Coming from a Greek and Italian family, I can definitely appreciate the puns featured in the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Eating plant-based I always enjoy the line “What do you mean you eat no meat? It’s ok, I make lamb.” But aside from jokes, Greek food and flavors are always associated with comfort food and childhood memories for me. As the weather gets warmer, I set aside my trusty soup for lunch menu and switch to a variety of salads and sandwiches. My Greek Inspired Vegan Sandwich is my latest favorite, especially with an easy, no-knead bread recipe.
About the Recipe: Greek Inspired Vegan Sandwich
Every now and then a sad event occurs in my home when we have run out of our favorite baguettes from Tiller bakery. But, it gives me an excuse to make homemade bread. There is something wonderful about the aroma of bread baking in the oven. However, when it comes to bread I don’t like to wait around for dough to rise and punch it down. I prefer an easy, no-knead bread recipe. There are numerous recipes for this type of bread floating around, but I have always had luck with this one from the Greek Vegan. The original recipe calls for olives and herbs, which is wonderful but I often leave these out and opt for just sea salt. I have even tried a sweet combination with cinnamon and sugar for breakfast.
My favorite combination for a sandwich with Greek flavors features hummus, cucumbers, zucchini spirals, crispy artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes, roasted red peppers, and pepperoncini. Sometimes I also add olives or pickled red onion. I always have more ideas for toppings than I am able to stuff in my sandwich. If you eat dairy, feta cheese would be a great addition or plant-based cheese if vegan.
- 2 slices bread of choice
- 2 tbsp hummus
- 1 roasted red pepper thinly sliced
- 2 pepperoncini sliced
- 2 tbsp sun dried tomatoes (not in oil)
- 1/2 can artichoke hearts
- 1 small zucchini cut into spirals or thin strips
- 4-6 slices cucumber
Other Ingredient Options
- 3-4 slices red onion
- 4 kalamata olives thinly sliced
- feta cheese crumbles or plant-based cheese
- Place artichoke hearts in an air fryer and cook for 10 minutes or until crispy.
- Spread 1 tbsp of hummus on each slice of bread.
- Stack your toppings and enjoy!