Weekend brunch. ALC Sandwich

Simple weekend brunch with coffee.  My new Avocado-lettuce-cucumber sandwiches.

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Easy preparation, tastes so good and puts me back on my lounge sofa with coffee and my smartphone checking facebook pictures:)
Oh yeah, my kids loved them too. In fact, they had fun building their own sandwich:)
You should definitely try  them .

I used:
Slices of regular bread toasted lightly with oil
Cucumber roundels
Avocado slices
Leaves of boston lettuce
Some ketchup
Some pesto sauce from a tube
Salt n pepper


Just prepare and keep ready the above ingredients.
Start building your sandwich
Take the bottom piece of the bread and spread some pesto sauce .
Layer with a large leaf of lettuce .
Add the cucumbers and Avocado slices.
Sprinkle some salt and pepper. Squeeze some ketchup.
Close the sandwich with a top piece of bread also smeared with some pesto!!!

Green gram sprouts salad with Avocado

To start with, I made these sprouts at home. It is very simple really. Why to spend those bucks when you can make them right here at home. You don’t really have to stand in front of them and get your hands in there to actually “make” these sprouts.

With a little care the sprouts beautifully pop out from the mung beans all by themselves.

Thanks to my mom-in-law who taught me how to make them.

Soak the green grams in lots of water in a wide bowl, for almost a whole day. Then at night, drain all of the water from the bowl, leaving behind  a little , just enough to wet the green grams.

Cover the bowl and tuck it in for the night in a warm place(I always like use my oven) And, that is it!

The next morning you can see the beautiful white sprouts popping out. If you leave them there a little longer, the sprout grows longer.

Green gram sprouts are not new in my kitchen. I love them. I love the most South Indian version of it called the Usali, where the grams are pressure cooked and then tempered with green chillies and mustard seeds and topped of with coconut and lemon juice.

But when eating the raw sprouts became more and more popular, I started to make less and less of the cooked version.

Ever since I read this post, I have been wanting to make this salad. Specially since I love Avocados and I am always trying new ways to use them.

I have changed the recipe a bit to make it more “desi”, by adding a lot of finely chopped green chillies.

1 cup green gram sprouts

1 small onion finely chopped

1 tomato finely chopped

1 ripe avocado, cut into small cubes

salt, lemon juice

4 finely minced green chillies

Toss all of the ingredients in a bowl. Mix together and serve.