I have lately been really into veggie sandwiches, as you can tell. I have come across many people who assumed being vegan would mean giving up on sandwiches because of, you know, cheese and meat. And that’s a real issue since many of them rely on packing their own sandwiches for lunch. But once you are outside the box a little bit and are willing to try, there are wonderful options.
Red bell peppers, walnuts, tomato paste, garlic and greens is one such combination. With a nice and rich umami taste and a good amount of texture (thanks to walnuts), this sandwich will fill you up and feed your senses while nourishing you with nutrients. Here is the recipe for the filling:
- 1 large red bell pepper
- 1/4 cup roasted walnuts roughly chopped
- 2 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 clove garlic
- Salt black pepper, crushed chili pepper (all as fits personal taste)
Chop the red bell peppers and pan roast them with olive oil until well done.
Add the tomato paste and garlic, continue roasting for a few more minutes.
Add the salt, black pepper and the crushed chili pepper.
Except the walnuts, run the roasted mix and the remainder of the ingredients through food processor until it turns into a more or less smooth paste.
Knife-chop the walnuts, not too fine. And add them to the rest.
Serve in sandwiches, over toast or as a dip