Spicy Avocado and Pea Tea Sandwiches

These vegetarian sandwiches from F&W’s Ben Mims feature avocado two ways—mashed and in a chunky salad. Both are tossed with a tangy chile-herb dressing.

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  • Servings: 2 to 4


  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • Finely grated zest of 1/2 lime
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped mint, plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped tarragon, plus more for garnish
  • 1 red Thai chile, seeded and minced
  • 1/2 Hass avocado, diced
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 4 small slices of whole-grain bread
  • 2 tablespoons thawed frozen peas

How to make this recipe

  1. In a small bowl, whisk the canola oil with the lime zest and juice, the 1 teaspoon of mint,
    1/2 teaspoon of tarragon and the chile. Stir in the avocado, season with salt and pepper and let stand for 10 minutes.

  2. Mash one-third of the marinated avocado on the bread. Stir the peas into the remaining avocado and spoon on top of the sandwiches. Garnish with finely chopped mint and tarragon.

Contributed By Photo © Con Poulos Published February 2015

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