Healthy Vegetarian Sandwich Recipes

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

Staff Picks

Cucumber Sandwich

Rating: 4.5 stars 16
This creamy, crunchy cucumber sandwich recipe strikes a lovely balance between decadent and light. The cream cheese-yogurt spread complements the crisp refreshing cucumber while the hearty flavor and texture of the whole-wheat bread holds everything together. Removing the crusts makes it more delicate than your average sandwich.
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By Amanda Stanfield

Veggie & Hummus Sandwich

Rating: 5 stars 16
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.
Katie Webster
By Katie Webster

Butternut Squash Soup with Apple Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Rating: 4 stars 15
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. If you have a sensitive palate, you can cut back on the spices. Be sure to use seasonal squash for the best squash flavor. 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.
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By Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD

Avocado-Egg Toast

Rating: 5 stars 10
Try it once and we think you'll agree: Topping avocado toast with an egg is a near-perfect breakfast.

Mushroom French Dip

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
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.
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By Adam Dolge

Peanut Butter-Banana Cinnamon Toast

Rating: 4.5 stars 6
This satisfying peanut butter-banana toast gets a sprinkle of cinnamon for an extra flavor boost.

Whole-Wheat Veggie Wrap

Rating: 5 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.
Katie Webster
By Katie Webster

Mushroom Melts

This mushroom melt has both Gruyère and Swiss cheeses that work together with earthy mushrooms to create a delicious ooey-gooey vegetarian grilled cheese. Balsamic vinegar helps lighten the sandwich, and the thin slices of rye bread help keep the sodium in check.
By Liv Dansky

Caprese Sandwich

Rating: 5 stars 1
This caprese sandwich is fresh from the basil and hearty from thick, crusty ciabatta. The sun-dried tomatoes deepen the flavor. Topping the bread with a layer of basil leaves and using toasted bread helps to keep the sandwich from getting soggy if you need to make it a few hours ahead.
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By Liv Dansky

Roasted Veggie & Hummus Pita Pockets

Rating: 4 stars 2
These satisfying and tasty pita-pocket sandwiches are packed with roasted veggies and greens. A spread of hummus adds creaminess and keeps everything from falling out.

Avocado Egg Salad Sandwiches

Rating: 4 stars 6
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.
By Carolyn Casner

Veggie Sandwich

Rating: 5 stars 1
There's no chance of getting the afternoon munchies when you fuel up with this vegan veggie sandwich filled with fiber and healthy fats, plus fruit on the side. It'll keep you energized until dinner. Feel free to swap in your other favorite sandwich vegetables, sprouts or greens.
Katie Webster
By Katie Webster
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Inspiration and Ideas

Our 28 Most Satisfying Veggie Sandwiches
Bring along recipes like our Cucumber Sandwich for a tasty work lunch or whip up a batch of Mushroom Sandwiches with Pickled Onion for an impressive dinner.
Our 21 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.
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.