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Avocado and Cucumber Sandwiches

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June 11, 2012
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

  • Makes 6 to 7 sandwiches
Ingredients
  • 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
In This Recipe
Directions
  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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