Sandwiched: Avocado, Arugula, and Walnut Sandwiches


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[Photograph: Marvin Gapultos]



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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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