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Fresh & Healthy Green Goodness Sandwich

A deliciously easy way to get your greens—with more substance than a salad—the Green Goodness sandwich is packed with healthy leafy greens and fresh flavour.  Think of this recipe as a satisfying, richly-textured Green Goddess salad sandwiched between two high-fibre slices of sprouted whole grain bread. The healthy just got healthier!

Layered with sprouts, avocado, fresh herbs, crisp lettuce, and a zesty, creamy vegan dressing, our Green Goodness sandwich makes for a fresh, herbaceous salad and sandwich combo you can hold in your hands. But this is no prim and tidy morsel. When your sandwich is stuffed to the brim with glorious green goodness, some of that lushness is sure to spill out! So embrace those healthy fillings, eat it over a plate—or better yet? Pull up a bowl of extra greens, call it a self-dressing side salad, and dive in.

This Green Goodness Sandwich might not appeal to veggie-skeptical children, but more adventurous kids will love the extra Green Goodness dressing as a delightfully zesty ranch-like dip for their favourite veggie snacks.

Ingredients:
For the Green Goodness dressing:
  • ¼ cup chives, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh leafy herbs, such as basil, parsley, or tarragon (we used 2 tablespoons chopped parsley + 6 basil leaves)
  • 1/2 lemon, zested and juiced (or 1 ½ – 2 Tbsp lemon juice)
  • ¼ cup non-dairy yogurt (plain/unflavoured, unsweetened)
  • ¼ cup vegan mayonnaise (we used Earth Island Vegenaise)
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
For the sandwich:
  • 4 slices Silver Hills Sprouted Power Bread (Little Big Bread or Multigrain (or your family’s favourite!))
  • 1 ripe avocado, thinly sliced (or mashed)
  • 1/2 round vegan mozzarella-style cheese, sliced ¼-inch thick (we used half a 226 g / 8 oz round of Miyoko’s Organic Cashew Milk Mozzarella-style cheese), (use 4 mozzarella-style slices if using pre-sliced vegan cheese)
  • 4 – 6 leaves butter lettuce, torn (or 2 handfuls fresh baby spinach leaves)
  • 2 cups sprouts (such as alfalfa, clover, or broccoli (or your favourite mix of smaller sprouts!)
  • ¼ English cucumber, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
Instructions:
For the Green Goodness dressing:
  1. In a blender or small food processor, combine chives, fresh herbs, mayonnaise, and non-dairy yogurt.
  2. Add lemon zest and juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. Process until smooth, and set aside.
For the sandwich:
  1. Wash and prepare lettuce and cucumber. In a medium-sized bowl, dress the cucumber slices and lettuce in lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper, tossing to coat.
  2. If desired, toast your bread lightly. Spread 1 tablespoon of Green Goodness dressing on each slice of bread. Top one side of each sandwich with half an avocado (sliced or mashed—whichever is easier!), and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Arrange mozzarella slices on top of the avocado, followed by lettuce and cucumber slices.
  4. Top with a generous handful of sprouts, close the sandwich, and enjoy!

Makes 2 sandwiches

Tips:
  • Any fresh, leafy green herb you like works here. Use what’s in-season from your backyard or balcony herb garden, what looks good at the farm market, or whatever is plentiful in the produce section for year-round enjoyment. (We don’t recommend woodier herbs like thyme or rosemary for this recipe). Can’t find chives? Use the green part of green onion instead!
  • Sprout your own sprouts. Want to learn how? It’s easy! Check out part 3 of our free Why Sprouted Handbook to find everything you need to know about sprouting at home. Sign up here to get yours!
  • Depending on how saucy you like your sandwiches, you may have extra Green Goodness dressing left. Save it in the fridge for another round of sandwiches, or use it as a salad dressing or a dip for veggies within 3 – 5 days.
  • Make the Green Goodness dressing thicker and more spreadable by using half the lemon juice and half the olive oil called for. Then up the lemony freshness by using the zest of the entire lemon.
  • In a rush? It won’t be the same without the Green Goodness dressing, but a sandwich stuffed with these fillings and dressed with (aka Follow Your Heart in the USA) and a little lemon juice would be mighty delicious!

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