I have a bit of a love/hate thing with sandwiches. Yep, I feel that strongly about it. Mainly because veggie options are: cheese or egg. You might get somewhere that spices up the option by adding onion to the cheese (why?!) or a bit of salad to the egg. But my experience with buying veggie sandwiches is appalling. So much so that I don’t bother unless I’m about to starve, which is hardly ever. My biggest veggie sandwich gripes are:

  • Waaaaaay too much filling. This is especially common with cheese (and it’s not even nice/real cheese). Sandwich places seem to feel a bit sorry for veggies and fill the sandwich/bap/baguette with so much cheese that about a third of it falls out into the bag, another third falls over you while you’re eating it, leaving generally a respectable amount between the bread. What a waste.
  • Egg mayo. Or should that be mayo with a few chunks of egg thrown in. Not sure if there’s an EU ruling on getting rid of surplus amounts of mayo, but most sandwich places seem to be a bit free & easy with the stuff. Hold back sandwich people, I’m not suffering from a mayo deficiency!
  • Very limited choices. To be fair to sandwich places, I don’t blame them for this one. I struggle to know what to put in a veggie sandwich, which is why I don’t bother most of the time. What do you put in a veggie sandwich? Standing in the queue at the sandwich shop or in front of the veggie options in M&S leaves me missing tuna. It’s the only time I really miss meat/fish because what else goes in a sarnie? After being vegetarian for over 10 years, I still have no idea.

Well, I had no idea, until I found this article on the Martha Stewart Facebook page the other day and went Pinterest crazy!

veggie sarnie

The Martha Stewart website has a whole section dedicated to veggie food. (A revelation!) Not only that, it has a section for veggie sandwiches. I couldn’t believe it! Not only that, there wasn’t a picture of an over mayo’d egg sarnie to be seen. Needless to say I haven’t tried any of these recipes, but when I’m organised enough to make a veggie sandwich, this is where I’ll be going to get a recipe or two.

How about you? What’s your favourite sandwich filling?

2 comments on “#BEDM – British Sandwich Week”

  1. I’m not veggie, but one of my current sandwich favourites started off as a bought sandwich that I made myself a few times- onion bahji- bought or made, slice up or just crumbled, some fresh salad leaves, a little mango chutney on one side of bread, and a little minted yoghurt (if you happen to have some left over) or just plain yoghurt on the other. Say hello to the best sandwich ever.

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