Saturday, September 18, 2010

Avocado & Tempeh Cheese Sandwich

It seems like "green" is the theme for my cuisine these days. This sandwich is a simple, delicious, vegetarian option that lends itself to interpretation based on the veggies and other toppings you have on hand.

This "recipe" uses tempeh right from the package. I love tempeh in all forms; I think it can be great sautéed but just as good un-cooked. In fact, I've found its straight-from-the-package form to be a lovely addition to the traditional PB&J! I know that it may be an acquired taste, but I particularly enjoy the nuttiness and bit of crunch it offers in its beany, protein- and fiber-packed little block!
The Edibles:
  • 2 slices of your favorite multi-grain braid
  • honey mustard
  • several slices of tempeh, sliced about 1/4 inch thick
  • 1/4 of an avocado, sliced
  • 1 wedge of Laughing Cow spreadable cheese
  • several basil leaves
  • salt and pepper, to taste
The Making:
  1. If you prefer, toast your bread. Spread one slice of bread (or toast) with honey mustard to your liking.
  2. Layer tempeh, avocado, cheese, and basil on the mustard slice. Sprinkle with fresh ground pepper and salt (or omit for a lower-sodium option).
  3. Top with second slice of bread, and dig in!

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