Healthy Vegetarian Sandwich Recipes

Find healthy, delicious vegetarian sandwich recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Veggie & Hummus Sandwich

Rating: 4.92 stars 13
This mile-high vegetable and hummus sandwich makes the perfect heart-healthy vegetarian lunch to go. Mix it up with different flavors of hummus and different types of vegetables depending on your mood.

Butternut Squash Soup with Apple Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Rating: 4 stars 12
Layering apple slices into grilled cheese sandwiches adds a little crunch to a favorite soup dipper. And creamy butternut squash soup with ginger, cumin and turmeric is a nice change of pace from grilled cheese's usual tomato soup partner. Serve the duo for a comforting and easy weeknight dinner for the family. The soup keeps well in the fridge, so save leftovers for lunch or dinner later in the week.

Avocado-Egg Toast

Rating: 5 stars 6
Try it once and we think you'll agree: Topping avocado toast with an egg is a near-perfect breakfast.

Peanut Butter-Banana Cinnamon Toast

Rating: 4.67 stars 3
This satisfying peanut butter-banana toast gets a sprinkle of cinnamon for an extra flavor boost.

Whole-Wheat Veggie Wrap

Rating: 4.75 stars 4
Use whichever veggies you have on hand to fill up this veggie wrap. The avocado and hummus help hold the wrap together--and provide heart-healthy fat and fiber.

Veggie Grilled Cheese with Tomato Soup

Maya Feller, M.S., RD, CDN, of Brooklyn-based Maya Feller Nutrition, upgrades this popular budget-friendly combo. "Adding veggies to a classic sandwich—in this case, broccoli, zucchini and red bell pepper—boosts the nutrient-density of the meal," she says. This recipe was part of a feature story, "The Real Cost of Healthy Food."
By Maya Feller M.S., RD, CDN

Mushroom French Dip

Meaty portobello mushrooms have just the right amount of earthy, savory flavor and the perfect texture to replace beef in these vegetarian French dip sandwiches.
By Adam Dolge

White Bean & Avocado Toast

Rating: 4.6 stars 6
Mashed avocado and white beans make for a fiber-rich and creamy topping, the perfect partner for a crispy slice of toast. Try it for a quick breakfast or snack.

Avocado Egg Salad Sandwiches

Rating: 4.25 stars 4
Lighten up classic egg salad by swapping in creamy avocado instead of using mayonnaise. Sandwich it between toasted whole-wheat bread and you've got an easy, packable lunch ready for work or school.

Spanakopita Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

These grilled cheese sandwiches give you all the flavors of the Greek spinach pie, spanakopita, without dealing with fussy layers of phyllo--perfect for an easy weeknight dinner. The creamy flavor-packed filling works well in more than just a sandwich: try it in a calzone or on top of a roasted cauliflower steak too.

Egg Salad Avocado Toast

Rating: 5 stars 1
It's like egg salad and avocado toast had a baby in this 5-minute healthy breakfast.

Apple & Peanut Butter Toast

Rating: 5 stars 1
A pinch of ground cardamom punches up the flavor in this classic combo of apples and peanut butter on toast.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Our 17 Best Vegetarian Sandwiches to Make for Lunch
These vegetarian sandwiches combine fresh, crunchy veggies with other delicious ingredients, like hummus, falafel and avocado, for a tasty lunch.
White Bean & Avocado Sandwich
Rating: Unrated 2
White beans mash seamlessly into a creamy protein-packed spread for a satisfying healthy sandwich that makes for an easy lunch or dinner. Mix it up by trying it with canned chickpeas or black beans. This vegetarian sandwich recipe is also a fiber superstar: avocado, beans, greens and whole-wheat bread team up to give it 15 grams of fiber, more than half of what most women should aim for in a day.
Piled-High Greek Vegetable Pitas
Rating: 5 stars
2

The bright, fresh flavors of the Mediterranean come alive in these easy vegetarian pitas. Give yourself enough time to make the roasted vegetables called for in the recipe--or make them a day or two in advance for a healthy meal that takes less than 30 minutes to prepare. These pitas would also work well with whatever leftover cooked veggies you have on hand. No need to warm the roasted veggies up; this recipe tastes great chilled or at room temperature.