Kind of a mouthful…

But trust me, you are going to want some of this mouthful. When I saw this sandwich idea in Whole Living Magazine I decided to make it right away – it fits a lot of my (impossible) lunch criteria!

It was amazing. It also happens to be perfect to take to work and eat at room temperature. The components can be made ahead of time and the sandwich built when you are ready to eat.  You could even simplify another step by using store-bought hummus or bean dip, but realistically, making your own takes a few minutes and tastes SO much better!

Artichoke, Spinach & White Bean Sandwich - 2 servings – adapted from Whole Living

  • 1 – 15 oz can of white kidney beans (navy beans)
  • 2 tsp basil (I used 2 frozen cubes)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil + 1 Tbsp
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 – 14 oz can of artichoke hearts, drained and roughly chopped
  • 1 – 6 oz bag of fresh spinach
  • 4 slices whole grain bread

White Bean Spread:

Combine beans, basil, garlic, 2 Tbsp olive oil in food processor and process to desired consistency. I typically leave mine a bit chunky.

Artichoke & Spinach:

Heat large pan over medium heat. Add 1 Tbsp olive oil, artichokes and spinach, cooking for about 2 minutes, until spinach has just wilted.


Spread bread with white bean spread and top with artichoke and spinach mixture.

20 Comments (Reply )

  1. Holly @ The Runny Egg
    Mar 30, 2011 @ 8:36 am

    Artichoke + spinach is such a good combo — and I bet it tastes so good with the white bean spread! Looks delicious!


  2. Faith @ lovelyascharged
    Mar 30, 2011 @ 9:52 am

    I just sat and dreamed about a panini version of this for a good ten minutes…sounds like a killer combo!


    • Emily
      Mar 30, 2011 @ 2:33 pm

      Oooh, that sounds amazing!


  3. Morgan
    Mar 30, 2011 @ 9:52 am

    Yum! I’m definitely trying that:)


  4. Sarah Jayne
    Mar 30, 2011 @ 10:26 am

    oooooooooo LOVE! And easy, to boot!


  5. Sarah @ OneLoveSarah
    Mar 30, 2011 @ 11:16 am

    yum that lunch looks so good! worth a try for sure


  6. Lucy
    Mar 30, 2011 @ 11:33 am

    Wow! That looks fab – I want it NOW!

    I don’t like too much bread but that looks like a good topping to bread ratio. I had just been thinking how bored I was of my usual lunches.

    Thanks for that.


  7. Claire @ Live and Love to Eat
    Mar 30, 2011 @ 12:14 pm

    So many of my veggie-staples in one meal! Gotta try this one, thanks for sharing!


  8. Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner
    Mar 30, 2011 @ 1:35 pm

    LOVE THIS! I have only had artichokes on pizza, but now I want to try them in a spread! YOU SPREAD! :D


  9. Brian
    Mar 30, 2011 @ 2:35 pm

    Hi – In the future, could you include the nutritional information on the recipes? Thank you and keep up the great work!


    • Emily
      Mar 30, 2011 @ 2:58 pm

      Hi Brian,
      I will definitely look into doing that. It is something that I’ve been considering! Thanks for the feedback :)


  10. thehealthyapron
    Mar 30, 2011 @ 3:23 pm

    THATH looks absolutely incredible!


  11. Lori
    Mar 31, 2011 @ 6:14 am

    I love everything about this! That spread is a great idea. I just had a sandwich with artichoke hearts on it and loved it. I wouldn’t have expected those to make a great sammie topping, but they do!


  12. Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum
    Mar 31, 2011 @ 6:30 am

    I am totally making this for lunch next week. I have been having soup all week and I could use something to kick it up a notch! This looks so filling and I love love love artichokes. Yum!


  13. Dana
    Apr 06, 2011 @ 8:02 am

    This sounds so delicious! The creamy avocado and hummus make a great combo!


  14. sheila @ Elements
    Apr 10, 2011 @ 12:05 am

    Sounds absolutely amazing!!!! I’ll have to make this! :)


  15. Pat
    Apr 29, 2011 @ 2:37 pm

    Thanks for this up-graded beans and toast. It was perfect. I splurged; substituted artichoke bottoms. Had a tangerine as dessert. What a nice meal!


  16. kale chips
    Mar 05, 2014 @ 1:49 pm

    Have you tried this served hot AND cold? I want to serve it for dinner hot.


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