A vegan friendly combination of turmeric chickpeas, leaves and tomatoes to make for a really fresh tasting sandwich. Chickpeas have many great health benefits, in a not so nutshell chickpeas can boast the below;
- Great source of protein
- Aid the control of blood sugar levels
- Rich in fibre to help digestion
- Keeps you fuller for longer
- Easier on the purse strings
We cannot overlook the cruel reality that a chickpea served solo is quite a boring affair, the secret ingredients to spice up this sandwich filling is the addition of lemon, garlic, olive oil and a spoon of turmeric. Speed up prep time using a cooking aid.
- 1 x can chickpeas
- Juice of 1 lemon
- Dash of olive oil
- Handful of leaves; rocket, kale or simply lettuce
- 1 large tomato
The beetroot booster
The sandwich is ideal if you love beetroot and the colour pink; after a quick office vote we were surprised to see that this applied to many of the staff here at Schär HQ. Again, this flavoursome combination packs a real punch and looks really colourful, beetroot hummus can be purchased ready-made for ease or by blending beetroot, chickpeas and yogurt, season as desired with an optional addition of lemon juice.
- Beetroot hummus (buy ready-made or prepared as above)
- Cherry tomatoes
- Spiralized cucumber
V cheese-like toasties
This vegan friendly melt in the mouth toastie uses Tesco’s free from cheese, a fabulous alternative which goes great with caramelised onions!
- Tesco free from cheese
- Caramelised onions; slices of red onion fried with balsamic vinegar
- Optional; kale or leaves
Avocado mash up
As Italians we couldn’t have a sandwich shortlist without the addition of olives, for the final vegan sandwich filling we’ve spread the slices with black olive tapenade, topped with a delicious blend of avocado, lemon juice and chilli flakes, polished off with chopped chives – just wow.
- Black olive tapenade
- 1 x Mashed avocado with chili flakes and black pepper
- Slices of red onion
- Chopped chives
What else is on the menu for Vegans?
The Schär range is gluten free and suitable for those with coeliac disease, however, a lot of our range is also free from other allergens and suitable for vegans.
Below is a list of Schär foods suitable for following a vegan diet.