Bursting with bright pickled onions, lots of greens, and a creamy, lemony edamame spread, this avocado sandwich is a must-try lunch recipe!
This avocado sandwich is the ULTIMATE vegetarian sandwich. Yep, I said it. I don’t know about you, but I’ve certainly had my fair share of disappointing veggie sandwiches. They’re bland, boring, and not at all filling. Not the case here! This avocado sandwich is jam-packed with flavor and texture, and it’s guaranteed to keep you full till dinnertime. I’m obsessed with it, and I think you will be too!
Aside from the avocado, the key ingredient here is a lemon edamame spread. It’s super creamy and bright, and it packs this sandwich with plant-based protein. Along with the other fresh fixings in this recipe, it makes this avocado sandwich a perfect balanced lunch.
Avocado Sandwich Fixings
Ready to make this avocado sandwich? Here’s what you’ll need:
- Avocado slices – It couldn’t be an avocado sandwich without them!
- Lemon edamame spread – Made with cilantro and green onion, it makes this sandwich super fresh, yet hearty at the same time. It will keep for 4 to 5 days in the fridge, so it’s a great component to make ahead and keep on hand for avocado sandwiches all week!
- Cucumber slices – They add the perfect crunch.
- Greens – Arugula and microgreens make this sandwich a veritable green machine!
- Pickled red onion – My go-to ingredient for giving anything a bright pop of flavor.
Slather your favorite grainy bread with the lemon edamame spread, and layer on the cucumbers, avocado, greens, and pickled onions. Then, enjoy!
Find the full recipe and measurements below.
I love this recipe as written, but like all sandwich recipes, it’s super flexible. If you don’t have one of the ingredients, skip it, or swap in what you do have. Use radishes instead of cucumbers, or replace the arugula and microgreens with baby lettuces, spinach, or alfalfa sprouts. Instead of making the lemon edamame spread, slather your sandwich with pesto, hummus, or tzatziki. The options are endless! Have fun making this sandwich your own.
Avocado Sandwich Serving Suggestions
This avocado sandwich is best right after it’s made, as the avocado starts to brown once it’s cut open. If you want to get ahead, prep the other components in advance – slice the cucumbers, make the pickled onions, blend up the edamame spread, etc. Then, slice the avocado and layer everything together right before you eat (or a few hours before you eat if you’re packing it for lunch). Find more of my best meal prep tips here!
Enjoy this avocado sandwich on its own, or pair it with a soup or a salad for a heartier meal. It’d be fantastic with any of these recipes:
- Creamy Asparagus Soup
- Carrot Ginger Soup
- Rainbow Kale Salad
- Caesar Salad
- Mediterranean Chickpea Salad
- Greek Salad
- Cucumber Salad
- Best Broccoli Salad
More Favorite Sandwiches and Toasts
If you love this avocado sandwich, try one of these healthy recipes next:
- Egg Salad Sandwich (or Vegan Egg Salad!)
- Avocado Toast, 5 ways!
- Chickpea Salad Sandwich
- Seared Tofu Banh Mi
- BBQ Jackfruit Sandwiches
Then, check out this post for more healthy lunch ideas!
- 1½ cups edamame
- ¼ cup cilantro
- 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon chopped scallions
- ½ small garlic clove or a pinch of garlic powder
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 to 3 tablespoons water
- ½ teaspoon sea salt, more to taste
- 8 slices eureka! Organic Top Seed Bread
- cucumber slices
- 1 small avocado, sliced
- Pickled onions
- 2 cups of arugula and/or micro greens
- Make the sandwich filling: Place the edamame, cilantro, lemon juice, scallions, garlic, and sea salt into the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until chopped. Add the olive oil and blend until smooth. Add up to 3 tablespoons of water to create a smooth, spreadable consistency. Season to taste and chill until ready to use. The filling can be in advance and stored in the fridge for 3 to 4 days.
- Spread the edamame sandwich filling on 4 slices of bread. Top with the cucumber and avocado slices, pickled onions, arugula and the remaining bread slices.