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
How to Make It
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.
Love it! Simple, fast prep and delicious results. Throw a little extra spice in the beans with chiles and add a few slices of bacon, perfect! Good on a winter night, but this would also be great for those summer days when it's just too hot to cook.
I was trying to find something quick and easy for lunch and stumbled across this - boy, am I glad I did! Added a clove of garlic, juice from half a lemon, and some ground red pepper to the bean mixture to spice it up a bit. Great flavors and textures - this is a keeper!
5 stars with one adjustment. i added a slice of thick cut smoked bacon from the butchers counter and it was phenomenal!! ok, a couple other little tweeks- i added a little lemon juice and garlic to the white bean mash.
my husband was left wondering how something 'without any meat' could taste so good! he had this 3 days in a row! I used the packaged hummus instead of making my own beans for simplicity sake. A nice heavy wheat bread really makes a difference I think. This is so easy and so good.
Great sandwhich that comes together fast for a busy night! Definitely a keeper. I left out the oil (didn't think it needed any), and added some seasonings from my spice cabinet to the beans....(garlic powder, onion powder, dried parsley), then added fresh tomatoes from the garden and a slice of hickory smoked Muenter cheese....delicious. I didn't have a ripe avocado, so I can only imagine what it will taste like with that addition.
I've made this several times. It's light, refreshing, and quick. As an appetizer, instead of bread, I assembled the "bites" onto crackers. It was a big hit and everyone loved them.
I've made the sandwich by itself before, using 2 slices of bread. It was great.
For my boyfriend, to make it taste less like "chick food", I've hidden 2 slices of extra crispy bacon underneath the sprouts. He loved it.
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