Do you like olives? I used to HATE them. Yet somehow…slowly…over the past year or so I’ve grown to love them. Now I’m buying fresh tapenade from farmer’s markets and eating it by the spoonful! This simple, yet amazing sandwich was actually inspired by the Avo, Olives and Toms Baguette from Pret A Manager that I had in London last week. Brett and I went to London for a couple of days to visit his aunt and uncle and on my way back to Ireland I picked up a baguette from Pret, a popular chain restaurant all over the UK. Pret has so many vegan and vegetarian options and they are often labeled so you can find options easily. I spotted this sandwich on our way into London, but wasn’t hungry at the time. I kept thinking about it our entire trip (yeah, I’m that into olives right now) and was so excited to get my hands on it at the airport on my return trip home. It was the simplest concept, yet so satisfying. If olives aren’t your thing, then this sandwich won’t be for you. If, however, you do fancy olives, this tapenade and avocado sandwich will be the best thing to ever cross your lips.
What is Tapenade?
For those of you who don’t know, tapenade is a savory spread made from olives (usually black olives), capers and anchovies. Tapenade containing anchovies–a small type of fish–obviously isn’t vegan, but it is possible t0 find vegan versions of tapenade which don’t contain anchovies. I was even able to find some here in small Douglas, County Cork, Ireland!
I guess this post isn’t much of a recipe, but either way, I really hope you give this quick, simple and amazing sandwich a try. Get your hands on some quality bread and tapenade and you’ll be in sandwich heaven in just minutes. I picked up a loaf of rye and spelt wholemeal sourdough from the local farmer’s market here in Douglas and also found some anchovy-free tapenade. Paired with fresh arugula (which I also used to hate!) and juicy, sweet tomatoes, this sandwich is so satisfying and flavorful! I’ll be eating it daily this week until either my bread runs out or my tapenade runs out. Then you better believe I’ll be right back at the farmer’s market on Saturday to restock!
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And if you too are on a sandwich kick, be sure to check out some of my other favorite vegan sandwich ideas below!
Please let me know if you give this sandwich idea a try. If you like olives, you’ll definitely love this combination. Leave a comment down below letting me know if you tried it out! Also, be sure to rate the recipe and share it with others!
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- 2 slices of your favorite bread OR 1 baguette
- avocado, mashed
- tomato, sliced
- Toast your bread or baguette.
- Spread one slice of bread with tapenade and the other slice with mashed avocado.
- Add on some arugula and sliced tomato before sandwiching both pieces of bread together.