02 September 2013

Creamy Avocado and Goats Cheese Sandwiches


I've quite gone off sandwiches. For lunch at work these last few weeks I've just been having some smoked applewood cheese on oatcakes, light laughing cow on ryvita and the occasional baked potato with beans.

On my 5:2 fast days I've been skipping lunch altogether and just putting in some computer time away from the staff room.

It's funny how much my fast days have changed. I used to have breakfast, then a nibble at lunchtime and soup at night, then it changed to ryvita at lunch and a meal at night and now I have just given up on eating completely during the day, opting for a couple of low cal hot chocolates and lots of water during the day and then a proper hearty meal at night.

Sandwiches.

I can't tell you why I've gone off them. I can tell you I get scunnered with things quite easily if I have them too often. That's probably what happened, too many cheese and pickle or cheese and beetroot sandwiches and now I can't bear the thought.

So there I was, day off and staring at a loaf of bread.

This sandwich would have to be a bit special if I was going to enjoy it and as far away from a standard cheese and pickle sandwich as possible.

I looked in the fridge and had a think.

Tender baby spinach (although any salad leaf would do), spring onions, avocado, fresh crumbly goats cheese, balsamic glaze and black pepper.

Mmmmmm! I did it!




What's your favourite sandwich filling?

My top 5 sandwiches:
  1. Falafel, Hummus & Carrot Bagels
  2. Mushroom, Horseradish and Spinach Sandwiches
  3. Halloumi and Balsamic Onion Toasties
  4. Creamy Avocado and Goats Cheese Sandwiches
  5. Banana and Peanut Butter Sandwiches



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Creamy Avocado & Goats Cheese Sandwich

A luxurious, but simple sandwich that's guaranteed to beat the sandwich blues.
Ingredients
  • 2 slices wholemeal bread
  • a handful of tender baby spinach or other salad leaves
  • 2 spring onions, sliced
  • 1 small ripe avocado, sliced and tossed in a little lemon juice
  • 30-50g goats cheese
  • a drizzle of balsamic glaze
  • a good grinding of black pepper
Instructions
1. I didn't spread my bread with butter, but you can if you want to.2. Top the first slice with spinach leaves and spring onions.3. Next add the avocado slices.4. Crumble on the goats cheese.4. Drizzle some balsamic glaze over the top of your filling and season with black pepper.5. Top with the other slice of bread, cut in half and enjoy!
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Yield: Makes 1 sandwich

21 comments:

  1. Yummmmmmmmy! looks so wholecome. Thanks for sharing Jac. x

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    1. Thanks Trisha, it tasted more decadent than wholesome, but I guess it was :)

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  2. I know what you mean, sandwiches can be quite dull but they are a great solution to the eternal lunch question... my favourite filling is now Creamy Avocado and Goats Cheese... these look incredible!

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  3. Avocado LOVE! Goats cheese LOVE! Look of this sandwich LOVE LOVE :)

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  4. Undoubtedly my favourite would include a couple of rashers of crispy bacon, so I won't continue :)
    That sandwich of yours though looks proper tasty!
    Janie x

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    1. I will let you have your own preference Jane :)

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  5. I think peanut butter is still one of my favourite sandwich fillings - and baked beans and vegemite and walnuts - oh dear things haven't changed much since I was a kid - though I now love fancy salad sandwiches like yours but have less energy for them lately - though once it is sunny we will have a few weekend salad sandwiches - love this one - and quite like the sound of your lunches

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    1. I am wondering about your last three, together, seperate? Never heard of baked beans on a sandwich before. I'd get in such a mess with that one!

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    2. Baked beans is one sandwich and vegemite and walnuts were eaten together in a sandwich - my mum used to make me both when I was a child. Baked beans are great in a sandwich - they actually aren't too messy as long as you don't put too many on them - sometimes I take a little tin of baked beans to work and some bread and make a sandwich with some and eat the rest cold. We also had it in jaffles or toasties sometimes - delicious

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  6. Oh YUM. I'm sure you've noticed I'm a little obsessed with both goat's cheese and avocado so this is my idea of heaven! Love it!

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    1. Me too Becca. We always seem to like the same things :)

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  7. Hi Jac, I know what you mean. I also got sandwich fatigue recently and have started taking in lettuce wraps and rice paper rolls. They are great for fast days and very vegetarian friendly - I make low fat stuff taste super good with strong spicy dressings (chilli, agave syrup, lime, mint, coriander and ground peanut for example).

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    1. That sounds great Nazima, maybe I need to try those too|

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  8. oh these creamy cheese sandwiches look so fresh...surely going to be one of our favorite ones to have especially during summers...it looks beautiful...our all time favorite just has to be peanut butter and banana sandwiches,yum...tastes blissful :-)

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    1. Peanut butter and banana is a great combination. I'm with you there!

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  9. Love this combination of flavors - my kind of sandwich!!

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  10. I have been looking at the picture for this sandwich for like 10 mins. All I want to do is bury my face in it. Seriously. Yum

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  11. i love hummus, but any avocado spread is pretty hard to resist! this sandwich is lovely. :)

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I love reading comments, so thank you for taking the time to leave one. Unfortunately, I'm bombarded with spam, so I've turned on comment moderation. I'll publish your comments as soon as I can and respond to them. Don't panic, they will disappear when you hit publish. Jac x