Yam and Avocado Sandwich

Recipe: Yam Sandwich From: Toni Okamoto at†Plant Based on a Budget

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A few years ago I worked at a restaurant in Sacramento, CA called Sugar Plum Vegan and they had a sandwich similar to this one. I †couldnít recreate it exactly because I donít really remember how they made it (and it would be a little rude), but this is the best I could come up with, and I have to admit, it was pretty darn amazing!

  • Servings :†4
  • Prep Time :†10m
  • Cook Time :†15m
  • Ready In :†25m


  • 1 medium-small yam, peeled
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1/2 medium red onion, sliced
  • 3 small cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • romaine lettuce or sprouts
  • 2 loafs of ciabatta bread (any bread will work though)


  • Slice yam length-wise at about 1/2 inch width. Fill medium size pot half way with water and bring to a boil. Add yam and boil for 5-7 minutes, until you smoothly stick a fork through yam. Once yam is tender, drain and set aside.
  • In a medium size pan, saute olive oil, red onion and garlic until onion becomes translucent. Add the yam and mix so it can absorb the onion and garlic flavor. Let cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • While I saute the onion and garlic, I also like to throw the bread in the toaster oven for a few minutes, which it totally based on your preference.
  • Cut the loaf in half length-wise (I cut it like they do at a sandwich shop, not going all the way through), add yam, avocado, red onion and garlic, tomato and lettuce. You can also add any wet ingredients (mustard, mild hummus, etc). The sandwich is pretty huge, so I cut mine in half and shared with my boyfriend. Enjoy!



Fi T.
Past Member 3 years ago

A refreshing meal

RK Henry
RK R3 years ago

Imagine yam, avocado, garlic, cilantro and onion mixed together in a food processor then served with bell peppers on top of baked bell peppers.

Linda Wallace
Linda W3 years ago

This looks really good. Thank you.

Shelli S.
Shelli S4 years ago

I would really like 2 try this

Donna Ferguson
Donna F4 years ago

I love both yams and avocado--but this combination doesn't thrill me. if someone else made it, I'd try it. it just seems yucky to me.

Kanako Ishiyama
Kanako I4 years ago

using yam is very creative

Tanya W.
Tanya W4 years ago

Different? Sounds tasty tho!

Arild Warud
Arild G4 years ago


Dimitris Dallis
Past Member 4 years ago

It's really yam yam. :)

Genoveva M.
Genoveva M M4 years ago

PlantBasedonaBudget thanks so much for all the fantastic recipes, and best of all for me animal free.