This vegetarian Reuben features rye bread, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and creamy, savory Russian dressing to make one incredibly delicious sandwich.
There’s something about tangy Russian dressing, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and rye bread that’s terribly comforting and homey. The Reuben sandwich has something figured out. Alex and I eat a flexitarian diet, meaning that we eat vegan and vegetarian most of the time and meat some of the time. But we wanted to find a way to make a Reuben without the meat so that it could appear at our dinner table more often!
While we’ve tried vegetarian versions of the Reuben sandwich with meat substitutes (for example, tempeh), we’ve found that it’s just as satisfying to omit the meat entirely. So this Reuben sandwich features Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Russian dressing: almost like a grilled cheese! The main part of preparing this vegetarian Reuben is making the Russian dressing; it’s a super savory mix of mayonnaise, ketchup, pickles, and minced shallot. You’ll be blown away by the flavor!
This vegetarian Reuben sandwich is a nice quick dinner or special lunch with family or friends, alongside a green salad or some sweet potato fries. It may not be classic “health food” fare, but we’re strong believers in the fact that simply making food at home is the first step towards health. When you know exactly what’s going into your food, it’s much easier to keep it balanced and focused on real, natural foods. A meal like this is often just what we need after a long day at work: not too involved, but still tasty enough to feel like a special meal. Hope you enjoy!
- 1/2 recipe Easy Russian Dressing
- 1 1/2 cups sauerkraut
- 8 slices rye bread
- Swiss cheese, shredded
- Make the Easy Russian Dressing.
- Squeeze the liquid from 1 1/2 cups sauerkraut.
- Spread butter on one side of each of the 4 bread pieces. Heat a griddle pan to medium high heat. Place 4 pieces of bread on the griddle, buttered side down. On each piece, spread some shredded cheese, sauerkraut, Russian dressing, more cheese, and then another piece of bread. When the bottom bread is browned, flip the sandwich and cook until the bread is toasted and the cheese is melted.
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