Recipes3 Colour Gluten Free Plant Based Sandwich

3 Colour Gluten Free Plant Based Sandwich

3 Colour Gluten Free Plant Based Sandwich

Who doesn’t love a great sandwich? One of the most common challenges I see people struggling with when they go gluten free, is missing a good sandwich. I can use a great gluten free bread in so many ways, and sandwiches do make for complete meals. It depends on what goes into them.

Sandwiches are a great way to get healthy colourful vegetables into your diet. It’s a great way to get your kids to have better meals. That was the reason that I went through so many experiments before getting a gluten free bread that was worthy of being transformed into a great sandwich. 

Most sandwiches in restaurants and takeaways are loaded with preservatives and toxic ingredients. On the face of it, they all appear to be healthy meals.

Look deeper, and you’ll find bread that has been made to last longer, cheese that has been processed to be stringy, and preservatives and sugars in their sauces. Did you know that a barbecue sauce can have loads of sugar? 

This is a great plant based gluten free sandwich recipe. It has my Citrus Amaranth Lentil Bread, which you can find here. The lentils are soaked for many hours to release the phytates. The bread slices beautifully and can be toasted until very crisp. This is the great base for this sandwich.

3 Colour Gluten Free Plant Based Sandwich

3 Colour Gluten Free Plant Based Sandwich

3 Colour Gluten Free Plant Based Sandwich With Dairy Free Cashew Chilly Garlic Cilantro Herbed Cheese:

The punch of flavour in this gluten free plant based sandwich comes from this dairy free cashew chilly garlic cilantro herbed cheese. It is zesty with fresh lemon juice, spicy with green chillies and garlic, and creamy with the cashews and olive oil. I usually make a whole bottle of it and it lasts us a few days. It also makes meals super simple. 

In this great plant based gluten free sandwich recipe, I have used fresh crisp lettuce, sliced carrots and tomatoes. My husband adds jalapeños and peppers.

You can use sliced beets, different colour peppers, cucmbers, onions, roast sweet potatoes or pan fried aubergine. Just try and include a few colours and keep them fresh. If you like roast sweet potatoes, try this salad with kale as well!

Once you make the bread, and have this spread ready, your whole week can be super simple. You can go about a hectic day, and have fresh healthy meals, devoid of toxic preservatives and additives. Just eating fresh, can be potently powerful in helping your health overall. 

3 Colour Gluten Free Plant Based Sandwich

3 Colour Gluten Free Plant Based Sandwich

As you keep seeing all my recipes, I have three stars of the show, in this case, it’s kale, sweet potato and sesame. Remember my mantra, which is enjoy food from concept to creation to consumption!

I prefer to slow roast my sesame seeds and make the dressing rather than use a bottled tahini. I find the flavour much better and it’s absolutely fresh!

Let’s breakdown the ingredients of this 3 Colour Gluten Free Plant Based Sandwich With Dairy Free Cashew Chilly Garlic Cilantro Herbed Cheese:

Lettuce– If you can get bitter leafy greens like arugula or the purple lettuce, thay are wonderful for liver health. Eating them can be helpful for satiety, methylation and fibre. Leafy greens are rich in nutrients that support cardiovascular health. Think of the veins on the leaves that resemble your arteries and veins.

Carrots–Carrots are rich in betacarotene which support a healthy reproductive system. While they are high in sugar, they are so rich in fibre that they do not trigger blood sugar imbalance. 

Dairy free spread–One of the most toxic ingredients in sandwiches everywhere is cheese. Dairy cheese causes congestion in the lymphatic system leading to a whole load of symptoms. This spread has magensium rich cashews, enzyme rich lemons, antimicrobial garlic, liver supportive cilantro and himalayan salt. You might also like these dairy free cheese recipes

3 Colour Gluten Free Plant Based Sandwich

Gluten free bread with dairy free spread and fresh vegetables make this plant based sandwich a winner!
Prep Time 1 hr
Course Breads, Main Course, Sandwich
Cuisine Eclectic Indo Mediterranean, Gluten Free
Servings 2 sandwiches


