Photo: John Kernick
Prep Time
20 Mins
Makes 4 servings

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.

Ratings & Reviews

sukeedog's Review

September 01, 2013

Aelizabeth75's Review

July 02, 2012
Too bland for me, I even added tomatoe and bacon and it just didn't cut it.

noahmom's Review

January 06, 2012
This was really good. I didn't have an avocado that was ripe but made it exactly as directed otherwise. Will definitely make again.

tara31's Review

November 05, 2011
Fabulous! Added veggie bacon, Swiss cheese and sliced heirloom tomatoes. The colors were outstanding and the taste was even better!

Charmedseed's Review

December 21, 2010
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.

alshumate's Review

April 28, 2010
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!

enasmommy's Review

March 26, 2010
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.

itsanj's Review

July 06, 2009
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.

jeanielong's Review

June 30, 2009
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.

user's Review

April 18, 2009
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.