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Grilled Avocado Sandwiches

Hello Friends!

Today I have two special individuals to introduce you to.

First, I want you to meet my new favorite sandwich. It is warm, thick, crunchy on the outside, soft and creamy on the inside, completely vegan, and utterly delicious. IMG_4483

Second, I want you to meet my husband and taste-tester and encourager and floor vacuumer and diaper changer and dish washer and, and, and…

I love him. SO. MUCH.

He is just the best–and every smart woman knows that ya can’t settle for less than the best when it comes to finding a husband. I’m so blessed. :)

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When I’m getting ready to make my favorite sandwich for the best husband, this is what I do. I set out 2 slices of whole wheat bread, 2 tablespoons of vegan mayo, 1/2 of a ripe avocado, 6 very thin slices of green bell pepper, 6 very thin slices of red onion, and 2 teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil.

  • First, I verrrrry lightly toast 2 slices of vegan whole wheat bread.
  • Then, I spread about 1 tablespoon of vegan mayo (I use Nasoya’s Nayonaise most of the time.) on 1 slice of bread. Then I put a 2nd tablespoon on a 2nd slice of bread. I slice up half of an avocado and spread the slices on 1 slice of bread and sprinkle the avocado with salt.

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  • Next, I spread my favorite veggies over the avocado. This time I used sliced green bell pepper and red onion, but tomato and spinach work fabulously as well.

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  • Then, I slap the two slices of bread together and brush the backside of each slice with about 1 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil. Coconut oil works great too, if you have it. In fact, coconut oil is probably the best vegan oil for cooking with health-wise, or so I’m told.

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  • And then, this. This is what you will get when you turn a frying pan on medium to medium-high heat and cook each side of your sandwich for a minute or two, until your bread is turning a toasty golden-brown. I ate this sandwich with a couple of orange sections and called it lunch. Oh wait, wasn’t this sandwich supposed to be for my hubby? Woops.

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Pssst! He gets these sandwiches all the time. Really, he didn’t mind that I ate this one. Actually, he was gone to class, so he didn’t really even know that I made this sandwich at all…until he saw the pictures. :/

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And finally, some food for your thoughts from my new favorite book of James.

 ”Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God. Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.”  James 1:19-21, King James Version

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  • Nicole February 24, 2013, 6:41 pm

    Hi Lindsay!
    I absolutely adore your blog and wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for a Liebster Award, a blog award from bloggers for bloggers. I’ll have a post up about it tomorrow (Monday) morning on my blog, Fitful Focus.It’ll be here: http://fitfulfocus.com/2013/02/23/its-a-major-award. Keep up the amazing posts :).
    Nicole

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    • Lindsay February 26, 2013, 2:11 pm

      Aw, thanks, Nicole! That is so kind of you!

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  • Joyti February 26, 2013, 1:25 am

    I’ve heard of the wonders of coconut oil too, but I really don’t like the smell. Weird, right? So I’d use olive oil :)
    The sandwich sounds delicious.

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  • Sister Spice February 26, 2013, 7:11 pm

    I’ve only recently fallen in love with avocado, but I’m a novice…I’ve NEVER cooked with it. This looks simple, tasty, and healthy!

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    • Lindsay February 28, 2013, 8:02 am

      Ohhh….I could eat avocados everyday… I’ve never really “cooked” much with avocado either, except for this sandwich. Now, I’m addicted. ;)

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  • Melissa February 27, 2013, 8:02 pm

    So yummy!!! Love the picture of you and Jonathan too!

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    • Lindsay February 28, 2013, 8:01 am

      Hehe…you’re so sweet!

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  • Mrs. Herb March 1, 2013, 2:14 pm

    I’m an avocado lover thanks to Mr. Herb (Guacamole is one of his favorite 3 foods!) so this looks pretty yummy! (Maybe Sister Spice started developing her like from us??)

    Love the James quote. Mr. Herb and I are in a Bible Study group doing the Beth Moore study on the book of James. It’s fantastic!

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  • Renée Smith April 24, 2013, 10:21 pm

    Just wanted to say I loved this recipe and your blog! Keep up the awesome work :)

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    • Lindsay April 25, 2013, 11:20 am

      Thanks, Renee!!

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      • Vicks September 24, 2013, 2:00 am

        Thanks for sharing this and will try it out with some variations in the veggies for my husband too (I personally don’t like avocados except in the form of guacamole). Love the picture of you and your husband, you both look perfect for each other!

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        • Lindsay September 24, 2013, 4:18 am

          aw, thanks, Vicks!

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  • Charlene June 10, 2013, 10:45 am

    Hi Lindsay,
    I love avocados and your sandwich recipe is truly a winner. My motto is ‘the simpler, the better’ and this fits. I am mostly referring to ingredients. Toasting the bread first seemed to be a step one could skip but I would not recommend that as it adds to the crunchiness and keeping the flavors from melding into the soft bread. Finding good bread is difficult in our area so I have taken to making my own hearty seed bread and it too is a key ingredient (a good hearty bread). In fact, that is going to be our dinner tonight. I’m making a vegan chili and avocado sandwiches. Thanks again for sharing!

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    • Lindsay June 10, 2013, 11:12 am

      Yum! Chili and avocado sandwiches sounds DELISH!

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  • EDWIN TEXIDOR November 2, 2013, 2:21 am

    I grew up eating avocados in Puerto Rico
    but never had grill avocado sandwich
    can not wait to try it Tomorrow,thanks

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    • Lindsay November 6, 2013, 8:30 pm

      I LOVE avocados!

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  • Sylvia June 26, 2014, 7:48 am

    All I have to say about this sandwich is YUMMY!! I loved it! It sounded a bit boring but the flavor combinations were amazing!! I made 1 it was so good that I ate another 3 right away!!! I recommend everyone to make this simple but delicious sandwich!

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    • Lindsay July 15, 2014, 5:04 pm

      Thanks, Sylvia!

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