A Simple Sandwich: Avocado and Mozzarella

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.

This is really just a variation of the avocado toast I love so much. The base of this sandwich is good, creamy, heart-friendly avocado.

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 ā€“ a basic, indulgent dessert recipe well-loved by my whole family ā€“ 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.

Enjoy.

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!

   

31 Responses to “A Simple Sandwich: Avocado and Mozzarella”

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    Michelle posted January 18, 2012 at 10:17 am

    I’ve never had mozzarella and avocado together but this looks like it would hit the spot! My favorite simple sandwich is a simple grilled cheese!

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    Dana posted January 18, 2012 at 10:36 am

    This may be simple, but it sure sounds delicious! All you need is to throw some slices of tomato on there, and I’m sold ;)

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    Mal @ The Chic Geek posted January 18, 2012 at 11:08 am

    This looks so delicious, I love simple sandwiches with top notch ingredients.

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    Lizzy posted January 18, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Avocado, cheese, crusty bread. I’m in!!! This looks delicious!!! I also love pairing avocado in my omelets with cheddar, BACON and eggs! YUM.

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    Heather posted January 18, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    I love Brie and apples on a nice, crusty bread. So good!

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    Emily @ A Cambridge Story posted January 18, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    Looove this combo! In fact, I sometimes yearn for my single gal days when avocado and grilled cheese sandwiches were big in my dinner rotation!

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    Elizabeth posted January 18, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Interesting combo. I usually prefer my mozzarella with something more acidic/sweet/juicy like tomato or anything with vinegar. An avocado tree in my backyard would be a dream

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    Lindsay @ biking before bed posted January 18, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    This looks like a delicious combination since all the ingredients can shine on their own. My favorite simple sandwich is peanut butter and banana.

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    Megan posted January 18, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    I make avocado toast a lot for breakfast… adding cheese would be so indulgent. Love it!

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    Simply Life posted January 18, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    oh this sandwich looks PERFECT! I love the fresh mozzarella!

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    Taryn posted January 18, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    This sounds like a seriously delicious sandwich – I love it’s simplicity. Avocado on anything/with anything is just so good. I’m going to try this soon!

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    Reeni posted January 18, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    I love those thick slabs of mozzarella you used! A girl after my own heart. I bet this would be good slid under the broiler for a minute or two to get them tops all gooey. I’ve been eating avocado with eggs every morning – avocados are so cheap now – you’re lucky to have a tree!

    • Bianca Garcia replied January 19th, 2012 at 11:53 am

      Ooooh broiler, yes…

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    Michelle Collins posted January 18, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    This sandwich is comprised of some of my favorite foods. I love simple meals like this!

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    Meghan posted January 19, 2012 at 9:16 am

    I love half an avocado on whole grain toast with some cayenne. Yum!

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    Erica posted January 19, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Drooling, totally drooling! Love avocado! I just gave it to Kaylin for the first time and she enjoyed it too. Your parents have a tree? I’m SO jealous!

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    Kim K posted January 19, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    wow, that looks phenomenal! my favorite snack is fresh mozz, roasted peppers, basil, and evoo/balsamic over a crusty bagette! whats better than fresh mozz?! but my favorite sandwich of all time is the after-thanksgiving sandwich (had one last night at the warren tavern) – turkey, stuffing, cranberry and mayo.

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet posted January 19, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    This looks delicious. I wish I had an avocado tree like your parents!

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    Hannah posted January 19, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    Looks utterly fresh and crisp and yummy! Is it bad that I want to switch the mozzarella out for a really really stinky cheese, though? :D

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    Joanne posted January 20, 2012 at 8:31 am

    Waiiiitttt a second. Your parents have an AVOCADO TREE? That’s like…better than GOLD.

    I might have to move in.

    This sandwich sounds totally rockstar.

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    Daisy posted January 20, 2012 at 11:32 am

    well this looks amazing! I think you were the one who first inspired my love of avocado toast. the other day I made an avocado bagel and topped it with cheesy scrambled eggs!

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    Melanie @ Melanie Cooks posted January 20, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    What a delicious vegetarian sandwich! And it’s so filling!

    • Bianca Garcia replied January 22nd, 2012 at 5:27 pm

      Yes it is very filling! I actually couldn’t finish both, which isn’t something that happens often ;)

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    MegSmith @ Cooking.In.College posted January 20, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    I made avocado toast today! There is nothing like avocado and cheese. I just adore it. This looks wonderful.

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    Christy posted January 21, 2012 at 1:06 am

    Sounds like a healthy fix!:) We don’t have avocadoes in abundance and they are just so pricey due to its import status :p

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    cassie posted January 21, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    yum, i love avocado, combined with cheese and on a baguette.. priceless, simple and tasty sandwich in deed.. thanks for sharing

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    Amy (Savory Moments) posted January 21, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Avocado toast? How is it that I have never had this before? I love avocados and am jealous of the tree!

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    grace posted January 22, 2012 at 4:41 am

    i’m on a TOTAL avocado kick right now, and i can devour it in any form, especially simply sprinkled with salt and pepper. this sandwich is terrific in its simplicity!
    meanwhile, i wonder who i have to maim to get my own avocado tree here in the backwoods of virginia… :)

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    Leng posted January 23, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    Avocado and marmite = ;)

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    Shannon posted January 23, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    oh my gosh, burrata would be fabulous on this!! but i also love the fried egg idea :)

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    Arge posted July 11, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    This has become my favorite sandwich of all time!!!

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