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Vegetarian Tapenade Sandwich with Feta Cheese & Jalapeños

This easy vegetarian sandwich with vegan olive tapenade without anchovies is the perfect weekend breakfast. Topped with feta cheese & chopped jalapeño it’s a filling breakfast or snack that brings loads of flavor and a spicy kick to end.

side view of a tapenade sandwich
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You might remember that a while back, I spent some time trying to come up with a delicious vegan tapenade recipe. A tapenade, that is, with all of the taste but none of the anchovy. As you might also remember – in my opinion, I totally succeeded.

The reason for the whole tapenade project? This sandwich.

I had something similar at a restaurant and just knew I had to recreate it. Their version was vegan with a vegan cheese that even I couldn’t tell was not actually Feta cheese – and while I was fine with making a vegetarian version instead of vegan, I was not fine with those damn anchovies.

Anyway. I created a vegan tapenade that in my mind is better than any anchovy-version I’ve ever had – and as if you can’t find a 1000 ways to use it already, here’s a delicious, filling weekend breakfast where it really gets to shine.

Why I love this sandwich for breakfast

  1. It’s a truly filling breakfast – no getting hungry after an hour when you just devoured this one!
  2. It combines some of my favorite flavors: salty Feta cheese, umami-rich tapenade & a spicy kick to finish.
  3. It’s super quick to make – and quite quick even with the homemade tapenade (which adds 5 minutes to it all) , especially considering you only need to make it once for every 6 sandwiches you make!

How to make a tapenade sandwich

When it comes to cooking, there’s easy – and then there’s easy. Yes, I suggest you make your own tapenade for this – but you know what? You don’t have to. You can buy it as well. Just make sure to check the ingredients since most of them contain anchovies – so if you want to make this sandwich vegetarian you will need to find a vegan/vegetarian tapenade to go with it.

Otherwise, making your own tapenade only takes 5 minutes so that’s a truly legit option too.

collage showing the four steps to making a tapenade sandwich

And once you have your tapenade? It’s as easy as rosting a slice of sourdough bread (or whatever bread happens to be lying around in your kitchen), spreading a generous amount of tapenade on top, crumbling over a good dose of Feta cheese and – finally – topping with some chopped jalapeño. Done!

closeup of a tapenade sandwich
sidewview of tapenade sandwich and a fork

Vegetarian Tapenade Sandwich with Feta Cheese and Jalapeños

5 from 5 votes
Print Rate
Course: Breakfast, Sandwich, Snack
Cuisine: European, vegetarian
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 sandwich
Calories: 321kcal



  • Start by roasting your sourdough bread.
  • Spread the tapenade on top of the roasted bread. Top with crumbled Feta cheese and chopped jalapeños. Eat immediately!
Nutrition Facts
Vegetarian Tapenade Sandwich with Feta Cheese and Jalapeños
Amount Per Serving
Calories 321 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 887mg39%
Potassium 119mg3%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 373IU7%
Vitamin C 18mg22%
Calcium 275mg28%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutritional information is approximate and automatically calculated, and should only be viewed as an indication.

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What did you think of this tapenade sandwich? When are you having it? Weekend breakfast or a quick weekday lunch maybe? Let me know in the comments below!


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