Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Healthy, Sexy, Cool Avocado Sandwiches



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?

27 comments:

  1. These look so lovely. It's so great that something so good for you can taste amazing!

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  2. Beautiful photos! Avocado really does add something special to a sandwich. I love all of the combinations that you suggested, particularly the one with prawns & bacon.

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  3. My goodness, I just had an affair with avocados. Your photos are seductive and the sandwiches look heavenly.

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  4. Delicious! I especially like the avocado & goat cheese combo!

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  5. wow...wow...wow those sandwiches look divine! the photography is so good that i can even taste them :-)

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  6. wow these sandwiches look yummy! They remind me of these mini sandwiches I saw at a tea house.

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  7. I love the combo of cucumber and avocado-- so cool and light. I usually make mine with cream cheese, but the goat cheese sounds really good, too. Thanks!

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  8. Oh honey, now those are gorgeous photos! Love the last shot with all the layers in the sandwich

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  9. Woah!! These pictures are great and really make me want to go make an avocado sandwich even though I just had dinner.

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  10. What a gorgeous post...and such a deliciously good looking & healthy sandwich you got there!

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  11. Thank you for sharing your love affair with avocados. My favorite is the avocado and the goat cheese. Actually, I couldn't make up my mind right now.

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  12. Just bought 2 big avocados. Going to enjoy them. Avocado sandwich is such a good idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. These all look so delicious....how to choose?? I've done avocado, turkey and bacon paninis before - also very yummy!

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  14. Ever since your avocado tree post I have been hunting down ripe avocados. They aren't plentiful in my home town stores right now. And I"m craving them!

    Your sandwiches are so pretty!

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  15. @ Mary Moh, did I just inspire you to buy an avocado?

    @ Tally Foodie, I know it's so hard to choose.

    @ Kim, thank you for your kind comments.

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  16. This looks delicious! I had to click on your link on the Foodbuzz page when I saw this sandwich. Great idea and thanks for sharing.

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  17. you have a talent...beautiful ideas!

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  18. @Johnna, thank you and you're welcome.

    @Anonymous, thank you and make yourself known next time, okay. :)

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  19. Definitely sexy sandwiches! :D Lovely photos, by the way! :D

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  20. Obsessed with your blog, you inspire me :) keep up the great work.

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  21. @ Anonymous, I'm glad the blog is an inspiration. Hope to be an inspiration to many people. Thank you.

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  22. @ Kamran, Thank you. You have great photos too and I'm loving it.

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  23. Yes, I was inspired by your post about avocado. Didn't get to make the sandwich. Ate it with condensed milk....I love it! But going to buy again. Am going to make my own bread & then make avocado sandwich. I love healthy food. Hope to make this week.

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  24. Those avocado sandwiches look so good!

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  25. I also have been having a love affair with avocados this summer and ironically, my favorite sandwich is avocado and sprouts on sprouted grain bread.

    I also enjoy a combination of avocado slices and hummus, as well as avocado and Meunster cheese with sprouts. Goat cheese sounds like an interesting option, so I may just have to try that!

    And bread is the key...so true.

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  26. Goat cheese and avocado and two of my favorites to pair! Beautiful photos!

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  27. @ Mary, you finally made your avocado sandwich and even made your homemade bread.

    @ Kevin, thanks for dropping by again.

    @ Abby, thanks for sharing your other combinations and love affair with avocados.

    @ Jennifer, I think I would have to agree with you. Thanks.

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