The cumin and coriander used to season the vegetables are common spices in a number of global cuisines — feel free to improvise!
Stuff marinated, baked tofu into a crusty roll with crunchy cabbage, refrigerate it, then grab it on your way out the door the next morning for an on-the-go version of a Vietnamese bahn mi sandwich.
Never had raw beet in a sandwich? This panini will have you hooked.
Smoked sun-dried tomatoes give this sandwich a meaty taste and texture.
This recipe, created by flavor chemist Mariano Gascon, won Best Appetizer in VT's 2011 Chefs' Challenge. Gascon knows all about developing snacks and seasonings in a laboratory. "Instead of using onions and garlic, we use chemicals X and Y," he says. Mariano enrolled in culinary school to understand food from a different perspective, but he still approached his vegan take on kung pao chicken with scientific precision. "I made tons of attempts at the tofu," he says. "I microwaved it, I baked it, I compressed it, I froze it. It was a project."
Pears add a sweet, juicy crunch to sandwichestry them in place of tomatoes or other veggies.
The pâté can also be spread on crackers or thinned with additional water and used as a dip.
When you roast asparagus, bell pepper, and squash for this recipe, you’ll be making extra veggies and squash that can be added to salads, pasta, or rice dishes later in the week.
This vegetarian take on the comic classic is shorter but with a plentiful filling.
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.
Classic club sandwiches are meat-laden, mayonnaise-slathered, three-layer creations that contain enough fat and calories for an entire day. Here, veg fillings and a creamy arugula spread lighten the fat and calories without compromising flavor.
Cauliflower, like paprika, is frequently undervalued in home kitchens. What better way to highlight them both than with this simple dish. Try topping with fresh tomatoes, chopped black olives, and some low-fat Parmesan cheese.