THE California Veggie Sandwich

Makes 4 sandwiches (and, like, lifelong friends) to take from the 210 to the 134 to the 405 to the 10.

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Ingredients

Pickles

2 cups Apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup Light brown sugar
1/4 cup Kosher salt
1 cup Shredded carrots
1/2 cup Sliced cucumbers
1 Sliced fresh chili, Anaheim or Jalapeño

Directions

  1. Bring vinegar, brown sugar, salt, and 2 cups water to a boil in a large saucepan. Place veggies (carrots, cucumber and sliced chilies) in large bowl, pour hot brine over vegetables. Cover and chill until cool.

Sandwich filling

2 Ripe avocados, halved
6 ounces Fresh goat cheese
8 Large romaine leaves, ribs removed
2 cups Alfalfa sprouts
8 slices Whole grain bread
1 Persian cucumber, thinly sliced
8 Radish, thinly sliced
  1. Scoop avocados into a small bowl; add 1 Tbsp. oil and lightly mash. Season with salt and pepper. In another bowl mash goat cheese with remaining 2 Tbsp. oil until spreadable, season with salt and pepper.

  2. Spread avocado mixture over 4 slices of bread. Arrange lettuce on top of avocado and give a good drizzle of dressing. Top with cucumber, sprouts, radishes and some drained pickles. Spread remaining 4 slices of bread with goat cheese and close sandwiches.
    Wrap in parchment and refrigerate until serving.

Dressing

1/4 cup Buttermilk
1/4 cup Greek yogurt
1/4 cup Mayonnaise
1 Tbsp Fresh lemon juice
6 Tbsps Olive oil, divided
some Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste
  1. Whisk buttermilk, yogurt, mayonnaise, lemon juice and 3 Tbsp. oil in a large bowl until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste.