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Avocado and Onion Grilled Sammy

I came up with this sandwich when I was working as a consultant in a long term care facility. I kind of put my own twist on it once I started making it at home. Not only does this help to get some extra plant foods in your menu, it can be a quick lunch or dinner done in about 15-25 minutes. Add in some fruit or cut up carrots or cucumber and you have a healthy meal. Also, I LIKE avocado but I don't LOVE avocado but I do love the healthy fats and vitamins this nutrient packed fruit supplies. I am always looking for ways to sneak avocado into my meals a couple of times a week and this recipe helps do that while supplying a weeknight meal. Oh, and did I mention this makes a great recipe for kids to try in the kitchen? It's simple, doesn't require a lot of ingredients and will give kids a sense of accomplishment with their cooking skills.

I like to use Dave's Killer Bread as the base of this sandwich because it's a personal favorite. It's loaded with whole grains and seeds which helps me to get a great amount of fiber in my meals along with protein, vitamins and minerals. You can usually find it at your local grocery store but if not, a hearty wheat or rye works well too.


*2 slices Dave's Killer Bread, whole wheat or rye bread

*2 ounces buffalo mozzarella cheese

*3 slices avocado

*2 slices tomato

*sliced red onion

*2 tablespoons olive oil

*1 clove garlic, minced


*mix minced garlic in olive oil, set aside

*heat skillet on med-high heat

*brush outside of slice of bread with olive oil mixture

*layer vegetables and cheese on bread in the skillet

*brush other outside of bread with olive oil mixture

*place bread on top of veggies to make sandwich--with the side without oil facing vegetables

*cook until golden brown, flip sandwich with a spatula and cook until golden brown and cheese is melted


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