Not all green are created equal. I run away from some green stuff, but there are some green foods that are visually appealing and delicious. This sandwich falls in the later, it taste as good as it looks and surprisingly delicious. I have to admit I was kind of hesitant to try this sandwich, my first thought was were will the taste come from? Will it not be bland? Will it not be dry? I guess the only way to find out is if I actually try it, and so I did. I was pretty surprised that I actually liked it, in fact this is one sandwich I intend to make again and again for meat free Monday.
What’s is Green Goddess Sandwich?
Green stuff, like all green vegetable that is suitable for making a sandwich. For my version, I used the following ingredient for my Green Goddess Sandwich
- Avocado – Use ripe avocado for a creamier base. Since this sandwich do not use any spread like mayonnaise, the mashed avocado will be the one holding the taste of the sandwich. You want s creamy mashed avocado.
- Mix Greens – spinach, aragula, romaine lettuce are good option. I wouldn’t suggest Kale as it is hard and dry.
- Cucumber – are great option to give a nice crunch to the sandwich. It also plenty of water in it so it makes the sandwich moist.
- Alfalfa Sprouts
How to Make Green Goddess Sandwich
Making a green Goddess sandwich is not different from making any other sandwiches. The main difference lies in the ingredients used to make the sandwich. As it is a vegetarian sandwich, only green vegetables are used. Mashed avocado should be the first layer as it acts as a replacement for mayonnaise, followed me by the mix greens, cucumber then alfalfa (if using). Adding egg is totally optional but highly recommend for additional protein and it also makes the sandwich taste better. 1 egg goes a long way in making this sandwich that’s great.
How To Hard Boiled Egg
Making a hard boiled egg is probably something that is not new to you. We all have done this but I just want to share some information that I find works all the time for me whenever I cook egg, regardless if it is soft boiled or hard boiled egg. Believe it or not, I’ve made complicated recipes and bake really difficult pastry dessert but I used to struggle when getting my hard boiled spot on every time. It drove me crazy and so I did some research to get the right cooking time to attain certain state of the egg. While doing my research, I realized what I was doing wrong why I am not getting the state that I want to. The problem was I put the egg in the water even before it boils and then I start the timer for 8 minutes, which ended up giving me a soft boiled egg when what I wanted was a hard boiled egg.
Tips to Perfect Hard Boiled Egg All The Time
- Depending on how many eggs You are cooking, fill the pan with water at least 1/2″ above the eggs, this ensure the eggs are fully submerge.
- Do not over crowd the pan
- So a very simple and important thing to remember is to bring the water to a boil first before adding the egg and once the egg is added, you can start the timer to get the state of the egg that you are aiming for.
- After you take out the egg, submerge the egg in a water with ice. This will immediately stop the cooking process.
- Here is an interesting information, if you want to be able to peel the egg easily specially if you are are making soft boiled egg, use an old egg (not expired just old). Old egg peels easily as compared to fresh eggs and this has something to do with the PH level of the egg as it age.
- For soft-boiled eggs: 4 minutes
- For medium soft-boiled eggs: 6 minutes
- For firm hard-boiled eggs: 8 – 9 minutes
Anything it between will give you slightly firm compared to the state mentioned above. If you intend to use the egg to make egg salad, spread or deviled egg, 8-9 minutes is my sweet spot. For eating the egg on its own, I like the 6 minutes texture as it is not too soft and runny but not too firm, that is what I did for the egg that I used here.
- 2 slices of Bread
- 1 ripe Avocado
- 1/8 tsp Salt
- 1/8 tsp Black Pepper
- 6 Slices Cucumber
- 2 hard boiled Egg
- 3 cups Water – for boiling egg
- Boil the Egg: Bring the water to a boil then add the eggs. Boil for 8 minutes and then remove and transfer in a bowl with cold water. make sure that the water is boiling before you add the egg. The 8 minutes cooking time starts when the water is boiling.
- Cut the avocado and remove the seed. Transfer in a bowl, add salt and pepper and mash with fork.
- Toast the bread, spread the mashed avocado. Later with mix greens, sliced cucumber alfalfa and sliced hard boiled egg.
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