Vegan Club Sandwich

Dave Runs on these – a sandwich fit for an athlete, healthy for you and kind to the planet!

Dave and I are vegan and we live in a van. As such I focus on creating healthy, filling, quick, cheap, and plant-based meals. This requires me to be a bit creative but for the most part it is pretty easy. Part of the reason Dave and I are vegan has to do with protecting the environment, a big part of which has to do with our oceans, and, as this aligns with Friendly Drifter objectives we decided to include vegan recipes here and there in order to give you a closer look into the day to day operations on this run, and to and to show our support for the vegan community.

makes 1 sandwich

2 slices of bread
vegan meat substitute
vegan cheese substitute
1 thin slice of red onion
2-3 medium-thick slices of tomato
3 tbsp hummus
3 tbsp guacamole or half an avocado mashed
1 tbsp mustard
squeeze of sriracha
5-8 fresh basil leaves
pinch of ground sea salt
pinch of fresh ground pepper
pinch of crushed chilis


Coat one slice of bread (I love any kind from Dave’s Killer Bread) with mustard. I like to try different kinds out; most recently I used one flavoured with jalapeños which was nice for a bit of a spicy kick.

Coat the other slice of bread with a hummus of your choice. Plain works just fine but most recently I used a roasted jalapeño one (I like spicy). Sprinkle freshly ground pepper, salt, and crushes chilis on one slice of bread. Squeeze a bit of sriracha on this same slice.

Place basil leaves so that they fully cover one slice of bread.

Place the vegan meat and cheese substitutes on either of the slices of bread. It doesn’t really matter what kind of substitutes you choose but most recently I used Tofurky pepperoni slices and Tofutti mozzarella; I like to try different ones as it keeps things interesting.

Spread the guacamole on the slice of bread with the vegan meat and cheese substitute. If you are using avocado instead of guacamole, mash the avocado until it has reached a spreadable consistency and then spread it on.

Place the slice of red onion and slices of tomato onto the sandwich.


*** I find this sandwich to be filling enough on its own. Dave usually will eat one and a half of these (at least!) and I’ll sometimes serve it with chips on the side. If we weren’t in a van I’d pair it with yam fries along with a vegan chipolte mayo for sure.

*** For a little extra crunch place a few chips in the sandwich.

*** If you want more greens I find spinach works well.

*** If you have access to a stovetop, grilling red peppers, drizzling them with balsamic vinegar and adding them in tastes awesome.

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