Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Tomato and Avocado Sandwich

These last few posts I've been feeling a little decieving to you the readers. My blog is mildly advertised as a healthy food blog, but lately I've been having so much fun baking sweet treats. However, now that it has hit me that I will be in a swimsuit soon, you should be getting a lot more healthy dishes from me...but no promises! :-)




There is absolutely nothing complicated or even original about this sandwich. The only thing special about it is that it's one of my favorites. I LOVE the combination of tomato and avocado, it's healthy, it's light and it's vegetarian friendly. Growing up as a kid I was very stuck on the idea that if it didn't have meat, it wasn't worth eating. But now I have a lot of fun trying new dishes that are meat free and loving them. I'm not a vegetarian, and I have nothing against eating meat, but sometimes it's fun to switch it up for a fresh and clean dish with fewer calories.

The ingredients to this sandwich are pretty much what you see. Bread, tomato, avocado, mayo. But there are a few musts when making it. You must use wheat bread, the wheatier the better. You must toast it, lightly. And you must salt and pepper both your tomato and avocado. And in my case, you must enjoy with some good background music and a Diet Coke!

Here's to a healthy summer!

Also, to my wonderful food friends out there, I'm sorry I haven't been so prompt in commenting. This week has been oddly busy for our family, but I'm very excited to see what you're all up to, so I'll be back very soon!

28 comments:

Katy ~ said...

Teresa, I would love a tomato and avocado sandwich as well. YUMMERS.

Alissa said...

Yum, Yum, Yum!!!! Nothing better than an avocado sandwich! I grew up on these! Except my mom made them with Avocado, Alfalfa sprouts, and spread the toast with cream cheese! Honestly, anything with avocado is a winner to me! Slather it on baby!

Denise said...

I would eat this everyday!!!!

biz319 said...

I wish I liked sliced tomatoes because I LOVE avocado!

Donna-FFW said...

Perfect lunch, dinner. Simplicity at its very best!

jscardon said...

Are you kidding me with the orange coffee cake?!? WOW!!! That Paula Deen is trouble. Butter, butter, butter. But so good!! Here's to a healthier summer, and fitting into last year's swimsuit, right?:)

Coleen's Recipes said...

I could even eat this for breakfast (I like lots of pepper on mine). A PERFECT SANDWICH!!

teresa said...

Coleen, we're on the same page because I have eaten it for breakfast!

Alissa, great idea with the sprouts and cream cheese!

the ungourmet said...

I love avocado and tomato and I love your sandwich!

Jenn said...

I love avocado sammies. I'd be happy with that alone. Simple, healthy, and extremely delish!

Calm In The Kitchen said...

This looks delicious. Our tomatoes are just coming in, this will be perfect!

Erica said...

Love avocado- we're making veggie taco salads tonight with avocado and I cannot wait! Sometimes a simple sammy is best ;)

Sara said...

I love tomato with avocado too! Know what else is good with this combo? Fresh basil!

Chow and Chatter said...

that does look like a fab combination i will have to try it

Justin said...

this plus a little cheddar cheese, and I'm all set

Sweta said...

What a simple yet awesome sandwich!!
Nice blog :)

Melissa said...

Tomatoes and Avocados go so well together! Your sandwich looks yummy! :)

Reeni♥ said...

This is one of my favorite sandwiches, with some red onion and lettuce leaves, it doesn't get much better than that!!

Melody said...

I've been the same way! Too many cheat days!!!! Time to get serious. This sandwich looks great. Simple is best in my opinion! And i second the need for a cold diet coke to round out the meal!

burpandslurp said...

simple and utterly delicious. praise the lord I've now come to friendly terms with avocadoes and can enjoy this quick and delicious sandwich!

Alissa said...

Oh I forgot My mom used to put garlic salt on the sandwich in place of table salt YUMMMMMMY!!!

Lara said...

That is totally my kind of sandwich and surprisingly I think four of my five kids would love it too! We'll have to make this for dinner sometime soon.

Cathy said...

This is a fantastic sandwich. Tomato and avocado are two of my favorite foods.

Barbara Bakes said...

Kind of like a BLT with an A instead of the T.

Kristen said...

What a tasty sandwich!

Kathy said...

I totally understand busy!!! This sandwich looks great - I might have to have cheese though and a Dr. Pepper on the side!!! I'm not the healthiest gal around!!! ;)lol...

Jim said...

Wow! You're using avocados in everything, from breakfasts, to sandwiches, to burgers.

Avocados are amazing. And delicious.

Ingrid said...

I'll have one hold the tomaotes! :)

Hey, no worries about the commenting. To be quite honest its been the same here. I feel bad about not going around and visiting! :(
~ingrid