30 Minute Lunch: The Best Beet Vegetarian Reuben Sandwiches

Living with CKD can have you asking, “What can I eat with kidney disease?” The truth is you can still eat lots of great foods – like beet vegetarian Reuben sandwiches! You just have to get a little creative with your recipes. We started our kidney-friendly recipe section on our blog for this reason – to share with you easy and tasty recipes that you can eat with confidence. Now, let’s get cooking!

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Beet Vegetarian Reuben Sandwich Recipe

Beet Vegetarian Reuben Ingredients

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich

  • 1 large beet
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp black pepper, freshly ground
  • ¼ tsp coriander seeds, finely crushed
  • 2 TBSP mayonnaise
  • 1 TBSP tomato paste
  • 1 cornichon, chopped
  • 1 TBSP lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • ½ TBSP butter, unsalted, softened
  • 2 hot dog buns
  • 2 ½ TBSP sauerkraut, drained and warmed
  • 2 slices low-sodium Swiss cheese

How to Prepare Beet Vegetarian Reuben Sandwiches

  • Fill a medium saucepan halfway with water; bring to a boil
  • Reduce heat to simmer; cook beet until tender; let beet cool
  • Peel the beet
  • Slice the beet crosswise into ¼ inch thick slices; transfer beet slices to a plate
  • Drizzle beets with 2 tsp of olive oil; sprinkle with black pepper and coriander
  • In a small bowl, whisk the mayonnaise with tomato paste, cornichon, and lemon juice (creates Russian dressing)
  • Preheat the broiler
  • Slice each bun in half lengthwise; arrange cut side up on a large baking sheet; brush with melted butter
  • Broil 6 inches from the heat until lightly toasted (1 – 2 minutes)
  • Transfer the bread to a work surface
  • Layer the bottom halves of each bun with ½ the Russian dressing, followed by half the beet slices and sauerkraut
  • Add a slice of cheese to the top half of each sandwich; place in the oven
  • Broil the top of the sandwich 6 inches from the heat until the cheese is melted (about 2 more minutes)
  • Close the sandwiches; cut in half and serve

Beet Vegetarian Reuben Nutrition Facts

(per serving)

Calories 433
Carbohydrates 31 g
Protein 12 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Total Fat 30 g
Sodium 394 mg
Potassium 406 mg
Phosphorus 172 mg

We love sharing our kidney-healthy recipes with you like this one for our delicious beet vegetarian Reuben sandwich! So, if you’re craving a favorite food, but it’s not on your diet, please let us know. We’ll look into it and try to add it to our list of upcoming recipe blogs. For more kidney-healthy recipes, visit our blog.

Source: https://kitchen.kidneyfund.org/recipe/vegetarian-reuben-sandwich/

Shree Mulay, MD

About Shree Mulay, MD
Shree Mulay, MD, is a nephrologist and co-owner of The Kidney Experts. He went to medical school at Mahatma Gandhi Mission Medical College and completed his residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY.  Shree manages patients at several West Tennessee Healthcare Hospital locations and serves at numerous dialysis locations across the region. He also sees patients at four kidney care clinic locations. Funny, caring and always wanting to help, Shree is passionate about his practice and devotes much of his time to his patients. Learn more

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