Easy Panera Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich

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This Easy Panera Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich recipe is a copycat version of Panera’s most popular veggie sandwich! It’s super delicious, healthy and so easy to make at home. Save yourself about 10 bucks and whip this up for lunch in about 10 minutes or less! You’ll be craving it every day!

Panera Mediterranean Sandwich pieces stacked on top of each other.

I love almost everything on the menu at Panera-especially their salads and sandwiches! What I don’t like–the price! I rarely get out of Panera spending less than $12! And for me, that’s a lot of money for a quick lunch!

In this Copycat Panera Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich recipe, layers of veggies and creamy hummus are all piled between hearty whole wheat bread for the perfect, healthy sandwich!

And making this Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich at home could not be easier! You can get all the ingredients for less than the price of one sandwich at Panera and enjoy this delicious sandwich all week long!!

Enjoy this sandwich on it’s own, or with a warm bowl of this delicious Red Lentil Soup. Need more ideas? Check out these 32 Perfect Sides for Sandwiches (that aren’t chips)!

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS RECIPE

  • It’s full of fresh veggies and is super light and healthy!
  • With the omission of the traditional feta cheese, this sandwich is vegan and dairy free.
  • It comes together in less than 10 minutes–perfect for a healthy lunch or light dinner!
  • You’ll save about $10 vs. buying this same sandwich at Panera!

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RECIPE INGREDIENTS

You’ll need the following ingredients to make this delicious Panera Bread Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich:

Ingredients needed to make copycat Panera Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich

INGREDIENT NOTES

Whole Grain Bread: Panera uses Tomato Basil Bread, but for this recipe, I have found Dave’s Killer Bread (I get it at Costco) works perfectly! However, you can use any hearty whole-grain bread.

Roasted Sweet Peppers: Panera’s version uses peppadew peppers and if you can find these, awesome!!! I always use either roasted red bell peppers (in most any grocery store near the olives) or sweet cherry peppers like these.

Greens: Panera’s recipe calls for emerald greens, but use whatever salad greens you have on hand! My faves are arugula and spinach. Mixed greens, micro greens and/or alfalfa sprouts are delish as well!

HOW TO MAKE PANARA BREAD’S MEDITERRANEAN VEGGIE SANDWICH RECIPE: STEP BY STEP

Here are some quick visual instructions. Remember that full instructions with exact ingredients will be in the recipe card below!

How to make this Panera Mediterranean Sandwich step by step

Step 1: Toast bread, if desired.

Step 2: Spread a generous amount of hummus on both slices of bread.

Step 3 & 4: Start piling on the veggies! I like to do them in this order: cucumber slices, roasted red peppers, red onion, tomato slices, and greens.

RECIPE TIPS & TRICKS

  • I prefer the convenience of using good quality sliced bread (like Dave’s), however getting an artesian wheat loaf from the bakery section or your favorite bakery, and slicing it yourself makes this sandwich extra special!

  • And don’t forget the squeeze of lemon on top of the greens–it’s divine!

STORING THIS MEDITERRANEAN SANDWICH

Unfortunately, due to the water content in the peppers, tomatoes, and cucumbers, this sandwich does not store well. It’s meant to be consumed right away!

However, if you want to throw it together super quickly to pack it for lunch in the morning, just precut your onions and tomato the night before so you can just assemble it quickly in the morning.

ADDITIONS AND SUBSTITUTIONS

SUBSTITUTIONS
Greens: “Emerald greens” are used in the original Panera version but any type of greens is delish! Romaine lettuce, a green leaf lettuce blend, or even alfalfa sprouts!

Bread: Panera’s version uses slices of tomato basil bread–which is difficult to find. I love Dave’s Killer Bread for this sandwich, but feel free to use your favorite vegan bread or even Panera brand bread if you can find it! Dense, thicker bread tends to hold up best for this sandwich. These sandwich ingredients work great in a wrap too! I love the Flatout Multigrain Wraps.

Hummus: Use your favorite flavor of hummus for an added kick!

Peppers: Zesty, sweet peppadew peppers, and piquant peppers are also delish, if you can find them. You can also use regular fresh. red bell pepper, too!

Cream Cheese: If you aren’t worried about this sandwich being vegan, cream cheese in place of the hummus makes an amazing spread.


ADDITIONS
Feta Cheese Crumbles: Feta cheese is included in the original Panera version, and makes a great addition if you aren’t concerned about this sandwich being vegan.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What do you serve with this sandwich?

Keep it fresh and healthy with this light Sweet Corn Salad, these perfect Sweet Potato Fries, or a simple cup of soup.

Check out a TON more side ideas in this post: 32 Perfect Sides for Sandwiches, and you will never run out of ideas!!

Is this copycat Panera Mediterranean Sandwich vegan?

Yep! While Panera’s original version of this sandwich is NOT vegan because of the feta cheese and honey in the bread, this version most definitely is vegan! This recipe omits the feta cheese (saves some calories too!) and uses Dave’s Killer Bread which is not only vegan but organic and non-GMO as well.

If you are concerned about this sandwich being vegan, just check the bread label to ensure there are no animal products.

How many calories are in this copycat version?

Depending on exactly what type of bread and hummus you use, this recipe has about 280-300 calories. Compare this to 440 calories in the original Panera version!

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I hope you love this Panera Mediteranean Veggie Sandwich! If you make it be sure to leave a comment and a rating so I know how you liked it. Enjoy, xo!

Easy Panera Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich

This Easy Panera Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich is a copycat version of Panera's popular veggie sandwich! It's super delicious, healthy and so easy to make at home! Save yourself about 10 bucks and whip this up for lunch in about 10 minutes or less! You'll be craving it everyday!
4.93 from 14 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 283 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 slices whole grain bread, such as Dave's Killer Bread
  • 2 tbsp hummus
  • 6-8 slices cucumber sliced thinly, mini cucumbers work great!
  • 2 jarred sweet red peppers, sliced
  • 2 slices tomato
  • red onion, thinly sliced
  • salad greens for topping (See Note 1)
  • lemon juice, optional
  • feta cheese, optional (See Note 2)

Instructions
 

  • Toast bread, if desired.
  • Spread a tablespoon or so of hummus on each slice of bread.
  • Start topping one slice of bread. I like to do this order: cucumber, red peppers, red onion, tomato, greens.
  • Squeeze a few squeezes of lemon juice over the mixed greens, top with remaining slice of bread, cut in half and enjoy immediately.

Notes

Note 1: Any combo of salad greens works here such as arugula, mixed greens, spinach or microgreens. Pile them on!
Note 2: The original Panera recipe includes feta cheese. I keep this recipe vegan and dairy free, but feel free to add feta if you like!
 
Nutrition information is only an estimate. Info is based on the Very Well Fit Nutrition Calculator.

Nutrition

Calories: 283kcalCarbohydrates: 47.5gProtein: 13.1gFat: 4.9gSaturated Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 47.5mgPotassium: 245mgFiber: 8.8gSugar: 9.6gCalcium: 73mgIron: 3mg
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11 Comments

  1. This is a beautiful sandwich and tasted wonderful. Thank you! I served it on a homemade tomato basil bread, which was perfect. We will be making this recipe over and again.

  2. 5 stars
    This Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich recipe is an absolute winner – the vibrant, fresh flavors transport you straight to the Mediterranean with every bite! It’s the perfect blend of wholesome ingredients and scrumptious taste, making it my new go-to lunch option.