Mayonnaise Sandwich (Veg Mayo Sandwich)
Mayonnaise Sandwich recipe under 10 minutes. Make this ultimate Veg Mayo Sandwich with crisp toasted bread, crunchy veggies, creamy mayo and spices to flavor up. This recipe makes the best breakfast sandwich that is super-fast to make on a busy morning. Mayonnaise sandwiches are a common thing in the eateries, cafes & fast food chains. These are made in numerous ways and tagged with different names.
This is a simplest recipe for mayonnaise sandwich made with minimal ingredients like bread, vegetables, spices and herbs that are mostly pantry staples. These sandwiches are crunchy, creamy, flavor-packed and so delicious!! These can be made without a bread toaster, sandwich maker or an oven.
The basic mayonnaise sandwiches served in a lot of cafes are made without toasting the bread. So if you don’t fancy the crisp toasted bread then you may just make the filling and spread it on the bread slices and serve.
The filling is made by just mixing the fine chopped veggies with mayo and flavouring ingredients.
I have shared a few variations and substitutes for the recipe so you can easily make it for your entire family. This is also a kids’ friendly recipe & it is a family favourite in my home.
These mayonnaise sandwiches are great to serve for a breakfast or snack. If making for a meal then simply make a double decker sandwich.
How to Make Mayo Sandwich (Stepwise photos)
Prepare the filling
1. Mince 1 garlic clove, chop 1 green chili and ¼ of a medium onion (2 tablespoons fine chopped). Add all of these to a mixing bowl. Squeeze 1 tablespoon lemon juice & mix well. Lemon juice removes the pungent smell from garlic and onions. However if your mayo is too sour then skip the lemon juice.
2. Prepare the other veggies of your choice and add them to the bowl. I have used ¼ cup butter lettuce and ¼ cup chopped red capsicum here. You can also use shredded cabbage, carrots, boiled sweet corn etc. You can use about ½ cup in total.
3. Add ¼ teaspoon crushed black pepper, ¼ to ½ teaspoon red chili flakes, ¼ cup mayo (about 4 tablespoons) and ¼ teaspoon mustard powder. If you do not have mustard you can skip it, but I feel it adds lot of aroma to the filling. Mix all the ingredients. The filling is ready. Taste test and add more of chilli, pepper or mayo etc.
You may add any other sauce like red chilli sauce, mustard sauce or schezwan sauce.
Make Veg Mayo Sandwich
4. Butter the bread slices and toast on a large griddle until golden and crisp. You can also skip toasting. You can also just butter the bread, then fill the sandwich and toast in sandwich maker.
5. Spread the mixture on a slice of bread.
6. Cover with another slice.
Slice veg mayo sandwich and serve.
More Sandwich recipes
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Bombay veg sandwich
Aloo grilled sandwich
Simple vegetable sandwich
Pro Tips and substitutes
Mayonnaise is the key ingredient in this recipe. Most store bought mayos are a hit or miss. So choose one carefully. The taste of your sandwich depends on the mayo you choose. If you are a vegetarian then you can choose eggless mayo. If you are a vegan use vegan mayonnaise made with nuts.
However if you do not have any kind of mayo then simply strain your homemade yogurt in a cheese cloth or muslin cloth and use it in the recipe. For more details you may check this recipe of Hung curd. The other substitutes for mayo are cream cheese & Greek yogurt.
You can also check these Cream cheese sandwiches and Yogurt sandwich which are a variation of the recipe shared here.
Bread: In eateries and cafes mayonnaise sandwich is mostly made with white soft bread. Since we don’t eat white bread I have used multi grain bread. Sometimes I also make these with sourdough bread or artisan bread. So use any kind of bread that is available to you.
Veggies: The quickest way to make this sandwich by using chopped onions, grated carrots, deseeded chopped firm tomatoes and any fresh herbs like coriander leaves etc. Preparing these will take just 5 to 7 minutes.
