LuAnn's Family Favorites Recipes

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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Yield: 4 to 6 sandwiches


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.


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

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