chewy texture and pairs perfectly with the avocado, lettuce and tomato in this recipe.

Vegan BLT Sandwich from The Vegan Larder
Image Credit: The Vegan Larder

8. Vegan Smoked Salmon Bagels

It’s surprisingly easy to make a vegan version of smoked salmon and cream cheese bagels. The secret ingredient is carrot in a special marinade.

Make the smoked salmon using this recipe and add it to a bagel with vegan cream cheese of your choice. Perfection!

Vegan Smoked Salmon
Image Credit: Chris Shoebridge

9. Coronation Chickpea Sandwich

In case you don’t already know, chickpeas are versatile sandwich staples. Recreate coronation chicken with chickpeas, sultanas and curry powder to make this magical sandwich. Your lunchbox will never be the same!

Coronation chickpea sandwich
Image Credit: Chris Shoebridge

10. Chipotle ‘Chicken’ Wrap

Get the air fryer ready for this fully loaded vegan wrap. Featuring Quorn’s crunchy chick’n strips, this plant-based wrap is easy to make any day of the week.

Enjoy as a work from home lunch or a weekend treat – the choice is yours.

Chipotle Crunchy Wraps
Image Credit: Quorn

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