10 Easy Cheesy Vegan Sandwiches For Newbie Vegans (that won’t bore you)

 Vegan Sandwiches.


An easy, satisfying compilation of bun, protein, toppings, and condiments that make a satisfying breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack!


Yes, a snack.


Not judging those appetites because I happen to have a pretty big one myself.


Especially when training for a half-marathon.


Boy, do those calories BURN!


But less about me, more about you!


vegan cheese sandwich and tomato soup


If you’re new to Veganism (or you want some fresh ideas that involve some delicious vegan cheese!), it may be a challenge to find simple, yet delicious vegan sandwich ideas that won’t break the bank or leave you feeling less than satisfied.


Below, I’ve compiled a list of 10 easy cheesy vegan sandwich ideas for newbie vegans. These simple, yet delicious plant-based recipes are dairy free and veggie-inspired (some are even gluten-free!). Aimed at giving you convenience in your life and not jip you on taste! Great for any time of the day (or night) and will indeed NOT bore you.


Let’s get started!


10 Easy Cheesy Vegan Sandwich Ideas


1. How to Make a Vegan Breakfast Sandwich by Chocolate Covered Katie

vegan breakfast sandwich

Recipe Source: https://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2017/01/19/vegan-breakfast-sandwich-recipe/


2. Vegan Grilled Cheese Sandwiches - 3 Ways! by Peas and Crayons


We've spoken about this recipe before in our Vegan Lunches Ideas post. And we love the picture.

extra cheesy vegan grilled cheese three ways sandwich

Recipe Source: https://peasandcrayons.com/2016/11/vegan-grilled-cheese-recipes.html


3. Vegan Egg Salad Sandwich by My Darling Vegan


vegan egg salad sandwich

Recipe Source: https://www.mydarlingvegan.com/vegan-egg-salad-sandwich/


4. Vegan Chickpea “Tuna” Salad Sandwich by Sweet Potato Soul


Vegan Chickpea Tuna

Recipe Source: http://sweetpotatosoul.com/2015/06/vegan-chickpea-tuna-salad-video.html 


5. Simple Greek Avocado Sandwich by Cookie + Kate


greek avocado sandwich

Recipe Source: https://cookieandkate.com/2012/simple-greek-avocado-sandwich/


6. Vegan Tempeh Reubens, by Vegetarian Times


Vegan Tempeh Reubens

Recipe Source: https://www.vegetariantimes.com/recipes/vegan-tempeh-reubens


7. Vegan Tea Sandwiches by Wallflower Vegan


Vegan Finger Sanwdiches

Recipe Source: http://wallflowerkitchen.com/vegan-tea-sandwiches/


8. Vegan Mushroom, Bean Burger Recipe by the Spruce Eats


vegan mushroom bean burger

Recipe Source: https://www.thespruceeats.com/vegan-mushroom-bean-burger-recipe-3378623


9. Vegan Lunch Meat by Rabbit and Wolves


Vegan Lunch Meat

Recipe Source: https://www.rabbitandwolves.com/vegan-lunch-meat/


10. The Best Vegan Ice Cream Sandwiches by The Healthy Maven


vegan ice cream sandwiches

Recipe Source: https://www.thehealthymaven.com/2018/07/vegan-ice-cream-sandwiches.html



Details, Details, Details

More on those recipes!


1. How to Make a Vegan Breakfast Sandwich

Great for: a quick grab and go breakfast.

This soy-free, nut-free vegan “egg and cheese” breakfast sandwich idea from Chocolate Covered Katie is an absolute gold mine!


With just 6 ingredients for the protein, your bun of choice (might I suggest making her whole wheat English muffins? Store bought English muffins, bagels, or crusty ciabatta bread (yes, it’s vegan!) work great as well) and personalised toppings make this sandwich to DIE FOR.


Ideal Toppings:


Violife vegan grated cheese


How to Meal Prep It: Either make your bean filling in advance and assemble the morning off. Then heat in microwave, toaster oven, or press with a spatula on a non-stick skillet. OR assemble the night before (why not make a week’s worth?) then grab, heat, and go in the morning!

Easy cheesy, lemon squeezy.


2. Vegan Grilled Cheese Sandwiches - 3 Ways!

Great for: those cold, rainy days when you want a little delectable, warm and comforting vegan sandwich treat!


