Smashed White Bean and Avocado Club

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Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 684
Caloriesfromfat 30 %
Fat 23 g
Satfat 3 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 464 mg
Carbohydrate 103 g
Fiber 27 g
Sugars 6 g
Protein 28 g

Ingredients

2 15-ounce cans white beans, rinsed and drained
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
12 slices multigrain bread
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
1 cucumber, preferably hothouse (seedless), thinly sliced (peeled, if desired)
1 4- to 5-ounce container sprouts (such as alfalfa, radish, broccoli, or a combination)
2 avocados, pitted and thinly sliced

Preparation

In a medium bowl, combine the beans, oil, salt, and pepper. Roughly mash the mixture with the back of a fork.

Place 8 of the bread slices on a work surface. Divide the mashed beans among the slices. Top with the onion, cucumber, sprouts, and avocado. Stack the open-faced sandwiches on top of one another, avocado-side up, to make 4 double-decker sandwiches. Top with the remaining 4 slices of bread. Slice each sandwich in half, if desired, and serve.

Tip: You can make this quick sandwich even more quickly by using store-bought hummus in place of the smashed white beans.

Note:

Kate Merker,

August 2006
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