Avocado Sandwich

Avocado Sandwich

An avocado sandwich is a unique and tasty vegan lunch option.  Preparing a sack lunch when there are no leftovers can present a bit of a problem for someone new to a vegan diet.  On day one, I needed lunch, but I didn’t have any vegan leftovers from dinner the night before because that meal hadn’t been vegan.  I was perplexed about what I could use to create a delicious sandwich.  There was always the possiblity of peanut butter with jam, but that seemed a bit too easy.  I wanted to challenge myself to try something new.  I looked into the refrigerator and saw some nice avocados and decided that if avocado toast was good for breakfast, an avocado sandwich could be a good lunch.  Avocado sandwich with red cabbage is surpirsingly delicious

I selected the prairie bread for this sandwich because, of the vegan options available, it had the most texture.  I wanted this sandwich to be interesting.  I love to add veggies to my avocado toast, so this sandwich definitely needed something else to give it more texture, flavor, and color.  (The saying that we eat, first, with our eyes is true.)   I stuck my head back into the fridge and found a red cabbage.  Raw cabbage always seems to have a hint of something reminiscent or horseradish.  This mild heat would be perfect with the creamy avocado and sweet prairie bread.

The next problem was that I didn’t want the avocado to turn brown overnight, so I smeared the bread with vegan mayonnaise, and placed several whole cabbage leaves on the sandwich.  The sandwich was then placed in the refrigerator until the next morning.  I had originally intended to mash the avocado and smear it onto the bread, but instead, I sliced half of an avocado onto the sandwich and sprinkled it with salt and pepper.Avocado Sandwich

I didn’t cut the sandwich until serving time (about 4 hours later) to prevent any oxidation.   While the oxidation doesn’t affect the taste, it looks ugly.  No one wants to eat an ugly sandwich.

I made two of these sandwiches and took them to work with me.  I ate one, and my friend, Vicki, ate the other.  She said it was not a combination that she would have thought of, but it was good.  I was pleased that the avocado didn’t oxidize, and the bread wasn’t soggy.  We had our sandwiches with some fresh strawberries and potato chips.  (The ingredients on my bag of potato chips were only potatoes, sunflower oil, and sea salt, so they were vegan friendly.)

We will definitely be having these Avocado sandwiches again during our 30 days of vegan.

What is your favorite vegetable based sandwich?  Is that sandwich vegan?  Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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Avocado Sandwich
Recipe type: Sandwich
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Serves: 1
Avocado and cabbage on prairie bread is the perfect combination for a vegan sandwich for lunch. Cook's Notes: Add the avocado to the sandwich in the morning to prevent oxidation, and don't cut the sandwich in half unless you will be eating it immediately.
  • 2 slices prairie bread
  • 2 tablespoons vegan mayonnaise
  • 3 red cabbage leaves
  • ½ medium avocado
  • 2 dashes of salt, or to taste
  • 4 dashes of black pepper, or to taste
  1. Spread each slice of bread with 1 tablespoon of vegan mayonnaise
  2. Cut or break cabbage and arrange it on the bread. (If you are making the sandwich the night before, put second slice of bread on at this time and store in the refrigerator in a covered container until morning when you will add the avocado, salt and pepper).
  3. If you're making this sandwich in the morning, or when you want to eat it, add sliced avocado to sandwich and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Top with second slice of bread.
  5. Place in a sandwich bag or covered container.
  6. Eat within 4 - 5 hours to prevent oxidation (browning) of avocado.

I didn’t calculate the cost for this recipe because it was too complicated  (How many leaves are on a head of cabbage?)  Maybe, I was just feeling lazy.

Avocado and Red Cabbage--A vegan sandwich option

Nutrition information is for one sandwich prepared according to the recipe.  I was surprised at how many calories were in this sandwich.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 637
% Daily Value
Total Fat 40.4g
Saturated Fat 3.9g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 80mg
Sodium 955mg
Total Carbohydrates 74.3g
Dietary Fiber 8.5g
Sugars 7.7g
Protein 10.3g
Vitamin D 0%
Potassium  11%
Calcium 12%
Iron 21%

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7 thoughts on “Avocado Sandwich

  1. Yours looks crunchy, healthy, and delectable.
    I often make a “bat” bacon, lettuce, tomato 🍅 … with sliced avocado. Yet, it is almost as good without the bacon….for a vegan treat… Simply lettuce, tomato, and avacodo on bread like yours. PO

  2. What a great idea for a sandwich! I love the addition of the red cabbage leaves for the aded nutrition and the texture. I can’t wait to give this a try!

    1. Kate, I really hope you try this sandwich. I loved the crunch from the cabbage, but I, honestly, wasn’t thinking about the nutrition. I was just thinking it would be a pretty color combination. Food blogging has changed my perspective on things. LOL.

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