Load various veggies (and one fruit) onto some thick sturdy bread and slather some aioli and you have captured my heart. All the different textures of this sandwich are a treat for the senses and the sweet apple slices that are hiding in there compliment the hearty veggies and garlic aioli. This sandwich makes a wonderful lunch or a packed in a picnic on the weekend. You can customize the veggies or bread as you see fit but I think I’ve come across a pretty great combination here so I encourage you to give it a whirl.
Kitchen tools you will need…
First step – make that aioli
You want the flavors in the aioli to blend nicely so make the aioli first, cover, and set in the fridge while you are chopping your veggies.
It’s so easy but adds a rich and bright flavor to the sandwich. First, chop your dill finely. Then add two heaping tablespoons of Veganaise to a small bowl, press one clove of garlic in, squeeze a little lemon in (about a 1/2 a teaspoon), and add a pinch of salt. Taste it and decide if you’d like more lemon or salt. Cover the bowl and put it in the fridge so all those fresh flavors meld together into one glorious aioli.
Next step – cut up the veggies
This shouldn’t take long unless you’re making sandwiches for a crowd. In addition to these vegetables, I also add one secret ingredient that really gives the sandwich a complex flavor and satisfies the palate.
I slice up some fuji apples very thin and add them to the sandwich. You can choose to try this or not. I would definitely recommend trying it and then if it’s not your thing you can always take them off.
Last step – assemble your sandwich
I used nice, thick pumpernickel bread here but you can pick any bread you like, just make sure it’s sturdy and can hold all of these vegetables in place for the most part.
Slice and eat
Bring some napkins along for the ride because this sandwich can get messy! It’s worth the mess and after eating all of those wonderful micronutrients (veggies and fruits) your body will thank you.
Make sure to use bread that is on the thick side and sturdy in order to keep the contents of the sandwich together. This also may be good on a pita or in a wrap.
Flavorful and crunchy
Satisfying and quick meal
No cooking involved
Fresh and Delicious
- Avocado is loaded with heart healthy monounsaturated fats
- Sprouts aid digestion and boost blood circulation
- Carrots improve brain health and cognitive function
- Tomatoes are an excellent source of antioxidants which help fend of cancerous cells
- Spinach is an excellent source of iron and calcium
Loaded Veggie Sandwich with Garlic Lemon Dill Aioli
Garlic Lemon Dill Aioli
- 2 tbsp vegan mayonaise such as Veganaise
- 1 small clove garlic pressed
- 1 tsp dill finely chopped
- 1/2 tsp lemon or to taste
- 1 pinch salt or to taste
Loaded Veggie Sandwich
- 2-3 baby carrots finely sliced
- 1 handful sprouts
- 1 handful baby spinach
- 1 plum tomato sliced
- 1/2 avocado slice
- 3-4 thin apple slices such as Fuji
- 1/4 cup red onion thinly sliced
- 2 slices pumpernickel bread or bread of your choice
- Combine all ingredients in a small bowl, cover, and refrigerate while you slice your vegetables for the sandwich
- Slice and prepare all vegetables and apple
- Lay out bread on plate and spread desired amount of aioli over both slices of bread
- Assemble sandwich. Spinach first, then apples, sprouts, carrots, tomatoes, avocado, and onion.
- Slice in half and enjoy. Serve with pretzels or chips.