This sandwich will certainly appeal not only to vegetarians! The combination of toasted zucchini, slices of ripe avocado, and quite an original sauce of walnuts, olive oil, and cilantro, a little reminiscent of pesto, will not leave many fans of delicious and healthy food indifferent!
1. Choose Your Bread
Almost any bread is made from four simple ingredients: flour, water, salt, and yeast. Yeast is a microscopic fungus that helps bread rise. So the simplest kind of bread is really vegan.
But not every bread is made only from these basic ingredients. Some types of bread also contain additional ingredients, such as sweeteners or fats. And they can be made from animal ingredients.
Some bread recipes may also use eggs, milk, butter, or honey to give it a different taste and texture. So these types of bread are not vegan.
However, most of the bread, such as sandwiches, baguettes, sourdough, bagels, and pita bread, is vegan in most cases. If you are not sure, check the label or ask the seller for the ingredients.
2. Choose Your Spread
You can choose a large variety of different spreads and toppings for your sandwich, we suggest a vegetarian sandwich with green vegetables.
For 4 sandwiches you will need:
- 8 pieces of wholegrain, rye, or dark bread
- 2 ripe avocados
- 1 medium-sized zucchini (or vegetable marrow)
For the sauce:
- 1 bundle of cilantro
- 3 tbsp coarsely chopped walnuts
- olive oil
- freshly ground pepper
3. Add Cheese (Optional)
You can add cheese to your sandwich. Cheeses with these coagulants that are suitable for vegetarians are:
Milase – obtained by fermentation of non-genetically modified mushrooms
Chymogen – obtained by genetic engineering
Fromase – obtained by fermentation of a mold fungus
Maxilact – obtained from special strains of milk mushrooms
Suparen – obtained from the fungi Cryphonectria (Endothia) parasitica
Meito Microbial Rennet – obtained by fermentation and further drying of a vegetable food mushroom
CHY-MAX – obtained from Aspergillus fungi
Maxiren – obtained by fermentation of dairy yeast
Chymosin – obtained by fermentation of a special mold fungus (not to be confused with ordinary chymosin)
4. Pile On the Veggies!
You can substitute zucchini, avocado and vegetable marrow with any other vegetables that you prefer. Potatoes, carrots, radishes, celery, tomatoes, cucumbers, spinach, cabbage, broccoli will work well.
5. Top with Extras
Also, it would be a great idea to spice up your sandwich and add different toppings, such as seeds, herbs, different seasonings, red or black pepper.
- Finely chop the cilantro. Grind in a blender together with the nuts. Add salt and pour in a thin trickle of olive oil, continuing to grind everything with a blender. As soon as you achieve the desired consistency (the sauce can be as thick or liquid as desired), the sauce is ready. The sauce can also be supplemented with a small clove of garlic or a couple of basil leaves.
- Cut the zucchini into very thin rings. Heat olive oil or other vegetable oil well in a frying pan. Quickly fry the zucchini on both sides over high heat until soft. Transfer to a plate covered with paper towels. Then add salt and pepper. Instead of a regular frying pan, you can use a grill pan.
- Quickly fry the bread on both sides in a dry, well-heated frying pan. Remove the stone from the avocado, peel it and cut it into thin strips, lightly season with salt and pepper.
- Cover both slices of bread with sauce. Put layers of avocado, zucchini, and avocado on one slice, cover with a second slice, and press with the palm. Cut the resulting sandwich into 2 parts. Repeat the same with the remaining pieces of bread.
- Serve the sandwiches immediately after cooking.
Serving Size 4
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories 260