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. Well, let’s have a look at some combinations of avocado for sandwich fillings.
Turkey Bacon Avocado Club
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.
Tropical Coconut Fried Chicken Sandwich
This sandwich does take some time and effort to make, but you will be so grateful you put in the work after just one bite. Homemade crispy coconut chicken tenders sit atop a layer of mashed avocado on a multigrain bun and are capped off with sweet chili aioli, cucumber slices, sriracha, and cilantro. A tropical tasting sandwich worthy of dinnertime.
Turkey, Bacon, and Ranch Sandwich
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.
Peruvian Triple Sandwich
Referred to as “el treep-lay” in Peru, this triple-layer sandwich showcases thin slices of ripe avocado between mayonnaise-coated white bread 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.
Avocado and Chorizo Grilled Cheese Sandwich
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.
Grilled Chicken and Avocado Flatbread Sandwich
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.
For avocado lovers, using sliced avocado for sandwich fillings will increase your appetite. It can be a great substitute for mayonnaise, avocado offers a similar smoothness and mouthfeel while providing nutrients and healthy fats.