If you read my first blog post, 5 Easy And Delicious Vegan Lunch Ideas for Busy Mums You’ll know this recipe is SUCH a go-to with its incredible range of simple to vegan chef-extraordinaire level toppings.


 Perfect for any palette!


vegan lunch ideas


Ideal Toppings: check post for more details...but


Violife vegan cheese slices original flavour

How to Meal Prep It: Assemble your cold vegan sandwiches the night before. The day of, pop ‘em in a toaster oven, Panini press, or non-stick skillet and start melting away!


 3. Vegan Egg Salad Sandwich

Great for: Classic breakfast or lunch! This vegan spin on classic egg salad is rich in protein, spices, and all sorts of phytonutrients from your veggie toppings.

You’ll be making all your co-workers jealous of how easy, delicious, and healthy your lunches are!


vegan egg salad sandwich


Ideal Toppings:


mature vegan cheddar cheese grated

How to Meal Prep It: Toast your bread! Yes. Very important. Do not skip. If you’re assembling a sandwich with juicy tomatoes and a soft/wet protein vegan sandwich spread the night before. Toasting your bread is essential for making sure your sandwich does not get soggy when it comes to eating it the next day.


4. Vegan Chickpea “Tuna” Salad Sandwich

Great For: Pungent, fishy palettes.

Really. This recipe by Jenne Caliborne of Sweet Potato Soul is one of my absolute favourites!


And it's so similar to actual tuna it’s CRAZY!!!


vegan Chickpea Tuna sandwich


I’m not going to lie, going vegan, I had no problemo x-ing out chicken, pork, turkey, or red meat, but fish...Man oh man...fish was the one thing I actually craved from time to time.


Being that this recipe is so similar to the real thing, I must’ve had it like 20 million times already!


Ha-ha, no joke, if you ever liked fish, this sandwich recipe is the one for you!


NOTE: enjoy open-faced, the old way I used to eat tuna salad when I ate tuna.


Place a slice of your favourite vegan cheese on top of your chickpea “tuna”, greens of choice, and tomatoes (see below). Then place in the toaster oven until cheese is nicely melted.


Ideal Toppings:

  • Sliced romaine lettuce
  • Sliced kale
  • Sliced tomatoes


How to Meal Prep It: This wonderful tuna fish imposter takes about 6 minutes between throwing all your ingredients in the food processor and letting it blend! Save in a jar the night before for easy assembly the next day OR toast bread (see recipe #3 above for reference) and have a hardy supply ready for the whole week!


Watch the video



5. Simple Greek Avocado Sandwich

Great For: A refreshing, crisp lunch!


greek avocado sandwich


Ideal Toppings:


Violife vegan halloumi cheese


How to Meal Prep It: Toast bread before for overnight prep OR assemble in 10 minutes the day of!


6. Vegan Tempeh Reubens

Great For: savoury deli lovers.


This vegan tempeh recipe is great because it not only makes for a hearty meat-like sandwich. But this bad boy's house a dairy-free thousand island dressing, sauerkraut, rye bread, and melty vegan cheese that will take you back to those carefree diner days.


Ideal Toppings:

  • Sauerkraut
  • Vegan Thousand Island Dressing (see recipe link for details)
  • Melted Violife Vegan Cheese Mozzarella OR Violife Mature Vegan Grated Cheese to give this winner an extra kick!


Violife Vegan Cheese Mozzarella


How to Meal Prep It: Toast bread. Assemble. Wrap in foil or an airtight Tupperware container and refrigerate. The next day, heat up the best way you can until the insides are warm and that vegan Violife cheese is melted to absolute perfection.


7. Vegan [Afternoon] Tea Sandwiches

Great For: You guessed it. Afternoon tea!


Vegan Finger Sandwiches for Afternoon tea


Wallflower Kitchen is THE place for all your vegan afternoon tea needs. The linked recipe (above) contains 3 sandwich ideas, i.e. Cucumber Sandwiches, Sweet Onion and Hummus, and Roasted Pepper and Pesto. Scroll down their page to find others like Artichoke and Hummus, Bean Pate, and more!


