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The Ultimate Vegan Bagel Sandwich

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Bite into a deliciously chewy vegan bagel sandwich infused with Mediterranean baba ganoush, crisp cucumber, rich sun-dried tomatoes and spicy arugula. Protein rich and delightfully nutritious, your lunchtime options just got a whole lot tastier. 

Vegan Bagel Sandwich on a Black Plate.

Bagels are such a great portable lunchtime option and are perfect for making into any vegan sandwich of your dreams. In today’s recipe I’ll be showing you a Mediterranean styled sandwich, which, in my opinion, is the ultimate vegan bagel sandwich.

Originating from the Yiddish communities of Poland, bagels have become a beloved bread product around the world. 

Interestingly, as I researched where bagels came from I found this:

“…the basic roll-with-a-hole design is hundreds of years old and has other practical advantages besides providing more even cooking and baking of the dough: The hole could be used to thread string or dowels through groups of bagels, allowing easier handling and transportation and more appealing seller displays” (Source Wikipedia).

Stalk of Bagels.

Another great advantage to bagel sandwiches is that they don’t get all soggy and wet. Not only are they delicious, they can easily hold all sorts of ingredients without falling apart. Win-win!

It’s no secret how much I love sauces, dips and spreads. When creating vegan and vegetarian dishes, the show-stopper is often the sauce. They’re so versatile and the baba ghanoush in this vegan bagel recipe is no exception.

Because of the tahini in it, it’s full of protein, fiber, vitamins and has a fantastic, nutty flavor. 

For other great vegan sandwich options you have to try these:

All these vegan sandwich recipes work on any type of bread product, but if you’re in the mood for a bagel sandwich, then go ahead and substitute the bread in the recipe for a fresh bagel. You won’t be disappointed. Make sure to check my best vegan sandwiches collection for more ideas!

The Ultimate Vegan Bagel Sandwich.

Ingredients

You’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 4 Bagels
  • Baba ganoush
  • Cucumber
  • Arugula
  • Dried tomatoes in oil

Sun-Dried Tomatoes in Oil in a Black Bowl.

How to Make It

When making a quick lunch, or take away meal, simple is the way to go. That’s what makes this baba ghanoush sandwich ideal.

First you’ll need your choice of bagels that you can find at any grocery store.

Next, you’ll spread baba ganoush onto one side of the bagel sandwich.

Baba Ganoush Eggplant Dip in a Bowl.

Finally, layer with fresh cucumbers, arugula and dried tomatoes. See the whole process of making it in my vegan bagel story.

Pack it up, or eat right away!

Serving options 

Try serving your baba ganoush sandwich with a side of any of the following:

Top Tips

  • Toast your bagel for more crunch.
  • This bagel sandwich can be made the night before. Just place in a container and keep cool in the fridge for up to one day.
  • Make cute mini-versions of this sandwich for a party or a picnic by using mini-bagels
  • Serve it with a side of chips, salad, cut veggies, or soup of your choice. Serve leftover baba ganoush as a dip.

Vegan Bagel Sandwich Top View.

Recipe Variations

No baba ganoush on hand? Try any of these spreads instead:

Mix up your veggies and try filling your Mediterranean sandwich with these options:

  • Grilled zucchini, eggplant or peppers
  • Fresh tomatoes
  • Lettuce
  • Sprouts  (ie. alfalfa, radish, green-leaf)
  • Avocado

You can substitute baby spinach for arugula.

Use toast bread instead of bagels.

Vegan Bagel Sandwich Cut in Halves.

 
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The Ultimate Vegan Bagel Sandwich

Bite into a deliciously chewy vegan bagel sandwich infused with Mediterranean baba ganoush, crisp cucumber, rich sun-dried tomatoes and spicy arugula. Protein rich and delightfully nutritious, your lunchtime options just got a whole lot tastier. 
Course lunch, Main Course, sandwich
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Keyword baba ganoush sandwich, bagel sandwich, Mediterranean sandwich, vegan bagel, vegan bagel sandwich, vegan sandwich
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 368kcal
$6

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Cut the bagels lengthwise and toast if desired. Spread baba ganoush onto the bottom part of the bagel.
  • Layer the bottom part of the bagel with fresh cucumbers, arugula and drained sun-dried tomatoes. Sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley if desired. Top with the upper half of the bagel. Enjoy!

Notes

Top Tips

  • Toast your bagel for more crunch.
  • This bagel sandwich can be made the night before. Just place in a container and keep cool in the fridge for up to one day.
  • Make cute mini-versions of this sandwich for a party or a picnic by using mini-bagels
  • Serve it with a side of chips, salad, cut veggies, or soup of your choice. Serve leftover baba ganoush as a dip.

Recipe Variations

  • Try any of these spreads instead of baba ganoush: Hummus, tahini, Vegan Cashew Mayo.
  • Mix up your veggies and try filling your Mediterranean sandwich with these options: Grilled zucchini, eggplant or peppers, fresh tomatoes, lettuce, sprouts  (ie. alfalfa, radish, green-leaf), avocado.
  • You can substitute baby spinach for arugula.
  • Use toast bread instead of bagels.

Nutrition

Calories: 368kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 659mg | Potassium: 649mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 426IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2mg
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Elena Szeliga is the founder of Happy Kitchen.Rocks, where she shares delicious and healthy vegetarian and vegan food, from weeknight dinners to veganized classics and gourmet appetizers. Her recipes have been featured at Better Homes & Gardens, BuzzFeed, Country Living, The Kitchn and Reader’s Digest. Her mission is to help cook easy vegetarian and vegan meals with simple and fresh ingredients. Read more about Elena.

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