This Rainbow vegetable sandwich is spread with creamy hummus, then filled with layers of crunchy raw vegetables. It is healthy, vegan, vegetarian, and tasty! Plus, it's great for picnics, lunches, and light dinners too. Endlessly adaptable to your personal tastes.
Crispy, crunchy raw vegetables are full of tasty texture. They work perfectly in a vegetable sandwich, spread with creamy hummus. This sandwich is eye-catching, delicious and full of goodness from all those veggies.
I love making rainbow sandwiches. They're a great way to use up veg and you can stick pretty much any combo in and it will be delicious.
This is my go-to vegetarian / vegan sandwich for parties, picnics, lunches and light dinners. And I hope that it will become yours, too!
What vegetables do you put in a sandwich?
Well, the options are endless. But basically we're aiming for a rainbow of colours, so add a good variety! Plus the more different types the more flavours in each bite.
I went for tomatoes, radishes, yellow bell peppers, carrots, lettuce and red cabbage. But you can use whatever you have to hand or whatever is your favourite. Get creative!
Other veggies to try are cucumbers, sun dried tomatoes, pickles, spinach, rocket/arugula etc..!
This 'recipe' is more of an idea. I wanted to inspire you all to get creative in combining loads of fresh veggies into a simple sandwich that's healthy, nutritious and delicious.
I want you to eat a rainbow. A tasty nutritious rainbow.
How to customize your vegetable sandwich
Toast or grill the bread
Use a wrap to make it a rainbow wrap
Add a layer of mashed cooked peas instead of hummus
Try making my quick 5 ingredient/ 15 minute flatbreads to use instead of bread
Add fresh herbs
Add some crunchy seeds
A flavourful sourdough would make an excellent base
Make it gluten free with gluten free bread
What do vegans and vegetarians eat in sandwiches?
Meat eaters often wonder what vegetarians eat in sandwiches.
I suppose for them, cold cuts are the staple so it's hard to figure out what to serve for us veggies and vegans. But it's so easy!
My favourite vegan sandwiches are grated carrot with hummus, avocado with salad, chickpea tuna, pea hummus, beetroot hummus ... basically loads of vegetables! For vegetarian sandwiches, you can't go wrong with cheese and veggies!
If you want something dirtier, try a classic British Chip Butty!
You could also add dill pickles/gherkins, marinated artichokes, sun dried tomatoes, mustard - basically anything with a pop of big flavour. Layer the sandwiches with dips/spreads and lots of healthy veggies.
This sandwich is filling on its own, but I also love serving it with other veg-filled dishes! Try these:
These soups and salads are all rammed with vegetables, so between those and the sandwich, you'll be well on your way to your 10-a-day (we can do better than 5-a-day, amiright?).
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Rainbow Vegetable Sandwich
- 2 slices bread (gluten-free if required)
- 2 tbsp hummus
- 1 tomato sliced
- 2 radishes thinly sliced
- ½ carrot grated
- ¼ yellow bell pepper seeded and sliced
- ½ cup lettuce
- ¼ cup shredded red cabbage
- salt and pepper
- Spread both slices of bread (toasted if desired) with the hummus.
- Add the sliced veggies, in layers, to the bottom slice of bread, season with salt and pepper, add the top slice of bread and enjoy!
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.