Cheese and tomato, ploughman’s, egg mayonnaise, cheese salad… That’s kind of it for most vegetarian sandwich selections, well at least it was when I was growing up. These days things have a got a bit snazzier, with the addition of falafel and three bean wraps but it’s still all a bit uninspiring. I’m used to gazing gloomily at row upon row of delicious looking meaty sandwiches, only to find a sad-looking ploughman’s, a floppy falafel wrap or worse, a houmous and raw carrot sandwich on the bottom shelf. NO! Carrot doesn’t belong in a sandwich, end of. I know it’s best friends with houmous but I don’t care, spiralized raw carrot has no place in a sandwich, get out!
So, taking inspiration from the New York deli sandwich (minus the pastrami and salt beef) I came up with the ultimate veggie sarnie you wont find discarded in an M&S fridge. So piss off raw carrot, it’s time for a salty, cheesy, veggie sensation.
New York Veggie Sub
Serves 1 / Takes 5-10 minutes
6 Inch sub roll (but you can use any bread you like really)
Handful of black olives
3/4 Jalapeno peppers
Handful of rocket
3 slices of tomato
2 sliced of red onion
Small handful of pickles in vinegar drained and sliced
Slices of mature cheddar cheese
Small handful of Red cabbage thinly sliced
Salt and pepper
1. I think making a sandwich is pretty self explanatory but I like to cram my sandwiches with filling so layering is very important. Be generous with the mayonnaise on the bottom layer and spread the dijon mustard and wholegrain mustard on the top.
2. Layer the bottom of the sub with the slices of tomato, season with salt and pepper and then add the red onion and red cabbage. Top with thick slices of cheese and start layering up the pickles, jalapeños and olives.
3. Finally stuff the sandwich in the middle with rocket, season with salt and pepper and devour. Jamie said this was the nicest vegetarian sandwich he had ever eaten, so I’m pretty happy with that!
If you’ve had a go at making my New York Veggie Sandwich or any of my recipes I’d love to hear about it @corrieheale firstname.lastname@example.org