The crunchy green sandwich toast is made with avocado & cucumber and is a good recipe with light and nutritious ingredients. Welcome healthy recipes into your kitchen with this green sandwich that is also a perfect appetizer with a fresh and easily customizable taste.
Although it is a meat-free recipe, the green sandwich is delicious and nutritious. The delicate taste combined with a crunchy texture makes this sandwich a keeper. Moreover, it is prepared in a matter of minutes, you can have it served for breakfast on a busy morning or as a snack, a healthy one.
However, in case you simply don’t want to skip the meat, feel free to customize the green sandwich up to your tastes. You can add some slices of turkey ham, maybe some hummus or other veggies. Experiment with anything you have on hand, you might have a pleasant surprise. In case you’re uncertain, it is better to use ready-made solutions to get a snack with a guaranteed harmonious taste. If you are a sandwich lover, don’t miss our Ham Pesto Sandwich, Air Frier Toast Sandwich, Bacon Sandwich with Cheddar and Tomatoes, or the Ultimate Herring Sandwich.
Ingredients for the green sandwich
Bread. You can use different types of bread when preparing sandwiches. Best ones I consider the sandwich-type of bread, square-shaped, whole grain, or wheat. Sandwiches will be tastier if the bread is fried or dried. You may use a toated or fry it on a pan with some olive oil or butter. Excess oil can be removed by placing fried slices on a napkin that absorbs fat quickly.
Cucumbers. Fresh cucumbers have a mild taste and a crunchy yet watery consistency. Just perfect for the green sandwich.
Cream cheese. Choose your favorite type of cream cheese, be it plain cream cheese flavored with dried tomatoes or greenies. Or, if you wish to go for a vegan sandwich, replace the cream cheese with guacamole.
Avocado. Undoublty avocado is a must ingredient when it comes to healthy and green recipes. Avocado is an amazing fruit. Its light aroma and creamy texture make it suitable for a wide range of recipes. The thick texture is great for using it as slices or blending it into a creamy paste. Usually, avocado sandwiches have a unique taste and an elegant look, be it the green sandwich or any other.
How to choose avocado?
Try to choose a quality fruit, ripe and soft but not mushy. The skin is a good indicator of the freshness of the avocado. Most likely, black-spotted skin hides an already rotten avocado, or partially rotten. Yet, a light-green-colored avocado indicates that the fruit is not ripe yet. It is better to choose fruits with dark green skin, soft but elastic to the touch.
How to prepare the avocado?
Peel the avocado and The avocado paste is most commonly used for sandwiches. To do this, cut the fruit in half, remove the seeds, and separate the pulp from the peel. Cut the avocado pulp into small pieces or blend it in a blender with other ingredients. However, if you wish to use avocado slices, remove the skin with care so that the avocado remains smooth and beautiful.
Lettuce or micro-greens. Fresh lettuce, or especially the microgreens, has an aromatic flavor. Moreover, microgreens have a concentrated nutrient content which is very beneficial for health. You may use microgreens of broccoli, radish, arugula, or onion. They will add an extra touch of flavor to the green sandwich.
How to prepare the green sandwich?
Start the preparation of the green sandwich by frying the bread. Heat up a skillet and add one or two teaspoons of olive oil. As soon as the oil is hot enough, add the bread to the skillet and allow it to become beautifully golden and crispy. Then flip sides and allow it to get to the same point. When done, remove them from the skillet and place them on a sheet of kitchen paper for it to absorb excess oil if there is any.
The next step in preparing the green sandwich is to slice the veggies, make sure you wash them first. Use a sharp knife and a cutting board to slice the veggies evenly as well as for an easier experience.
Finally, spread the cream cheese on one slice of fried bread, then pile on the avocado slices, cucumber slices, and the microgreens. Spread the cream cheese on the second slice of bread and top everything with it. The green sandwich is ready to be served.
How to serve the green sandwich?
Serve the green sandwich on a plate and consume it right away. To be able to eat it easier, use a sharp knife to slice it in half. It is a great snack for a busy day or for a lazy one. Use the few ingredients to enjoy a maximum taste and texture!
Green Sandwich Recipe
- 2 slices bread
- 1/2 cucumber
- 1/2 avocado
- 1 handful microgreens
- 2 tbsp cream cheese
- 1 tsp olive oil
- Heat up a skillet and add one or two teaspoons of olive oil
- Add the bread to the skillet and allow it to become beautifully golden and crispy. Then flip sides
- Remove them from the skillet and place them on a sheet of paper for it to absorb excess oil if there is any.
- Use a sharp knife and a cutting board to slice the avocado and the cucumber evenly
- Spread the cream cheese on one slice of fried bread, then pile on the avocado slices, cucumber slices, and the microgreens
- Spread the cream cheese on the second slice of bread and top everything with it
- Serve with pleasure!