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Avocado Caprese Sandwich {Meatless Monday}

Are you all swept up in the craziness of fall? It’s funny how life just goes from zero to sixty in about 1 minute right after Labor Day. I know cooking is usually the first thing to get taken off the to-do list when life gets busy – it’s way easier to make a pass through the drive through or get take out on the way home from picking up the kids from soccer, or a late night at work. But let’s see if I can convince you otherwise…

 


When I don’t have time or energy to cook, I usually turn to avocados. Their velvety smoothness and creaminess comes from heart healthy monounsaturated fat, and because they’re pretty high in fat, they’re also really filling – but in a healthy way. They’re good in so many dishes – just check my avocado Pinterest board – but I love them on toast or on a crusty bread sandwich. Just add some sliced tomato, fresh basil and mozzarella (I also love a handful of arugula) and call that dinner.

 

Avocado Caprese Sandwich|Craving Something Healthy

 

Make sure you drizzle the entire thing with extra virgin olive oil and dig in with a fork and knife – that makes it feel more like dinner 🙂

 

 

Avocado Caprese Sandwich|Craving Something Healthy

 

 

 

Avocado Caprese Sandwich

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 2 6-inch sandwiches

Avocado Caprese Sandwich

Ingredients

  • 1 12-inch baguette or chiabatta bread, sliced in half lengthwise, lightly sprayed with olive oil and toasted.
  • 1 avocado, pit removed
  • 1 ripe tomato
  • 1 bunch fresh basil leaves
  • (optional) 1 bunch arugula or other greens
  • about 3 ounces of fresh mozzarella
  • extra virgin olive oil (for drizzling)
  • Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper

Instructions

Slice each half of the avocado into lengthwise slices, and using a spoon, remove the slices from the skin. Lay avocado slices across one half of the bread.

Slice tomato into 1/2 inch thick slices and lay on top of avocado.

Lay basil and arugula on top of tomato.

Cut mozzarella into thin slices and layer on top of greens.

Drizzle olive oil over sandwich all, sprinkle with salt and fresh ground pepper and top with other slice of bread.

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Do you have any favorite avocado sandwiches?

 

Eat well!

 

 

 

8 Responses to “Avocado Caprese Sandwich {Meatless Monday}”

  1. LOVE the avocdao addition. Makes the perfect sandwich even better!

  2. Fun idea! I love avocado in sandwiches

  3. Cassie says:

    Why did I already eat dinner? This looks amazing!

  4. I would legit spent the damn $5 per avocado (stupid Australia) for this. Pinning!

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