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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|Craving Something Healthy

Avocado Caprese Sandwich

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 6-inch sandwiches
Author: Craving Something Healthy

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!

 

 

 

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