This is a very summery sandwich to me. Its bright, light, refreshing and surprisingly delicious!
I personally love beets! Most people around me in my life don’t care for them too much (I’m pretty sure they are just scared), but I cannot get enough of that delicious beautiful veg. Not only are they yummy but they are slam packed with nutrients, antioxidants, electrolytes and dietary nitrates.
They also have a long list of health benefits, some including:
So, beets are pretty much nature’s perfect food. Not to mention they are beyond beautiful! I happen to LOVE drawing, doodling, and painting beets! I think it’s just the rich complementary colors that make them so stunning and fun to illustrate.
Left uncooked, beets are not only crunchy and refreshing but also surprisingly substantial, making a satisfying base for this sandwich. The sprouts are a bitter counterpoint, the grapefruit is sweet and juicy and the avocado adds the much needed element of richness.
This sandwich is filled with all the goods!
For this recipe I used the bread that I had on hand, which happens to be the kind of bread I pretty much always have. Ezekiel 4:9 sprouted grain breads, I tend to buy the sesame, but I will switch it up sometimes. For this sandwich I used the sesame bread and I toasted it – giving the sandwich a bit more texture.
The sandwich is very easy to assemble, and you may get your hands a bit dirty preparing the beets. But hey! food is supposed to be fun, so don’t be afraid to get a little dirty.