Today we reveal to you the result of a search that took forever. The recipe for the perfect vegan subway sandwich and the fabulous Southwest sauce. The result of dozens of failed or imperfect attempts failed.
In order for you to understand our obstinacy, we must make you a very odd confession : for several years we followed a somewhat peculiar regime whose only principle was : zero effort. I do not know how it happened, it was not due to an overloaded schedule, but more to a disinterest for cooking, and an aversion to dishes … And also certainly due to… laziness.
At the time, the ingredient that made up 70% of our diet was bread : in just one return trip to the baker, for a very modest price, and without needing cutlery (a knife to the rigor) we had our dinner (or lunch, or breakfast, or pre-dinner). Logically, croissants and pastries became the second major part of our diet. The whole thing was complemented by butter, cheese and even when the bakery seems to be too far, our our favorite delicious weakness : chocolate Kellogg’s cereal special K. So here are 3 or 4 years of food summarized in 3 sentences.
You’re probably thinking that it really is a terrible balanced diet, and we agree ! Although ironically enough, at the time nobody cared about us consuming enough calcium or protein. But fortunately, two minutes from where we lived, there was a Subway restaurant, and for a very long time our only dose of vegetables came from this restaurant and its delicious sandwiches that were tasted 3 or 4 times a week or more.
Since that time, we no longer live near a Subway restaurant, but above all, we have become vegan.
So we started to cook meals that mostly ended in failures and even catastrophes (we went without any recipe and with great hopes), but as our taste buds were not really developed, it was passable. In the course of the trials came the first successes, and once we reached an acceptable level of cooking, we embarked on the great project of veganizing dishes we liked to eat.
For this project we began to fill a book of ideas of recipes, attempts and their result.
We made crepes, tarts, curries, gratins, chocolate breads, pastries, brioches, croissants, cheese and at the moment we are falling into the dark side of the vegan food : junk food. (Burgers, pizzas, sandwiches at almost every meal, not cool: /)
Among the ideas was the search of the recipe for the Subway sandwich with the perfect Southwest sauce, vegan that goes without saying, but also entirely homemade.
It may seems a bit crazy, I’m not sure you’ve already tasted it, but for us it represents years of junk food and days with sometimes 2 sub 30 in the day (do not reproduce at home).
The sandwich we ordered was always the same : Italian bread, vegetarian steak or tikka chicken, double cheese, salad, tomatoes, peppers, onions and southwest sauce, do not hesitate to ask again for the sauce until all the vegetables are completely covered.
But do not try, make our recipe vegan instead !
I warn you, it takes time to do everything, but you can very well just pick in recipes, just make bread or the southwest sauce, and put other things, in short it’s like at Subway, you put just what you want !
We had to find a recipe for the bread so that it was as soft as the one from Subway, the chicken that was replaced by some sort of vegan chicken. The most complicated part was finding the vegan equivalent of Southwest sauce. The recipes that were on the internet were not at all satisfactory, we had to try and test.
And finally the quest for the perfect southwest vegan sauce was successful and even improved, we made it a little thicker and less liquid.
Positive : our subway sandwich is eaten a little cleaner.
Negative : You will have less sauce to scrape on paper with the last bite of your sandwich
It is possible to eat vegan in Subway restaurants, but then you have to be content with a raw vegetables sandwich (vegetarian steak is not Vegan nor is Southwest sauce…)
Recipe of the bread :
– 220 g of wheat flour
– 3 tsp of corn flour
– 1 tsp of dry baker’s yeast
– 100 mL of warm water
– 1/2 tsp of salt
– 1 tsp of sugar
– 25 g of deodorized coconut oil
– 2 tablespoons olive oil
– 1 tablespoon of maple syrup
– 3 tbsp hazelnut milk
– 2 tbsp of dried onion
First melt the deodorized coconut oil, once it is melted, add the two tablespoons of olive oil and mix well. Put in the fridge. In a bowl pour warm water, sugar and yeast. Mix and wait 10 minutes. In the mixer bowl mix the wheat flour, corn and salt, and add the deodorized coconut oil and olive oil (the mixture must have cooled but not yet solidified, such as soft butter). Knead the whole. Add water and yeast. Knead for a few minutes (I use my mixer with the tips hooks).
Cover and let rise for 45 minutes.
Divide the dough into 4 patterns, roll them into pudding, arrange them on a parchment paper and let rise under a cloth for 1 hour.
With the blade of a knife, make 3 slits in the dough. Then mix maple syrup and hazelnut milk and brush the dough. Then sprinkle with dried onions.
Put in the oven at 200 °C for 10-15 minutes, remove them from the oven when they are browned.
Allow to cool before using.
Recipe of the tikka “chicken” :
– 1 pack of your favorite vegan chicken sliced
– 1 tbsp of olive oil
– 1 tbsp soy sauce
– 1 tablespoon of agave syrup
– 1 tsp of curry
– 1 tsp of paprika
– 1 tsp cumin
– 1 tsp of ginger
Marinate the sliced for 30 minutes, with all the other ingredients, mixing them from time to time. Then grill them in a hot skillet.
Recipe for the “cheese” :
I use the raclette cheese of this recipe
, without the beer to be replaced by water.
For this recipe, instead of putting it in the oven, put the cheese in a saucepan over a low heat by mixing well until obtaining a texture that you can spread on the “chicken”.
Recipe for the Southwest sauce :
Here an ingredient that we had trouble finding, the chipotle, you can get on Amazon dehydrated in sachet.
– 4-5 tbsp grape seed oil
– 4-5 tbsp of water
– 2-3 tbsp of soy cream
– 1/5 avocado
– 1 tsp garlic
– 1tsp paprika
– 1 tbsp frozen parsley
– 1/3 tsp of salt
-1/6 of a rehydrated chipotle
-1 and 1/2 tsp tomato concentrate
Mix everything until the sauce is perfectly smooth.
And for the perfect Subway Sandwich :
Cut the breads in half lengthwise, arrange the slices on the bottom, pour cheese over them. Add red onions, peppers, tomatoes and salad cut into strips. Add as much sauce as you like.