Avocados and tomatoes are such a tasty and healthy combination…especially sun-dried tomatoes! And when I received a loaf of Nature’s Pride new Hearty Wheat Bread with Flax as part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program, I decided to try making a healthy Sun-Dried Tomato-Avocado Sandwich! I got the idea from a paperback cookbook I had that was simply called Sandwiches (published by Silverback Books, 2000). The creamy avocado spread mingled with the sun-dried tomatoes tastes great spread on this healthy, hearty flax wheat bread. It just goes to show that eating healthy can be really delicious! 🙂 This recipe makes 2 sandwiches.
SUN-DRIED TOMATO-AVOCADO SANDWICHES adapted from Sandwiches
Makes 2 sandwiches
- 1 small, ripe avocado
- 1 small clove garlic
- 1 1/2 to 2 Tablespoons Greek yogurt or light sour cream
- 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
- salt and pepper to taste
- 4 to 6 Romaine lettuce leaves (about the size of a bread slice)
- 5 to 6 oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes (or 1/4 cup pre-sliced sun-dried tomatoes in oil)
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons of oil from the sun-dried tomatoes
- 4 slices of wheat bread
Cut the avocado in half lengthwise; remove pit and scoop flesh into a small bowl. Mash well with a fork. Peel and mince garlic, then add the garlic, yogurt or sour cream, and lemon juice to the bowl of mashed avocado; mix all ingredients well. Season this avocado mixture with salt and pepper to taste, if desired.
Wash the Romaine lettuce leaves and pat dry. If using unsliced sun-dried tomatoes, cut them into fine strips.
Lightly drizzle the oil from the sun-dried tomatoes over the 4 slices of bread.
Divide the Romaine lettuce leaves and place on 2 of the slices of bread. Divide the avocado mixture in half and spread over the lettuce leaves on the 2 slices of bread. Arrange the sun-dried tomato strips over the avocado mixture on each slice, then top each sandwich with the remaining slices of bread. Cut sandwiches in half and serve.
This makes a very filling sandwich that’s yummy as well as healthy! You could toast your bread slices if you like, and if you’re a cheese-lover, you could add a slice of cheese to each sandwich.
Happy healthy eating! 🙂