At first glance it looks basic. But this perfectly combined sandwich is the BEST Veggie Sandwich in the world!
There is nothing mind blowing about this recipe. It’s a veggie sandwich. But it’s my favorite sandwich, I’ve eaten it for the last five days straight, and I want to share it with you.
I learned about this sandwich the summer between my sophomore and junior years in college. My grandmother died the previous summer and my parents acquired a number of her miscellaneous things, including her books. One of those books that caught my attention was Fit for Life (not to be confused with Body for Life, which I would discover a few years later).
I devoured the book in one afternoon and was intrigued by the concepts of food combining and when to eat certain foods. It turned out the much of the dietary information in the book was difficult to follow (Only fruit before noon? How is that supposed to fill me up?!), but something great did come from my reading the book: the recipe for my favorite sandwich.
At first glance this sandwich may seem like nothing out of the ordinary, but give it more than just a glance. The ingredients go together so harmoniously that they combine to create a perfect sandwich. Really. Perfect. Just try it once and you’ll see what I’m talking about.
How to Make the Best Veggie Sandwich in the World
Order is important here, folks. You can’t just put this sandwich together any which way. Pay attention.
First, you want to lightly toast your bread. Then, spread one slice with as much mayo (vegan or not) as you prefer.
Next, you want to add the lettuce.
Then, add the tomato slices. The lettuce must go before the tomatoes as it prevents the tomatoes from getting the bread soggy. Very important.
On top of the tomatoes, add your cucumbers.Now you want to add your avocado to the opposite slice of bread.
I like to mash the avocado to the bread a little so it sticks. Now put it together and slice it in half like a proper sandwich.
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My Favorite Sandwich
Sandwiches don’t get better than this! The best Veggie Sandwich in the world! Amen.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 1 sandwich 1x
- Category: Sandwich
- Cuisine: American
- 2 slices whole grain bread
- Vegenaise or high-quality mayonnaise
- 1–2 pieces of lettuce
- tomato slices
- cucumber slices
- 1/2 an avocado, sliced or cut into chunks
- Order is important here, folks. You can’t just put this sandwich together any which way. Pay attention.
- First, you want to lightly toast your bread. Then, spread one slice with as much Vegenaise as you prefer.
- Next, you want to add the lettuce.
- Then add the tomato slices. The lettuce must go before the tomatoes as it prevents the tomatoes from getting the bread soggy. Very important.
- On top of the tomatoes, add your cucumbers.
- Now you want to add your avocado to the opposite slice of bread.
- I like to mash the avocado to the bread a little so it sticks. Now put it together and slice it in half like a proper sandwich.
Adapted slightly from Fit for Life by Harvey and Marilyn Diamond
- Serving Size: 1 serving
- Calories: 432
- Sugar: 4g
- Sodium: 102mg
- Fat: 24g
- Carbohydrates: 44g
- Protein: 10g
Keywords: perfect sandwich
What you have created is magical. On each slice of toasted bread is creaminess from the avocado and Vegenaise (I hate a dry sandwich, don’t you?) with crunchy lettuce and cucumbers that envelop the juicy tomato. See? Perfection.
When I make this, I use the other half of the avocado for Meghan’s second favorite sandwich. I mash the avocado half, spread it on bread, and add some nutritional yeast.
She loves it.
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