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yummy is all I can say
When I first had this sandwich in San Francisco it was with Alfalfa sprouts and maybe a little Mayo, in the 1970s it was the best sandwich I had ever had. (It may have been preceded with a little pot).
I love making this… I use brownberry Heath nut bread, I toast it in the oven and put a slice of deli American cheese on it. I also add sliced red onion and it’s amazing!!
Add a thin layer of Marmite (or Vegemite) if you dare.
Great recipe I love avocado! I like to put Italian dressing on my sandwich.
I would not or never include bacon in this, I would use a “French bread”, and add some thinly sliced ham, some boiled eggs, some cheese, and a little mayonnaise, with the lettuce and tomatoes, with some salade sprouts…that’s how we do this in Belgium! Bon Appetit!
What a great idea! We’ve got friends visiting tomorrow. That would make great lunch.
When my husband and I lived in the Philippines (eons ago), our cook prepared my now favorite variation to add to the ALT. She butterflied a huge prawn, breaded it and sautéed it (with a small strip of lemon zest in the oil to add some freshness and flavor) to take center stage in the ALT sandwich. One large prawn butterflied was big enough to cover an entire slice of bread. I thought I’d died an gone to heaven…and I’m not a seafood lover! I still make it as a dinner sandwich occasionally. Buying only one or two huge prawns to make a couple of sandwiches isn’t so expensive as to make it an unreasonable purchase for a casual dinner.
I just had turkey avocado bacon n lettuce on toasted butter bread! omg, sooo good
My husband do a BEAT, Bacon, Egg, Avocado, Tomato for a breakfast for dinner riff. I don’t much care for lettuce, but will occasionally add baby spinach. BTW, I love your blog and am a long time reader and implementer of your recipes.
Love the BEAT!
Love this. I make the same sandwich all the time, except instead of plain mayo I make a garlic/Sriracha version. It is so tasty, especially on good whole grain or sourdough.
Loved reading the comments and everyone’s variation of their fave avocado sandwich! Mine is a few slices of avocado on 1 piece of whole grain toast with thin sliced layered tomato and sometimes a few slivers of red onion. The key is lemon pepper on the avocado and salt on the tomato! I never tire of it.
I love the idea of lemon pepper on the avocado, brilliant!
Yes, brilliant suggestions!
I discovered avocados fairly recently and just absolutely adore them! I put avocados on a fried egg sandwich with a little cheese and herbs. I’m always looking for new and delicious ways to use them. However, at 1.80/each here in Michigan currently, I have to be very judicious and make sure I get the most “bang for my buck”. Thanks for all ideas :) PS – thanks for posting such an elegantly simple “recipe” – I would have never come up with this on my own!
At one time there was a “diet” couple who wrote a book called “Fit for Life”. Their sandwich with avocado became a favorite of mine. You don’t slice the avocado. Instead, you cut a ripe avocado, remove the pit and then, as you would squeeze a lemon, you squeeze the half avocado over the bread, add some mayo and tomato and red onion. Really good!
I love BLT, BALT, ALT, and BELT. BELT is a BLT with a fried egg. How about a BLEAT (BLT with egg and avocado)?
This sandwich is quite divine with some pesto mixed into the mayo. Mmm. Summer.
Pesto ! Ha! It was brilliant idea!
I’ve tried it and .. it left me speechless – sssssssso good :’-)
What a great sandwich. When I make a sandwich like this, I always lay the bread together as if it is already a sandwich and toast it stacked in the toaster oven. That way I get great crunch on the outside and soft on the inside.
My favorite avocado sandwich is just toast with a half of an avocado mashed across it. Add a splash of olive oil, salt and pepper and you have a great smashwich!
You, Jane, are my new best friend. I have a love hate relationship with toast, but this is genius!
try using squaw bread with the BLAT and it becomes a BLAST…
its amazing how much better it tastes and sounds..
oh yeah and yo can put turkey on it as well BLASTT>>>>
One of my go-to sandwiches when there’s nothing else to eat. Tastes great with some ground cumin sprinkled on with the salt.
I love this sandwich, we make it all the time, only we add a slice of red onion, a little mustard, and a sprinkle of cayenne pepper!
If I have it on hand, some herb cheese like a boursin adds another layer of flavor. Also grew up with avocados but Mom didn’t care for tomatoes so at the sandwiches without for a number of years. Avocado on most any sandwich is a winner. Favorite way tho, is halved, with bay shrimp, a dollop of cocktail sauce and a squeeze of lemon or lime.