August 23, 2011

Avocado, Lettuce, Tomato Sandwich

I love a BLT sandwich. The combination is just right. But I decided to go healthy and try a bacon-less BLT. If you're going to leave out bacon, it better be replaced with something very good. And avocado is pretty awesome, so this worked.

The ALT Sandwich
adapted from Sweet Potato Chronicles

4 basil leaves, torn
1 avocado, pitted and mashed
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 tomato, sliced
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 pieces of lettuce
4 pieces of multi-grain bread, toasted
sea salt
freshly ground black pepper

Makes two sandwiches.

Coat tomato slices with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt and pepper. Let stand.

Meanwhile, mash avocado in a medium bowl, and then add lemon juice, torn basil, and salt and pepper. Mix until smooth.

Toast bread and then spread about half of the avocado mix onto the bread. Finish by adding tomato slices and a piece of lettuce.


Carolyn said...

This looks great! I love a good CLT. That's cheese, lettuce and tomato. But I'm a huge sucker for avocado too!

Danielle said...

The basil in the avocado sounds so good.