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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

Added grilled portobellos and that gave it an extra layer of flavor.

By: Joy
Posted: May 22, 2015
Diet: Original

The vinaigrette was so good!

By: Melissa
Posted: May 22, 2015
Diet: Original

Excellent and hearty salad

By: Katie
Posted: May 22, 2015
Diet: Paleo

I broiled the sandwiches open faced, very good! I loved the salad, the basil gave it such a great new flavor :)

By: Marian
Posted: May 22, 2015
Diet: Vegetarian

Ended up putting the avocado in the salad, along with some feta cheese. So good. I guess we didn't quite make an avocado caprese sandwich, but still so tasty! Love.

By: Deb
Posted: May 21, 2015
Diet: Original

Great meal for summer. I put the sandwiches under the broiler. Delicious!

By: Linda
Posted: May 21, 2015
Diet: Original