For the most part, I try to avoid a lot of carbs, but sometimes, you’ve just got to have a sandwich. Years ago, I came across a recipe similar to this (this is a revision), and I just love it! It’s spicy, healthy and so delicious! Hope you like it too!
Avocado and Melted Swiss on Jalapeño Bread
2 tablespoons butter or Earth Balance
4 slices Jalapeño Bread (Trader Joe’s often carries this)
1 cup homemade guacamole (see below)
4 med-thick slices of Swiss cheese
Lemon Pepper to taste
Sea Salt to taste
2 avocados, peeled and thinly sliced
1 cup fresh salsa (I use Trader Joe’s brand)
1 cup organic spring mix (Trader Joe’s)
3 avocado’s peeled and chopped
1 tablespoon fresh-squeezed lime juice
1 tablespoon fresh-squeezed orange juice
1/4 cup finely diced red onions
1/2 cup finely diced ripe tomatoes
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon lime zest
1 jalapeño pepper finely diced (for hotter guacamole you can use habaneros or sorrano chili’s)
Pepper to taste
Salt to taste
In a large mixing bowl combine the avocados, lime juice and the orange juice. Mash together with a fork for chunky guacamole or put in a food processor or electric mixer for creamier consistency. Add the onions, tomatoes, cilantro, lime zest, pepper and salt, and mix well (with a spoon)
*Note: Store any leftover guacamole in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. If you place one of the avocado seeds in the center, it will prevent it from browning.
Here We Go!
Butter both sides of the jalapeño bread slices and grill. While grilling, place the Swiss cheese slices on the top of a grilled side, and cover to slightly melt. Cut the bread slices diagonally and spread the guacamole sauce evenly over the slice with cheese. Divide the avocado slices between the two sandwiches. Drain the salsa and put it evenly over the sandwiches. Add the spring mix, cover with the other slice of grilled jalapeño bread. Place a toothpick to hold the sandwich together.
Garnish with grapes and berries.
*Note: Smart & Final carry long sandwich toothpicks that are fabulous for thicker sandwiches.
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