Avocado, cucumber, goat cheese sandwich

This is a sponsored conversation written on behalf of Hass Avocado Board in partnership with the American Heart Association through Kitchen PLAY. All the opinions are my own. 

Lately I have been on a kick to make sandwiches. I have been using avocados most of the time to make spreads or add to salads but I have just discovered that they are great on sandwiches. I was so happy with the taste of this avocado, cucumber, goat cheese sandwich I made it 3 times on a row.

Avocado, cucumber, goat cheese sandwich

I have made it my mission to add more avocados into our diets. I love the fact that avocado contributes nearly 20 vitamins, minerals and beneficial plant compounds that can enhance the nutrient quality of the diet.

Also, avocados, which are a fruit although most people think of them as a vegetable, contain less than one gram of sugar per 1-ounce, the least amount of sugar per serving of any other fresh fruit.

Do you have a family member that suffers from heart disease? Avocados are a nutritional power house especially given that they contain naturally good monounsaturated fat and are cholesterol free. Naturally good fats are an important part of a healthy diet.

My family love avocados. Not matter how I prepare them they devour them at once so it was no surprise that they really enjoyed these avocado, cucumber, goat cheese sandwiches. I have packed these sandwiches for their lunches. It is one of the sandwiches they have been asking for most lately.

In October 2016, Hass Avocado Board (HAB) and the American Heart Association (AHA) announced its four-year strategic alliance to encourage Americans to eat the daily recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables, an endeavor that has the potential to limit deaths from cardiovascular diseases, stroke and diabetes.

February,  HAB and AHA are teaming up to host a recipe contest called Take Avocado to Heart. Make sure you enter.

  • February is American Heart Month. The contest will run February 9-27, 2017.
  • The official hashtag is #addavocado.
  • Consumers can enter recipes in the categories of appetizer, entrée and dessert.
  • Recipe entries much adhere to the AHA nutrition criteria.

There are many recipes you can try with avocados. I have an array of recipes in my blog that you can take a look at and get creative. There are many recipes for you to get inspired so make your own takes and enter the contest.

I hope you like this Avocado, cucumber, goat cheese sandwich. It is one of our favorite vegetarian sandwiches to date.

Enjoy!

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Avocado, cucumber, goat cheese sandwich

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 4 sandwiches

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 8 slices whole grain bread
  •  4 egg whites, optional
  • 2 oz goat cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 large cucumber, sliced (about 1 ¼ cup)
  • 2 fresh Hass avocados*, halved, pitted, peeled and sliced
  • 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup alfalfa sprouts
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper

Directions:

Spread the goat cheese evenly on all of the slices of bread. Take one of the slices of bread and top with cucumber and avocado slices. Drizzle fresh lemon juice over the avocado.

Add sprouts and season with black pepper.

Place the other piece of bread, goat cheese side down. Repeat with the other sandwiches. Serve immediately.

Nutrition facts include egg whites:

Nutrition Information Per Serving: Calories 360; Total Fat 19 g (Sat 3.5 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 3 g, Mono 12 g); Cholesterol 4 mg; Sodium 290 mg; Potassium 840 mg; Total Carbohydrate 34 g; Dietary Fiber 12 g; Sugars 5 g; Protein 14 g; Vitamin A 1540 IU; Vitamin C 18 mg; Calcium 100 mg; Iron 1 mg; Vitamin D 0 IU; Folate 165 mcg.

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24 comments

  1. Can’t find kale at this time of year…except the frozen one. Your pizza looks fantastic!

  2. This looks amazing and I love the combo! Do you make your own pizza dough and if so, do you freeze extra for later use?

  3. I love using fresh tomatoes on pizza! This pizza looks great!

  4. This looks fantastic. My type of food. Can’t wait to try.

  5. Hi,great pizza. You mention chicken in your first paragraph, is that part of this recipe?

  6. Looks awesome! Any tips to how to not let your pizza crust get soggy from the moisture of the tomatoes and kale? I’ve made pizza with fresh tomatoes and spinach and the moisture made my pizza crust so soggy!

    • Hey sorry for the delayed response. I have found that kale doesn’t make the pizza soggy at all. It kind of gets crunchy. The tomatoes is a different story. I think cutting the tomatoes into wedges instead of slices helps the pizza from getting that soggy or at least that is what I have noticed. They did generate some liquid but not so much to make the pizza soggy. Spinach is very watery so that is why I never use fresh spinach on pizza. If I do is frozen and I make sure I squeeze the liquid off before adding to the pizza. I hope this helps.

  7. I love love love these toppings! Want to make a pizza just like this soon.

  8. Myriam, I LOVE this recipe cause kale is my favourite green! I add kale in almost everything ;-)
    You pizza looks great and I also love your homemade pizza dough recipe!
    Have a wonderful day!

  9. Kale on pizza is the best, I love how it gets super crispy. The cheese combination is great too!

  10. I also see chicken in the second paragraph of the “directions” it says: “Place the chicken in a microwavable plate and microwave for 6-8 minutes or until almost cooked. It will get throughly cooked in the pizza don’t worry if you see some raw pieces. Shred the chicken and mix with 1/4 cup of the chipotle sauce. Set aside.” Just FYI :)

    Trying this recipe tonight… sounds delicious!

  11. This is on our menu for the week! I think your nutritional facts need to be adjusted, though, because with my calculations there are 11 g protein, 6 g fat, and 53 g carbs. I am using part-skim mozzerella, so that may be the fat difference. But other than that, I’m not changing much else. I’m excited to try this, though! Sounds yummy.

  12. Just realized I actually forgot to put the mozzarella into my calculation! That made the difference. Sorry about that!

  13. Can I make this without the pizza dough …. I can’t eat bread yet I had gastric sleeve surgery in jan
    Thanks

    • You could but I don’t know what you could use for the base. Maybe cauliflower crust pizza? I have never made that before though but you can search on google for a recipe :-)

  14. Hey Miryam! Loving all your recipes. :)

    I’ve really wanted to try making pizzas but haven’t been able to invest in a pizza stone. Do you think I could bake a pizza in a baking tray or is that not a possibility?

  15. Made this tonight, and my family loved it!  I did top it off with some fresh basil and reduced balsamic to add some sweetness with the sour from the goat’s milk.  It was a hit!  Thank you so much for sharing!

  16. Hi! Just wondering roughly how many slices equal one serving? Is it one slice?
    Sorry if this was already answered – I may have just missed it. This recipe looks delicious!

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