Sometimes all you need is a simple sandwich.
Half a mini baguette. Half an avocado. Some thick slices of fresh mozzarella. Salt, pepper, a drizzle of olive oil.
My parents have an avocado tree in their backyard, and I hold this fruit in the highest standards. I can eat it plain, but I also love it in a variety of ways: mashed in guacamole, sliced in sandwiches, chopped in salads, scrambled with eggs and cheese, mixed with mayonnaise in tuna salad, churned into sweet ice cream, whipped into a smoothie, and my favorite – a basic, indulgent dessert recipe well-loved by my whole family – topped with condensed milk, then served with ice cubes and milk. Mmmm.
But ever since I discovered avocado toast, I’ve been making all sorts of open faced sandwiches with mashed avocado. Sometimes I top it with a slice of habanero cheddar, sometimes with a fried egg, but mostly – lately – with white, bright, fresh mozzarella:
It’s not anything fancy.
Really plain and simple.
I usually have all the ingredients on hand already.
Just toast half a mini baguette. Mash half an avocado. Slice some fresh mozzarella. Season with salt and pepper, drizzle with olive oil.
I bet this would be wonderful with burrata too. Or smoked mozzarella. Or with the addition of tomato and basil for an avocado caprese. That’s the beauty of a simple sandwich – it can turn into so many other things.
What’s your favorite simple sandwich? PB&J is also high on my list. And hummus and cheese!