Other veggies like bell peppers, sweet corn, beetroot, lettuce, pumpkin, potatoes, arugula (rockets) & cabbage also go well in a mayo sandwich. But they do take some time for preparing like sweet corn, beetroot & potatoes need to be boiled first.
If using broccoli & pumpkin then grill them and use. So choose the veggies of your choice.
I went the simplest way by using onions, lettuce & red bell peppers since I had only these at home.
Spices & herbs: I use ground black pepper, red chilli flakes and ground mustard (powder). You can use any sauce like mustard sauce, chilli sauce or schezwan sauce for heat.
Toasted vs untoasted bread
This is a personal choice. But these can be made either ways & both taste good. Toasted mayo sandwiches won’t turn soggy quickly. If you are using store bought bread, then with the current situation it is good to toast them.
We prefer the toasted bread to make any sandwich, so I have toasted in a pan. However you can also toast these in a sandwich maker or toast the bread in oven or air fryer.
How to make this in 10 mins.
Firstly toast the buttered bread slices on a pan until golden. While they toast, chop the veggies and make the filling. Once the bread is done, cool them down for 2 to 3 mins and spread the filling. Making 2 servings of these mayo sandwiches just takes 10 mins.
Making mayonnaise sandwich with boiled egg and chicken is also common. If you eat eggs & chicken then you can check this Mayo egg sandwich and Mayo chicken sandwich.
Mayonnaise Sandwich (Veg Mayo Sandwich)
For best results follow the step-by-step photos above the recipe card
Ingredients (US cup = 240ml )
- 4 slices bread
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 3 to 4 tablespoons Mayonnaise (Substitute with Greek yogurt , sour cream or cream cheese)
- Lemon juice as needed
- Pinch salt (mayo is salted, so use if needed)
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper (crushed)
- 1 teaspoon red chili flakes (adjust to taste)
- 1 Garlic clove minced
- ¼ teaspoon mustard seeds ground or 1 tablespoon mustard sauce (optional)
Veggies of Choice
- 2 tablespoons Onions or shallots
- 1 Green chili (deseeded and chopped optional)
- 2 tablespoons carrots (Grated )
- 2 tablespoons sweet corn (Boiled)
- ¼ cup bell pepper (capsicum, or firm tomatoes, chopped)
- 2 to 4 tablespoons Cabbage or lettuce or coriander leaves as needed fine chopped (optional)
- Butter the bread slices.
- Optional – Begin by toasting the buttered bread on a griddle or toaster. You can also skip toasting if you like to save sometime. If you are not serving right away toasting them is a good idea, since it prevents the sandwich from turning too soggy.
- Chop onions and mince garlic. Add them to a bowl.
- Squeeze in some lemon juice. Let rest for a while until the veggies are ready. This makes the onions & garlic less pungent.
- Prepare the veggies by chopping finely.
How to make Veg Mayo Sandwich
- Add mayo, red chili flakes, salt, pepper and mustard powder (optional).
- Mix up everything well and taste it. Add more spice if needed.
- Spread on the bread.
- Place another slice and slice to triangles or squares. Serve mayonnaise sandwich.
Alternative quantities provided in the recipe card are for 1x only, original recipe.
For best results follow my detailed step-by-step photo instructions and tips above the recipe card.
NUTRITION INFO (estimation only)
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Mayonnaise Sandwich first published in December 2016. Updated & republished in July 2022.
I’m Swasthi Shreekanth, the recipe developer, food photographer & food writer behind Swasthi’s Recipes. My aim is to help you cook great Indian food with my time-tested recipes. After 2 decades of experience in practical Indian cooking I started this blog to help people cook better & more often at home. Whether you are a novice or an experienced cook I am sure Swasthi’s Recipes will assist you to enhance your cooking skills. More about me
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Very thankful for the recipe 🙏🏼
Thank you! This is the best mayonnaise sandwich I have found online. Healthy and turns out so good. Sometimes I also add grated boiled eggs and it turns out fantastic.
How to prepare mayonnaise at home with r without egg
I don’t have the recipe yet on the blog
Love your recipes!!! Can you also show us how to make some mayo at home because the store bought one get expired quick.
