avocado sandwich

i just love avocado.  it's so creamy and delicious.  and adds an indescribable richness when you cook with it.  plus, it's chock-full of MUFAs (i.e. healthy fats).  bonus!

last night for a light dinner, i made avocado sandwiches.  i had just bought some awesome fresh baked multigrain bread and was inspired to make use of some of my other recent farmers' market finds.

avo. sandwiches  (makes 2 open face servings)

2 large slices of multigrain bread
1/2 shallot, thinly sliced
1/2 tbsp olive oil
3 large leaves of romaine lettuce
1/2 avocado
10 cherry tomatoes, cut in half
herbs (i used basil & rosemary from my garden : )
salt & pepper
(ham or turkey, optional)

1. saute shallots in olive oil.  set aside.

2. quickly saute lettuce in same pan.

3. thinly slice avocado & arrange avocado on toasted bread.

4. top with lettuce, shallots, tomatoes, herbs, salt & pepper

so simple.  so yummy.  i put some freshly sliced ham on craig's, but opted for just veggies for mine.  both versions got two thumbs up.

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