The Ultimate Avocado Sandwich (5 min, Vegetarian)

The Ultimate Avocado Sandwich - #vegetarian #healthy | hurrythefoodup.comAh sandwiches. One of my favourite ever meals. Two slices of bread with something slapped in the middle. Attributed to John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, this tasty concoction came about to allow the Earl to eat one-handed in the middle of a 24 hour gambling stint – and I thank him for it (1).

Cheese, ham, beef, chicken, pickle, marmite, chips, crisps, tomatoes, lettuce, avocado, cucumber, peanut butter, jam, you name it, it probably went into one of my sandwiches. I practically lived off them during my late teens and early twenties, and as a conservative estimate I’d guess I’ve eaten around 8000 in my lifetime. I’m not kidding.

The Ultimate Avocado Sandwich - #vegetarian #healthy | hurrythefoodup.comI have cut down (a little) now, as my culinary knowledge has grown and I know what other sorts of deliciousness are out there – but when things like this avocado sandwich come along then I tend to relapse and start scoffing away like never before.

I’d say eating 8000 sandwiches does make me a little bit of an expert on them – and this avocado sandwich is one of the best. And I don’t just mean taste wise-either – this is a nutritious little bastard.
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Health Benefits – The Ultimate Avocado Sandwich

Things have come a long way since the Earl’s time, and this avocado sandwich is both a revolution and an evolution in terms of ingredients and nutritional value. The avocado, especially tasty when mixed with a little salt and balsamic vinegar or lemon, is also responsible for some great nutrient intake.

When eaten in a balanced diet, it’s great because it’s high in mono fats (the good stuff), potassium, vitamin K and much else besides. Research shows a clear link between good heart health and avocados (2). Mixed with tomato, rocket and perhaps a little cheese like brie, you’ve got a winning combination.

The Ultimate Avocado Sandwich - #vegetarian #healthy | hurrythefoodup.comFurther Eating

This recipe calls for half an avocado – which means unless you’re making it for two people you’re going to have half an avocado left over. We hate food waste as much as the next person, so here are a couple of ideas to use up that spare avocado:

As a main ingredient in this awesome Avocado Fitness Smoothie

As garnish for this wholesome  Spicy Black Bean Soup

As extra for this tangy Guacamole

Enjoy!

The Ultimate Avocado Sandwich
 
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 2 slices of whole grain bread
  • 3-4 slices of Brie cheese (about 40g) (you can use any cheese you want here really, just check that it uses vegetarian rennet)
  • Half a small avocado (about 60g - the other half can be used in a smoothie or guacamole)
  • A couple of cranberries (about 10g)
  • Half a small tomato (the other half could also be used in guacamole the next day)
  • A small handful of rocket (about 10g)
  • Half a tbsp of balsamic vinegar
Instructions
  1. If you prefer your bread toasted, toast it.
  2. While that’s happening, cut the avocado flesh into slices (check this video if you’re not sure how to do it)
  3. Slice up the tomato and brie too.
  4. Now just assemble... aaaaand you’re done!
Notes
NOTE: Thanks for this cool recipe, Claire! 🙂

IF YOU LIKED THIS RECIPE: Then you might also like our version of the classic Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich!
 

8 comments

  1. Sandwiches are one of my favorites too <3 Lunch for me is always some of the sort!

  2. You really can’t beat a good sandwich. Thank you John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich!!!

  3. I LOVE LOVE avocados. I eat them pretty much daily! I also LOVE arugula (or rocket as you guys call it). The combination of sweet and salty here sounds so amazing!

  4. I have to say, that it needed many convincing for me to try an avocado sandwich. Simply because I had one slice of unripe avocado many moons ago. But when one of my sneaky friends offered me a sandwich with few slices of avocado without me knowing it, I was hooked.
    I make it in many variations now, and I’ll definitely try this sweet and sour combination asap 🙂
    Great work!

    • Haha yep, unripe avocados suck! They really need to be in the right condition. Cool, let us know what you think after you made it!

  5. This sounds super yummy, minus the cranberries. I’m kind of picky! hahaha

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