Spicy Avocado and Pea Tea Sandwiches

Serving Size: 4
Total Time:

These vegetarian sandwiches from F&W’s Ben Mims feature avocado two ways—mashed and in a chunky salad. Both are tossed with a tangy chile-herb dressing.


  • 2 Tbsp canola oil
  • 4 small slices of whole-grain bread
  • pepper
  • salt
  • 0.5 Hass avocado, diced
  • 1 red Thai chile, seeded and minced
  • 0.5 tsp finely chopped tarragon, plus more for garnish
  • 1 tsp finely chopped mint, plus more for garnish
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • finely grated zest of 1/2 lime
  • 2 Tbsp thawed frozen peas


  1. In a small bowl, whisk the canola oil with the lime zest and juice, the 1 teaspoon of mint, 1/2 teaspoon of tarragon and the chile. Stir in the avocado, season with salt and pepper and let stand for 10 minutes.
  2. Mash one-third of the marinated avocado on the bread. Stir the peas into the remaining avocado and spoon on top of the sandwiches. Garnish with finely chopped mint and tarragon.

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Recipe Credit: Ben Mims
Image Credit: Con Poulos