Mango Masala And Reuben Sandwiches

This recipe gives you two unique and absolutely delicious vegan sandwiches. The first one is an Indian inspired panini. The filling is made with layers of richly spiced curried vegetables, fresh spinach, and a sweet chutney. The second sandwich is a vegan Reuben. While all the other components of a traditional Reuben sandwich are used, avocado slices are used to replace corned beef. You can make these sandwiches at home, pack them, and take them with you, anywhere so you’re ready for a quick, delicious, and healthy meal, anytime.


Mango Masala Panini:

• 8 sandwich bread slices
• ½ cup of spinach
• olive oil

Spiced Chickpea Masala:

• 2 tablespoons olive oil
• 1 onion, chopped
• 1/4 tsp sea salt
• 3 garlic cloves, minced
• 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
• 1 tsp ground turmeric
• ½ tsp ground cumin
• ½ tsp ground cinnamon
• ½ tsp ground cloves
• 1/4 tsp cayenne
• 1 15-oz can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
• 2 tomatoes, finely chopped
• ½ cup water
• 1/4 sea salt
• 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
• ¼ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
• 1 tbsp brown sugar or maple syrup
• 2 tsp lemon juice

Roasted Cauliflower Curry:

• 2 tbsp olive oil
• 1 onion, finely chopped
• 1 ½ tsp curry powder
• 1 ½ tbsp brown mustard seeds
• ½ head cauliflower, cut into florets, then roasted
• 1 small russet potato, peeled, diced and boiled
• 1/4 tsp sea salt
• 1 tbsp lemon juice

Tamarind Mango Chutney:

• 1 cup diced mango
• 2 tbsp brown sugar
• 1 tsp tamarind paste
• 2 tbsp water

Avocado Reuben:

• 4 slices rye bread, toasted
• 1 firm avocado, halved, pitted, scooped from the skin and sliced thin
• ½ cup sauerkraut, drained
• 1 firm tomato, sliced thin and patted dry
• ¼ tsp kosher salt
• ⅛ tsp fresh ground black pepper

Thousand Island Dressing:

• 1 ½ cup of vegan mayonnaise
• 3 dill pickles, minced
• ¼ cup of ketchup
• ¼ tsp salt
• ⅛ tsp freshly cracked black pepper


Mango Masala Panini:

This recipe takes about 30 minutes to make. Serves 4 to 6.

To make the spiced chickpea masala, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Add onions, garlic, and salt, then sauté for 2 minutes.
Add turmeric, cumin, cinnamon, cloves, cayenne, and ginger, then sauté for 1 minute.
Add chickpeas, tomatoes, water, salt, and black pepper.
Simmer over medium heat for 10 minutes.
Add lemon juice, brown sugar, and cilantro.
Stir then turn off the heat.
Put the chickpea masala in a food processor and process with just 2 to 3 pulses.
Set aside.
To make the roasted cauliflower curry, heat oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat.
Sauté onions with curry powder and mustard seeds for 2 minutes.
Add cauliflower, potatoes, sea salt, and lemon juice.
Using a masher, mash the potatoes and cauliflower.
Turn off heat, then set aside.
To make the mango tamarind chutney, put mango, brown sugar, tamarind paste, and water in a saucepan.
Simmer over medium-low heat for 10 minutes.
Pulse in the food processor until smooth.
To assemble the panini, spread chutney on 2 bread slices.
Spread chickpea masala on the other 2 bread slices.
Arrange spinach leaves on top the masala, then top with roasted cauliflower curry.
Cover with the bread slices that have mango chutney on them.
Brush the outsides of the sandwiches with olive oil.
Grill in a panini press until the golden brown.
Slice the panini in half, diagonally and serve immediately.

Avocado Reuben:

This recipe takes about 15 minutes to make. Serves 2 to 4.

To make the thousand island dressing, mix vegan mayonnaise, pickles, ketchup, salt, and freshly cracked black pepper in a bowl.
To assemble the Reuben sandwich, spread thousand island dressing on all the bread slices.
Arrange avocado slices 2 bread slices.
Put tomato slices on top of the avocado, then top off with sauerkraut.
Cover with the other 2 bread slices.
Slice in half diagonally, and serve immediately.

Ideas And Tips:

• For the panini, you can also use ciabatta or baguette.

Mango Masala And Reuben Sandwiches
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