Simple and Delicious Meaty, Cheesy Vegan Sandwich

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This is a super simple lunch when you need something quick. Is it healthy? More so than a sandwich with its animal-based counterparts: mayo, cheese, and meat, but not as healthy as a fruit smoothie. Mayo, vegan or not, is high in oil, but it’s delicious nonetheless. At least vegan mayo doesn’t contain cholesterol or come from animal exploitation. Anyway, here’s how I make this simple “five ingredient” sandwich.

Note: Most sandwich breads are going to be vegan, but it’s always good to give the ingredients list a quick glance to ensure it’s free of milk and eggs. The ciabatta buns I use here come from Walmart’s bakery.

Hickory Smoked Tofurky + Cheddar Ciabatta Sandwich

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American


  • Oven, or toaster oven


  • 1 square ciabatta roll, cut in half
  • 1 slice Violife Cheddar cheese
  • 2.5 ounces Tofurky Hickory Smoked plant-based deli slices or to taste
  • vegan mayo to taste
  • arugula to taste


  • Heat oven to 400ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Divide ciabatta roll horizontally for a sandwich. Fold Tofurky deli slices in half and lay them onto the sandwich. Add a slice of Violife cheese to the top bun.
  • Toast in oven for 5 minutes or until cheese is melty and the deli slices look slightly crispy on the edges.
  • Remove from oven, add mayo and arugula. Enjoy!
Keyword easy, sandwich, summer lunches, Tofurky
Fold deli meat like so to give it a better texture on the sandwich.
How it looks after coming out of the oven.
Add mayo and arugula, and voilà!


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