Make Ahead

Avocado and Cucumber Sandwiches

June 11, 2012
3 Ratings
  • Makes 6 to 7 sandwiches
Author Notes

This version of the classic chutney sandwich rocks. —Panfusine

Test Kitchen Notes

Panfusine's fusion of mint, cilantro, and avocado with a touch of honey and a kiss of lime is utterly heavenly. The soft filling, the crunch of thin cucumber slices, and the surprise of the cumin come together to create the quintessential summertime sandwich. I will be making this often, as I honestly can't get enough of it. Thank you for a lovely addition to my summer repertoire. —boulangere

What You'll Need
  • 1 large or 2 small ripe avocados
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1 jalapeño, deseeded and finely minced
  • 1 cup packed cilantro (just the leaves)
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 loaf white sandwich bread, sliced
  • Powdered cumin, toasted
  • 1 English cucumber, sliced paper-thin
  1. Combine avocado, mint, cilantro, lime , jalapeño and salt in a food processor to make a smooth spread. Adjust for salt, then refrigerate until needed.
  2. Spread the avocado 'butter' on two slices of bread, then add a layer or two of the cucumber. Sprinkle with toasted cumin and cover with the second slice of bread. Cut off the crusts off, then slice into three rectangles. Serve with afternoon tea.

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  • boulangere
  • Panfusine
  • fiveandspice
  • Pegeen
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8 Reviews

boulangere August 3, 2014
Panfusine, it was a joy to test your fabulous sandwiches. I utterly love the filling and all its perfect components. I will make it often and find new ways to serve it. Thank you so much.
Pegeen July 28, 2014
Delicious! I always think of the line from either the TV shows "Upstairs, Downstairs" or "Downton Abbey" that cucumbers should be sliced so thin, you can read the newspaper through them.
Panfusine July 31, 2014
Love the description.. I couldn't have said it better! Merrill Stubbs had a photograph of such a translucent cucumber slice somewhere on this site!
littleman July 7, 2014
The mint here is very nice.
Panfusine July 8, 2014
Thank you littleman!
Panfusine June 11, 2012
Thanks fiveandspice!
fiveandspice June 11, 2012
Oh YUM! I love making avocado and sweet potato sandwiches, and I love beets and avocados in salads, and this is like the best of both worlds!
Panfusine June 11, 2012
Thanks fiveandspice!