Two Peas and Their Pod

Edamame Avocado Salad Sandwich

I love working from home. Some people ask me if I get bored, but there isn’t time to be bored. I am so busy with the blog, freelance work, and of course our adorable baby. It is hard to find time during the day to take a break, but I try to treat myself to a lunch break every day. Caleb usually naps around noon, so it is my opportunity to make a tasty lunch and relax for a bit. Ok, I don’t really relax. I check emails, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and catch up on blog work. I consider it a break as long as good food is involved:)

My Smashed Chickpea & Avocado Salad Sandwich is one of my favorite lunches. I eat it at least twice a week. I thought it was time to change things up, so I created a new sandwich, an Edamame Avocado Salad Sandwich. It is a good one folks! I really look forward to my “lunch break” when this sandwich is on the menu.

To make the sandwich, I put the edamame in the food processor and pressed pulse a few times. I don’t puree them completely because I want some texture to my sandwich. Next, scrape the edamame into a bowl and added avocado, garlic, green onion, rice vinegar, fresh lime juice, cilantro, chili garlic sauce, and wasabi. Mix everything together and season with salt and pepper. That is it!

The sandwich has a similar texture to the chickpea version, but with a whole new ball park of flavors. The wasabi gives the sandwich a nice kick, but if you aren’t a wasabi fan, you can leave it out. I personally love it in this sandwich. I serve the Edamame Avocado Salad on Sesame Seed Bread with cucumber slices. The cucumber slices provide a pleasant crunch to the creamy salad.  If you aren’t a sandwich fan, no worries. The salad filling is also great as a dip. I love eating it with cut up veggies, rice crackers, or in a wrap.

If you like the Smashed Chickpea & Avocado Salad Sandwich, I am pretty sure you will love it’s sister sandwich. Spice up your lunch rotation and make this healthy Edamame Avocado Salad Sandwich today! Your lunch break will be your favorite part of the day if you have this sandwich in your hand.

Edamame Avocado Salad Sandwich

Yield: Enough salad filling for 4 sandwiches

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Bored with the same old sandwich? Give this easy and healthy Edamame Avocado Salad Sandwich a try!


1 cup frozen shelled edamame, thawed
1 ripe avocado, peeled and pitted
1 clove garlic, minced
2 green onions, chopped
2 teaspoons rice vinegar
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 teaspoon wasabi paste
Garlic chile paste, to taste (I use 1/8 teaspoon)
Salt and pepper, to taste
Bread slices (I use Sesame Seed or Whole Wheat Bread)
Cucumber slices, for serving, optional


1. Place edamame in a food processor or blender. Pulse a few times to chop up the edamame, you don't want a puree. Scrape the edamame into a medium bowl. Add the avocado and mash the edamame and avocado together with a fork.

2. Add in the garlic, green onions, rice vinegar, lime juice, cilantro, wasabi, and garlic chile paste. Stir until well combined. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Place salad filling on bread slices and top with cucumber slices. Serve.

Note-The salad is best eaten the day it is made. The salad filling can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 2 days, but it might turn slightly brown due to the avocado. Save the avocado pit and place it in the middle of the salad or add a little extra lime juice to prevent browning.

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61 Responses to “Edamame Avocado Salad Sandwich”

  1. Blog is the New Black — April 18, 2012 @ 5:15 am

    Mashed avocado is such a good replacement for mayo in sandwiches like this!

  2. Perfect in every way! Staying at home is never boring with kiddos :) They keep you on your toes!!

  3. Cassie — April 18, 2012 @ 7:29 am

    You have done it again, Maria. I have mixed avocado with about everything but edamame never crossed my mind. This sounds wonderful with the wasabi!

  4. I love the Smashed Chickpea & Avocado Sandwich, so I know that I will love this one, too. I cannot wait to try it.

  5. Lauren at Keep It Sweet — April 18, 2012 @ 7:38 am

    Love this twist! Looks like it is time to stock up on avocado:-)

  6. Mmmm this is great for lunches! Love it!

  7. Julia — April 18, 2012 @ 8:11 am

    Well now, how convenient that i have all these ingredients in my kitchen, right now! Looks tasty!

  8. Summer — April 18, 2012 @ 8:17 am

    Love all the flavors in this! A great healthy and tasty looking sandwich.

  9. Tanya Schroeder — April 18, 2012 @ 8:19 am

    Two of my most favorite foods. Ingredients I always have! Such a healthy sandwich.

