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Avocado Caprese Sandwich
with peach & walnut salad

Active: 25 minTotal: 25 min

Who doesn't love the freshness of a caprese sandwich? We add some creamy avocado for even more texture and then pair it with one of our favorite salad combos!
Smarts: If you want to start making your own cheese, mozzarella is an easy and great one to start with!

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
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Avocado Caprese Sandwich:
  • Basil - 2 to 3 sprigs, leaves of
  • Tomatoes, heirloom preferable - 1 lb, sliced
  • Avocado, large - 1, thinly sliced
  • Mozzarella, fresh - 8 oz, thinly sliced
  • Baguette or ciabatta - 10 oz
  • Balsamic vinaigrette - 2 Tbsp ((ingredients listed separately))
Peach and Walnut Salad:
  • Basil - 2 sprigs, leaves chiffonade
  • Shallots - 1/2 bulb, sliced
  • Peaches, large - 1, sliced
  • Baby spinach or mixed greens - 4 oz
  • Balsamic vinaigrette - 5 Tbsp ((ingredients listed separately))
  • Walnuts, crushed - 1/4 cup
Balsamic Vinaigrette:
  • Balsamic vinegar - 2 Tbsp
  • Dijon mustard - 2 tsp
  • Maple syrup - 2 tsp
  • Cooking oil - 1/4 cup

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Prep

  1. Make vinaigrette - Whisk together balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, maple syrup, and cooking oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Basil (for both salad and sandwich) / Shallots - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  3. Tomatoes / Avocado (video is for wedges, but you’ll slice more thinly) / Mozzarella / Peaches - Prep as directed.
  4. Baguette - Slice open through the middle.

Make

  1. Brush sandwich portion of vinaigrette onto tomatoes and mozzarella and then lightly salt and pepper. Assemble sandwiches by layering avocado, tomatoes, basil (if using), and mozzarella between bread. You can also make these open-faced melts and ditch the top piece of bread and place under a broiler for 4 to 6 minutes, until cheese has melted.
  2. Toss remainder of vinaigrette with greens, basil, shallots, peaches, and walnuts. Enjoy salad with your sandwich!

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Reviews

This meal has 36 reviews

yummy sandwich, and easy to make. I didn't have avocados that were ripe, so I added a little black forest ham, which turned out lovely. Same for the salad- didn't have peaches, but it was still delicious. Will make again for lunch!

By: Trilce
Posted: Aug 30, 2015
Diet: Original

A great summer time lunch!

By: Sarah
Posted: Jul 04, 2015
Diet: Original

Yum! I roasted cherry tomatoes with thyme, sea salt & garlic. I used arugula and basil and tossed it in a little balsamic before placing it on the sandwich. I toasted the sandwich (before adding basil and arugula mix) in the broiler and it was fabulous.

By: Melissa
Posted: Jun 14, 2015
Diet: Original

Don't need quite as much peaches, tomatoes as advetised. Next time lighter on the maple syrup. But overall superb salad.

By: Marisa
Posted: May 28, 2015
Diet: Paleo

Loved it! So easy and fast to make

By: kelly
Posted: May 28, 2015
Diet: Original

Made for great leftovers. Could have used more basil.

By: Simona
Posted: May 26, 2015
Diet: Paleo