Making A Soy-Free Reuben Sandwich

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One of the hardest things for Ashley to give up when we found out that she was soy intolerant was Reuben sandwiches. The problem is that it is nearly impossible to find a soy-free Reuben sandwich in a restaurant. As you may know, it is very common to find soy in bread, so at a minimum, sandwiches in restaurants can be difficult to navigate. Additionally, a key component of a Reuben is the Thousand Island dressing. Like all salad dressings, it is extremely common for Thousand Island dressing to contain soybean oil, so even if we found a Reuben served on soy-free bread, the dressing would still likely be an issue. For this sort of thing, we usually find substitutes and then just make the item at home. We are pretty comfortable finding soy-free bread, but we never considered making our own salad dressing.



Finally enough was enough. Instead of struggling at restaurants or checking and re-checking salad dressing ingredients we figured out how to make our own Thousand Island dressing and started making Reuben sandwiches at home! 

What You’ll Need:

  • Bread (traditionally Rye, but choose any soy-free bread that you like!)
  • Swiss Cheese
  • Sauerkraut
  • Corned Beef
  • Homemade Thousand Island dressing
    • 1 cup soy-free mayonnaise
    • 2 tbsp chili sauce
    • 2 tbsp sweet chili sauce
    • 2 tbsp lemon juice
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1/2 tsp sugar
    • 1/2 tsp onion powder
    • Salt & Pepper (to taste)

What To Do:

  1. Make the Thousand Island dressing
    1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl
    2. Chill 15 minutes in the refrigerator
    3. Add salt, pepper, and additional lemon juice as needed
  2. Spread the dressing on both slices of bread
  3. Top bread with cheese, corned beef, and sauerkraut
  4. If desired, grill sandwich until cheese just melts