My gift to you this holiday season is the option to make a vegan Christmas sandwich every day of the year! You don’t need any leftovers to make this festive sandwich, just a bit of festive spirit!
I’ve jam-packed these guys with all the Christmas dinner best bits. A super quick sage and onion stuffing, on the double cranberry sauce, creamy mayo, vegan ‘chicken’ slices and vegan cheese. It’s a party between two slices of gluten-free bread! Don’t forget to check out the notes below for tips and ingredient recommendations.
For the stuffing
½ onion, finely diced
1 garlic clove, minced
10g fresh sage, finely chopped
2 vegan sausages, thawed if frozen
3 (small) slices gluten-free bread
½ tsp. fine sea salt
¼ tsp. freshly cracked black pepper
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. vegan mayonnaise
For the cranberry sauce
100g cranberries, frozen
45g caster sugar
8 vegan chicken or deli slices
8 slices gluten-free bread
4 slices vegan cheese
Add all the ingredients for the stuffing, except for the olive oil and mayonnaise, to a food processor and pulse to the texture of coarse breadcrumbs.
Place a large saucepan on the stovetop on medium heat and add the olive oil to the pan. Transfer the stuffing mix to the pan and saute, stirring throughout, until the mix is golden brown (5-10mins). Remove from the heat and stir in the mayonnaise.
Place the cranberries and sugar in a small pot on the stovetop at medium heat. Simmer for 10mins or until jammy.
To assemble spread mayonnaise on one side of each piece of bread, divide the stuffing and cranberry sauce between the four sandwiches, and add a slice of cheese and two slices of vegan deli meat to each sandwich.
Option to toast the sandwiches in a pan with a little non-dairy butter.
Vegan Deli Slices – I used the Quorn Chicken-Free Slices which are both vegan and gluten-free. The Quorn Turkey & Stuffing slices are not vegan so make sure to check all the ingredients of everything before you purchase.
Vegan Sausages – I used the Linda Mccartney Lincolnshire sausages which are also gluten-free.
Mayo – if you don’t fancy making your own Follow Your Heart is my favourite vegan brand.
Bread – if you haven’t made you own bread there are a fair few options out there, but make sure to read the ingredients of whatever you purchase. Most GF bread contains egg. BFree GF bread seems to be the most prolific vegan option.
Stuffing – this stuffing is super quick and easy and would be a great addition to your vegan Christmas dinner. Double the recipe and roll into balls. Instead of frying drizzle the balls with olive and bake in the oven at 180C for 20mins or until golden.