What do you serve to people who have a vegetarian lifestyle when they come to lunch? Peanut butter and jelly? Grilled cheese? These are perfectly good sandwiches, but they lack pizzazz. Here are some creative alternatives to those humble sandwiches.
*Eggplant, roasted and mashed with spices, stuffed into a pita with peppers, onions, lettuce and tzatziki.
*Squashburger sandwich with lettuce, tomato, pickle, onion, Ranch dressing, and provolone cheese on a grilled hamburger bun.
*Goat cheese spread with herbs on a Kim's Magic Pop with shredded basil and spinach leaves.
*Egg, fried hard in butter and placed on a fresh bun with cheese, mayo, mustard, lettuce, tomato, and sliced dill pickle.
*Artichoke hearts (fresh), steamed, diced and blended with garlic aioli and spread into a pocket pita.
*Lentil burger with pepperjack cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickle on a sesame seed bun with special sauce.
*Six cheeses (Colby, cheddar, Swiss, provolone, pepperjack, and smoked Gouda cheese) open face on a Boboli grilled in olive oil.
*Eggplant with tomato-basil sauce, shredded onions, peppers, olives, and parmesan cheese on a crusty Italian roll.
*Northern white beans, marinated grilled Quorn chunks, chopped celery, chopped red onion, and sliced grapes, all mixed with mayo, salt, pepper, dill, and parsley, then stuffed into a pita.
*Onion Kaiser with melted Swiss, mozzarella, Colby, pepperjack, and provolone cheeses.
*Grilled peppers, onions, yellow squash, tomatoes, spinach and pepperjack with Old Bay Mayo on a toasted Italian roll.
*Olives, squash, peppers, onions, eggplant, and mixed Italian cheeses baked in a crusty Italian roll.
*Eggs scrambled with sautéed broccoli, onions, peppers, and mushrooms, then layered on a toasted French roll with cheese and vegetarian imitation bacon.
*Goat cheese with herbs spread on nut crackers.
*Eggplant "fingers" breaded, fried and served in a pita with cheese and grilled onions, garlic, and peppers.
*Egg salad grilled on sourdough.
*English muffin open-face with broiler toasted cheeses.
*Sweet peppers, onions, and eggplant sautéed in olive oil with garlic, parsley, and basil with marinara sauce and grated Italian cheeses stuffed into a pita.
When you are serving meatless sandwiches, be sure to pair them up with hearty side dishes or a savory soup. Any of these sandwiches would make a fantastic basis for a vegetarian sandwich meal.
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