Soysage Avocado Sandwich

July 25, 2013

Have you ever tried soysage? Don't let the name scare you. 
One of my favorite vegetarian/vegan restaurants in Atlanta, Cafe Sunflower, has the best soysage, avocado sandwich that even my carnivorous boyfriend likes it. 

The flavor is dead on, but without the greasy and fatty feeling of real sausage. Plus, it's full of protein making it a great lunchtime meal that will keep you full throughout the day.

1 whole wheat pita
1/4 avocado, sliced
1 tbsp vidalia onions, chopped
1 tsp cappers
1/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shaved
2 soysage links, Smart Sausages, smoked flavor

Servings: 1 sandwich

Calories: 367
Total Fat: 20.1 g
Carbs: 29.3 g
Fiber: 7.3 g
Protein: 20.3 g
Points Plus: 10
Old Points:8
Dont' be alarmed by the fat in this recipe. Some fats can actually be good for you! monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat have some surprising health benefits and make up the majority (75%!) of the fat in this sandwich thanks to the avocado. Studies have shown that foods full of these kinds of fats improve blood cholesterol and can reduce the risk of heart disease (source: Mayo Clinic).

Wash. pat dry and slice or chop avocado and onion. Cut pita in half and add capers, avocado and onion to the pocket. Cut links in half from the top to the bottom. Follow the instructions on the packet for cooking the soysage either in the microwave or skillet. Should only be about a few minutes. Once soysage is cooked, slice it into more oblong strips and add to sandwich. Use a cheese grater to grate desired cheese on each sandwich. 

Serve with greens and a light vinaigrette.

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