Eggplant is a great and healthy substitute for more processed plant-based meats. When cooked and seasoned the right way, the texture and taste can be remarkably similar to meat. It’s also easy to work with and is less expensive than store-bought vegan meats. Here are 8 eggplant sandwiches you have to try!
1. Eggplant Sandwich
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This Eggplant Sandwich by Tina Dawson is to die for. The eggplant patty has some bite from the onions, jalapeños, and garlic – it’s sharp, sweet, spicy, creamy, soft, smokey, and extremely interesting. If you are looking for an explosion of nuanced flavor shoved between two buns, this recipe is for you.
2. Tempeh Eggplant Sandwich With Basil Mayo
Crispy smoked tempeh provides a hearty flavor and firm crunch in contrast to the creamy eggplant slices. The basil mayonnaise might be something you dream about — it’s cool and creamy, and you’ll want to put it on all of your future sandwich creations. It’s all topped off with savory fried onions and a handful of sprouts. Incidentally, this Tempeh Eggplant Sandwich With Basil Mayo by Sonja Trurnit has a good amount of protein to it, thanks to the combo of tempeh and sprouts.
3. Eggplant, Zucchini, and Bell Pepper Sandwich
If you are bored with your normal sandwiches, you have got to try this Eggplant, Zucchini, and Bell Pepper Sandwich by Alenoosh Matakupan. The recipe uses tender roasted vegetables that are then simmered in a fragrant tomato sauce and topped with walnuts and pickles for a little extra crunch. Plus, the recipe makes a big batch and keeps well in the refrigerator so you will have leftovers for a few days.
4. Eggplant Pesto Sandwich
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There is only one thing better than a good sandwich and that is a great sandwich. This recipe will provide you with the blueprint for the perfect sandwich. The baked eggplant melds seamlessly with the avocado and tomatoes and the whole thing is tied together with a zesty pesto. You have to try this Eggplant Pesto Sandwich by Maria and Alyssa!
5. Roasted Eggplant and Marinated Tomato Sandwich
In this recipe, grilled eggplant, marinated tomatoes, hummus, and kalamata olives are pressed between two slices of toasted homemade bread—what’s not to love? The creamy hummus pairs well with the savory eggplant and balsamic-marinated tomatoes. This Roasted Eggplant and Marinated Tomato Sandwich by Dawn Hutchins is the perfect sandwich to enjoy as you relax over the weekend.
6. Cauliflower Rice Pesto Sandwich
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This Cauliflower Rice Pesto Sandwich by Florian Nouh is a delightful cacophony of flavors that blend into the perfect bite. It is stuffed with fresh tomatoes, tender eggplant, tasty cauliflower rice, and pesto to tie everything together. It’s got everything you love between two slices of bread.
7. Eggplant Meatball Parmesan Sub With Caramelized Onions
Pair vegan eggplant meatballs with a fresh sourdough hoagie, a heap of no-oil caramelized onions, and our homemade cashew parmesan. This Eggplant Meatball Parmesan Sub With Caramelized Onions by Jasmine Briones is sure to be a favorite among family and friends. It does not skimp out on flavor OR nutrition! It is packed with veggies and herbs, so you don’t want to miss out on this.
8. Black Bean Hummus Panini
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This Black Bean Hummus Panini by Maya Sozer is the perfect example of how when simple ingredients are combined they can make a truly amazing meal! This sandwich has savory black beans, creamy hummus, tender eggplant, and deliciously juicy sun-dried tomatoes. A hearty meal that’s easy to eat thanks to two pieces of crunchy bread.
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