Green Goddess Sandwich {Gluten Free, Vegan Friendly}


 Usually during the day for lunch I have a smoothie of sorts but lately with my mileage increasing due to half marathon training, I need something to keep me more satisfied. I am not a big fan of deli meat and I don’t often have fresh cooked meat available so often times I end up making a veggie sandwich of sorts.

I will admit that this one is a bit fancier than what I normally throw together but if you have these ingredients available to you- I highly recommend making this gorgeously green sandwich. 

Healthy and nutritious Green Goddess Sandwich {Gluten Free & Vegan Friendly}

This also happens to be the perfect day to re-share this sandwich that I originally posted about back in January of 2015 since today is National Pack Your Lunch Day!

I choose to eat it without any dressing mostly out of pure laziness but it would taste delicious with a drizzle of olive oil, squirt of lemon and a dash of pepper. 

Healthy and nutritious Green Goddess Sandwich {Gluten Free & Vegan Friendly}

Healthy and nutritious Green Goddess Sandwich {Gluten Free & Vegan Friendly}

 

Healthy and nutritious Green Goddess Sandwich {Gluten Free & Vegan Friendly}

Doesn’t it look so pretty? It was almost too gorgeous to eat but I did and it was SCRUMPTIOUS! If you wanted to make it vegan you could eliminate the mozzarella/find a vegan version, replace it with some hummus or even some tofu if that’s how you roll!


Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 pieces of gluten free bread, lightly toasted (I used Udi’s)
  • 2 leaves of hydroponic Boston Lettuce
  • 6 slices of seedless cucumber
  • 1 piece of fresh mozzarella cheese or vegan alternative
  • 1/4 cup (or handful) of Clover Sprouts
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced
  • olive oil, lemon & pepper for dressing (optional) 

Directions:

  1. Assemble the sandwich by placing cheese on one side and topping with cucumbers. 
  2. On the other side place leaves then top with avocado, sprouts and dressing if desired. 
  3. Place sandwich halves together and enjoy! :) 
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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!

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59 Comments

Susie @ SuzLyfe
Reply January 26, 2015

Green goddess dressing from The Melting Pot might be one of my favorite things of all all time. Seriously. Also maybe one of the worst things for you of all time. This is a green goddess of a different variety, but she looks like a nice lady indeed :D
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    aelicatese
    Reply January 26, 2015

    I have never had the Green Goddess dressing at Melting Pot but I bet it is amazing! :P

Mary Beth Jackson
Reply January 26, 2015

looks like a yummy sandwich to me! you probably need that sandwich plus a small smoothie with all those miles! Happy Monday!
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    aelicatese
    Reply January 26, 2015

    Haha YES! You know I love my smoothies! :) Happy Monday to you too!

Bri
Reply January 26, 2015

Oh wow, that looks good. And so simple! Sad I can't have cheese :( What would be a good replacement for the cheese?
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    aelicatese
    Reply January 26, 2015

    I know- I rarely have cheese but every once in a while I crave mozz or goat cheese. I would say maybe some hummus or tofu if you like it.

Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner
Reply January 26, 2015

I love any sandwich with avocado! Yum!
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    aelicatese
    Reply January 26, 2015

    Me too ;)

Kristen @ A Mind Full Mom
Reply January 26, 2015

Such a simple sandwich but it looks so good and so fresh!
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    aelicatese
    Reply January 26, 2015

    It definitely tasted fresh and tasty! :)

Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
Reply January 26, 2015

This is my kind of sandwich. I think ALL sandwiches should have avocado in them though.
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    Reply January 26, 2015

    Me too! #AvocadoEverything ;)

Rachel
Reply January 26, 2015

How funny -- my go-to lunch is also a veggie sandwich! Yum!

    aelicatese
    Reply January 26, 2015

    So yummy! :)

Carrie A Groff
Reply January 26, 2015

Looks yummy! This would even be really yummy in an Ezekiel Sprouted Tortilla. Thanks for sharing!

    aelicatese
    Reply January 26, 2015

    OH MY, YES! That sounds fabulous!!!

Jess @hellotofit
Reply January 26, 2015

YUM, I want one right now! :P Sweet recipe :)
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    aelicatese
    Reply January 26, 2015

    Haha, thanks! Come on over...we can each have one for lunch ;)

Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Reply January 26, 2015

YUM! I love the avocado in this! I'll have to add it to my rotation.
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    aelicatese
    Reply January 26, 2015

    The avocado definitely makes it!

