Not going to lie, I felt very proud of myself as I took the first bite of this sammich.  It rocked. It’s also healthy. And fresh. And you can do some of the work ahead of time so that it doesn’t take so long.  And leftovers taste great with chips. Or tortillas.
There are really four recipes involved to make this big thang, but you can definitely add/take things away.  I think that grilled veggies or a slice of pepperjack would also be great to add (but there is already a lot of goodness involved, so good luck keeping it all together on the bread).

Mango Salsa

  • 2 roma tomatoes
  • 1 mango
  • 1/2 cup total of chopped bell peppers (I used a combination of red, orange, and yellow)
  • 1 Tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • juice from 1 lime
  • dash of ground chili powder (to desired spiciness)
Chop up your vegetables, then combine everything! Easy! You could also add chopped onion, but we don’t like onions and it tasted great without them.  This stores well in an airtight container in the fridge.
Black Bean Spread
  • 1/2 can black beans
  • dash of hot sauce
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • salt, pepper, and chili powder (to taste)
Run all ingredients in a food processor until it reaches a hummus-like consistency
Basil Lime Spread
  • 1/4 cup light miracle whip (or mayo)
  • juice from 2 limes (or 2-3 Tbsp lime juice)
  • 1 tsp basil
Stir all ingredients together. Taste, and add more basil or lime juice as desired.
Lime Grilled Chicken
  • 2 Tbsp cilantro
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 Tbsp lime zest (use additional lime juice if you don’t have enough zest from your limes you used with the other recipes!)
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast
Whisk together all ingredients except for chicken.  Place in a large ziploc bag.  Cut chicken into bite sized pieces.  Place in bag with marinade and evenly coat.  Let sit at least an hour (or overnight).
Cook in a non-stick skillet until done.
To make the sammich (I prefer mine open faced)
  • Toast, bean spread, lime basil spread, cooked chicken, salsa, spinach. You can also serve with chips and extra salsa and bean spread.