Yam and Avocado Sandwich

BY : PUBLISHED : August 26th, 2012 UPDATED: August 18th, 2021

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!

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Yam and Avocado Sandwich

Toni Okamoto
I love combining different veggies to create different sandwiches to share.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 224 kcal
DIET Vegan


  • 1 medium yam, peeled
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1/2 medium red onion, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • romaine lettuce or sprouts
  • 2 loaves of ciabatta bread any bread will work though


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!


Calories: 224kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 3gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 18mgPotassium: 1202mgFiber: 8gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 475IUVitamin C: 29mgCalcium: 34mgIron: 1mg
Keyword avocado, bread, ciabatta, fillings, garlic, lettuce, panini, plant-based, plantbased, red onion, sandwich, sandwich filling, sugar plum vegan, sweet potato, tomato, vegan, vegetables, vegetarian, veggies, yam
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About Toni Okamoto

"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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