Cassandra @PoweredByBling
Reply January 26, 2015

This is spring on a sandwich! Makes me want to sit out on the deck with this sandwich and an iced tea.
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    Reply January 26, 2015

    YES! It is a lot like Spring- maybe some hopeful thinking on my part :P #BuriedinSnow

laura @ scribbles and sass
Reply January 26, 2015

oh my goodness, this looks so delicious. but seriously, anything with a layer of mozzarella is a winner in my books.
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    aelicatese
    Reply January 26, 2015

    Thank you! Mozz is awesome! I rarely eat dairy but when I do it's either mozz or goat cheese :P

Janelle @ Run With No Regrets
Reply January 26, 2015

Looks delicious! I have to admit I don't have any of that in my kitchen, except the avocado!
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    aelicatese
    Reply January 26, 2015

    It should be easy enough to find at most grocery stores. If mine carries it, yours should too! I live in the middle of no where :P

Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes
Reply January 26, 2015

It's amazing how fresh and healthy that sandwich looks, yum!
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    aelicatese
    Reply January 26, 2015

    It was so good! :D

Sarah
Reply January 26, 2015

Yum! You can never have too much green! Love avocado cheese sandwiches will all the greens!
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    aelicatese
    Reply January 26, 2015

    It was so good- tasted really fresh too :)

Ariana
Reply January 27, 2015

Girrrrrl you read my mind! I've had a hankerin' for a sandwich for soooo long now & this totally looks like it would fit the bill!!
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    aelicatese
    Reply January 27, 2015

    Haha well come on over and I'll make it for ya! :P

Farrah
Reply January 27, 2015

I love all the green, and avocado definitely makes everything in the world 13948x better. ;P There was this salad place I went to once that had an amazingggg Green Goddess dressing that I need to learn to recreate at some point in my life! :O I'd probably put some on this and munch away! <3
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    aelicatese
    Reply January 27, 2015

    Mmmm that does sound like a yummy addition! I need to learn how to make Green Goddess dressing too :)

Sandra Laflamme
Reply January 27, 2015

This sandwich looks so fresh and green. I makes me thing of summer. Anything with avocado on it is definitely on my list of must eats. Great recipe!
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    aelicatese
    Reply January 27, 2015

    Thank you! The avocado definitely makes it ;)

Becca @ The Earthlings Handbook
Reply January 27, 2015

I had no idea clover sprouts were possible or edible! I thought they were alfalfa sprouts in the pictures until I saw the caption. I'd certainly give them a try with those other ingredients.

If you made this sandwich without cheese, you'd want to use a dressing with some fat in it so that you can absorb the vitamins from the lettuce--they are fat-soluble.
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    aelicatese
    Reply January 27, 2015

    Awesome, thanks so much for the advice!!! I didn't intentionally pick out clover sprouts but when I picked them up that is what the label said :)

Jennifer @ A Hungry Runner
Reply January 28, 2015

This looks absolutely fabulous and definitely right up my alley! Can never go wrong with avocado and seedless cucumber. Yum!! I might even add a little cayenne to give it a kick. :)

I've never tried Udi's bread but I've looked at it a few times. I wasn't sure how it would be since it's frozen. So, it doesn't get soggy? Certainly doesn't look like it from the picture!

    aelicatese
    Reply January 28, 2015

    Thank you! The combo of avocado and cucumber is quite delicious! I always toast the Udi's either lightly (for something like this) or a little more brown for something like toast. It is honestly the best brand that I've tried!

Kyra @ Vie De La Vegan
Reply January 28, 2015

Yum, I love veg sandwiches! Yours looks delicious - similar to what I make for quick lunches too :)
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    aelicatese
    Reply January 28, 2015

    It is perfect for a quick lunch! :)

Lean Lena
Reply January 28, 2015

That is a one gorgeous sandwich! Thanks so much for linking up with Tasty Tuesday this week :)
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    Reply January 28, 2015

    Thank you for hosting!

Sarah @ Bucket List Tummy
Reply March 10, 2017

This sandwich looks pretty epic, especially with that thick Udi's bread!

jennifer
Reply March 10, 2017

I don't know if I've ever specifically seen CLOVER sprouts, I need to pay more attention! However, I can't wait until pea shoots start making their spring appearance!!!

Jen
Reply March 10, 2017

Mmmm, looks so good. I love avocado & cucumber combo!

Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner
Reply March 10, 2017

A delicious combo!!
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Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Reply March 10, 2017

Give me all the green stuff and no one gets hurt! :-)

Nicole @ Fitful Focus
Reply March 10, 2017

I could be down for this. I'm down for anything with avocado really.

Emily
Reply March 10, 2017

Fresh mozzarella is such a soft delightful cheese; I've had it a couple times. I also really like provolone. :)

Patricia @Sweet and Strong
Reply March 10, 2017

Yum I love all the green! I have recently discovered how awesome boston lettuce is, I love using it for wraps.

Vicky Cristina
Reply March 10, 2017

it looks just all green haha. I'm on a diet and have to cut down all protein. This recipe is quickly done, so I'll try it tomorrow
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Juanita
Reply March 10, 2017

This looks absolutely delicious.It looks so simple. This will make a wonderful summer meal.
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Hope
Reply March 10, 2017

This looks so fresh and full of yummy goodness! And so quick and easy too :)

Farrah
Reply March 12, 2017

That sandwich looks soo, so good! :D Avocado makes everything extra amazing! <3!

vicki
Reply March 13, 2017

This sandwich looks great... Love avocado on my sandwiches, and I haven't had sprouts in what feels like forever!

Abby @BackatSquareZero
Reply March 16, 2017

Looks fabulous/

kimmythevegan
Reply March 16, 2017

What a great looking sandwich. So vibrant!
I'm training for a half marathon right now too, and smoothies are more of a snack as I'm craving more sustenance. This looks perfect!

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