Sunday, July 22, 2012

Meatless on Monday #2

This is a great recipe for those of us who grow our own sprouts!  Growing sprouts is SO MUCH EASIER than growing a full sized tomato or zucchini plant and you can do it in a house, with a mouse, on a train or in the rain...Especially for you apartment dwellers! 

Check out Back to the Basics for sprouting instructions.

Smashed White Bean and Avocado Club
Homegrown Mung Bean sprouts!
Adapted from Real Simple
4 servings

1  15-ounce cans white beans, rinsed and drained
1  tablespoons  extra-virgin olive oil
1/4  teaspoon  kosher salt
black pepper to taste
8  slices multigrain bread
1  small red onion, thinly sliced
1  cucumber, thinly sliced (peeled, if desired)
1  5-ounce container sprouts (such as alfalfa, radish, broccoli, mung bean or a combination)
**Or use homegrown sprouts**
avocados, pitted and thinly sliced

In a medium bowl, combine the beans, oil, salt, and pepper. Roughly mash the mixture with the back of a fork.

Place 4 of the bread slices on a work surface. Divide the mashed beans among them. Top with the onion, cucumber, sprouts, and avocado. 

 Here's where the recipe get's interesting.  You can complete the sandwich one of 3 ways.

1.  Top with remaining slices of bread (plain).
2.  Spread mayo or spicy mustard over remaining slices of bread.
3.  Eat open faced (only using 4 pieces of bread instead of 8).

Now, you have a delicious, nutritious meal using homegrown sprouts! (I was so excited to eat this amazing creation that I didn't take a picture.)  Enjoy!


  1. What a delicious looking veggie sandwich! Thanks for sharing on Marvelous Mondays!

    1. Thanks Julie! I wasn't so sure hubby would eat it but he asked for seconds.

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  3. This looks great and so healthy too! Following you via the Monday Mingle and would love a follow back! All the best,

  4. This looks great! And so healthy and low-fat! This is a much try, thanks for sharing!!!

  5. Exploring blogs via Bev's comment section. Ah, healthy food recipes! Will be back!

  6. Wow! That sounds awesome! I've been trying to move our family to more plant-based diet, so this is a timely post for me. Thanks for linking up with the Weekend Blog Walk! New follower! ;)

  7. Ooh yumm, this sounds great! Thanks so much for sharing this at The Fun In Functional!

  8. Mmm, I LOVE mashed white beans! I usually just eat them on their own with a little oil and salt and pepper, but never thought to use them in a sandwich. This looks delish! Thanks for sharing at Tiny Tip Tuesday :)

  9. What a great idea! Thanks so much for linking up at Mealtime Monday! Can't wait to see what you link up tonight!


  10. MmMM - that sandwich looks so good. Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime's TIOT party!!

  11. Thanks for linking this up at Meatless Monday hop!

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  13. Hi Mary,
    Thank you so much for sharing this healthy and delicious Smashed White Bean and Avocado Club recipe on the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Blog Hop! What a creative idea!


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