Edamame Avocado Salad Sandwich

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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

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

Prep Time
15 minutes
Total Time
15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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. 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.
  3. 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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I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. 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!

  2. 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! 🙂

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. I finally tried the chickpea and avocado sandwich this week and now am truly excited for its sister sandwich! I can only imagine this to be just as good…a perfect work from home lunch break 🙂

  7. The filling sounds delicious, but this is not a gluten-free meal. Bread is pretty much the bane of my allergic-to-gluten existence.

    1. It is gluten-free if you use gluten-free bread. You can also use the filling as a dip to serve with veggies, gluten free crackers, etc.

  8. This is delicious! I also added a leaf of kale and I ate it as two ”toasts” instead of one sandwich for extra taste.
    Thank you for the recipe 🙂

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