I became a vegetarian a year ago, and I was looking for lunch options. A cafe near my office made yummy avocado sandwiches. At $6 each, I didn’t buy them often, but I thought about them often! I had eaten guacamole at restaurants, but had never bought and sliced open an avocado – I didn’t even know how. One of my co-workers had them for lunch on Ry-Krisp, so I saw how it was done. They looked so fresh and delicious, I wanted to try something with avocados for myself.
So I decided I would make my own avocado sandwiches. This one is my very favourite, and I hope you’ll try it!
A few notes:
- I use sturdy multigrain bread. The ingredients are heavy and wet, so soft bread will fall apart.
- I spoon avocado onto the bread – no need to make neat avocado slices.
- Romaine, green leaf, red leaf or kale are all good choices for the greens – or use sprouts.
- If you don’t have red pepper or jalapeno jelly, mango chutney is excellent!
- If you like a very moist sandwich, add mayonnaise or soyannaise.
- I don’t use cheese or Daiya slices, but I thought you might like to!
- You can’t prepare these ahead of time.
- I bring all the ingredients to work and assemble them in the staff room! The remaining avocado half will be fine the next day.
Best yet, there is an even easier version using pita bread!
- Cut a pita in half and put one half inside the other for extra strength.
- Spread the inside of the inner pita with the pepper jelly or chutney.
- Spoon half the avocado into the pita.
- Add chopped tomato, shredded lettuce and (if desired) cubed cheese.
I love sandwiches like this! I have a similar favorite with Tempeh bacon, tomatoes, romaine, and veganaise. Delicious!
One thing I’m inexperienced with is meat alternatives. I miss BLTs so I will have to try the tempeh bacon!
Yum, I am salivating already! I have tomato slices with multigrain bread very often, but have yet to try adding avocado. I’m going off to the supermarket now. Thanks, Dar! Will try chutney, not confident I’ll be abe to get pepper jelly. 🙂 love the pics too!
Thanks; I am a big avocado fan now!
Yum!! We’ve got some chutney which I don’t normally eat. This could be a good way to use it up!
The only other thing I use chutney for is take-out samosas (which I love)!
That sandwich sounds very tasty, thank you for sharing that. I’m guessing pepper jelly will be like a chilli chutney/jam over here in the UK?
Hi Sophie, I think that chili jam is chunkier; the pepper jelly I use is like this without the pepper flakes!
I haven’t made it myself, but now that I’ve looked up the recipe, it’s on my to-do list for the Fall!
You homemade an infographic – that’s just delightful!!
I don’t like avocado, but I love guacamole, so I really should find some for tomorrow (Mexican Monday). Like Fiona, I don’t really eat/buy/have chutney, but if you have it, I reckon it’d be a great match. Maybe sweet chili sauce at a pinch could replace it.
Thanks! Yes, I think chili sauce, salsa or a Thai peanut sauce would do the trick – anything with a bit of a kick to it!
Im a recent convert to avacados and I have a few jars left of red pepper jelly – this soundslike an excellent combination.
Let me know if you like it!
Since you are new to cutting open avocados, do you know how to get the seed out? My son taught me this recently. Whack a large knife into it (after twisting off the first half of the avocado), then twist the knife and the seed comes with it. Not sure if that is a very clear explanation but it sure makes life easier.
Thanks – I figured out something similar through trial and error! After taking the two halves apart, I pry under the seed with a knife and it pops out. Now I am trying to figure out how to turn my very tiny quinces into jelly!
Yum, I hope this is the start of a beautiful relationship with avocado for you 🙂 When I was teenager I was very picky about what I would eat for lunch (since it would sit in my bag all day) and avocado sandwiches were the only type I would eat.
I think it is – they are an occasional treat, though, because they cost up to $2 each!
Yum! That sounds good!
I bet avocados are affordable where you are!
That looks so tasty! One of my favourite avocado based sandwiches is avocado and hummus. It makes for a very soft sandwich, but it can easily be made more crunchy with some cucumber, peppers or sprouts.
Dar, the sandwich I made based on your recipe was delightful. And like Cassie, I added Lebanese cucumber for the crunch. Thank you again!
You’re welcome – I’m glad you tried it!
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