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Toasted Vegan Veggie Crunch Sandwich with Tzatziki & Balsamic Drizzle
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Toasted Vegan Veggie Crunch Sandwich with Tzatziki & Balsamic Drizzle

This toasted vegan veggie crunch sandwich with tzatziki & balsamic drizzle has got it all going on (with a name to match). Crisp and crunchy veggies are thinly sliced and piled high on toasted bread. The finish touches? A generous slather of vegan tzatziki sauce and a dainty drizzle of balsamic reduction. Vegan sandwich perfection.
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Sandwich
Servings: 2 sandwiches


Cashew Tzatziki

  • ½ cup raw cashews, soaked for at least 2 hours, drained
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup peeled and roughly diced cucumber (about ¼ medium)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • ¼ cup grated cucumber (about ¼ medium)
  • 2 tablespoon chopped chives

Toasted Veggie Crunch Sandwiches

  • 4 slices hearty seeded bread, toasted
  • 4 pieces butter lettuce or other tender lettuce
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and shaved into ribbon-like strips using a vegetable peeler
  • 1 large ripe tomato, thinly sliced
  • ½ medium cucumber, thinly sliced
  • small handful of sunflower seeds (optional)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons balsamic reduction (see notes for recipe link)
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


Cashew Tzatziki

  • Add the soaked cashews, water, peeled and diced cucumber, lemon juice, garlic, apple cider vinegar, sea salt, and black pepper to a high-powered blender. Blend on high until smooth (about 2 to 3 minutes).
  • Transfer to an airtight container or jar, and stir in grated cucumber and chopped chives.
  • Refrigerate until ready to use.

To Assemble

  • Top two slices of toasted bread with the lettuce, carrots, tomato slices, and cucumber. Sprinkle with sunflower seeds (if using) and drizzle with the balsamic reduction. Season with sea salt and black pepper. Slather the top slice of bread with the cashew tzatziki and place on top of the stack of veggies. Slice in half and serve immediately.
  • Note: If you want to pack this sandwich for lunch, I recommend packing the toasted bread, veggies, tzatziki, and balsamic separately. Then, assemble when you're ready to eat.


*Balsamic drizzle recipe: https://www.blissfulbasil.com/2014/08/06/avocado-heirloom-tomato-toast-with-balsamic-drizzle/