Have you ever woken up and thought that something is missing in your life? Something that gets you up out of your bed and makes you excited to take on the day while also being filling, flavourful and delicious? Then you’re probably looking for this avocado bagel sandwich!
Made with avocado, tofu scramble, cheese, fresh greens, and a couple of slices of tomato wrapped in an everything bagel (or any bagel flavor of your choosing), this sandwich is a vegetarian’s dream come true.
The trick to this avocado bagel sandwich is to find the freshest avocados. This will give your bagel the most flavor. The best way to choose the avocado is to check the stem of the avocado. When you remove the stem and see that the inside of the avocado is green, that’s when you know it’s fresh.
A little bit of seasoning goes a long way in this recipe. Adding a pinch of salt and pepper to your avocados, tomatoes, and tofu scramble will bring out the freshness of all these ingredients and enhance the overall flavor.
What You Need To Make an Avocado Bagel Sandwich
Many of these ingredients will require a trip to the grocery store. The avocados, micro-greens, tomato slices, and bagels are best when bought fresh and you should be able to find everything at your nearest grocery store. Other ingredients like sliced cheese, spices, and vegetable oil may be available in your pantry.
If you wanted to make this recipe vegan, just swap the cheese for a vegan version or remove it altogether. I find that dijon mustard will add a kick of flavor and bring the meal together.
- Cheddar cheese
- Vegetable oil
- Nutritional yeast
- Salt and pepper
How To Make an Avocado Bagel Sandwich
Make the tofu scramble: Heat a large frying pan on medium heat. Add vegetable oil followed by tofu. Add nutritional yeast and turmeric and season with salt and pepper.
Cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally until warm and golden brown edges form. Once ready, remove from heat and set aside.
Toast your bagels: While the tofu cooks, toast your bagels in a toaster. If you don’t have a toaster, feel free to bake in an oven at 350˚F for 8-10 minutes.
Assemble your bagel: Begin assembling your bagels with tofu scramble, cheese, tomato, avocado, and micro greens. With each layer, feel free to add more seasoning to bring out the freshness of the ingredients.
Cover with the top of the bagel and serve!
What is nutritional yeast?
Nutrition yeast is deactivated yeast that gives vegan meals a cheesy flavor. It is a great source of vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin B12 which is hard to find in a vegetarian or vegan diet.
What can I eat with it?
Some great sides to this meal are any form of starch like potato wedges, tater tots, chips, and more. This will make this meal more filling. Alternatively, if you aren’t looking for something that is too filling and will slow you down, fresh greens like arugula, romaine, and even some sliced apples will be a great accompaniment.
Avocado Bagel Sandwich
- 2 bagels (we used an everything bagel)
- 2 tbsp microgreens
- 1 avocado (sliced)
- 1 tomato (sliced)
- 1/2 cup tofu
- 2 slices cheese
- 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
- 2 tbsp turmeric
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Heat a large frying pan on medium heat. Add vegetable oil followed by tofu. Add nutritional yeast and turmeric and season with salt and pepper.
- Cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally until warm and golden brown edges form. Once ready, remove from heat and set aside.
- While the tofu cooks, toast your bagels in a toaster.
- If you don’t have a toaster, feel free to bake in an oven at 350˚F for 8-10 minutes.
- Begin assembling your bagels with tofu scramble, cheese, tomato, avocado, and micro greens.
- Cover with the top of the bagel and serve!
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