Cook Time: 5 minutes.
This is one of the best sandwiches I have ever eaten, seriously. It’s full of flavor and I love that satisfying crisp texture of the cucumbers and onion. Super healthy and under 350 calories, this is great if you want a quick snack or as the main portion of a pleasant lunch. Absolutely delicious!
For 2 sandwiches you will need:
- 4 Slices of Bread * I used Ezekiel bread
- 2 Tb. Basil Pesto
- 2/3 Medium Avocado
- Salt + Pepper
- Red Onion (thinly sliced, to taste)
- Cucumber (12, thinly sliced rings)
- Roasted Red Pepper
- Fresh Collard Leaf (thinly sliced, 1 inch long strips) * Or any greens you like
- 2 Kalamata Olives
- 2 Tb. Balsamic Vinegar
In a small bowl, mash the avocado. Add a sprinkle of Salt + Pepper, to taste. Set aside.
Prepare the Collard Leaf + Red Onion + Cucumber. Set aside.
Toast the bread to your liking, then on one slice, spread 1 Tb. Pesto. On the other slice, spread half of the avocado mixture.
Assemble by adding the collard + red onion on the pesto side. Add the cucumber to the avocado side. Place one kalamata olive in the center of the cucumber and drizzle with 1 Tb. of balsamic vinegar. Add the roasted red pepper.
Organic Balsamic Vinegar
Did you know that balsamic vinegar was once used to treat wounds? Crazy, I know! It also keeps your immune system strong and fights cancer. It promotes fat loss and lowers cholesterol. It reduces the risk of hypertension and balances your blood sugar. It strengthens bones and improves digestion, and even can be used to treat acid reflux and heartburn. Who would have thought?
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