I really love a good sandwich. As a lunch staple, they often become overdone, uninspired and generally dull. It makes me sad to see housemates slap a couple of pieces of ham between two slices of white bread because there’s a sort of magic in a sandwich. It’s like a contained salad: fresh veg or cooked with oozing cheese, by holding everything together in a single handful, it’s like an entire meal in each bite. Unless you’re like my dad, who part of each component onto his meal into a single forkful, resulting in an unappetising sludge, there’re few other foods where you can enjoy such a range of tastes and textures in a single mouthful. So in the next few weeks, I will offer some inspiring sandwich recipes – from healthy lunches to decadent cheese toasties – in the hopes they will encourage you to branch out with your creativity next time you need to pack lunch…
To kick it all off, we have my Green Goodness sandwich, inspired by The Bojon Gourmet’s Green Goddess sandwich.
For one sandwich…
Half a ripe avocado
1 teaspoon natural yogurt
half a teaspoon tomato puree
half a teaspoon balsamic vinegar
Pinch of salt
Lots of freshly ground black pepper
2 slices of fresh walnut bread (or other bread of choice – best something earthy with seeds in!)
A handful of wild rocket
2 thin slices of bramley apple
Start by mixing the first group of ingredients into avocado mash.
Spread this on one slice of bread, top with rocket and apple and final bread slice.
Simple. Healthy. Utterly delicious.