Thanks in advanced
Really tasty…loved it
Thanks for the easy & authentic recipes for most of the Indian Food.
In lockdown I have tried your many recipes & happy to say all turned good.
If I make something new now, my Son says is it from Swasthi’s. This much you have become part of our food.
Once again thanks for the recipes & tips.
One request, I did not come across bread or pav recipe, if you can please share, I wish to bake bread at home white & whole wheat both.
Keep smiling & sharing.
You are welcome! Happy to know the recipes turned out good. Yes I will try to share. Thank you!
It was amazing.
Thanks it is really helpful to follow your recipes…they are tasty and easy to follow.
Sure will keep posting!
can you share the receipe of veg mayo?
Some other time! Not now
Does the mayo needed to be cooked ?
No. Mayo is ready to eat and needs no cooking!
Which veg mayo did you use? There are so many brands available.
I use yaks organic eggless mayo
I am greatly impressed. I am a novice. Separated from my spouse but have decided to stay single. I want to learn to cook great tasting meal. Thanks
Hello Dr.Abimbola Anthony,
You are welcome. Thank you so much for reading. Hope you enjoy the recipes.
Yummy Sandwich. We tried this mayo sandwich with corn. We roasted corn in the oven with green chutney and then followed your recipe. It was very good. Thank you di.
You are welcome. Wow! Loved your idea using grilled corn in the mayonnaise sandwich. Green chutney smeared grilled corn is a very special street food in Bangalore. You brought back the memories. Thank you so much for the comment.
Instead of mayo I use hung curd.
Yes yamini you can use hung curd
Step by step recipes given
Hi Swasti maam,
i wanted to know how long can i keep mayo mixture out in this weather, as it is summer now. I am planning to make sandwiches at my work place (with sandwich maker). So for how long can this mixture stay good…
If you are using a eggless mayo, yes you can keep it for 2 to 3 hours or even more without refrigeration. If there is egg in it, then it is good to consume within 1 hour of removing it from fridge. You may not smell or taste it bad but actually it begins to decompose after 1 hour in summers. Have you thought of using hung curd instead of mayo. That really works with little paneer added to it. Keeps fresh for 4 to 5 hours. Hope this helps.
Nice recipe…lik to have ur suggestion on buying mayonnaise….every mayonnaise I store bought tasted sour nd pungent but tat we tasted at restaurants with shawarma ws creamy sweet nd mild….y such diffence…can u pls guide me to select th ryt mayo lik we taste in restaurnts…
Thanks. Yes most of them are sour tasting. I guess it is the vinegar or citric acid used as a preservative. For shawarma, most places use yogurt garlic sauce made of hung curd. I suggest not to buy mayo if you don’t like the sour flavor. It is anyhow not healthy. Instead make of use hung curd in place of mayo. You can check the recipe of yogurt sauce used in shawarma here. You can find it towards the end of the post. You can use the same in burgers, wraps, sandwiches etc. You can also check this post I have shared another similar sauce. Hope this helps
Hi, Please suggest If i want to prepare and keep sandwich for 5 hours then which one will be the best (toasted or non toasted.
If you want to keep them for 5 hours they need refregeration unless you live in a cold country. Mayo is not safe to consume after 2 hours when kept without refregeration. Regarding which one keeps good – actually I haven’t kept them anytime for so long. I think its good you make them with toasted bread as it keeps the bread firm for longer. Hope this helps
hello swasthi the recipe was amazing and the dish was scrumptious . can u post some recipes on home made ice cream. thank you
Thanks for trying. You can find the ice cream recipes here
Can this mayo-vege filling be stored? If yes, should it be refrigerated and for how long can it be stored?
It is good not to store mayo veggie mix with onions in it. Otherwise it should be fine to store for 2 days in fridge. Mayo with eggs is not safe to consume after 2 hours if it is not refrigerated.
Can I use any type of mayonnaise for the sandwich?
Yes you can use any mayo,
Pls can u suggest a recipe for 6month baby.
Pls check this post on 6 months baby food