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I’ve been known to proclaim my love for the sandwich. Heck, I’ve done it on this very site. Twice. Well, I’m here to do it again. This time, however, there’s a different type of sandwich taking center stage: the vegetable sandwich.
No longer does a meal need meat to be considered a meal. Vegetables are full of heft and flavor; they carry all types of textures and tastes. But I don’t need to sit here and sing the praises of vegetables! This is Food52, I’m sure I’m not the only produce lover around these parts. That being said, I am here to make a case for eating them between bread. Sandwiched, literally, between pillowy slices of dough is potentially the bestest way to eat vegetables. Salads are great, and so are sides, but sandwiches? Who can top them—anyone? Anyone? Bueller? I didn’t think so. For a brief blitz through all the genre’s got to offer, read on.
Load ’em UP
Start here with these hefty takes on the lunchtime favorite. These options are not about highlighting a single ingredient, but rather letting them all mingle. It’s a garden party up in there! A bright spread and sharp cheese never hurt anyone either.
Avocadon't Go Breaking My Heart
Let that green goddess shine in these avocado-centric takes. It’s like avocado toast, but better, because there’s, like, another piece of bread. Whoever said less is more?
All the Single Ladies
Sometimes, it’s all about letting one vegetable take the lead. Think: Chicago, not A Chorus Line. This strategy allows one ingredient to make its way to the front of the stage and belt it all out. They’re simple, sure, but definitely not boring.
A SHoulder to Fry On
Consider these two your crispy companions. A dip in a boiling vat of oil has never been a bad idea, and these two sammies are here to prove that! Right on.
Now where would this article be without a grilled cheese? Well, frankly, nowhere. So, here you are. Some ooey, gooey sandwiches that promise not to disappoint. But when there’s cheese involved, how could they?
What’s your favorite vegetable party to stuff into a sandwich? Tell us about it in the comments below.