  • Mixer


  • 4 slices Citrus Amaranth Lentil Bread I have not included the time of making the bread. You can find the recipe by clicking the link on this blog
  • 1/4 cup Cashew
  • 4 pods Garlic
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • 4 Lemons
  • 1 cup Cilantro Leaves
  • 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 large Carrot
  • 1 Tomato
  • 4 leaves Crisp Lettuce
  • Salt
  • Cracked Pepper


  • Soak the cashews for half an hour in hot water. Blend the soaked cashews with green chillies, garlic, cilantro, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and little water to make a creamy dairy free spread. Add water slowly to guage the consistency. It should be like a herbed cream cheese.
  • Toast four slices of the citrus amaranth lentil bread in a toaster or on a cast iron pan. If you are using a pan, keep it on low and let it crispen slowly. It is a moist bread which requires gentle toasting to make it crunchy.
  • Slice the carrots into thin slices. Do the same with the tomatoes. Spread half the dairy free cream cheese on one toast. Layer two lettuce leaves, sliced carrots, tomatoes and cracked pepper. Cover with one toast and serve fresh. Do the same for the other sandwich.
Keyword Bread, Carrots, Coriander, Dairy free, Gluten Free, Phytonutrients, Plant Based, Sandwich

Always remind yourself that food is medicine! The punch of flavour in this gluten free plant based sandwich comes from this dairy free cashew chilly garlic cilantro herbed cheese. Enjoy the fresh flavours and the crunch of different textures. 

If you try this out and love it as much as I do, share a picture on instagram and tag me @phytothrive_yogini! My recipes are all super simple, but all of them have an intention towards a system in the body. It’s not hard to eat healthy at home. I really encourage you to try this wonderful recipe and share your thoughts. 

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Thank you all for enjoying the Phytothrive journey. It’s time to say goodbye to it.

When Phytothrive began many years ago, my focus was purely on Functional Medicine, and I felt entrusted to share the knowledge of this in India, where it was quite unknown. Since then, I have gone through a process of unlearning and relearning, both professionally and personally.

I very much knew that the true essence of healing lies in India, the sacred land of yoga and Ayurveda. This inner discovery shed the light of needing to come back to the source where I began more than two decades ago, which was within the magical space of eastern ancient wisdom. I will be doing this on this very account which is now @ohahealth

Since then I have fully integrated Ayurveda and Functional Medicine, and my work has taken a new expression. I hope you will be with me and watch it unfold as Oha.

Oha is a word from The Rig Vedas, in Sanskrit with profound meanings including knowledge, excellence and the ability to bring things closer.

A new journey begins with this letting go and releasing, while embracing something new, and brings forth the promise of a whole lot more. I pray you will continue to be a part of this new journey!

Book Acquisition by HarperCollins India

Here’s that exciting news I spoke about to coincide with the one year anniversary of The Sleep Whisperer Podcast! Writing a book and becoming part of that magical group of authors is a dream!

Three years ago I wrote a book which I titled Sleep Whisperer, looking at sleep from a very in depth perspective, and tying together the cutting-edge science of functional medicine and eastern ancient wisdom. The story of how I wrote that book is indeed magical and a mixture of spiritual guidance and astrology(by my spiritual guide and mentor Shyam @himalayan.yogi ). It’s also been a lot of sacrifice and hard work during times that were stressful, challenging and testing in all ways.

The journey of the book from concept to acquisition is also a magical path which I will share much later. For now, I’m just humbled, grateful and quite simply excited to announce that the book has been acquired by Sonal Nerurkar @sonal_nerurkar of @harpercollinsin HarperCollins India! Sonal’s faith in the book has been unwavering and I’ll forever be grateful for it. I can’t wait for the final book release next year!

None of this would be possible without the trust, hard work, dedication and patience of my most beautifully warm literary agent Jayapriya Vasudevan @jayapriyavasudevan of Jacaranda Literary Agency. I cannot put into words what her belief in the book and being my warrior for it means to me.

I’m also deeply grateful for the dear colleagues and mentors who have made contributions to the book. That is a surprise for later! You can follow everything about the sleep podcast and book at @mysleepwhisperer

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