Hearty, healthy and filling, this is my version of the Green Goddess Sandwich, featuring spinach, avocado, goat cheese, chives, cucumber and sprouts, all between toasted grainy bread.
This week I’m all about the Summer sandwiches, using as much fresh Summer produce as I can fit between two pieces of bread! This sandwich is definitely that and let me tell you, I couldn’t have fit even one more thing in this sandwich!
I debated what to call this sandwich. My daughter the vegetarian, suggested calling it “Go Veg!”. My son, who eats Paleo (only meat and veg/hardly any carbs and dairy), suggested it should be called “A sandwich that would be even better with meat”. Yes, such is my life! Just imagine what it’s like for me to cook a meal for this bunch :)
Anyway, I settled on Green Goodness, because there’s just a lot of green goodness going on between these two slices of multigrain bread.
My sandwich starts with a bit of grainy mustard (or Dijon, if you prefer). Next is a layer of baby spinach, followed by mashed avocado, then goat cheese (with a good bit of pepper), chives, cucumber and sunflower sprouts. The bread is a lovely 12-Grain bread that is toasted. It’s delicious, filling and a pretty guilt-free sandwich.
Get the Recipe: Green Goodness Sandwich
- 2 avocados, ripe
- 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Baby spinach
- 1/4 cup goat cheese, crumbled
- Freshly ground pepper
- Fresh chives, diced
- Thinly sliced cucumber
- Sprouts (pea, sunflower, alfalfa etc.)
- 2 slices Thick of grainy bread, toasted
- Prepare avocado by cutting in half, removing pit and scooping pulp in to a small bowl. Mash with a fork until just lightly chunky. Add lemon juice and salt and pepper, to taste.
- Prepare the goat cheese by adding a good amount of freshly ground pepper to the goat cheese crumbles.
- Toast bread until golden. Once toasted, butter the slices and then add a bit of grainy or Dijon mustard to one slice of each sandwich. Top the mustard with a layer of baby spinach. Top the spinach with a layer of the mashed avocado. Top the avocado with some crumbled goat cheese. Top the goat cheese with diced chives. Add a layer of cucumber and then top with a layer of sprouts. Add top slice of bread. Press down to compress slightly and cut in half diagonally to serve.
Hehe I think your son and my husband would be friends. It looks great to me as is though! Great photos!
Thanks Sarah :) It’s always interesting when everyone here is together to eat. One eats no meat and one eats all the meat!
Honestly Jennifer – I had to skip right down to the ingredient list because I need this sandwich. It looks like the best sandwich ever! I adore cucumbers and cheese and pea shoots – all of it! Putting avocado on my list so I can have this sandwich this week – beautiful!
Thanks Tricia :) It was a fabulous sandwich (and a great way to eat our greens :)
Wow, what a sandwich Jennifer! Perfect name too! A mother’s job can be a tough one sometimes can’t it?!
Thanks Mary Ann! And yes, certainly the kids weren’t much help with this naming thing ;)
PS. I keep meaning to tell you that I love the updates you’ve done on your site. They truly showcase your gorgeous photography, too!
Thanks! It’s always a work in progress for me. I’ll be messing with it for a while yet. I’m a code tinkerer :)
I am a sandwich lover, Jennifer, especially when I can find beautiful bread like you have here. I think you chose the perfect name for this deliciousness and I want a big bite right now! Happy Friday :)
Thanks Robyn and a happy Friday and great weekend ahead, to you! (It’s supposed to cool off for the weekend, at least :)
I love this light and healthy sandwich! A nice hearty bread is such a nice contrast to the veggies. Green goodness, indeed!
Thanks Laura :)
I can really get into this sandwich, it looks so fresh.
And in this heat I’ll NOT feel guilty making this as our main meal with a nice fruit salad on the side.
We….. (hubby) …..are totally into meat & potatoes for our meals, nothing wrong with that, but I try to go meatless and lighter for our meals when ever possible. ;-)
This sandwich is going on my “must-make” list.
By the way…..I made your kiwi ice cream twice already and I see it be made again and again and again….LOL!!
Thanks Dalila and yes, lighter is nice once in a while, especially with this heat! So glad you are enjoying the ice cream, too :) Did you make it with the yellow kiwis or green?
While I love both your children’s suggestions for the name of this sando, I think the name you went with is totally appropriate! Green and oh-so-GOOD! You used some stellar ingredients in here, Jennifer! Sammie perfection! Cheers, friend!
Thanks so much, Cheyanne :)