Elevate your lunch game with our Green Goddess Sandwich, a vibrant and flavorful creation that celebrates the freshness of greens and herbs. This sandwich is packed with a creamy and herbaceous Green Goddess spread that’s the star of the show.
In this article, we’ll guide you through crafting this delicious and nutritious sandwich that’s perfect for a quick and satisfying meal. Let’s get started!
Green Goddess Spread
- 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt (or dairy-free alternative for a vegan version)
- 1/4 cup of fresh basil leaves
- 1/4 cup of fresh parsley leaves
- 1/4 cup of fresh cilantro leaves
- 1 green onion, chopped
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- Juice of 1/2 lemon
- 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise (or vegan mayo)
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
For the Sandwich
- 4 slices of whole-grain bread (or your choice of bread)
- 1 cup of fresh spinach leaves
- 1 cup of mixed greens (e.g., arugula, kale, or lettuce)
- 1 ripe avocado, sliced
- 1 cucumber, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup of alfalfa sprouts (optional)
- 1/4 cup of sunflower seeds (or your favorite seeds/nuts)
Steps to Make
In a blender or food processor, combine the Greek yogurt, fresh basil leaves, fresh parsley leaves, fresh cilantro leaves, chopped green onion, minced garlic, lemon juice, mayonnaise (or vegan mayo), salt, and black pepper.
Blend until the mixture is smooth and the herbs are finely chopped. Adjust the seasoning to your taste and set aside.
Lay out the four slices of whole-grain bread.
On two of the slices, spread a generous layer of the Green Goddess spread, covering the bread evenly.
On the other two slices, layer fresh spinach leaves, mixed greens, avocado slices, cucumber slices, and alfalfa sprouts (if using).
Carefully place the prepared slices on top of the ones with the Green Goddess spread, creating two sandwich halves.
Press the halves together gently.
If desired, sprinkle sunflower seeds (or your preferred seeds/nuts) over the top of the sandwich for added crunch.
Slice your Green Goddess Sandwich in half or enjoy it as a whole.
Serve immediately and savor the fresh and creamy flavors!
In conclusion, our Green Goddess Sandwich is a delightful and nutritious meal that combines the goodness of greens, herbs, and a creamy spread. It’s a perfect choice for a quick and satisfying lunch that celebrates the flavors of nature.
Can I make the Green Goddess spread in advance and store it?
Yes, you can prepare the Green Goddess spread ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for up to a few days. Give it a good stir before using.
Can I add protein to this sandwich?
Absolutely! You can add your favorite protein sources such as grilled chicken, tofu, or tempeh to make it heartier.
What other bread options can I use?
Feel free to use your favorite bread, such as whole wheat, multigrain, sourdough, or a gluten-free option if needed.
Can I customize the sandwich with different veggies?
Yes, you can customize your Green Goddess Sandwich with any veggies you enjoy. Try adding sliced tomatoes, bell peppers, or even roasted vegetables for variety.
Is there a way to make this sandwich vegan?
Yes, you can make this sandwich entirely vegan by using dairy-free yogurt, vegan mayo, and skipping the feta cheese (if using).