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?
1 tablespoon lemon juice from 1 lemon
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 cups packed arugula (about 2 1/2 ounces)
Two small, ripe avocados, mashed
4 slices wheat bread
2 tablespoons roughly chopped walnuts
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.
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.
|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 25g||32%|
|Saturated Fat 3g||17%|
|Total Carbohydrate 55g||20%|
|Dietary Fiber 10g||37%|
|Total Sugars 17g|
|Vitamin C 69mg||343%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|