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Mashed Avocado Finger Sandwiches

Herby mashed avocado finger sandwiches with cucumber and sprouts are a fresh and healthy appetizer for any occasion.

Mashed Avocado Finger Sandwiches | #glutenfree #appetizer #healthy #vegetarian #vegan

Today’s my last full day in Alaska, and I already know I’ll be missing this incredible state.

My soul strings have bonded to my Muck boots so hard, I may just have to wear them back home even thought it’s still summer status in Reno.

My taste bud stings have bonded to the seafoods (HELLO fish and chips, clam jambalaya, salmon sashimi, tacos, lox, chowder, etc, etc).

I’m looking forward to sitting down with my {{literally}} thousands of photos for a nice long reflection and editing sesh, and sharing some of them with you right here.

In the meantime: finger food.

I have to admit, the term, “finger food” conjures up visuals in my mind space that look nothing like food.

I kinda shudder when I hear it spoken out loud. 

Nevertheless, my finger-licking friends, that’s exactly what these little finger sandwiches are.

They are, in point of fact, finger food.

But wait, there’s more.

Mashed Avocado Finger Sandwiches | #glutenfree #appetizer #healthy #vegetarian #vegan

My intention for this recipe is multi-fold.

The way I see it, these finger sandwiches are a perfect vegan/vegetarian option for any or all of the following: random picnic or barbecue gathering, football party, baby shower, girl’s night in, boy’s night in (just add bacon bahdehadeha), not to mention…

You can turn these into a full blown, full fledged, full-sized sandwich. Of normal portions, not finger-sized portions.

Now that school is back in sesh, I’m envisioning these being a staple in the after school snack arena.

You can put the mashed avocado on crackers. You can put it in a pita.

You can do things with it I don’t even know about.

Need to apply gluten-free bread or tortillas to this apparatus? You do you.

The recipe? So simple. You mash avocado with fresh herbs. I like using sage, basil, and thyme, but you can go with any herb combination. No mayo required. No funny business. Just you, some real food, and your fingers. <- sorry.

Top with cucumber and sprouts, because: refreshment.

If you make this recipe, please feel free to share a photo on Instagram and tag @The.Roasted.Root!

Mashed Avocado Finger Sandwiches | #glutenfree #appetizer #healthy #vegetarian #vegan

Mashed Avocado Finger Sandwiches

Mashed Avocado Finger Sandwiches are fresh and fun appetizers that are vegan and gluten-free!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
16 finger sandwiches


  • 3 large ripe avocados, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup fresh herbs, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime or lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon tahini
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, to taste
  • 8 pieces gluten-free or whole grain sandwich bread, crusts removed
  • ½ medium cucumber, thinly sliced (16 slices)
  • 1 carton sprouts or microgreens


  • Add all of the ingredients for the mashed avocado to a mixing bowl and use a fork to mash everything together to desired texture (I leave the mixture fairly chunky).
  • Cut the crusts off of 8 slices of whole grain bread (or bread of choice) and chop each slice into 4 equally-sized squares. Make finger sandwiches by spreading 1-2 tablespoons of the mashed avocado mixture on half of the bread squares. Top with one slice of cucumber, sprouts, and place the remaining slices of bread on top. Serve and enjoy!


Serving: 1of 16 - Calories: 111kcal - Carbohydrates: 12g - Protein: 3g - Fat: 7g - Fiber: 3g - Sugar: 2g
Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizer, finger food, finger sandwiches, football food, mashed avocado, side dish, tea party food
Servings: 16 finger sandwiches
Calories: 111kcal
Author: Julia
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Thursday 16th of May 2024

Can these be made in advance? Or at least the avocado mix? Or will it turn brown?


Thursday 16th of May 2024

Hi Leah! My personal preference would be to prepare the sandwiches soon before serving them. You can prepare the avocado mix 6 hours in advance and store it in an airtight container, but I wouldn't prepare it any sooner than that :) Enjoy!


Sunday 13th of November 2022

Those sandwiches were absolutely delicious and a huge hit at my tea party. Thank you for a great recipe!


Tuesday 15th of November 2022

I'm so happy you and your guests enjoyed them, Marina! Thanks so much for the sweet note! xo


Tuesday 15th of March 2022

What kind of fresh herbs would go well in this?


Thursday 17th of March 2022

Hi Cassie! My personal favorite fresh herbs are basil and parsley. Fresh sage or cilantro would also be great! xo

Spirited Morgan @ Spirited and Then Some

Monday 12th of September 2016

Confession time. I have not historically loved the cucumber (sorry, cucumber), but these look so absolutely yum that I will be trying these. For real. Love all the bread alternatives, too! Glad you had a wonderful time in Alaska!


Friday 9th of September 2016

These sandwiches look so good. I am going to make them on our camping trip! I can't wait to see your photos of Alaska and hear about your adventures.


Friday 9th of September 2016

So glad you like them! They're definitely a great option for camping/hiking with all the healthy fats. Enjoy!

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