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3 vegan sandwiches on colorful plates

3 Vegan Sandwiches with Plant-Based Protein (Gluten Free)

  • Author: Lindsay Cotter
  • Total Time: 20
  • Yield: 3-4 sandwiches of each 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Vegan sandwiches are a nutritious lunch idea for kids and adults. These 3 recipes are dairy free and gluten free, and all of them have plant based protein.


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We used Little Northern Bakehouse gluten free and vegan bread, buns, and bagels for these sandwiches.

Smashed Chickpea Avocado Salad Hoagies

  • 3 gluten free hot dog buns
  • 1 cup chickpeas, rinsed and drained.
  • 1 small avocado
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • salt/pepper to taste
  • handful of leafy greens to layer
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup diced tomato or chunky salsa
  • Optional garnish: 3 Tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Everything Green Bagel Sandwich

  • 3 gluten free bagels
  • 1 teaspoon “everything” seasoning (or homemade). See notes
  • 8 ounces hummus
  • 1 ounce marinated green olives, finely chopped. NO pits.
  • 1 cup cucumber slices
  • 1 bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 cup sprouts
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

Sweet Strawberry Nut Butter Sammie

roasted strawberries + almond butter or sunflower seed butter (roasting strawberries is optional)

  • 3 wide slices vegan bread (Gluten free)
  • 12 Tablespoons agave or maple
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup almond butter or sunflower seed butter
  • 1 cup strawberry slices
  • Mint for garnishing (optional)


Smashed Chickpea Avocado Salad Hoagies

  1. Toast the buns, if desired. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, mash together the chickpeas and avocado. Mix in your olive oil, lemon, garlic, and spices. Taste and adjust as needed.
  3. Place leafy greens in the center of each hoagie. Spoon 1/4 c avocado mash on top of each hoagie topped with diced tomato and cilantro. Salt and pepper to taste.
  4. If taking the sandwich to go, wrap in foil or store in glass lunch box. For meal prep, make the avocado mash 1 day ahead, store in small container in fridge. Add to hoagie sandwiches when ready to plate/eat.

Everything Green Bagel Sandwich

  1. Toast the bagel, if desired. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the hummus, everything seasoning, and olives. Set aside.
  3. Schmear a thin layer onto each bagel bottom and top with the everything hummus mixture. Then layer the cucumber, bell pepper, 2 tbsp more of everything hummus mix, then sprouts, and fresh basil. Salt/pepper to taste
  4. If taking the sandwich to go, wrap in foil or store in glass lunch box. For meal prep, make the hummus mix may be made 1 -2 days ahead, store in small container in fridge.

Sweet Strawberry Nut Butter Sammies

  1. Toast the bread and set aside.
  2. Mix together the maple syrup and cinnamon.
  3. Schmear almond butter on top of each slice. About 1.5 tablespoons on each. Next spread the the cinnamon and maple syrup. Add sliced strawberries on top. Mint is optional.
  4. For a warm toast, roast the strawberries!
  5. Brush sliced strawberries with maple syrup and sprinkle cinnamon on top. Place on baking sheet (lined) and roast at 400F for 12 -15 minutes 6-7 strawberries brush with honey/maple and pinch of cinnamon on top


Homemade everything bagel seasoning includes poppy seeds, toasted sesame seeds, dried minced garlic, dried minced onion, and sea salt. There’s an even mix of each ingredient, except the salt, which is slightly less but can be adjusted.

  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: n/a
  • Category: lunch
  • Cuisine: americn

Keywords: vegan sandwiches, sandwich, hoagie, gluten free, allergy friendly, kid friendly lunches, lunch,