Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Appetizers)

Vegetarian Sandwich with Sesame Sauce Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 1




2-3 leaves




35 g


2 tablespoons


3 teaspoons

1 tablespoon

1/2 teaspoon

1/2 teaspoon

1 teaspoon

1 teaspoon

Thin slices of heavy wholegrain bread, toasted

Medium tomato, thinly sliced

Fresh celery leaves, coarsely chopped

Fresh iceberg lettuce, torn into bite-sized pieces

Small onion, thinly sliced



Raw sunflower seeds, presoaked at least 3 hours

or overnight in cool water and drained

Dark Chinese sesame paste blended

with 3 teaspoons water


Sesame oil



Soy sauce

Ground black pepper

Method :
  • To prepare the spread, place all the ingredients in a blender, and blend to a smooth paste.

  • Taste and adjust salt if necessary.

  • TO assemble the sandwich, slice and toast the bread.

  • Place a slice of toast on a plate and cover with one quarter o the spread. Arrange half the tomato, chopped celery leaves, lettuce and onions on top of the spread.

  • Top with a second slice of toast spread-side down, then cover the top of that slice with spread and arrange remaining vegetables on it.

  • Complete the sandwich with the third slice of toast placed spread-side down.

  • Cut in half with sharp knife, or serve whole.

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