Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Awesome Veggie Sub

Back in the day when I was in grad school I used to go to a sub place called Jimmy John's. Even before I was veggie I used to get the #15 gourmet veggie club. The creaminess of the mayo and avocado blends nicely with the acid of the tomato and the crunch of the cucumber and sprouts. This is just a rip off of that sub but with vegan ingredients. I am happy to say that I found a place in town that sells Vegenaise! Woot! Woot! It is really expensive, so we are conserving it like the Depression era, but felt we could spare some for these subs.


INGREDIENTS
- vegan mozzarella of provolone
- thinly sliced tomato
- thinly sliced sweet onion
- sliced cucumber
- sliced avocado
- shredded lettuce
- alfalfa sprouts
- vegenaise

METHOD
1. Layer it all on a sub bun and enjoy!

14 comments:

magpie said...

Did you happen to go to Cornell? We had a Jimmy John's there... The veggie sub is great. I would always order it without the cheese and mayo.

Katie said...

I love jimmy johns - I eat there a fair amount in Seattle. I just get avocado spread and dijon mustard. I also make them leave the bread intact, since they generally tear out the soft part of the bread (the best part) to fit all the meats in the subs! I do hate not having the veganaise though, I should keep it in my fridge at school!

Vegan Dad said...

Magpie,
I went to Ohio State (Go Buckeyes! (if you are into that kind of thing)). Jimmy John's has the best bread anywhere, I think. They used to sell bags of the day olds at a pretty good price.

Janet said...

what brand of vegan cheese do you like to use? I've bought so many different kinds of vegan cheese and find them all to be expensive unedible mistakes...

Rach-ums said...

That sub sounds yummy! I've haven't eaten at jimmy johns in forever, but they probably don't have anything vegan anyways. I'd rather have your sub!

Anonymous said...

What is vegenaise?

Vegan Dad said...

Veganaise is, in my opinion, the best egg-free mayo out there. It has a great mayo taste, and does not separate and get all watery in the fridge (like Nayonaise). If you miss mayo (and I do), then this is the product for you.

Vegan Dad said...

Janet,
I use the Tofutti mozzarella slices (mainly because they are reasonably priced and available at the local grocery store). They are a bit nasty on their own, but melted on pizza, or on a sub, they are good. They add a bit of fat, and cheesy texture and taste.

Asmith said...

I went to a Jimmy John's not too long ago... and they don't have one single vegan thing and they wouldn't even check the bread to see if it was for me... and i'm really allergic to dairy so it was kind of a big deal... I was not impressed with them at all...

Vegan Dad said...

I have not been back to Jimmy John's since going vegan. As you note, there is not a single vegan thing on the menu.

Anonymous said...

Where so you get your egg/dairy free bread and buns?

Vegan Dad said...

Anon,
I get bread from a few places. First, I bake my own--by far the best option as far as taste goes. Secondly, I hit the local baker downtown. Most high quality breads are egg and dairy free. Things like challah are the exception, of course, but a standard French loaf or Italian loaf are essentially water, yeast, oil, salt and flour. Cheaper breads (esp. mass produced loaves found in the grocery store) try to boost the taste with whey powder and eggs. But good bread needs none of these things. And even some store brands are vegan. I don't buy Wonder bread or the like, which I imagine has whey in it.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for such a great site! I have to stop in often to see what you and your boys are up too. I am also a Veganaise lover. I found a recipe on Epicurvegan.blogspot.com for Damn good Vegan Mayonnaise. and it is! check it out and you won't have to ration anymore!
Pam G. in Green Bay, WI

Sarah said...

I saw the picture first, and I knew that it had to be a remake of the Jimmy John's sub. The JJ by my university is open til 3am, so it was a big hot spot when I was vegetarian when studying late. Ill definitely be making the sub creating vegan at home since they did have one of the best vegetarian subs around.