Avocado, Arugula, and Walnut Sandwiches

Photographs: Marvin Gapultos

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.

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Avocado, Arugula, and Walnut Sandwiches

About This Recipe

Yield:makes 2 sandwiches
Active time:10 minutes
Total time:10 minutes
This recipe appears in: Sandwiched: Avocado, Arugula, and Walnut Sandwiches


  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups packed arugula (about 2 1/2 ounces)
  • Two small, ripe avocados, mashed
  • 4 slices wheat bread
  • 2 tablespoons roughly chopped walnuts


  1. 1

    In a large bowl, whisk together the lemon juice and olive oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add the arugula to the bowl and gently toss to coat the leaves in the dressing. Set aside.

  2. 2

    Season mashed avocado with salt. Spread 1 side of each slice of bread with the mashed avocado. Evenly divide the chopped walnuts and the dressed arugula among 2 of the avocado-covered bread slices. Top with remaining avocado-covered bread slices and serve.

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