Vegetarian Reuben Sandwich Recipe

Tanya Schroeder | Lemons for Lulu

Vegetarian Reuben Sandwich is just as good as the original. And good for you!

My longest running job was at a brokerage firm. I hated every minute of the six years I spent there. I graduated from college with a degree in English, not finance, for goodness sake. I had no interest whatsoever in the stock market.

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Unfortunately for me I had to take (and pass) my Series 7 to get my brokerage license. But I was terrified each time I had to do a trade!

I was clearly not meant for that industry. But since I didn’t believe in quitting, I endured six long, boring years working under two brokers.

Like many school kids, the highlight of each day was my lunch. Every day I would happily agree to fetch lunch for my boss, knowing this would allow me to have 30 minutes away from the office in addition to the hour I would take for my own lunch.

It was heavenly. And it was a win for everyone; my boss didn’t want to leave the office and I didn’t want to stay!

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One of the places I wouldn’t often get lunch was a sandwich shop that specialized in Reuben sandwiches. I am not a big fan of corned beef, but what made my mouth water was their vegetarian Reuben.

Oh man, that sandwich was good! It had hot, melted Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and a tangy olive salad.

That olive salad reminded me so much of my beloved muffalettas!

That job has come and gone but my hankering for vegetarian Reuben sandwiches has not! Not working outside the home gave me the freedom to take the time to create my own copycat version of this sandwich!

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I use a crusty Telera roll, thick slices of Swiss cheese, a heaping pile of sauerkraut and a simple olive salad made with pimentos, black olives, green olives and garlic. Add in a few slices of Roma tomatoes for some freshness and you have yourself a pretty darn good imitation of my favorite vegetarian Reuben sandwich!

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Vegetarian Reuben Sandwich Recipe

    2 Servings


  • 4 Teleras, Or other crusty rolls
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Pimentos
  • 1/4 cup Black Olives, Chopped
  • 1/4 cup Green Olives, Chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 2 teaspoons Mayonnaise
  • 4 slices Swiss Cheese
  • 1 cup Sauerkraut
  • 2 Roma Tomatoes, Sliced


  1. Preheat broiler to low.
  2. In a bowl, combine chopped pimentos, black olives, green olives and garlic.
  3. Slice rolls in half. Spread a 1/2 teaspoon of mayo on each half.
  4. Place 2 slices of Swiss cheese on the bottom half of each roll.
  5. Top cheese with 1/2 cup of sauerkraut.
  6. Divide olive salad between both sandwiches, top with tomatoes and roll tops.
  7. Wrap each sandwich in foil and heat in the oven for 5 minutes or until cheese has melted.
  8. Serve immediately.


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Author: Tanya Schroeder
Recipe Yields: 2 sandwiches
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 192
Calories 691

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g
  Saturated Fat 8g
Sodium 1689mg
Total Carbohydrate 80g
  Dietary Fiber 5g
  Sugars 4g
Protein 26g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Tanya Schroeder

About Tanya

Tanya covers every kind of meal on Lemons for Lulu. As our Sandwiches fanatic, she's going to wow you with Sandwich greatness, proving there's more to it than just bread, cheese, and meat.

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