Vegan Sausage & Pepper Sandwich


This is the epitome of an epic vegan sandwich. It’s hearty, filling, and stupendously delicious. I love using the Chao Italian Sausages here as they have a meaty chewy bite, and are packed with so much flavour that they’ll season the onions and peppers perfectly. Their website has a store locator, but if you can’t find them, you can of course use your favorite veggie sausages. This will make around 6 sandwiches, though that depends  on the size of your appetite! Delicious hot or at room temperature. The premade sandwiches also keep really well for 24 hours, especially when you use a panini press to warm them. warm through. You can also leave all the components in the fridge and just make yourself a sandwich whenever you get hungry. Mmmm.

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 red peppers, halved and sliced
  • 2 onions, halved and sliced
  • 1 package Chao Italian Sausages, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/2 cup mayo 
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 lemon, zest & juice
  • Arugula
  • Ciabatta

Preheat a large pan over high heat with the olive oil then add the peppers and onions. Sauté, stirring often for 5-10 minutes until lightly browned and softened. Crumble in the sausages, stirring frequently until they’re warmed through, around 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and add in most of the basil (reserving around 2 tablespoons for the aoli). Taste for salt and pepper, but I don’t think you’ll need it.

Meanwhile mix together the mayo, garlic, lemon zest and juice, and around 2 tablespoons of basil.

Cut a large ciabatta loaf in half lengthways and spread the mayo. Follow with a generous handful of arugula. Layer on the cooked pepper, onion, sausage mix, top with the bread and give it a good press down with your hands before serving.



4 thoughts on “Vegan Sausage & Pepper Sandwich

  1. I was craving a good sandwich and this fit the bill soooo well. It’s warm and flavorful with the sausage and peppers. The bread is just the right texture. The mayo mix is creative and adds a really nice touch to the overall palate of the dish. J’adore.

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