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Farmers Market Avocado Ranch Club Sandwiches

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup homemade buttermilk herb ranch dressing
  • 1 avocado, peeled and sliced
  • 4 crusty artisan bakery-style rolls (ciabatta, focaccia, sourdough rolls), warm
  • 2 cups mesclun mix (baby salad greens), washed, trimmed
  • 8 slices tomato
  • 4 slices pepperjack cheese
  • 8 strips crisp bacon (optional)
  • 1/2 orange bell pepper, trimmed and sliced into thin rings
  • 1/2 cup red onion, slivered

Prep Time:

15 minutes

Cook Time:

Serves:

4

Fresh & healthy avocado club sandwiches, inspired by the bounty of late Spring farmer’s market, are perfect for an impromptu afternoon picnic on the front porch or back yard swing. Wrap these easy-to-assemble sandwiches in wax paper, pile into a basket with tall glasses of lemonade served in old fashioned mason jars and enjoy the day.

Why Try? Eat fresh! Take advantage of the abundance of fresh lettuce and herbs, available from your farmer’s market, local CSA farm or your own garden with these fresh avocado ranch club sandwiches served on rustic artisan bread.

Foodie Byte: • Fresh-picked salad greens need to be washed thoroughly before using; trim lettuce if needed, and double rinse in lukewarm water to remove sand. Drain in colander or salad spinner. Cover and store in refrigerator for crisp fresh lettuce greens all week! • Cutting down on carbs? Skip the bread and serve as salad, or roll up in a flour tortilla wrap for a hand-held salad.

Preparation

  1. Spread 1 tablespoon ranch dressing on bottom half of each roll.
  2. Top rolls evenly with salad greens, sliced tomatoes, sliced cheese, bacon, sliced avocado, bell pepper rings and red onion.
  3. Drizzle 1 tablespoon ranch dressing over top of each sandwich and close with top halves of rolls.

Nutritional Information

Calories 487, Carbohydrates 59g, Cholesterol 33mg, Fat 21g, Fat Calories 188, Fiber 6g, Protein 19g, Saturated Fat 7g, Sodium 840mg. Daily Values: Calcium 179.86mg 18%, Phos 54.27mg 5%, Copper 0.12mg 6%, Zinc 0.45mg 3%, Panto 0.66mg 7%, Biotin 3.82mcg 1273%, Iodine 1.96mcg 1%, Magnesium 20.63mg 5%, Iron 0.78mg 4%, Vitamin B6 10%, Vitamin C 82%, Vitamin B12 1%, Vitamin D 0%, Vit E-a-Toco 4%, Vitamin A 38%. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.