As summer winds down, you might find yourself a little reluctant to devote lots of time to the kitchen. It's also reached that period of the year where—traditionally—parents, teachers, siblings, and employees find themselves drained. This year, we're under a whole other slew of concerns that make it exceedingly difficult to find the time, energy, and resources to spend in the kitchen.
Even when life is hectic, we believe in making vegan eating easy. Today, we're keeping things short, simple, and flavorful with this delightful eggplant teriyaki sandwich! Now is the perfect time to add eggplant to your weekly meal rotation, as it's currently in season. Although the teriyaki marinade remains the same, you can choose whether you opt for a grill or stovetop when preparing this dish. Whatever your decision, the result will be delightful!
Using a homemade teriyaki sauce (which swaps the standard soy for gluten-free Tamari), this sandwich is poised to delight the whole family and/or your next dinner guests—no matter how finicky the eater.
Pro Tip: If you've already got the grill going, throw some fresh-sliced pineapple alongside the eggplant for a delicious (and complimentary) side or an additional sandwich topping. You can keep the garnish simple with salt and pepper, or slap on more teriyaki sauce. Our recipe for sweet potato fries will round out the rest of the meal seamlessly!
When you're running short on time, feel free to grab your favorite vegan teriyaki sauce on your next grocery run. It may not be quite as satisfying as making it yourself, but the sandwich will still be great!