Fact: Breadless sandwiches are all over Pinterest — and some of them are actually completely drool-worthy! (Trust us: We were surprised, too.) From sandwiches stuffed between everything from sweet potato waffles (!!) to cauliflower crust, these 10 recipes are proof that you can enjoy a hearty sandwich, sans bread, while upping the nutrient-packed veggies involved. Plus, these recipes will challenge you to get your creativity on in the kitchen (because anyone can stuff turkey between two slices of bread, can’t they?). Look out, Food Network!
Cauliflower Crust Grilled Cheese
If you’ve already hopped on the cauliflower-rice train, consider cauliflower crust the logical next step. This grilled cheese — melty, gooey cheese between two perfectly crusty slices of cauliflower “bread” — will leave you completely satisfied. But adding a little tomato soup on the side definitely wouldn’t hurt.
Sweet Potato Waffle Breakfast Sandwich
This Paleo breakfast sandwich has it all: sweet potatoes, avocado, greens and eggs. Plus, it’s highly Instagrammable.
Tempeh Bread “Everything Under the Kitchen Sink” Sandwich
OMG. Why didn’t I come across this sooner? This vegan sandwich combines everything I love: tempeh and anything else I have in the fridge.
Beet Wrap with Grilled Veggies and Tahini Dressing
Beets act as natural food coloring for these vegan wraps made with chickpea flour, making for a prettier-than-your-average-wrap situation.
Portobello Mushroom Cashew Cheese Burgers
If you want to keep with the rawness of this recipe, you’ve got to use either a dehydrator or set your oven to the very lowest temp while cooking the portobellos. But if you don’t care about this sandwich being raw, you can easily give this recipe a whirl anyway — either way, it will be delicious.
Avocado Chicken Salad Sandwich on Eggplant Slider Buns
Who doesn’t love a good chicken salad? It’s creamy, chicken-y (duh) and usually has some other fun bits thrown in the mix. This version is lightened-up with mashed avocado instead of mayo and is served on grilled eggplant rounds. Mmmmm..
The No-Bread BLT
We just have on word for this take on a BLT: Whoa.
Bacon and Egg Sandwich on Avocado Buns
Is a sandwich really a sandwich if you have to eat it with a fork and knife? We’ll let you guys decide while we drool over our keyboards staring at this creation.
Teriyaki Steak Sushi Burger
I’m just not sure if I’ve ever seen such a creative and enticing composition. For this sandwich, sushi rice is shaped into buns and pan-fried then topped with teriyaki-marinated flank steak, wasabi mayo and whole slew of other fixins’ (like a fried egg!).
Apple Sandwich with Almond Butter and Granola
I thought it would be nice to end this list on a sweet note. The classic combination of apples and peanut butter take on a slightly more sophisticated form in this sandwich. Haven’t you heard? Apple rings are the new bread for your late night PB&J cravings.
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