LuAnn's "Green Egg" (Egg and Avocado) Sandwiches

All these sandwiches (named from a “Dr. Seuss” classic) are missing is the “ham”! But, try them with fresh sliced tomatoes and corn or corn tortilla chips and you’ll agree with “Sam I Am,” “I LIKE THEM!”

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Sandwich Filling

  • 1 ripe avocado, pitted and scooped from the skin
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon or lime juice
  • 3 large hard-cooked eggs, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Dash garlic powder
  • 3 to 4 shakes of red pepper sauce or a pinch of cayenne pepper


  • Butter or margarine
  • 8 to 12 slices of whole grain bread


  1. In a small bowl (if serving later, choose one with an airtight lid), use a fork to mash the avocado. Stir in the lemon juice to prevent the avocado from turning dark.
  2. Add the remaining filling ingredients; stir to combine. Use immediately or cover and refrigerate until just before serving.
  3. Just before serving the sandwiches, spread a thin layer of butter on each bread slice.Top half of the slices buttered slices with a generous amount of the filling; cover with the remaining slices. Cut in half diagonally.
  4. Serve immediately.
  5. Delicious with fresh sliced tomatoes and and corn or corn tortilla chips.

Yield: 4 to 6 sandwiches

Recipe by LuAnn Bermeo, author of Amazing Meals I and II, a two-volume collection of family-approved, plant-based recipes.