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Sandwiches & wraps

The California Sandwich
Almost all the ingredients in this sandwich, especially the sprouts and avocado, are associated with the health craze of the 1960s and '70s in California. It isn't so much that a Californian created this recipe, but rather that the combination has come to be synonymous with California cuisine. Multigrain bread is part of that trend, and so-called California sandwiches are often vegetarian, as in this version. You could also include slices of turkey with the cheese.
8 slices multigrain bread, lightly toasted
2 ripe avocados, pitted and thinly sliced
8 thin slices Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese (about 4 oz.)
1 cup alfalfa sprouts
1 large tomato, thinly sliced into 8 slices
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
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The California Sandwich

The California Sandwich

The California Sandwich
  • Servings:Serves 4
  • Prep Time:20 minutes
  • Cook Time:0 minutes
Place a slice of bread on each of four plates. Top each slice with a quarter of the avocado slices, 2 slices of cheese, a quarter of the alfalfa sprouts, and 2 tomato slices. Sprinkle with pepper and top with remaining bread slices. Serve within one hour.
Source: Hannaford fresh Magazine, July - August 2008