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hands holding a vegan california veggie sandwich over a picnic

The Ultimate California Veggie Sandwich

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  • Author: Emily
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 sandwich 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


The California Veggie Sandwich is a classic for a reason! With pesto, hummus, avocado, and tons of crunchy vegetables, it's full of hearty and nourishing ingredients and West coast vibes. Vegan and easily gluten-free!


  • 2 slices of whole grain, crusty bread (use GF bread if gluten-free)
  • 2 TBS hummus
  • 1/4 of an avocado (a few slices)
  • 2 TBS basil pesto (video below)
  • 6 slices of cucumber, cut thinly
  • 3 thick slices of tomato (any kind is fine)
  • 3 rounds of sliced red onion, cut thinly 
  • 1/3 cup bean sprouts or pea shoots


  1. Spread hummus on one piece of bread and pesto on the other. 
  2. Layer cucumber slices on top of the hummus, fitting them across the bread with a slight overlap. Next, add avocado, tomato and red onion pieces. 
  3. To the side of the sandwich with pesto, add sprouts (pressing down so they stick a bit). Sandwich the two sides together and press to flatten slightly. Wrap sandwich in parchment if desired, tying with a piece of twine for a picnic vibe. 
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Lunch
  • Method: Sandwiching
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 sandwich
  • Calories: 522 calories
  • Sugar: 10 grams
  • Sodium: 969.5 milligrams
  • Fat: 14.8 grams
  • Saturated Fat: 2.4 grams
  • Unsaturated Fat: 12.4 grams
  • Trans Fat: 0 milligrams
  • Carbohydrates: 82.1 grams
  • Fiber: 8.3 grams
  • Protein: 18.6 grams
  • Cholesterol: 0 milligrams