The Ultimate Veggie Sandwich + Video

Published on Jan 3, 2019
Updated on Jan 21, 2019

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*This recipe was originally published 09/28/14. Most recent update 01/03/19.
Whether you’re vegetarian or not, this Ultimate Veggie Sandwich is so packed with flavor you won’t even miss the meat! From the onion & chive shmear to the sprouts and crunchy seeds + all the veggies in between you’re going to want this for lunch daily!

A close up photo of a Veggie Sandwich on a wooden cutting board

I love a good sandwich. But what makes a sandwich? The bread! The hubs and I are pretty particular about our bread. We’ve got to be able to recognize and pronounce the ingredients. About a year or so ago we stumbled upon Dave’s Killer Bread in our Costco.

I know what you’re thinking.. why would two people need so much bread? Well, we keep a loaf in the fridge and freeze the other one! Works perfect and we end up going through both loaves before our next Coscto trip (where we stock up again).

When I was asked if I’d be interested in trying the two newest DKB products in the amazing line of bread, I couldn’t jump fast enough at the opportunity. Not only are they delicious, but they are organic AND Non-GMO Project verified!!! I couldn’t wait to tear into the loaves as soon as I got them and this sandwich was the perfect way to get the party started.

Here are some killer facts:

  • No Fillers: All of Dave’s Killer Bread products contain no artificial preservatives, no artificial ingredients and no high fructose corn syrup
  • 100% Whole Wheat:
    The first Non-GMO Project verified, certified organic, 100% whole wheat bread that packs a serious nutrition punch: 4 grams of protein, 3 grams of fiber, nothing artificial

How to Make The Ultimate Veggie Sandwich (step-by-step)

1. Gather your chive & onion spread ingredients. You’ll need cream cheese, Greek yogurt, green onions, fresh chives, onion powder and garlic powder.

2. Chop the green onions and fresh chives. In a small bowl mix together all of the ingredients for your onion and chive spread.

3. Reserve until needed.

Spice jars with garlic powder, onion powder, a bowl of sour cream, a bowl of cream cheese, chives and green onions on a counter

4. Gather your sandwich ingredients. You’ll need whole wheat bread, spinach, pepper jack cheese, Swiss cheese, avocado, cucumber, a Roma tomato, alfalfa sprouts and sunflower seeds.

Ingredients to make The Ultimate Veggie Sandwich

5. Lightly toast bread.

6. Once cooled, on one slice spread a thin layer of chive & onion spread.

7. Top with spinach,

8. Cheese

9. Mashed avocado

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10. Cucumber

11. Tomatoes

12. Sprouts

13. Sprinkle on the sunflower seeds.

14. Spread thin later of chive & onion spread on another slice of bread

15. Top your sandwich.

16. Enjoy!

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Does No Meat = No Protein? Not at all!

    • This sandwich packs a serious protein punch, even without meat! It’s all thanks to the hearty & wholesome whole wheat bread, the sprouts, the seeds, and the cheese.
    • This sandwich also delivers an impressive 11 grams of fiber!
    • The alfalfa sprouts are a nutritional powerhouse. They contain important nutrients such as Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Folate, Manganese, Copper, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Zinc, Iron, and more! Ounce for ounce, sprouts are one of the leanest, meanest, and greenest superfoods out there.
    • This sandwich will also go a long way in helping you meet the daily recommended servings of fruits and vegetables. You’ll get spinach, avocado, cucumber, and tomato in each bite! Healthy eating never tasted so good.
    • You may be tempted to think that the sunflower seeds on this sandwich are just for show, but they are so much more than that. Sunflower seeds are rich in B Vitamins, and manage to squeeze in a generous helping of other nutrients and trace minerals as well. The fact that they add a nice crunch and texture is certainly a bonus.
    • This sandwich will just keep delivering benefit after benefit. The green onions (also known as scallions) that it contains are filled with nutrients that your eyes will love, including Vitamin A, lutein, and zeaxanthin.

A close up image of an open face veggie sandwich topped with sprouts

Your Questions Answered for the Perfect Ultimate Veggie Sandwich

    1. What if I’m unable to find this exact variety of Dave’s Killer Bread in my grocery store? There are a lot of great varieties of whole wheat bread out there that would also work well for this recipe.

      You’ll want to be sure to seek out breads that are made with whole wheat as the first ingredient (wheat flour and enriched wheat flour are not whole wheat!). You’ll also want to avoid any breads containing high fructose corn syrup, as well as any ingredients that are man made and hard to pronounce.

 

    1. Where do I find sprouts in my grocery store? Sprouts are becoming more and more popular, and are typically located in the refrigerated section near the fresh herbs, bagged salads, and dressings.

 

    1. You can also grow your own sprouts at home! Here’s a great how-to guide that’ll have you sprouting in no time.

 

    1. I’m so short on time! How can I make this sandwich as quickly as possible? Instead of making your chive & onion spread from scratch, you can purchase a whipped chive cream cheese spread at your local grocery store, near the cream cheese.You can also save some time by slicing your avocado onto your sandwich, rather than mashing it.

 

    1. Can I make this sandwich ahead of time? Because this sandwich is filled with fresh produce, you probably won’t want to make it more than a day ahead of time.

 

    1. What’s the best way to prepare my mashed avocado? For maximum flavor, you’ll want to mix the avocado with 1 tsp of fresh lemon juice and salt to taste. The lemon juice will help prevent the avocado from browning as quickly.

