Tomato Sandwich with Avocado Pesto #Vegetarian
We've officially entered tomato season, yay!!! I'm so excited, can you tell? Depending on where you are, you'll be plucking tomatoes from bushes in your garden, visiting your local farmer's stand or maybe still buying them at the store.
Here's my word of advice. When tomatoes are the star of the show... it's time to go big or go home! What I mean by that, if you aren't able to buy farmers market fresh, splurge on organic heirloom tomatoes.
Because when you do, this is what you get! Tomatoes that are perfectly ripe, sweet and full of juicy flavor!
We are lucky, not only do we have great access to farmers markets - 3 days a week within a 3 mile drive, we also have a family two blocks away that sell fruit and veggies from their garden! Homegrown tomatoes I can stop by and grab whenever I want!
And when they are gone? You go on the honor code by weighing them and tucking the $'s in their lockbox - how awesome is that?
So let's talk this sandwich. A plain tomato sandwich is completely amazing! But this sandwich takes the flavors to a whole new level!
It has salty pesto!
And with creamy avocado? YUM!!
A sandwich doesn't get any better than this!
Ok - first things first. Slice the bread and toast it (if desired).
Next, slice the avocado in half. Scoop out the flesh into a bowl. Add a squeeze of lemon to keep the color a pretty bright green!
Sprinkle with salt.
Next add a spoonful of pesto. No need to make your own - store-bought will work just fine.
Mash everything together. I like to use a whisk and chunk up the avocado and mix the avocado, pesto and salt. Keep the texture kinda chunky - this gives it great texture.
Evenly divide the avocado pesto between four slices of bread.
Then, simply slice those delicious tomatoes and arrange them on top!
You're going to love this easy meal! One serving is two generous slices!
Tomato Sandwich with Avocado Pesto
- 2 vine ripe tomatoes sliced
- 1 avocado
- ½ lemon
- 1 tbsp pre-made pesto
- ½ tsp salt
- 4 slices bread artisan bread recommended
- Slice the bread and toast it (if desired).
- Next, slice the avocado in half. Scoop out the flesh into a bowl. Add a squeeze of lemon to keep the color a pretty bright green. Sprinkle with salt. Add the pesto. Mash everything together. Keep the texture chunky - this gives it a great texture.
- Slather the avocado pesto on the toast.
- Slice the tomatoes and arrange them on top. Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Serve and enjoy!
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Do you love tomatoes as much as we do? Or.... are you wondering what do with all of the tomatoes growing in your garden? Here are a few more recipes I know you'll love!
This Tomato Tart is really easy and any time you roast tomatoes... they just keep getting better!
Tomato Vegetable Soup - great way to enjoy all the summer produce!
Or if you are in a salad kinda mood, how about this delicious Cucumber Tomato Salad!
See? If you're talking tomatoes, we're speaking the same language! 🍅