Sandwiched: Avocado, Arugula, and Walnut Sandwiches


The greatest column since sliced bread.


[Photograph: Marvin Gapultos]

Sometimes, the best sandwiches are those with the fewest ingredients—ingredients that sometimes happen to all be vegetarian. This simple sandwich consists of nothing more than avocado, arugula dressed in lemon juice and olive oil, chopped walnuts, and some salt and pepper sprinkled about, all intermingled between two pieces of wheat bread. A whole mashed avocado per sandwich provides plenty of rich creaminess (no mayo needed), while walnuts add crunch and texture, and the dressed arugula lends a bitter and lemony counterpoint. Everything comes together in this delicious and satisfying vegetarian sandwich.

While this sandwich may seem perfect for this particular time of year—healthy resolutions, and all—it's dang tasty and hefty, good enough to work into your regular year-round sandwich rotation. You do have a sandwich rotation, don't you?

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Avocado, Arugula, and Walnut Sandwiches ยป

About the author: Marvin Gapultos is the author of the Filipino food blog, Burnt Lumpia. His first cookbook is due out in 2013. When he isn't cooking or writing about Filipino food, Marvin is usually enjoying a beer or cocktail, and thinking about what to eat with said beer or cocktail. You can follow him on Twitter @BurntLumpia.