 

  1. I don’t have spinach, what can I use instead? Romaine lettuce, baby chard, or baby kale leaves would also work great!

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A close up photo of a Veggie Sandwich on a wooden cutting board

The Ultimate Veggie Sandwich

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cucumber Sandwich, Vegetarian Sandwich, Veggie Sandwich
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 4 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 613 kcal
Author: Yvonne
Whether you're vegetarian or not, this Ultimate Veggie Sandwich is so packed with flavor you won't even miss the meat! From the onion & chive shmear to the sprouts and crunchy seeds + all the veggies in between you're going to want this for lunch daily!
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Ingredients

  • 4 slices Dave's Killer Bread Organic Seeded Honey Wheat
  • 1/2 c. spinach
  • 2 slices pepper jack cheese
  • 2 slices Swiss cheese
  • 4 tbsp. mashed avocado mixed w/1 tsp. fresh lemon juice & salt to taste
  • 1/2 cucumber thinly sliced
  • 1 Roma tomato thinly sliced
  • 1 c. alfalfa sprouts
  • 1 tbsp. sunflower seeds

Chive & Onion Spread

  • 2 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 3 tbsp. non-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 1 tbsp. fresh chives chopped
  • 1/8 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp. garlic powder

Instructions

Chive and Onion Spread

  1. In a small bowl mix together all of the ingredients for your chive and onion spread.

  2. Reserve until needed.

Sandwich

  1. Lightly toast bread. Once cooled, on one slice spread a thin layer of chive & onion spread.

  2. Top with spinach, cheese, mashed avocado (plus 1 tsp fresh lemon juice & salt to taste), cucumber, tomatoes, and sprouts. 

  3. Sprinkle on the sunflower seeds. Spread thin later of chive & onion spread on another slice of bread and top your sandwich. Enjoy!

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

  • There are a lot of great varieties of whole wheat bread out there that would also work well for this recipe.
  • You'll want to be sure to seek out breads that are made with whole wheat as the first ingredient (wheat flour and enriched wheat flour are not whole wheat!). You'll also want to avoid any breads containing high fructose corn syrup, as well as any ingredients that are man made and hard to pronounce.
  • Sprouts are becoming more and more popular, and are typically located in the refrigerated section near the fresh herbs, bagged salads, and dressings.

    You can also grow your own sprouts at home! Here's a great how-to guide that'll have you sprouting in no time.

  • Instead of making your chive & onion spread from scratch, you can purchase a whipped chive cream cheese spread at your local grocery store, near the cream cheese.

    You can also save some time by slicing your avocado onto your sandwich, rather than mashing it.

  • Because this sandwich is filled with fresh produce, you probably won't want to make it more than a day ahead of time.
  • For maximum flavor, you'll want to mix the avocado with 1 tsp of fresh lemon juice and salt to taste. The lemon juice will help prevent the avocado from browning as quickly.
  • Romaine lettuce, baby chard, or baby kale leaves would also work great in place of spinach!
Nutrition Facts
The Ultimate Veggie Sandwich
Amount Per Serving
Calories 613 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Fat 37g57%
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Cholesterol 82mg27%
Sodium 588mg26%
Potassium 1098mg31%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 11g46%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 35g70%
Vitamin A 7355IU147%
Vitamin C 42.5mg52%
Calcium 671mg67%
Iron 5.4mg30%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Update notes: This recipe was originally posted in 2014 but was published again in 2019 to include step by step photos & directions, nutritional information & expert tips.
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28 comments about “The Ultimate Veggie Sandwich + Video

  1. Deborah Swanson

    Hi, this is just what I was looking for Movies in the park with family. A couple of them don’t like avocado but love guacamole. Do you think guacamole could be substituted for the mashed avocado. Thanks much for the recipe and the guidance.

    1. Yvonne

      Hi Nicole! I’m so happy to hear that you enjoyed the sandwich!! Thanks for taking the time to leave me a comment letting me know, that really made my day!

  2. aimee

    I am a sammie girl! Not like PB&J anymore! I feasibly can have a sammie for every meal! I love how a certain bread can change the outcome as well! I am going to play I spy until I find this amazing bread! Thanks! Keep on stepping out & finding new things!

  3. Kathleen Lytle

    carolyn, did you try looking for sprouts in the produce section of your local grocery store. Earth Fare has a whole selection in the produce department by the salads.

  4. Kathleen Lytle

    Love Dave’s Killer Bread – I buy the regular size bread loaves – thin sliced it is really good. Have not seen the Honey Wheat one in our area. I work at Earth Fare healthy Grocery Store in North Canton, Ohio we sell it there. It is so fresh all the time.

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    I absolutely love this recipe site. The recipes are delicious and the site is so easy to navigate. THE BIG PLUS IS YOU CAN PRINT OUT A RECIPE VERY EASILY!!! THANK YOU FOR A GREAT RECIPE SITE!! :-)

  6. Carol

    The best sandwich ever!! I just sliced my avocado and used it like that. My husband requests this at least once a week!

  7. Kim

    My gosh… saw this sandwich on Pinterest and now I can’t stop thinking about it! I can’t wait to try it – thanks so much!

  8. Happiness Noel

    My daughter sent me your Ultimate Veggie Sandwich. We can’t wait to try it!!! We’ll let you know our verdict. God bless!

    1. Laura

      I did end up making this this past weekend – oh wow! The best sandwich ever! I had to do two things slightly differently but the gist is there: I left off the sunflower seeds. As far as the Chive and Onion spread, I cheated and bought the ready-made stuff that is a whipped chive cream cheese spread. I did not have Dave’s bread at the time but I still enjoyed the sandwich. I have since found a place that carries the bread and I will be stopping there tomorrow to pick up a loaf or two.

      1. Yvonne

        YAYAYA! This is wonderful!!! I’m so happy you made and likes it – your substitutions sound just fine. I’m all about easy peasy – so wahoo!

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