Saturday, September 3, 2011

Smashed White Bean & Avocado Sandwich

I have a thing for avocado. An obsession and a never-ending yearning. I could eat it everyday. I have an entire pin board on pinterest devoted to avocados. If I just lost you, then you need to immediately go to and get with it! :) Through my pinning of avocado recipes I came across this recipe and I instantly fell in love. I went out right away and bought a can of white beans. I didn't have to buy avocados because they are always in my house. Always. 
This sandwich was awesome! The creamy salty white bean spread with fresh tomatoes, spinach, and velvety avocado was a delicious lunch for hubby and I. I modified the original recipe because after all, it is a sandwich and there are about 1 million variations of sandwiches. You can add or subtract whatever fresh veggies you have on hand or like to combine with avocados. Satisfying, heart healthy, and avocado in every bite. I don't need much more in life that what this sandwich has to offer. :)
Smashed White Bean & Avocado Sandwich
Modified From Real Simple Recipes
Printable Version
Makes 2 sandwiches (go to the link above for 4 sandwiches)
1 15 ounce can of white beans, rinsed and drained
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
4 slices multi-grain or wheat bread
1 avocado, sliced lengthwise
1 tomato, sliced
1 cup spinach 

In a bowl combine the beans, olive oil, salt and pepper. Roughly mash the mixture with the back of a fork. 
Place the slices of bread on a work surface. Top two slices with spinach and tomato slices. Spread the smashed white beans on the other two slices of bread and top with avocado slices. 
Place the two different slices together and slice each sandwich in half if desired.


  1. Yum! I'm with ya on the avocado obsession... Will be making this for an easy lunch, since we have to eat with the kiddos for the first week!

  2. This is fantatsic combination.White beans and avocado love each other and I love them both;)

  3. Yum, this looks awesome! Definitely going to try it!

  4. I don't normally like sandwiches but this one looks better than an average sandwich. Love the beans and avocado together.

  5. I LOVE this! I'm looking forward to including these in my brown bags lunches at work. The combination of beans and avocado is just fantastic.



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