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Italian Sandwich Spread Recipes for Vegans and Vegetarians

Do you love sub sandwiches? In this post, I'm sharing Italian Sandwich Spread Recipes for Vegans and Vegetarians perfect for backyard entertaining. I love this recipe so much! I hope you try it out. It's so good for vegan sandwich fillings and vegetarian sandwiches ideas. This sandwich spread is dairy-free too. I love this spread on crackers as well. It would be perfect for a build-your-own-sub party this summer. Make a vegan, vegetarians, or meat containing sub, that is the beauty of a sub sandwiches buffet bar, people can add whatever they want to customize it to their own tastes. Great for backyard entertaining parties or picnics. The sandwich spread is very tasty on crackers as well.
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 10 people


  • 15 ounces garbanzo beans drained
  • 1 avocado ripe
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons lemon juice, fresh from about 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon basil leaves, dried
  • 1 teaspoon oregano leaves, dried
  • 1 3/4 ounces pine nuts
  • 6 ounces tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt with parsley
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder


  • Add 15 oz. drained garbanzo beans (chickpeas) to a bowl. Add in 1 ripe avocado, juice from 1 lemon (about 2 1/2 Tbsp. lemon juice), 1 tsp. dried basil leaves, 1 tsp. dried oregano leaves, 1 3/4 oz. pine nuts, 6 oz. tomato paste, 1 tsp. garlic salt with parsley, 1 tsp. onion powder. Blend with an immersion handheld blender until smooth.
  • To create a sub sandwich bar, here are some optional toppings: spinach leaves, butter lettuce, romaine lettuce, red leaf or green leaf lettuce, cucumber slices, olives, pickles, banana peppers, pepper slices, onions, tomato slices, sprouts, vegan cheese, dairy cheese slices, meat or pepperoni slices for meat-lovers.
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