You can’t go wrong with avocado sandwiches. Actually, anything with avocado is good with the right combination of flavors. But even with the right blending of flavors, an avocado sandwich will never be as good as you expect it if you don’t use good quality bread. These are artisan, old-fashioned, hand-crafted breads straight from the oven. They are full of flavor and character as opposed to bland and monotonous sliced breads. A whole multi-grain bread is always a good choice but you can also choose ciabatta roll, whole-wheat pita or tortilla bread, country, rye or even a cranberry-pecan bread. If you really want a healthy bread, then sprouted whole grain bread is an excellent alternative. There are so many choices out there. Buying bread is always a challenge for me. Although there are good breads at Santi’s delicatessen, they are priced on a higher scale but I know I am getting my money's worth.
These may not be a post for an ultimate avocado sandwich as there are so many combinations you can try. I don't have a single recipe to provide but I hope this post would be an inspiration for you to create your own. And because of limited funds, I only did what I could present at the moment (unless there are sponsors out there). Nevertheless, there are so much more I can do with it. And an avocado sandwich whether it is simple or sophisticated will always satisfy my palate.
One thing that I always do when making avocado sandwiches is to season the avocados with unrefined sea salt. If you haven’t used your specialty salts or you’ve forgotten that you have them, use them now. Salt is that one simple ingredient that brings out the flavor of every ingredient. There’s got to be salt in those avocados. Although not necessary, spreading the bread first with mayonnaise, butter, soft cheese or even bean spreads will prevent the filling from sliding off. Some recipes would mash the avocados with other ingredients and spread them onto the bread before building their sandwiches.
I always like sprouts paired with avocados. I’m using alfalfa but other interesting sprouts are broccoli, fenugreek, mustard or radish will definitely add more personality to your sandwiches or wrap.
Here are some avocado sandwiches that I've made:
Avocado, cucumber and sprouts
Avocado and goat cheese
Avocado, goat cheese, tomato and sprouts
Avocado, tomato, bocconcini or kesong puti, nitrate-free bacon and basil
A few more avocado sandwiches that I would like to make:
Avocado, goat cheese, watercress, walnut pesto and apple
Roasted turkey, avocado, bacon, onion relish, arugula (with cranberry compote)
Roasted turkey, avocado, sun-dried black olive tapenade, red radish, mesclun greens
Roasted chicken, avocado, gorgonzola, mesclun, sweet red onions, cranberry mayonnaise
Prawn, avocado, roasted red bell peppers, nitrate free bacon, greens, aioli
Do you have a favorite avocado sandwich recipe that you would like to share?