Green Goddess Sandwich


This green goddess sandwich is a fresh and satisfying sandwich. The dressing packs a flavorful punch with capers and lemon juice. The cucumber and sprouts add nice crunch, and the seasoned avocado brings in the creaminess.

green goddess sandwich
Photo: Victor Protasio
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • ½ cup plain whole-milk strained yogurt, such as Greek-style

  • ½ cup chopped fresh parsley leaves

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon leaves

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

  • 1 tablespoon capers, rinsed and chopped

  • 1 clove garlic, grated

  • 1 ½ teaspoons grated lemon zest

  • ¼ cup lemon juice

  • 1 medium avocado, cut into 8 slices

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 4 slices hearty whole-wheat bread (1/2-inch)

  • 1 cup watercress or spinach, divided

  • 1 cup thinly sliced cucumber, divided

  • ½ cup alfalfa sprouts, divided


  1. Combine yogurt, parsley, tarragon, chives, capers, garlic, lemon zest and 2 tablespoons lemon juice in a medium bowl; whisk until well mixed.

  2. Sprinkle avocado evenly with salt and the remaining 2 tablespoons lemon juice.

  3. Spread 2 heaping tablespoons of the yogurt mixture on each bread slice. Top each of 2 bread slices with 1/2 cup watercress and cucumber, 4 slices avocado and 1/4 cup alfalfa sprouts. Top with the remaining 2 bread slices, spread-side down. Cut in half and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

387 Calories
20g Fat
44g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 387
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 11g 39%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 16g 32%
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Vitamin A 2207IU 44%
Vitamin C 56mg 62%
Vitamin E 3mg 18%
Folate 126mcg 32%
Vitamin K 328mcg 273%
Sodium 582mg 25%
Calcium 208mg 16%
Iron 4mg 22%
Magnesium 64mg 15%
Potassium 877mg 19%
Zinc 1mg 9%
Vitamin B12 1mcg 42%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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