nutritional information

Per Sandwich:

  • Calories: 355
  • Protein: 16 g
  • Total Fat: 6 g
  • Saturated Fat: <1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 61 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 815 mg
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Sugar: 4 g
Vegan

Baguette with Roasted Red Pepper Spread

Baguette with Roasted Red Pepper Spread

Makes 6 sandwiches

30 minutes or fewer

This colorful spread is a fancy, vegan version of pimiento cheese. Slipping cucumber between the filling and the lettuce helps keep the greens from wilting en route to your destination.
  • 1 8-oz. container vegan cream cheese, softened
  • 17-oz. jar roasted red peppers, drained well, finely chopped
  • 3 Tbs. finely minced onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (1 tsp.)
  • 2 18-inch French baguettes
  • ¾ cup cucumber, peeled, seeded, and diced
  • 12 romaine lettuce leaves
  • 2 cups thinly sliced radicchio

1. Combine roasted red peppers, cream cheese, onion, and garlic in bowl.

2. Cut each baguette into 3 6-inch pieces. Halve each piece lengthwise. Tear out some of center from bread to make space for fillings.

3. Spread cream cheese mixture on bottom halves of bread. Top with cucumber, lettuce, and radicchio, and cover with top half of bread. 

May 2009

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comments

Just made a version of this for lunch but used feta instead of cream cheese and balsamic-vinaigrette marinated roasted peppers instead of plain. Left out garlic and onion. Subbed arugula for radicchio and added chopped pepperoncini and a sprinkle of toasted pine nuts. Yum!

Jan T. - 2013-05-22 18:47:18

The chickpea, beet and apple is very good on top of mixed greens instead of on bread.

L. Bates - 2012-08-21 20:57:51

I'm not a fan of radicchio either. Maybe arugula would work? Similarly bitter flavor, but less crunchy texture.

Gila - 2012-05-07 23:27:46

Spread is very tasty but not on bread.

Fellow Consumer - 2012-04-23 01:32:36

Had a lot of success w/this recipe which we wrote about in greater detail on our blog. http://twofoodiebrothers.com/2011/07/17/italian-stecca-loaves-and-vegan-sandwiches-two-new-recipes-in-one/

Two Foodie Brothers - 2011-07-18 13:03:14

This is great! Make it as directed 1st time, then try putting radishes and hot pepper of choice. Also put in so yellow carrots! Me likeee!

Dakorama - 2011-06-12 00:13:41

I will echo everyone else's comments - quick and tasty! Definitely a keeper!

Carmelina - 2011-05-28 16:16:49

I absolutely love this sandwich! It's something that I could eat again and again!!! My family loves it too. Definitely something that I'll be making regularly.

Sara A. - 2011-01-09 03:50:01

I have made this recipe with both vegan cream cheese and regular, and it IS fabulous (always with some cayenne or paprika). One problem: with both, the spread can be quite runny and leak out of the sandwich, leaving the consumer with two partially wet pieces of bread. A bit of guar gum is a partial solution to this problem. It definitely reduces spread leakage.

SheRat - 2010-07-28 21:52:53

I make this recipe all the time. It is definitely a keeper. I've even had non-vegetarians asking me for the recipe. I don't use vegan cream cheese, but I do, however, get cream cheese from Trader Joe's where there are no hormones, etc. I have found it nice to put the red pepper, garlic, & onion in a food processor, it makes it easier to mix into the cream cheese, as well as better marinating the flavors. Also, I add a little Italian spice, such as oregano, and add more garlic and onion than called for.

Heather - 2010-06-30 18:27:47

This is super good and super easy to make. Next time I think I'll use just french bread since I'm not too fond of the hard baguette.

SVK - 2010-06-02 13:02:17

Really good recipe! I was very casual with the proportion of garlic and onions, using more garlic and onion than was called for. I also used regular cream cheese (vegan can be difficult to find), and it was very good.

CC - 2009-09-14 22:48:04

Whar would be a good replacemente for radicchio?

SGB - 2012-02-22 11:02:15

This recipe was good, however I think one should opt for softer bread. Also the cream cheese spread would be better suited as a dip.

Kathryn - 2011-07-19 23:29:44