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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Garden Fresh Tomato & Spouts Sandwich

Made With Home Grow Tomatoes And Sprouts


Years ago I found this sandwich at a wonderful little heath food  store.  We would frequently shop  and eat at this little place,   had to be  in the early to middle 70's. The store  was locate in our old neighborhood,  being the San Fernando valley.The place was called "Follow Your Heart" I don't know if   the store is even still there. The  store  had a food counter where you could order  sandwiches and other foods to go. The sandwich featured here was  the store's all time customer favorite.  I  have been making this sandwich for years since that time.The  store used bread that can only be described as  a thick; rustic, wheat nutty tasting  bread. That they would  layered with a thick slice of cream cheese,   then sprinkled with sunflower seeds, alfalfa sprouts, avocado  and top off  with a giant fresh  beef steak tomato. then sandwiched with another slice of  that  amazing tasting  bread,which had to be homemade. The bread I use when making  this sandwich is called  sprout bread,I get  mine from Trader Jo's. Sprout  bread  seems to have a very similar taste and texture  as  the bread used at the health food store, but any thick rustic brown bread should work fine when making this sandwich. 

This recipe will make 4 sandwiches :

1 large ripe tomato
1 large ripe avocado
1 package alfalfa sprouts or sprout bread 
1 small package of sunflower seeds (salt or unsalted)
1 package of cream cheese
salt to taste 
8 slices of brown crusty bread  

Layer 1 slice of bread with about 1/2 inch of cream cheese; spread.
next sprinkle on about a tablespoon of sunflower seeds
layer that with your alfalfa sprouts, ( i f your using sprout bread skip this step).
Next layer on about 3 slices of avocado . Top that with a very large tomato slice, and do not forget to sprinkle the tomato  with a little salt. Close the sandwich with another slice of bread. You may want to spread the top slice of bread with just a little mayo, just to hold the sandwich together.
serve and enjoy!


The shop sold many kinds of healthy treats that you could get at the counter and order to go. I remember the shop had an amazing sandwich, as it is the perfect blend of salty, creamy, tangy and nutty. I don’t know The exact name of the sandwich, but it was a favorite of customers. Since then, I’ve been recreating it to the best of my ability. The store’s secret was using a thick, rustic what bread which gave It that nutty taste. Then there was a heaping layer of cream cheese, on top of that were sunflower seeds sprinkled perfectly, then alfalfa sprouts, and on top of that was a giant fresh, beef steak tomato, and then another slice of amazing bread, which I think was homemade. When I recreate this at home I use Sprout bread to give it a similar taste. You can find the bread and most ingredients at Trader Joe’s or similar health food stores. I think I fell In love with this Tempting treat, because it is an interesting mix of tanginess from the tomatoes, creaminess from the cream cheese and the nuttiness from the sunflower seeds. This is a very healthy sandwich loaded with wonderful antioxidants in the sunflower seeds and in the bread due to it being sprouted. I hope you indulge in this feast for the senses and love it. Remember it’s easy to make

4 comments:

  1. My favourite! Hopefully we'll get tomatoes soon! Dropping by live it up blog hop. Have a nice week!

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  2. G'day! Love the simplicity!
    Viewed as part of the #GetHimFed Fridays {No. 37} Party!
    Cheers! Joanne

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    1. Thank You! +Joanne +simplycalledfood

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  3. Hi Deanna,
    What a hearty and delicious sandwich! Thank you for sharing this garden fresh sandwich recipe with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop! I appreciate it!

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