You may have seen my last 2 recipes, now I promised that I will soon combine them into a main meal, and here it is: a raw sandwich, that is simple to make and only requires the sun to dry out the crackers. Of course, if you’re not too bothered about it being 100% raw, you can just use the filling ingredients and use them with your favourite bread.

Serves: as many as you want

Equipment needed: blender, sunshine or dehydrator

Ingredients for the vegetarian sandwich:

For the bread / crackers:

  • Ingredients
  • 2 cups ground flaxseed Use freshly ground flaxseed to avoid a fishy taste.
  • 1 cup water start with 3/4 c. and add more as needed to make a workable dough
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 
  • In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients and mix until an even dough forms. 
  • Spread evenly onto a parchment or silicone lined baking sheet – about 1/8-1/4 inch thick. Gently cut dough into squares on the baking sheet (you just need to score the dough so it snaps after it’s baked – be careful not to cut up your silicone mat or cookie sheet!) 
  • Bake for 20-30 minutes until crisp and edges are browned but not burnt.

For the sauce:

  • Ingredients
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup yellow onion, minced
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1 Combine all ingredients in a small mixing bowl

2 Transfer to a jar with a lid and store in the refrigerator until needed:For best flavor, wait 24 hours for the flavors to meld. The dressing will keep for about a week.

For the vegetables:

  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Avocados
  • Lettuce or other greens
  • Spring garlic or onions
  • Any sprouts of choice
  • The above are all optional, that’s what I used in these photos, just use any of your favourite vegetables, e.g. carrots, peppers etc.

How to make the gluten-free sandwich:

  • Prepare the crackers the night before as per the instructions. Make them into any shape you like by cutting them carefully with a knife once they are dry.
  • Prepare the Thousand Island sauce when you’re ready to assemble the sandwich as per the instructions.
  • Cut the vegetables you like into thin strips or small cubes and put them onto one of the crackers.
  • Cover the vegetables with the sauce.
  • Personally, I like my sandwiched open-faced, so I would eat it as it is, but you can also cover the whole thing with one more cracker to make it look like the photos.
  • Enjoy right away, the sandwich won’t last long in it’s assembled state, but the sauce can survive in the fridge for up to 2 days, and the crackers will store in an airtight container for a month (theoretically they can last forever, but I find the taste changes after about a month).