Vegan and gluten free?

Meat, milk and eggs are off the menu you say? It can be tricky to have a varied gluten free vegan diet, here’s some tips and super speedy sandwich fillings.

“TLT”

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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.

TLT Ingredients

Turmeric chickpeas

  • 1 x can chickpeas
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Dash of olive oil
  • Garlic
  • Turmeric

Add

  • Handful of leaves; rocket, kale or simply lettuce
  • 1 large tomato

The beetroot booster

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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 booster ingredients

    • Beetroot hummus (buy ready-made or prepared as above)
    • Cherry tomatoes
    • Spiralized cucumber
    • Rocket

      V cheese-like toasties

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      This vegan friendly melt in the mouth toastie uses Tesco’s free from cheese, a fabulous alternative which goes great with caramelised onions! 

      V cheese toasties ingredients

      • Tesco free from cheese
      • Caramelised onions; slices of red onion fried with balsamic vinegar
      • Optional; kale or leaves

      Avocado mash up

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      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.

      Avocado mash up ingredients

      • 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.