Raw Cucumber Sandwich with Avocado and Spinach Sauce #SundaySupper

Let’s talk St. Patrick’s Day – this is truly one of my top three favorite holidays. There’s something so magical about the leprechaun’s and fairies that come to visit our house. The magic that is put in the air. Last year we decorated a big rock green and painting little leprechaun feet, like they magically walked on our rock. It stays in front of our house for good luck. We also played a “magical” game where we had to find lucky numbered coins all throughout the house and it ended at a pot of gold. When you have kids, the magic just seems to come alive.

When I started this #SundaySupper dish, I initially was thinking GREEN, GREEN, GREEN! And what a better dish to have fresh vegetables for our Springtime #SundaySupper! As I prepared the dish, it didn’t turn out as “pretty” as I would like…but nevertheless, the taste of the avocado sauce is amazing and zesty! Did I accomplish green, holla! Those little leprechaun’s would be proud of this Mama ;)

Ingredients:

  • cucumber: sliced lengthwise into three portions
  • 1/2 green bell pepper: diced
  • carrot: little slices
  • spinach leaves: just a few to add
  • sprouts (optional)* PS I bought mine today – what do you know, expired. Check the dates!

Sauce:

  • avocado
  • 1/2 lemon
  • handful of parsley (cilantro would work great too, I just didn’t have any!)
  • 2 cloves of raw garlic
  • 1 – 1/2 cup of fresh spinach
  • salt and pepper

Steps for Sauce:

I actually combined everything in the Vitamix on low-speed until incorporated but I’m just learning the new appliance and it needed more of a liquid base…you can add more lemon like I did OR you can use a food processor! The goal is to incorporate all the ingredients. Add salt and pepper when you’re finished to taste!

Here’s the fun part! I was really thinking this was cute but as I looked at my sandwich, I thought, “crap, it’s just a salad!” LOL!!! Take it for what you will. The thing about eating raw foods, the focus becomes more on the presentation and the texture. You never want anything cut the same size, you always want to change things up to give it a different crunch/taste in your mouth. So, let’s get started on the layering fun!

Step 1: Cut the cucumber in three long pieces

Step 2: Add a layer of sauce

Step 3: Add bell pepper on top

Step 4: Add some shredded carrot

Step 5: Add a few pieces of spinach

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Step 6: REPEAT layers!

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Step 7: End with cucumber on top. (Add some extra sauce if you want!)

Cucumber Sandwich

See, in my mind this was the most amazing GREEN sandwich ever…then I cut it and realized it was a salad. Wah! Wah! If you know me, I totally laugh at myself… So just for fun, pick it up like a sandwich that it should be, take a picture and send it to me! I want to see your cucumber sandwich! If you look close enough, I think there’s a little leprechaun chillin in there. Go ahead, give it a look ;)

If I didn’t mention this, I will gloat about it now. I am hosting this week’s #SundaySupper and so happy to do so! We have an amazing, sweet, kind and fabulous team and I was very happy to do so! Be SURE to check out our fantastic #SundaySupper team and their dishes!

Green and Spring Dishes Menu Includes:

Breakfast

Apps, Bread, Salads, Soups and Dressings:

Main and Sides:

Desserts:

Beverages:

Please be sure you join us on Twitter throughout the day during #SundaySupper. We’ll be meeting up at 7:00 p.m. EST for our weekly #SundaySupper live chat where we’ll talk about our favorite Springtime recipes!

All you have to do is follow the #SundaySupper hashtag, or you can follow us throughTweetChat!

37 comments

  1. The Ninja Baker says:

    Yum!

    In addition to the healthy food I love, love, love the magic you’ve woven for yourself and your kids in your garden.

    Agreed about kids and holidays. I’ve never had kids but the best celebrations are those when my nieces and nephews have gathered =)

    • mamapoole says:

      Thanks! It’s one of those holidays that I can use my imagination to the fullest – it helps me too! lol Happy St. Patty’s Day!

  2. Bea says:

    What a cute sandwich salad :) Love all the green and flavors – perfect for spring.

    St. Patrick’s Day at your house sounds like a lot of fun. The Leprechauns at our house just lost some hair, and left their top hats for my kids :)

    Thank you so much for hosting, Amber.

  3. Nancy @ gottagetbaked says:

    Thanks for hosting this week, Amber! You’ve been fabulous. And what do you mean, your dish didn’t turn out pretty? It’s a feast for the eyes, with all that fresh, vibrant green. I can just imagine how delicious this tastes, and how good I’d feel about eating all those veggies! I love how magical you make the holidays for your kids. We all need to incorporate that into our lives, even as adults without kids. Happy Sunday Supper and St. Patty’s day, lady!

  4. Helene Dsouza I Masala Herb says:

    That’s for sure the greenest sandwich that I have ever seen! I can hear it calling my name. Would be perfect now when the heat will start killing my appetite in the high humidity. Usually I go for some salads but I never even thought of making a green sandwich. That’s going into my bucket list! Thank you for sharing. =)

  5. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom says:

    Wow, so healthy! Love this! Some days you just need to eat some raw greens and de-tox. Love this! And thank you so much for hosting yesterday! I’m sorry I missed the chat. . but we were in serious need of shopping for a new mattress! Thank you again, Amber!

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