Back to Bento: Avocado & Hummus Sandwich


I have been using my bento for lunch just about every day.  My go to sandwich so far (and I must tell you, I’m not a big sandwich fan) has been my ACH Sandwich: Avocado, Cucumber, & Hummus.  I based it on this recipe from Real Simple — I was actually going to make the white bean spread, until I had to use half of my can of beans for something else, and didn’t think I’d have enough to make the recipe.  Then I spied the hummus in the fridge, and substituted it, and a star was born.

I usually put it on some French or Italian bread (I know I should go whole wheat, but I’m Italian!).  It has real staying power, meaning I am not hungry until dinner.  According to Wikipedia a trusted internet source, the hummus acts as a complete protein because it is on bread, and the hummus and the avocado are both good sources of monounsaturated fat (the good kind of fat), and fiber (all kidding aside, I also checked Livestrong and some other sites, so there are very real benefits to eating these superfoods).  The cucumber just adds crunch to what would otherwise be a pretty mushy sandwich (cucumbers go in the middle to avoid making the bread soggy, by the way).

The hardest part?  Slicing the avocado.  It’s a pain — if anyone has a solution to that, please, PLEASE let me know in the comments.  My experience has not been pretty…


5 thoughts on “Back to Bento: Avocado & Hummus Sandwich

  1. Do you mean cutting the avocado and getting the seed out? Or making slices… I never have a problem, I cut the skin off first then up-end it onto a cutting board.

    Anyway, bento! You like bento! I like bento! Let’s like bento together! Yay bento!

    I love love love justbento and justhungry. I’ve been making a bento almost every day for the past four years. I used to do elaborate lunches for my NT step-kids (because bento for kids with food aversion? yeah not so much), and all the other kids at school were so jealous 🙂

    • Hmm. I hadn’t thought of doing it that way, probably because I only use a half of an avocado at a time. I had another suggestion to mash up the avocado and spread it on… Time to play around a little.

      I do love bento. I don’t go all crazy with making it cute, but I like how it makes me think about what I’m going to eat, rather than eating what’s handy. I brag about my bento at work, too. 🙂

      • No I do cut it in half first. But the smushy thing is actually more yummy anyway, although it browns more quickly (add a drop of lemon juice).

        It’s so great for using up leftovers too, like before you’d have maybe a spoonful of something that would just get tossed out. Not with bento!

  2. I slice it in half with the skin on, pull the pit out, put the avocado flesh down on the cutting board and slice it with the skin still on. Then I peel the skin off each individual slice and voila! Helps especially if it’s fairly ripe.

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