Over the past several years, avocado has gone from appearing only in guacamole form to making its way into a variety of dishes—and sandwiches are no exception. The rich and creamy fruit works well sliced with turkey and mashed with egg, and can be added to a cold sandwich or cooked into a grilled panini. A great substitute for mayonnaise, avocado offers a similar smoothness and mouthfeel while providing nutrients and healthy fats. From a classic turkey club to a traditional Pueblan Mexican sandwich, a variety of sandwiches and ingredients are a great vehicle for avocado.
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Whether eaten for breakfast or lunch, this avocado and egg grilled cheese sandwich is a gift to your tastebuds. The nutty-flavored gouda pairs perfectly with the avocado and boiled egg, and a bit of spicy sriracha offers a little kick. When everything is sandwiched between buttered wholegrain bread and grilled, the whole becomes way more than the sum of its parts.
02 of 07
A typical turkey club gets a bit of dressing up in this double-decker sandwich. Crispy bacon, turkey, avocado, spinach, and tomatoes are layered with toasted multigrain bread that is slathered with a lemon-garlic mayo (jarred mayonnaise with a little garlic powder and lemon juice). Cut into triangles and serve.
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This sandwich may sound basic, but it is actually anything but. Oven-roasted cherry tomatoes, homemade buttermilk ranch dressing, smoked turkey breast, provolone cheese, crispy bacon, and sliced avocado are all stacked on a salty pretzel bun. This tasty sandwich makes lunchtime feel special.
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Referred to as "el treep-lay" in Peru, this triple-layer sandwich showcases thin slices of ripe avocado between mayonnaise-coated white bread (called pan de miga) with the crusts removed. Chicken salad or egg salad along with tomato completes the third layer, and the sandwich is cut into triangles and served.Continue to 5 of 7 below.
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This sandwich is named after the type of bun it is served on, a round, eggy roll with sesame seeds on top. In this version, the cemita is stuffed with pulled pork, adobo sauce, chipotle peppers, cilantro, shredded Mexican cheese, tomato, and, of course, avocado. You can scoop out some of the bread before filling, or simply push it down to make way for the delicious fillings.
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Cheese makes an appearance in both the scrambled eggs and the sandwich itself in this deliciously rich breakfast grilled cheese. The eggs also get a little heat from a few dashes of hot sauce, and the chorizo adds a nice bit of spice. Munster cheese, avocado, and more cheddar round out this sandwich, which is then grilled in butter or cooked in a panini press.
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The red chili ranch dressing is the star ingredient of this copycat version of Longhorn Steakhouse's most popular menu item. Mashed avocado is spread on the flatbread and then topped with grilled chicken, tomato, and shredded Colby Jack cheese. You can either drizzle the homemade dressing, fold over the sandwich, and grill, or cook the sandwich open-faced and then add the sauce.