A hearty and healthy plant-based sandwich for back-to-school lunches

by | Aug 1, 2023 | Food and Recipes

Do your kids complain that the standard lunch options you serve are boring? Add this plant-based sandwich recipe that uses sprouted whole grain Silver Hills bread to your lunch lineup for a tasty alternative.

Swapping regular sandwich bread for a sprouted grain option, means more fibre, protein and minerals to keep kids powered up throughout the day.

Chickpea and Avocado Sandwich 

Prep time: 15 minutes
Makes: 4 sandwiches

Ingredients: 

  • 1 small or ½ medium red onion
  • 1 – 3 celery ribs, depending on size
  • 2 – 4 dill pickles, optional
  • 15.5 oz (435 g) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) vegan mayo
  • ¼ tsp (4 ml) garlic powder
  • salt, to taste
  • ground pepper, to taste
  • 8 slices Silver Hills Bakery’s The Big 16 sprouted whole grain bread
  • 2 large avocados, peeled and pitted
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) lemon juice
  • vegan pesto, to taste
  • 2 medium tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 3 jalapenos, seeded and sliced

Directions: 

  1. Mix red onion, celery and dill pickles in your food processor and pulse until ingredients are roughly chopped. Scrape down the sides as needed.
  2. Add chickpeas to food processor. Continue pulsing until ingredients are thoroughly combined. Again, scrape down the sides when necessary.
  3. Add vegan mayo, garlic powder and salt and pepper. Process until mixture is blended to a smooth and spreadable consistency. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
  4. Toast your sprouted bread slices.
  5. Combine avocados and lemon juice in a bowl. Mash and mix to desired consistency with a fork.
  6. Spread 2-3 tablespoons (30-45 ml) chickpea mousse on one slice and 1-2 tablespoons (15-30 ml) avocado mash to the other.
  7. Dress with jalapenos and tomato slices.

Tip: Any leftover filling will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about 5 to 6 days. Stir before serving.

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