10 Vegan Sandwich Fillings

Working out the best vegan sandwich fillings can be a surprisingly tricky business for plant-based beginners.

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 in our favourite vegan sandwich ideas. These recipes are sure to whet your appetite and inspire some lunchbox creativity!

1. Chickpea ‘Tuna’ Mayo

Who doesn’t love a classic tuna mayo? The good news is you can veganise this 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. 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. Cheatin’ Chicken Sandwich

Vegan deli meats are popping up in supermarkets all the time, making it easy to throw a sandwich together in not time at all. This simple cheatin’ chicken sandwich will be your go-to recipe when you’re short on time and low on ingredients! It’s perfect for kids’ lunchboxes and picnics too.

Vegan cheatin' chicken sandwich
Image Credit: Clea Grady

4. Sun Dried Tomato Butterbean PÂTÉ 

Looking for a vegan sandwich that’s high in protein? This is the one for you. Butterbeans are protein powerhouses and packed with vitamins, making them must-have staples in a plant-based diet. They make a creamy base for this flavourful pâté by The Veg Space. Great in sandwiches, wraps or spread on crispbreads and scattered with pine nuts.

 Sun Dried Tomato Butterbean Pate by The Veg Space
Image Credit: The Veg Space

5. Minted Broad Bean Spread

Enjoy a taste of summer with this satisfying minted broad bean spread by Tin & Thyme. This plant-powered recipe makes a deliciously cool sandwich filling during a summer heatwave. Broad beans give it a creamy texture, with added flavour from fresh mint, garlic and lime juice. We’re sure you’ll savour every bite of it!

Minted Broad Bean Spread by Tin & Thyme
Image Credit: Tin & Thyme

6. Vegan Bacon Lettuce Avocado & Tomato Sandwich

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

7. Mashed Chickpea & Avocado

Chickpeas are so versatile – used above to make a tuna replacement, and here as a hearty filling in this mashed chickpea and avocado sandwich by Simple Veganista. Only a few ingredients are needed to make this: chickpea, avocado and carrot, along with salt, pepper and garlic for extra flavour. Delicious!

Mashed chickpea & avocado sandwich by Simple Veganista
Image Credit: Simple Veganista

8. Roasted Vegetable and Tofu Sandwiches

If you’re after easy vegan sandwich fillings that are a bit different, here’s a creative recipe by Tinned Tomatoes. Using roasted vegetables (which you may even have hanging around from last night’s dinner) and ready-cooked tofu pieces from the chiller cabinet, it’s bursting with flavour and simple to make. If you ask us, it’s a must-try!

Roast vegetable and tofu sandwich by Tinned Tomatoes
Image Credit: Tinned Tomatoes

9. Curried Tofu Salad

If you were an egg mayonnaise sandwich fan before going vegan, the texture of this curried tofu salad by Veggie Inspired will be right up your street. This isn’t just mush, though – crisp apple and celery give it a pleasing crunch, and it can even be whizzed up in just five minutes. What more could you want from a sandwich?

Curried Tofu Salad Sandwich by Veggie Inspired
Image Credit: Veggie Inspired

10. Greek Salad Wrap

Looking for a vegan lunch you can put together in 10 minutes? Try this Greek salad wrap by Well Vegan. Packed with veggies and delicious, plant-powered flavours, it’s a handy recipe for new and long-term vegans alike.

Greek Salad Wrap By Well Vegan
Image Credit: Well Vegan

What are your favourite vegan sandwich fillings? Let us know your ideas.

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