California Avocado Sandwich

in Sandwiches, Snacks

Pulling a muscle in your back totally sucks. Especially when you do it on a Saturday morning. Even worse is when your fiancé is sick with a cold at the same time. Yeah, we had a super awesome weekend.

Thanks God for Law & Order SVU marathons.

And take out pho noodle soup.

And easy to make California avocado sandwiches.

I’m not gonna lie, I totally ripped this off from Atlanta Bread Company. And I really wouldn’t’ have had a problem buying one of theirs except there isn’t a single one in Los Angeles. Ironic, considering they’re the ones that named this the California Avocado sandwich. So they left me with no choice, I had to make it on my own.

Luckily, this is really easy and takes only a few minutes to make. And it’s nice and refreshing, which is great when you’re lying against a heating pad on a hot summer day.

Bakery focaccia + fresh avocado + SVU. Not a bad weekend after all.

California Avocado Sandwich

In my back-pain fog I totally forgot to add the cheese. It was still pretty good, but adding it back in is awesome too. Feel free to adjust this to your own tastes.

Half a focaccia round, cut into wedges
¼ cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill
1 avocado, thinly sliced
¼ cup thinly sliced red onion
4 slices provolone cheese
¼ cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill

In a small bowl combine the mayonnaise and chopped dill. Slice the focaccia wedges in half and spread one side with dill mayo. Pile the bread with sliced avocado, red onions and provolone cheese. Enjoy.

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Michelle August 23, 2010 at 5:05 am

I used to eat chicken and avocado sandwiches at a place we went to that were divine. Love the focaccia with yours. Sorry you hurt your back. I feel your pain – I’ve had a rough summer with mine too. Feel better!


Jordan August 23, 2010 at 7:07 am

That fococcia looks heavenly. I think I could live on nothing but bread. It may not be the healthiest way to go (and that whole “weight loss” thing is out the window), but I would be a very happy, round little person.


Chas August 23, 2010 at 7:21 am

That bread looks amazing!


Nadette @ Eat, Read, Rant! August 23, 2010 at 8:48 am

a pulled muscle anywhere sucks, but one in your back REALLY sucks! I hope you had some booze with your SVU and focaccia sandwich. I would have to put my own spin on this recipe, seeing as how mayo makes me dry heave and dill isn’t an herb I care for. I’m thinking plain greek yogurt and rosemary or oregano. oh yeah!


Caroline August 24, 2010 at 10:03 am

I’m sure that any variation of the sauce would probably taste good. Just be sure to use good focaccia bread and ripe avocados!


Nicole D. August 23, 2010 at 10:32 am

Now that you mention it, I have had this sandwich at the Atlanta Bread Company in Michigan. Which is obviously neither Atlanta nor California, but it was delicious :) Hope you and the fiancee are feeling better!


Caroline August 24, 2010 at 10:04 am

Thanks Nicole! we’re much better now :)


Kelly August 23, 2010 at 6:09 pm

wow.. this looks so yum! I’m currently on an avocado kick, so I’m definitely loving this recipe!

<3 Kelly


Joanne August 23, 2010 at 6:42 pm

Ooohhh I’m sorry about your back! I sat around eating chile rellenos and sweet potatoes when I fractured my pelvis. Good simple food is key for healing. i’m convinced.

This looks like one fantastic sandwich! I’ve never been to ABC but now I don’t need to!


Betty @ scrambled hen fruit August 23, 2010 at 7:30 pm

That’s my all time favorite sandwich! Hope you’re both feeling better by now!


sterling style August 24, 2010 at 9:42 am

Yum Yum Yum! I love this! It looks so fresh and tasty!


cute kitty punk August 24, 2010 at 12:01 pm

that looks so scrumptious… i want something healthy to eat now… and something sweet :0)


Gina August 24, 2010 at 1:08 pm

Oh my goodness! That looks amazing. I am a bread foodie. Right now I am cutting back on bread, but still. One of my favorite sandwiches is a BAT sandwich. Bacon, avocado and tomato. On your choice of bread with mayo, sliced onion optional. Heaven.


Josy August 24, 2010 at 1:29 pm

Ohh how good. Ironically my brother recommended for me to try toasted bread with avocado and pistachio.. I need lunch lol. Yumm


Caroline August 26, 2010 at 5:49 pm

oooo pistachio?? Do you have pistachios on the bread or in the sandwich itself?


Vanessa August 24, 2010 at 7:03 pm

Yummm…. I miss Atlanta Bread Company too! We don’t have one where I live either but I grew up with one. Something about carbs, they just heal you and make you feel great!!!


M. August 26, 2010 at 1:18 pm

sounds like you both had rough couple of days….but food looks and sounds amazing as always….yummy sandwiches! :)
hope you’re ok by now :)


Caroline August 26, 2010 at 5:48 pm

Thanks, I’m feeling all better now ;)


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