These delicious vegetarian sandwiches are packed with so much protein! French green lentils, cucumber, avocado, and a walnutty herby ricotta cheese.
Hello friends! It’s time for another recipe for The Recipe Redux! This month, they asked us to create healthy, packable lunches. Lunches that are unique, and of course, good for you! So, of course I had to make some protein packed vegetarian sandwiches!
So…… enter the awesome french green lentil as a main sandwich ingredient. Add some Spring veggies, herbs, and some delicious cheese, and you’ve got the most awesome Spring green lentil sandwiches for lunch.
Mmmmmm……. lentils are my JAM! (Ahem…. the salad with lentils from last week.)
- 1/4 cup dried french green lentils
- 1/2 cup vegetable stock
- 1/4 cup ricotta cheese
- 1 Tbsp chopped fresh dill
- 1 Tbsp chopped fresh chives
- 1/8 cup roughly chopped walnuts
- 4 slices bread of your choice I used Dave's Killer 21 Whole Grains
- 1 small avocado pitted, peeled, and mashed with a fork
- 12-16 slices cucumber
- 2 small handfuls lettuce
- Salt and pepper
Rinse the lentils in a mesh sieve under cold water. Remove shriveled lentils and any debris or pebbles. Combine with the stock in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and cook for 20 minutes, or until lentils are tender, but still a bit al dente*. Strain through the strainer and set aside.
Meanwhile, stir together the ricotta with the dill, chives, and walnuts. Set aside.
Build your sandwich! Spread the ricotta evenly over 2 pieces of bread, and the mashed avocado evenly over the other 2 pieces of bread. Season the avocado generously with salt and pepper. Top the ricotta with the lentils**. Top with the cucumber, lettuce, and then close with the avocado bread.
*Keep an eye on the stock level. You may need to add more stock as the lentils cook.
**You may have more lentils than you need. Reserve for another use.
I definitely recommend wrapping this sandwich in parchment paper for packing. Those lentils can get EVERYWHERE!
Also, why not make a big batch of those delicious lentils and keep them in your fridge. Add them to salads, soups, or use them as a side dish!
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Hope you enjoy one of these babelicious sandwiches!
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