Green Goddess Sandwiches

Green Goddess Sandwich

Do you get bored with sandwiches too? I get so fed up with sandwiches, always faced with the same old fillings. This sandwich is different, a class above, a ‘Gosh, I really must have one of those again’ kind of sandwich, the kind of sandwich which would feature in your dreams!

Even D who eats everything except fish and would normally head for cheese in his sandwich declared it delicious – high praise indeed! Basically it’s not much more than a layering of green and herby ingredients, but the icing on the cake (or should I say the spread in the sandwich!) is the basil mayo, which adds a punch of flavour to those fresh green ingredients. Although a quick word of warning, I’ve enjoyed these so much I have them all the time now!

Green Goddess Sandwich (dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, soya-free, sesame-free, vegetarian and vegan)

constructing a Green Goddess Sandwich

you will need:

  • wholewheat bread
  • salad leaves such as little gem
  • parsley leaves
  • garden cress
  • spring onions
  • gherkins
  • cucumber
  • avocado

for the basil mayo: [serves 2]

  • 3 tbsp egg-free mayo
  • Handful of fresh basil
  • Dash of vinegar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

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To layer in the sandwich, in order from top to bottom:

  • Whole wheat bread
  • Basil mayo
  • Grind of black pepper
  • Salad leaves
  • Garden cress
  • Parsley leaves
  • Sliced spring onions
  • Sliced gherkins
  • Sliced cucumber
  • Sliced avocado
  • Basil mayo
  • Whole wheat bread

Green Goddess Vegan sandwich

Pan Bagnat

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Pan Bagnat literally means ‘wet bread’ in the Occitan Language of the area surrounding Nice. It’s often misspelt ‘Pain’ Bagnat, as in the usual term for bread in French which is how I thought the spelling should be, but no, ‘pan’ is correct. As Provençal it gets, the flavours and textures will add a touch of rustic French charm to your picnic platters.This is definitely my kind of sandwich – marinated and fresh vegetables with added tang squished between crusty bread and let chill overnight.’Wet bread’ doesn’t sound too nice does it, but don’t be put off.

Generally a pan Bagnat will feature a sort of salade Nicoise in sandwich form, or cured meats and cheeses, probably tuna. But I reckon this all veggie version is tasty and traditional enough without. You can get super creative too – make a very large one, layer it up carefully inside, and then cut slices of it like a cake. it’s definitely got some ‘wow’.

Pan Bagnat (dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, sesame-free, vegetarian and vegan)

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Serves 2

  • 1 ciabatta (as crispy as possible)
  • 2 tbsp fresh green tapenade
  • A variety of antipasti vegetables – peppers, courgettes, mushrooms, aubergine or artichokes
  • 1 ripe tomato, sliced
  • Basil leaves, roughly torn
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Sprinkle of wine vinegar

– Split the ciabatta in half lengthwise
– Rip out some of the doughy middle, but do leave a little behind
– Spread the tapenade over both sides
– Layer on the antipasti vegetables (make sure they’ve been a little drained)

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– Next layer on the tomato slices and basil leaves
– Sprinkle with the vinegar and black pepper.
– Press on the top, wrap tightly in foil and leave in the fridge over night
– Cut in half and enjoy!

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The Ultimate Mexican Avocado Sandwich

This recipe uses my delicious avocado mayonnaise and propels a standard avocado sandwich to the realms of ‘ultimate’. I remember eating the most delicious sandwiches in Mexico, and this combination whisks you straight there with its bundles of fresh flavour. No other sandwich since has lived up to this one!

The Ultimate Mexican Avocado Sandwich (dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, soya-free, sesame-free, vegetarian and vegan)

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makes 1

  • 1 ciabatta roll
  • 1-2 tbsps avocado mayonnaise
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 cherry tomatoes/1 tomato, sliced
  • coriander
  • salad leaves
  • drizzle of fridge salsa, or any other salsa

– Build the sandwich with the ingredients listed above!

– Make sure to season well.

– Enjoy, with plenty of napkins!

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