Helpful Tips:

  • Use thinly sliced bread
  • Salt your cucumber for 15 minutes ahead of time to soak excess water and prevent the tea sandwiches from getting soggy
  • Spread filling gently and don’t over-fill
  • Remove crusts and cut small tea sandwich-sized shapes with a sharp knife for precision
  • Maybe use Violife’s Vegan Cheese Original Flavour Creamy spread on the cucumber sandwiches instead of the vegan butter option! If you do, let us what you think!


Violife creamy original flavour


How to Meal Prep It: It is probably best to not meal prep this item. Unless, of course, you pre-chop your veggies and pre-portion out your spreads.


8. Vegan Mushroom, Bean Burger Recipe

Great For: Dinner. Or a hearty lunch!


vegan mushroom bean burger recipe Step 6


I’m obsessed with veggie burgers. Especially those that contain mushrooms and beans so this recipe is a definite win! They are filling, satisfying, and the mushrooms give these patties a delicious, almost meat-like texture that will help the newbie vegan do just fine!


Ideal Toppings:


Violife Blu Block vegan cheese


How to Meal Prep It: Make patties in advance, toast bread first to ensure anti-sogginess! Keep wrapped securely in foil or in an airtight Tupperware container that fits the sandwich snugly (to avoid it falling apart inside).


9. Vegan Lunch Meat

Great For: Lunch! Or a quick and easy dinner.


Say whaaaaat?


Vegan lunch meat?


That you can make on your own?


And isn’t store bought?


Is cheap?


AND is gluten-free?








This recipe by Rabbit and Wolves shows just how simple making at home, gluten-free vegan lunch meat can be. Also, it’s hella budget friendly.


Vegan Lunch Meat Sandwich


Ideal Toppings:


vegan cheese slices


How to Meal Prep It: Follow that toasted bread method mentioned above, store it in the fridge, and have it ready to grab and go the next day! If you have the time, melt cheese for a warmer deli-inspired meal.


10. The Best Vegan Ice Cream Sandwiches

Great For: Dessert! For yourself or impress your family and friends.

Surprise! Bet you didn’t expect to get a dessert sandwich recipe on here! This Vegan Ice Cream Sandwich is sooooo easy to make, why not treat yourself and those you love with this dairy-free, delight?


The best vegan ice cream sandwiches


Ideal Toppings: NOTE: I would roll these already assembled vegan ice cream sandwiches onto the toppings or wrap them in parchment paper and either sprinkle or press the toppings on top.

  • Vegan chocolate sauce
  • Vegan chocolate chips
  • Vegan sprinkles
  • Vegan cookie crumbles
  • Vegan gummies
  • Granola
  • Raisins
  • Vegan cereal
  • Vegan protein bar bits
  • Sliced strawberries or other fruit
  • Dried coconut shreds
  • Cacao Nibs
  • Dried goji berries
  • Matcha powder
  • Espresso powder
  • Edible flowers
  • Nut butter ex. Peanut butter or almond
  • Jam
  • Himalayan pink salt




How to Meal Prep It: Your vegan ice cream of choice can be bought ahead of time at your local grocery store. As for the cookies, it’s best to make them right before serving. However, you can make the batter ahead of time! Just be sure to wrap and refrigerate it before use.


So, you may be wondering, what do vegans have on their sandwiches?

You mean what do vegans NOT have on their sandwiches, am I right? The above is a list to get started on your amazing vegan sandwich-making journey. You can have your cheese, your rich, meaty textures, your egg-like salads and breakfast melt. The world is your oyster when you're vegan.



What Vegan Sandwich Will You Make?

With so many options and flavours galore, where will you start?


What catches your eyes the most?


What makes your mouth drool and your taste buds tingle?


Leave a comment below!


There are so many excellent benefits to going vegan or even dabbling in the stuff. You’re doing a long list of things a favour by eating a plant-based diet, including you!


So keep it up, you plant-powered superhuman, you!


Try a recipe or make your own that you’d like to share with us? Post to Instagram and tag @vegan_cheese_shop for a chance to be featured on our page! Or better yet? Like and share to our Vegan Cheese Recipe Club on Facebook.  


Happy sandwich making!

 About the Author

Rebecca Jordan

Hello! My name is Rebecca, and I am a lifelong foodie. Now, VEGAN foodie, aiming to provide the best, most fun advice I can on all things plant-based. Join me on a quest always to bring you the best. Always vegan and always food related. Cheers. My Instagram & My Blog

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