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Avocado Egg Sandwich

21 Aug

Avocado egg sandwich.

The following recipe makes two sandwiches.

  • 4 slices of your favourite bread (I used whole wheat), toasted
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and cut into chunks
  • 3 eggs, hard-boiled and cut into chunks
  • 1/3 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Avocado, red onions and eggs.

Avocado, eggs and red onions mixed with paprika, salt, pepper, dijon, lemon juice and olive oil.

In a large mixing bowl, add in the onions and lemon. Let sit for a few minutes so that the lemon juice reduces the raw taste of the onions. Add in the avocado pieces and extra virgin olive oil, then roughly mash. Add in the eggs, paprika, salt, pepper and dijon.  Combine well.  Assemble the sandwiches and enjoy.

Avocado egg sandwich.

Avocado egg sandwich.

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Prosciutto and Guacamole Sandwich

12 Jun

Two slices of sourdough bread with prosciutto and guacamole in between.

The following recipes makes four sandwiches.
  • 8 slices of bread, toasted (I used sourdough)
  • 8 slices of prosciutto
  • 2 ripe avocados, peeled, pitted and cut into rough cubes
  • 1 medium tomato, roughly cut
  • juice of 1 lime
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

The ingredients in the guacamole are avocados, tomatoes and lime juice. Season with sea salt and freshly ground pepper.

Add to a bowl the avocados and lime juice. Mash the avocados. Add in the tomatoes and season with salt and pepper. This is the guacamole that will go into the sandwich.

Slices of sourdough bread topped with prosciutto and avocados mixed with lime juice and tomatoes.

To assemble the sandwich, place two slices of prosciutto onto one slice of bread. Add a generous scope of the guacamole on top of the prosciutto and spread it around. Top with another slice of bread. Cut the sandwich in half and now you have made the first sandwich. Repeat three more times.

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

21 Feb

Grilled sourdough with baby spinach, cheddar cheese and prosciutto.

  • two slices of medium thick sourdough bread
  • a few slices of cheese (e.g. havarti, cheddar, mozzarella, swiss, etc.)
  • a few baby spinach leaves
  • 3 to 4 slices prosciutto

Heat a frying pan* on high heat. Place both slices of bread into the pan. When the slices are toasted, turn down the heat to medium and flip one of the slices over. On this flipped slice, place the cheese first, then spinach and prosciutto and then another layer of cheese. (The double layer of cheese will help hold the sandwich together). Place the toasted side of the other slice of bread onto the cheese.

Depending on how thick your sandwich is, you might want to cover it with a lid or plate. I find I usually don’t have to though. After a couple of minutes, carefully flip the sandwich and cook for another two to three minutes or until the cheese has melted. The grilled prosciutto spinach sandwich is now done. Cut in half with a sharp knife and serve immediately.

Feel free to switch it up by replacing the prosciutto with spicy genoa salami or adding thinly sliced tomatoes or using a different type of bread.  I personally love grilled cheese with sourdough because it’s a dense bread and when sourdough is toasted, it becomes incredibly crunchy especially the crust.

*I don’t have a panini press but if you do and you’re making this recipe, this is an ideal time to use it.