Yam and Avocado Sandwich

2012-08-26
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  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 15m
  • Ready In : 25m

A few years ago I worked at a restaurant in Sacramento, CA called Sugar Plum Vegan and they had a sandwich similar to this one. I ¬†couldn’t recreate it exactly because I don’t really remember how they made it (and it would be a little rude), but this is the best I could come up with, and I have to admit, it was pretty darn amazing!

Ingredients

  • 1 medium-small yam, peeled
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1/2 medium red onion, sliced
  • 3 small cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • romaine lettuce or sprouts
  • 2 loafs of ciabatta bread (any bread will work though)

Method

Step 1

Slice yam length-wise at about 1/2 inch width. Fill medium size pot half way with water and bring to a boil. Add yam and boil for 5-7 minutes, until you smoothly stick a fork through yam. Once yam is tender, drain and set aside.

Step 2

In a medium size pan, saute olive oil, red onion and garlic until onion becomes translucent. Add the yam and mix so it can absorb the onion and garlic flavor. Let cook for 1-2 minutes.

Step 3

While I saute the onion and garlic, I also like to throw the bread in the toaster oven for a few minutes, which it totally based on your preference.

Step 4

Cut the loaf in half length-wise (I cut it like they do at a sandwich shop, not going all the way through), add yam, avocado, red onion and garlic, tomato and lettuce. You can also add any wet ingredients (mustard, mild hummus, etc). The sandwich is pretty huge, so I cut mine in half and shared with my boyfriend. Enjoy!

"They say you are what you eat, so I strive to be healthy. My goal in life is not to be rich or wealthy, 'Cause true wealth comes from good health and wise ways... we got to start taking better care of ourselves " - Dead Prez

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Recipe Comments

  1. posted by Holly on August 29, 2012

    This is DELICIOUS! The sweetness of the yam is complimented with the saltiness of the onion and garlic. This could also work as a wrap or pita. So good!

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  2. posted by MarieRoxanne on June 11, 2013

    And I am not sharing! LOL
    Will be making this when I get yams next week, the rest are staples in my home so don’t have to put those on my grocery list!

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  3. posted by Tanysha on March 22, 2014

    Does the yam stay in its form? Or do you mash it to mix it with the onions? It’s not quite clear…

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