Vegan Ploughman's sandwich recipe

If you are looking for vegan work lunch ideas then this recipe is ideal for you! I've been meaning to come up with a vegan Ploughman's recipe for ages and now you can do too. It's so much better than I thought it would be and luckily it's also super easy to prepare. And it's perfect to take to work. You only require a few simple ingredients, a blender and a stove and you are all set to make your own plant-based version of the traditional Ploughman's sandwich in no time. The vegan cheese is made mainly from cashews and you would be surprised how much it tastes like cheese. I always prefer my own home-made version over the shop bought ones where you never know what they contain. In fact this year I have to started to cook much more again and bringing my lunch to work as well (you should see the variety of food container I have at home hehe). It's not just cheaper to cook more but this way way you have more control over your diet.


Special thanks to Addis for sponsoring this recipe! My blog is an expensive vegan beast to run and every little support helps to keep it going. Addis are a great British company and I love their food storage containers. Their clip&go roll &wrap containers actually inspired me to make this recipe! 


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Vegan Ploughman's sandwich recipe


For me this recipe is a real treat, yet I don't feel guilty because you get the goodness from the cashews in the cheese and you can replace the vegan mayo (which is mostly just oil-based) with a cashew sour cream which really tastes amazing as well. So for me this is a guilt-free treat that's perfect to prepare in advance and take to work or to have after the gym - that is if you have the strength to wait to devour it, I dare you! ;-)


vegan cashew cheese recipe


My vegan cashew cheese can easily be sliced. I would say the consistency and flavour is inbetween cheddar and feta.


vegan ploughman's sandwich with vegan mayo


If you want you can use either vegan mayo or also cashew sour cream (see here for the recipe).


cashew cheese ploughmans sandwich


Let me know in the comments what you think of my recipe and also if you would like me to veganise other classic dishes. Enjoy!


Phil from Exceedinglyvegan

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INGREDIENTS (4 sandwiches):


Step 1: vegan cashew cheese recipe:

  • 75g unsalted cashew nuts
  • 150ml water
  • 4 tbsp corn starch
  • 3 1/2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt

Step 2: other Ploughman's ingredients:


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Step 1:

Start with making your own cashew cheese by adding all ingredients into a blender cup and then blend for at least 1 minute until you get a very smooth cream. There is no need to soak up the cashew nuts, most smoothie blenders will do the job perfectly.


Then pour the cheese cream into a sauce pan and heat up to to medium to high heat. Make sure you stir constantly in order not to burn the cream. After a while the starch reacts with the heat and quickly thickens up and the cream will turn into a thick paste.


When that happens take it off the heat and transfer it into a kitchen container (like the one from Addis I am using in my video). Push the paste into the container with a spoon so that you get an even surface. 


Then move the container to the fridge and let set for about 4 hours for it to turn from a thick paste into vegan cheese. The longer the better to be honest and I find that the constistency is even better after at least a day. This vegan cashew cheese should last for about 1 week, though mine never lasted that long hehe.


Step 2:

Cut a baguette in half (or you can also use normal bread) and spread pickle on top (you can find that in any UK supermarket). Then add slices of the vegan cheese you made. Top with sliced tomatoes and shredded iceberg lettuce. Top with vegan mayo, tahini or cashew creme (recipe here).


Either enjoy instantly or take to work with you for a delicious vegan lunch everyone will envy you for. Enjoy!


And if you liked this recipe also check out my summery courgette and almond patties which are also very easy to take to work with.


courgette almond patties recipe

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