White Bean and Avocado Sandwich

Hubby and I have been LOVING our CSA. It’s so fun each week to see what we’re going to get in our box. We’re still getting a lot of greens and HUGE heads of lettuce. As you can imagine, we’ve been eating a lot of salads, lettuce wraps, and these sandwiches.

It’s no surprise that we’ve both been enjoying this sandwich. Not only does it highlight some delicious fresh lettuce, but it also has avocado and sprouts. Probably two of my favorite sandwich toppings. Throw in some white bean puree and you’ve got yourself a delightful little sandwich!

You can customize this sandwich based on what you have on hand and what you prefer. Definitely follow Bridget’s suggestion to over-season the beans since they’re the only seasoning in the entire sandwich.

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White Bean and Avocado Sandwich

Yield: Serves 4


1 (15-ounce) can white beans, drained and rinsed
1 lemon
salt and pepper
8 slices hearty whole-grain sandwich bread, toasted
1 avocado, quartered, peeled, and sliced thin
a few leaves of leaf lettuce, torn into sandwich-sized pieces
alfalfa sprouts


In a food processor, puree the beans until theyโ€™re completely smooth. Season with lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste.

Thickly spread one side of each piece of bread with the bean mixture. Top four of the bread slices with slices of avocado and plenty of lettuce. Press some sprouts into the bean mixture on the other four slices of bread. Place the sprout-bread, sprout side down on the other piece of bread, slice the sandwich in half and enjoy.

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7 Responses to “Way to nerd that up…”

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    Kristina — April 11, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    Oh, if only there were a Trader Joes here *le sigh*
    This post made me lol (literally) because my husband’s in the process of getting an Aeronautical Engineering degree ๐Ÿ™‚

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    CB — April 11, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    OMG! thats freaking hilarious! Must show my other nerd friends…

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    Erin — April 11, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    Definitely showing “nerd” boyfriend this. He’ll probably run right over to Trader Joe’s after work. Great catch!

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    Sheltie Girl — April 13, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    This is too funny! I haven’t been to TJ’s in a while so I’ve missed the Avocado’s Magic Number. Great find and thanks for sharing!

    Sheltie Girl @ Gluten A Go Go

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    Lemon Tartlet — April 17, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    That is so cute! No fair there’s no TJ here!

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    gaga — April 17, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    Haha, that IS pretty darn nerdy. What a great find!

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    Yankee1969 — June 30, 2008 at 1:31 am

    My non-nerd g/f sent this to me to see if I’d understand the reference. I’m an EE, so I started laughing as soon as I saw the picture. ๐Ÿ™‚ Luckily, I’m used to her odd looks when I start chuckling over something geeky like that. ๐Ÿ™‚

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