Vegan Reuben Sandwich – “Purple Rain edition”

OOh, I remember when I had this dish for the first time. It was in Hawaii and before that I have never heard of it. This typical kosher-American dish is normally stuffed with corned beef, sauerkraut, swiss cheese and Russian sauce. So actually, quite intercultural/intercontinental dish. Food unites.

Vegan Reubensandwhich by Truefoodsblog

Vegan Reubensandwhich by Truefoodsblog

Back in Hawaii, it was also the first time that I have tried to eat sauerkraut on top of a sandwich and god i don’t overexaturate- I loved it. So I was even happier when Moritz suggested cooking it at home and adding our little twist to it. So instead of corned beef we went for mushrooms and a biig amount of our purple rain sauerkraut.

Purple Rain Sauerkraut: Red cabbage, Fennel, apples and sea salt all sourced orgaically from a local farm working with people with disabilities  – raw fermented by us 🙂 

So let’s start. Another recipe showing the creative potential of sauerkraut.

Especially when living in a country of sandwiches & toasties

This is what you need: 

Vegan Reubensandwich by Truefoodsblog

Vegan Reubensandwich by Truefoodsblog

How you do it:

  1. Start with preparing the sauce: thinly dice the shallot and mix it with the rest o the ingredients of the Russian dressing until you get a salmon-colored sauce.
  2. Chop up the mushrooms, heat a splash of olive oil in a pan and add the mushrooms. Stir occasionally until the mushrooms release their water and slightly turn golden brown. Now, add the Thyme and spices at the end and set aside in a bowl.
Vegan Reubensandwich by Truefoodsblog

Vegan Reubensandwich by Truefoodsblog

3. use the heated pan in order to toast the bread until golden brown.

Vegan Reubensandwich by Truefoodsblog

Vegan Reubensandwich by Truefoodsblog

4. Spread a thin layer of russian dressing on all 4 slices of bread. Than start layering the Reuben sandwich.

  • Bread
  • Mushrooms
  • Sauerkraut
  • Russian Dressing
  • Dill
  • Vegan Cheese
  • Dill Pickles
  • Bread

Gently press the bread and slice it in half

ENJOY !

Vegan Reubensandwhich by Truefoodsblog

Vegan Reubensandwhich by Truefoodsblog

Vegan Reubensandwhich by Truefoodsblog

Vegan Reubensandwhich by Truefoodsblog

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