  10. Cookbook Queen — April 18, 2012 @ 8:54 am

    Avocado is one of my favorites…I love how you always use it so creatively!! This looks like the perfect lunch :)

  11. Urvashee — April 18, 2012 @ 9:36 am

    Love avocado! Love edamame! What a great combo. I like the idea of giving it a little kick with wasabi too.

  12. Erica — April 18, 2012 @ 9:39 am

    YUM! You are so darn creative. Seriously- I wish we lived closer. We could do lunch breaks together every day!

  13. What a perfect lunch! Love all the green!

  14. Margarita — April 18, 2012 @ 9:48 am

    I like this green sandwich! I really need to get on buying some edamame.

  15. Yum! What a great sandwich! I will have to make it for lunch tomorrow!!

  16. Yes! I bet this is even better than the chickpea version. For some strange reason, I’m especially excited about the little green beans and the smooth green avocado. Doesn’t take much for me, I guess!

  17. Love the kick of wasabi paste in here! This is a great combo of flavors.

  18. Lauren — April 18, 2012 @ 10:06 am

    Loving this idea!! So smart and fresh!

  19. Mi Vida en un Dulce — April 18, 2012 @ 10:07 am

    This sandwich looks so fresh, I like avocado so much and it can be mixed with a lot of vegetables.

  20. Sweetsugarbelle — April 18, 2012 @ 10:11 am

    I cannot wait to try this!!! Bored?! Ha! We may just be the busiest bees on the planet!

  21. Averie @ Averie Cooks — April 18, 2012 @ 11:15 am

    Anyone who asks you if you’re “bored” at home….with a new baby, and a blog, and your freelance work doesn’t have any of those…just having a new baby, one is never bored :) Or if you are, it lasts 7 seconds til the baby needs you! :)

  22. Margaret @ Have A Good Run — April 18, 2012 @ 11:30 am

    I just got a ton of avocados (on sale! woo!) so I will definitely have to make this (and the chickpea/avocado!) sandwich VERY soon! Thanks for sharing – looks absolutely delicious!

  23. Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — April 18, 2012 @ 11:40 am

    Maria, What a gorgeous and healthy sandwich! I LOVE avocados in anything.

  24. Jeanine — April 18, 2012 @ 12:37 pm

    Yum! I loved the chickpea version and this one looks great too – I love the wasabi idea!

  25. antique engagement rings — April 18, 2012 @ 1:00 pm

    This looks amazing. I love anything with avocado in it!

  26. Heather (Heather's Dish) — April 18, 2012 @ 1:15 pm

    the greens are SO SO SO pretty! i really need to get back on the edamame train!

  27. Bev Weidner — April 18, 2012 @ 1:31 pm

    I am sooo diggin’ diggin’ diggin’!

  28. Sounds like a great sandwich. Going to have to pick up some edamame next time I am at the store. I love just about anything with avocados.

  29. I love how vibrant and nutritious this sandwich is! Yum! And the smashed chickpea and avocado sandwich also sounds great. Chickpeas are one of my favorite fiber-licious eats.

  30. susan — April 18, 2012 @ 3:24 pm

    i would so love this!

  31. martha — April 18, 2012 @ 4:07 pm

    Sounds wonderful! I am always looking for healthy sandwiches-will definitely try this one!

  32. Such a healthy green sandwich! Love it :)

  33. This does look good! Really good. I like the inclusion of cucumber for extra crunch! Yum.

  34. Joanne — April 18, 2012 @ 8:15 pm

    I would really really really try to put this dip on a sandwich…but if we’re being honest, most of it would end up on a spoon and then into my belly. Yum!

  35. Nicole {Sweet Peony} — April 18, 2012 @ 9:06 pm

    Yum! This looks like a fanstastically fresh sandwich!!

  36. Urban Wife — April 18, 2012 @ 9:38 pm

    Delicious! I love avocados and this is a great, new way to eat them.

  37. This looks so delicious and healthy! I really need to do a better job of sitting down to a proper lunch. So often I’m running around the kitchen so I just pick and nibble instead of having an actual meal. I’m sure a sandwich like this would be so much better!

  38. Diane {Created by Diane} — April 19, 2012 @ 1:49 am

    sounds delicious, I love avocado and edemame I’ll have to give it a try!

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  40. Marly — April 19, 2012 @ 9:38 am

    Great idea to add edemame to avocados. Glad to see you’re getting your “you” time too – that’s not always easy with little ones around!

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