Wednesday, September 24, 2008

What's for lunch?

Since I made so many chickpea burgers yesterday I will be having those for lunch for the next day or so. I like to wrap them up in a pita bread with lettuce and tomato for a yummy sandwich. Speaking of lunch, there's nothing better than a sandwich. When I first went vegan, I had a hard time figuring out what I could quickly whip up for lunches. I can't tell you how many avocado, lettuce and tomato sandwiches I had! When I finally saw the light, I was able to get by with many variations of the sandwich. Along with the mock tuna salad that I talked about in another post, here are a few more sandwiches that I like a lot.

First up is the chickpea salad sandwich. As you know I'm a big fan of chickpeas. When I figured out that you can mash them up and mix them with mayo for a sandwich filling, I was very very happy. I like to put chopped celery in mine along with onion and garlic powder, and a squirt of yellow mustard. It's a veggie take on chicken salad and it's really good. My omnivore husband loves this.

Do I miss eggs? NO! Do I miss egg salad? YES! Here's what we call Tofu Egg Salad. Pictured here is joni's (just the food blog) recipe. It is absolutely delicous. It requires frying up tofu cubes and onions until browned and then smothering them in mayo and other spices! It really does have that eggy texture and the flavor is wondeful.

This is Vegan with a Vengeance's TLT sandwich. It is basically a hummus sandwich layered with mayo, tempeh bacon, lettuce and tomato. There is supposed to be red onions in there I think but I must have not had them available at the time. I love this sandwich. The garlicky and creamy hummus combined with the smoky bacon really is a winning combination.

When I have a friend or friends over for tea, I like to make these finger sandwiches. The ones in the middle are cucumber and soy cream cheese and the others are tofu egg salad (tofu was mashed up this time for a smoother consistency).

And for something a little different, a "Raw Taco" or "Rawcos" as Melody from the Melomeals blog calls them. These are lettuce wraps with a filling made of raw cauliflower, cilantro, lime juice, chili powder and cashews. I think Melody uses walnuts but I imagine any nut will do. They are so refreshing and delicious and the flavors remind me of Thai larb! Don't know why, maybe because of the chili and lime together.


Destiny's Vegan Kitchen said...

I love sandwiches too! Yours look so good & definitely more exciting than most of mine, especially the dainty tea ones. :o)

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

I want to have a tea party now! I love sandwiches!

lauren ikon said...

Add curry powder to chickpea salad; you won't be sorry.