As you've probably noticed, we are sort of obsessed with avocados here, and on the rare occasion when I have leftover guacamole, I cannot bear to see it go to waste. So after whipping up a batch of homemade guac for a recent party, I used the remaining deliciousness to make a vegetarian sandwich on my new favorite chili bread.
If you've got some of Cinco de Mayo's best condiment lying around, make your own seis (or siete or ocho) de Mayo sandwich. To see how I did it,
- 4 slices spicy artisan bread, such as chile bread
- 4 tablespoons guacamole
- 6 slices Roma tomato
- 4-5 slices mozzarella cheese
- 10 thin slices of cucumber
- 1 cup alfalfa or clover sprouts
- 2 leaves of romaine lettuce
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Place two of the bread slices on a work surface and cover with 1 tablespoon guacamole. Top each piece of bread with three tomato slices, followed by 2-3 slices of mozzarella.
- Place all four slices of bread directly on the oven rack and heat for 5 to 7 minutes, until bread is toasted and cheese is melted.
- Evenly lay the cucumber slices on top of the melted cheese. Cover each with sprouts and lettuce.
- On the two remaining bread slides, spread the rest of the guacamole, then place bread guacamole side down on lettuce.
- Cut in half and serve.
Makes 2 sandwiches.
- Main Dishes, Sandwiches