A few months ago I saw a photo online of a non-vegan turkey mayo sandwich using cucumber instead of bread. It looked delicious and I’ve been wanting to make a vegan version ever since. I added in some veggies, some vegan honey mustard instead of mayo and some Tofurkey Faux-Turkey slices. If you slice them into smaller pieces, like sushi, it makes for nice bite-size healthy snacks.
I added both fresh tomato and sun-dried tomato because they both add a distinct flavour. The fresh tomato is, well, fresh and the sun-dried tomato adds a strong almost “meaty” flavour. I thought it needed the extra kick of flavour, since the other ingredients are pretty mild.
The sun-dried tomato is from Truly Organic Foods. They are raw, organic and high nutrients. They are chewy, but not too hard. Some sun-dried tomatos are not raw, as they are dried through high heat and don’t contain any preservatives. Since these are dried using low heat, they retain much more nutrients, such as calcium, magnesium, fibre and potassium.
- ⅓ field cucumber, seeds/middle part scraped out with a spoon (you can slice the bottom so it lays flat on a plate)
- fresh tomato, sliced
- avocado (I actually forgot to add this in, but it totally should be in there if you like avocados! :))
- sun-dried tomato
- mesclun / romaine / other leafy greens (I used mesclun)
- alfalfa sprouts
- a few slices of faux turkey (I used Tofurkey)
- vegan honey mustard / dijon mustard / vegan mayo
- ground black better, to taste
- Cut about a third of a field cucumber, slice lengthwise and remove the middle by scraping with a spoon. Add the other ingredients as if you were making a sandwich. You can cut the cucumber "sandwich" into bit sized pieces to make it even easier to eat.
- You can find vegan mayo at the grocery store or make your own. If you are wanting to use vegan honey mustard, I'll include a couple of links to recipes. I haven't yet seen any premade vegan honey mustards on the market, but I'm sure one exists. :)
Vegan Honey Mustard Recipe Links: