Easy Veggie Loaded Sandwich

Easy Veggie Loaded Sandwich

 

This Easy Veggie Loaded Sandwich uses hummus, cheese, and a variety of fresh vegetables for the perfect work-from-home lunch. Simple to throw together and fresh tasting, it will keep you full until your next eating break without weighing you down. No more post-lunch naps needed here!

 

Easy Veggie Loaded Sandwich 

 

I don’t know about you, but I find that working from home more often has me falling into lunch ruts way quicker than usual. Maybe I’m planning less or relying more on last-minute, throw-together meals, but whatever the reason, it has caused me to get creative with my mid-day meal.

 

I started making this Easy Veggie Loaded Sandwich after the Holiday season when I was craving fresh veggies. I’ve been relying on this lunch in my rotation now for weeks and can’t get enough. This fresh spin on a lunch classic is just what you need to get out of your lunch rut! 

 

easy veggie loaded sandwich stacked on a white plate

 

This sandwich is what I would consider a non-recipe. It serves as more of a meal idea or inspiration for you if you’re looking for ways to switch up your routine. I haven’t included anything too specific below because you really can’t go wrong! 

 

The one thing to remember here is the balance of nutrients. The use of hummus and cheese adds protein to this vegetarian meal, plus the whole grain bread and trace amounts in the avocado. Veggies are piled high on this stacked sandwich, giving you everything you need for a healthy working from home lunch between two slices of bread!

 

I suggest assembling this sandwich right before serving. If you’re looking to do some prep ahead of time, you can prep the veggies and keep them in a sealed container. The shredded cucumber and tomato will only stay fresh for 2-3 days, so I suggest only prepping enough for that many servings.

 

Ingredients to make Easy Veggie Loaded Sandwich 

 

Whole grain bread: I love using seedy bread for this recipe, but any whole-grain option will do.

 

Hummus: this adds a layer of flavour to the sandwich. My go-to is always roasted red pepper hummus, so that’s what I used here. Use any flavour of store-bought hummus or homemade if you have it. 

 

Avocado: this sandwich is loaded with healthy fats from avocado. These fats help you feel satiated (or satisfied) after eating and will keep you full for longer. 

 

Easy Veggie Loaded Sandwich

 

Cheese: our protein source for this lunch is cheese. I used merlot cheese because I had it leftover from a charcuterie board, but a sharp cheddar would also work well here.

 

Cucumber: using shaved cucumber in this sandwich adds a fresh taste. I also love the texture that it gives the sandwich. 

 

Carrot: shaved carrot adds a tasty crunch and a punch of nutrition.

 

Tomato: is it even a sandwich if there’s no tomato?! Thinly sliced tomato completes this stacked veggie sandwich.

 

How to make Easy Veggie Loaded Sandwiches

 

Since this really is a non-recipe, there aren’t many instructions to follow here! I suggest spreading a thin layer of hummus on one side of each slice of bread for maximum flavour. You can also mash the avocado directly onto the bottom slice of bread to make it a bit easier to eat. Then simply layer your cheese and veggies and enjoy! 

 

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Easy Veggie Loaded Sandwich

Easy Veggie Loaded Sandwich


Description

This Easy Veggie Loaded Sandwich uses hummus, cheese, and a variety of fresh vegetables for the perfect work-from-home lunch. Simple to throw together and fresh tasting, it will keep you full until your next eating break without weighing you down. No more post-lunch naps needed here!


Scale

Ingredients

2 slices whole grain bread

Hummus (~1 tbsp)

Shredded carrot (~1/2 small carrot)

Shredded cucumber (~1/4 cucumber)

23 slices of tomato

Avocado (1/4 or 1/2 depending on size of fruit)

~1.5oz sharp cheese, sliced


Instructions

  1. Spread hummus on one side of each slice of bread
  2. Mash avocado on one slice of bread
  3. Layer remaining ingredients

Notes

Cheese: I used merlot but sharp cheddar would work well here too.

  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Non-cook
  • Cuisine: Canadian

Keywords: lunch recipe, sandwich, vegetarian recipe, lunch ideas, cucumber, tomato, whole grain bread, carrot, avocado, hummus, cheese

 

Looking for more meal-worthy sandwich recipes? Check out some of my favourite sandwich and wrap recipes here

 


 

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About Brittany 

Brittany Raftis, Registered Dietitian Real Good Eats

Hi there! I am a registered dietitian and I  💚  food! I am passionate about making it easier for busy people to eat well by sharing quick and healthy recipes. Healthy cooking at home can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. I love helping people uncomplicate weeknight dinners and reduce stress around meal time, so I’m so glad you’re here!

 

 

 



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